In Reply to: Re: Street light encounter and hitting the rev lim posted by Roops on March 19, 2002 at 05:58:51:
No, that's what the rev limiter is for. However, if you are doing 7000+ rpm and you get 2nd rather than 4th, that will cause mayhem in the valve train........
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)?