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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:28 am
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Default will hitting the rev limiter in your car destroy the engine?

i have an 06 rsx and my rev limiter goes off on 8000 and my redline begins at 7800.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:34 am
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The first few times, no but it would mess up ur engine. Later it can cause serious problems (some unfixeable) in you engine, transmission, or powertrain. If you do go to 8000, ur engine will probably overheat and blow. (not as in explode)
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:36 am
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the rev-limiter is a protection device to prevent over-revving . over-revving causes damage but i still don't recommend it
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:40 am
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That is the whole purpose of a rev limiter. It limits the revs your engine will turn preventing most damage. However, if you think it is too high, you may be able to go to Acura, and have the computer tech lower it for you. In my opinion, an 8000rpm limit on a red line that starts at 7800 should be fine. I wouldn't count on the rev limiter to launch though, as you will probably hit 8000 for a sustained period of time, it should be fine while running up through the gears though, because you are only at 8000 for a short time. Be sure you run a good oil in it though, like maybe a 20-50 racing oil. Valvoline makes a good racing blend. I use it, and reccommend it all the time
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:44 am
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No, thats why it is there. But try not to do it because in doing so you are inclined to push the car to its' limits and manhandle it. It will take its' toll on the life of the vehicle.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:46 am
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doing it a few time wont hurt much but doing it everyday will have a tole on the engines over all life
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:48 am
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Instant damage is usually caused by downshifts into the wrong gear by mistake(3rd to 2nd instead of 3rd to 4th) . The rev limited doesn't help. Expect bent valves or worse. Be very careful shifting at 7800 rpm. The RSX syncros will allow you shift into the wrong gear very easy.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 10:54 am
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I wouldn't be too concerned about it. As others have mentioned, the rev limiter is designed to protect your engine from revving above the engineered limits of the design. I want to believe that Honda knew what they were doing when they set the thresholds where they did. Honda engines are very robust & can handle being pushed. Honda motors, especially their 4 cylinder DOHC models are rev-happy, making their hp in those uppermost rpm ranges. Undoubtedly, continuous daily 'hard' driving will bring added wear & tear. However, I'd rather buy a used RSX from someone who revved it while performing regular maintenance, than from someone docile to the accelerator, but who neglected regular service.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 11:00 am
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NO NO NO!!!! I the engine is designed to even rev higher.I have an 2003 rsx type-s with a hondata #4 reflash. My rpms now goes to 8800rpms. I always have it up to 8500 with no problems and hondata did a test on the new civic si where the car has been at max revs for 3months now with no problems. If you are concerned, upgrade your valve train. Rev limiter is a low safety point by a grand... So don,t be concerned. In my opinion if u constantly hit your rev limiter you have no sense of your car. Since I owned my car I only hit rev limiter twice, now I shift just before it trips. You should have bought the Type -s , the base model sucks power wise. And upgrades don't do much for the base engine components. Each to there own I guess.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 11:14 am
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no u will have no problems taking it to 8000 rpms, the actual rev limiter or fuel cut off on an 06 rsx type s is actualy at 8600 rpms. i have taken my car up that high on a few occasions and have had no problems or repercussions since then. Taking it anywhere past 8600 though, u may run into trouble especialy with a stock block and internals, u could throw a rod or bend a valve. so just keep it below 8600 and u will be fine.
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