Alex Baumann said:And what are those extremes ?
ride365 said:More than once I've encountered the opinion that revving above 4500 is dangerous, damaging or means you are going fast. Like I said, I'm just trying to understand the other point of view.
ride365 said:BTW I recently picked up a 1990 325i. The previous owner was a woman [probably irrelevant] who used it for short trips into the city. When I got it to my mechanic, the compression was off in a couple cylinders due to carbon build up. He suggested trying to wind it up to 4000 rpms when I get it on the highway. I looked at him with a bewildered look until he said, "Unless that's how you intend to drive it anyway."
TD said:I bought my car last Oct. It is a '98 that was purchased by it's original owner in Oct '97. It had 26K miles on it as of when I bought it. The clutch was very firm and other signs of wear were limited. I was told an older woman who lived in the city had owned it and the name/adress written in the owner's manual supported that.