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Street light encounter and hitting the rev limiter (archive)

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Posted by Gary H on March 19, 2002 at 03:35:23:

Tonight, I was on East Castro Valley blvd in Castro Valley. I'm at a light
talking to my friend when this Saturn pulls up and starts to rev. She
asks me why he is reving and I said, "I think he wants to race me".
Course I decided to just let this guy rev and not return the favor.
When the light turns green, he takes off. I decide, after he's 3 cars in
front of me to go for it. I slowly start to pull on this guy. I see the
red so I stop and he runs the red! Anyways, during this run, I hit the rev
limiter. I think I either hit 7800 or 8000 rpm, but the engine seems to run
fine. Is it possible I could have caused some problems reving this high (bent
valves, for example)?
Thanks,
Gary


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