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Rev limiter--Is hitting it briefly harmful? (archive)

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Posted by Dave 99 323i Prem on September 22, 1999 at 22:15:59:

I have inadvertantly hit my rev limiter in 1st and 2nd and I sometimes red line while running through my gears. If this is done only momentarily, does this cause damage to cylinders, rings, or heads? I'm not a big gearhead, just love to drive.

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