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oops I'm a retard - rev limiter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by netmagi, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    netmagi

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    Was out tearing it up a bit today on some dirt. . .

    Was coming up on a turn I wanted to be down in 2nd for, so I positioned my hand on the shifter (4.0 V6 auto). Without realizing it, I pushed the stick into neutral ahead of where I wanted to shift at all.

    I revved the bejesus out of it for about 2-3 seconds. Obviously I didn't HEAR it bouncing off the rev limiter at first (radio was on), but I know I had my foot on the gas that long. I obviously let off the gas as soon as I DID hear it.

    I've got 7.5k miles on the odometer. It runs and drives fun, but I feel like a complete moron, and I'm all finger's crossed I didn't stress any internals or worse. 4.0 seems like a big engine to bounce off the limiter.

    I used to take my 87 celi with a little 3S-GE into red territory all the time, but that thing begged for it :)

    I guess I'd love to hear that it's probably fine, but if it's not, or I DO have something to worry about/check, I'm even more interested in hearing that.

    -Rich (moron)
     
  2. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    it will be fine...haha
     
  4. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    I'm sure it's fine. I've bounce off the limiter before and nothing happens. Does anybody know exactly how it works, What's being limited, spark or what?
     
  5. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    think its a fuel cut off as well as spark...thats how it worked in my mazda...but i may be wrong...in my manual, i have hit red from time to time, its all good, bought my 07 3 months ago with 9,900 miles and certified preowned warranty is till 100k or 7 years...so i dont care what i do to it...it will mostly stay stock just bolt ons .. so if i do f something up, stock intake back on, blah blah, but so far no engine mods
     
  6. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    makes sense. thanks
     
  7. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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  8. Oct 21, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Exactly. The limiter prevents you from over revving the engine and causing damage. It's fine.
     
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