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Re: F#$K!!! I Overreved my engine (more) (archive)

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Posted by Chet on June 19, 2000 at 08:28:14:

In Reply to: F#$K!!! I Overreved my engine (more) posted by Laz323is on June 18, 2000 at 23:01:35:

Change your shifting technique. If you upshift 3-4, 4-5 and downshift 5-4 3-2 with your backhand (thumb pointed down) it is impossible to grab the wrong gear. Hold the knob gently with a few fingers and guide it into gear, don't use your whole fist like an ape trying to use a stick as a primitive tool. The stiffer transmission mounts help but are unnecessary with proper technique.

: 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

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