In Reply to: I CAN HELP...(more) posted by ADAM on June 18, 2000 at 23:18:15:
: : Last Thursday I was trying to pass a car and I went down to third gear all the way to about 97 mph and when I shifted into fourth I accidentally hit second gear! At first I reved the engine and everything seemed fine but after a while the check engine light appeared. The engine is shaking at idle so I am preety sure that I bent the valves. I simply cannot believe that this happened to me and frankly I don't know what to think. I do have a M3 3.2 engine sitting in my garage waiting for the transplant but this happened to me in just six months of owning this e36. How long before I damage the other engine? The chances of this happening again are not slim and I like to push real hard my cars (always have, always will). Sorry guys just venting out my feelings.
: : Laz, overreved323is
First of all it was a misshift I was going for fourth not second. 2. My car goes to 97 just before redline (cutoff). And occasional shifting before redline is something normal for a spirited driver. 3 I know how to shift you dickhead! If I didn't know how to handle tranny's and my reaction time with the clutch been slower I would surely have done more damage. 4. I did not blow the engine I just bent a little the valves. 5. This is my BMW #14 and this has never happened to me on any of them. Not a single BMW engine or tranny has gone bad in my hands. 6. WTF is with you saying killing myself? Do you have a problem buddy! I just was venting out with you guys because I knew that some of you have been through this and all I got in response was some smartass that must be related to Fangio that was born perfect and is mistake proof give me a stupid answer. Adam if you don't have anything good to say (support) just keep them to yourself!