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Rev limiter is a shift indicator, I use it often:) (archive)

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Posted by Steve B. on October 28, 2000 at 07:47:32:

In Reply to: MAX RPM Question posted by Garam on October 28, 2000 at 04:32:37:

You can not hurt the engine by going to red line. It is actually good for it to do once in a while so rings seat at top of cylinder wall. Carbon build up ? we don't need no stinking carbon.

Also even if you miss a gear ( up shifting ) it will not go beyond red line ( well not too far anyway as to do damage, or most of us would be getting new engines ) Downshifting from 5th to 2nd will get you a trip to the dealer, via tow truck, real soon though.

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