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Old 10-19-2009, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Stayed in first gear waaaaaayyy to long.(7krpm) Got a question


I made a big mistake today. Was on the highway and another guy with a old school mustang reved so we took off. I was in first at the time, wasnt paying attention and floored it. I forgot to shift and i felt the car loose power(after 7k rpms ???). I then quickly shifted to second and realized what i had done...

Im sure it reved over 6k-7k Is there a shutoff that happens then....I hope i didnt mess anything up.

Can anyone shine some light on what may happen, happened or if i could have broken anything?
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:03 AM   #2
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well if the car is stock(tune wise) then all you did was hit the rev limiter. not a biggie..

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Thats what the rev-limiter is there for, so you don't rev it to the moon and float valves, just don't make it a habit, its fine.
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Thanks i was worried i may have broke something
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
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no she should be alright, as long as ur motor isnt making a ton of noise and it still drives fine....

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Thats why they have rev-limiters
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:04 PM   #8
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how are you already in first on the highway???

lol. hope you guys didnt hold up traffic!!

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^^ I was thinkin the same thing. Anyway, next time pay a lil more attn to your rpmz
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:30 PM   #10
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ya you are fine thanks to ford we have rev limiters to save our butts. i had a guy in a 1999 cobra try messing with me the other day and found his rev limiter and rode it till i reminded him to shift, i'm sure when he got home he was glad that the rev limiter kicked in.
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