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      02-07-2011, 10:29 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
Yes, as the only way to do that is with a mechanical overrev, which means shifting to a lower gear (by accident) rather than a higher one, with the engine at or close to redline, forcing the engine over redline. Like missing the gate and shifting to 3rd rather than 5th while at redline in 4th. There's nothing electronic that can prevent the engine from spinning over the redline.

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      02-07-2011, 07:27 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Seattle S65B40 View Post
I've hit the rev limiter a few times now, and on two occasions the variable tach decreased my rev limit to ~6500-7000. It had me pretty worried. Anyone else have that happen when you hit rev limit?
It happened to me before

but that's cause it wasn't 100% warmed up (alllmost there)
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      11-16-2012, 01:49 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by persian54 View Post
It happened to me before

but that's cause it wasn't 100% warmed up (alllmost there)
Happened to me too, car will pull to red line when fully warmed up, then when change gear and accelerate again, will only go to 6000rpm and is holding back and juddering Throttle back and try again and will redline again. Got O2 precat sensor code, changed both precat sensors, cleared code but problem still evident. Has been fine for past year with charger on but now started doing this !! Any suggestions oh wise ones out there !!
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OP, in the unlikely event you're still checking in on this thread, you're fine. But just to be safe, after something like that I'd check for a loose nut behind the wheel. I'm thinking you'll find one.
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      11-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by ES_TRADER View Post
My god I hit this rev limiter in 1st gear on my dct for the first time because I was so focused on watching the shift lights and forgot to shift. Car jerked a bit. Did I just do damage to something? Help
That is why you have a rev limiter. You can't hurt the DCT, you will just slow down your optimal acceleration if you hit the limiter.

On a manual transmission, you CAN do damage if you hit the rev limiter while downshifting too aggressively, but you still own't hurt it if you hit the limiter on the way up through the gears.
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Originally Posted by klammer View Post
Can hit that limiter like taking batting practice..
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the rev limiter is there for a reason... deep breaths bro ! lol
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Originally Posted by Legion5 View Post
Yes there's a good chance you damaged the torque converter and possibly chipped a gear and put metal shaving in the automatic trasmission fluid or damaged the electronic diff. Just go to the dealer and ask them to get your torque converter and e-diff checked out.

The M3 has a Hendrix style rev limiter which is designed to be used by people who know what they are doing, it's very easy to overrev it (the M3 is a real driver's car and all).

The car should never jerk hard like that again. Definitly keep it below 2000 rpm for the rest of the month.
He may have also caused a link in his blinker fluid reservoir as it is very close to the rev limit, and may have been hit Good luck OP!

OP - On a serious note, I recommend you do some research and attend some diving schools/HPDE with instructors. If you are into driving cars, it will change you life!
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