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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Rev limiter in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Is there any long term damage from hitting the rev limiter (to the point that it cuts fuel off)? I ...
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    Rev limiter

    Is there any long term damage from hitting the rev limiter (to the point that it cuts fuel off)? I was out with a co-worker letting him have some wheel time and he missed a shift.

    I owed him some seat time, as he's let me drive his 700whp Mustang a few times....that is a scary car to drive one the street.

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    Re: Rev limiter

    No. That is what the limiter is there for, to protect the engine/drive train from damage. I have hit the limiter a few times as I'm used to my vette which has a higher limiter. I just go by sound and have hit the limiter 2-4 times in the V over 10k miles.

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    Re: Rev limiter

    Should be no problem.
    This is the one area in the V that could be better.
    If you hit the redline, the abrupt cut off in power is almost like you hit the brakes...rather jarring.
    In my last E60 M5, you could bounce off the rev limiter with minimal drama.

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    Re: Rev limiter

    Just make sure you don't mis-shift into a lower gear instead of an upper one, and you'll be fine. Hitting the rev limiter is fine, but the rev limiter can't stop the engine from mechanically overspinning if you engage the clutch in second from the top of third or something like that. But just hitting the limiter isn't an issue, that's what it's there for.

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    Re: Rev limiter

    Quote Originally Posted by Xaqtly View Post
    Just make sure you don't mis-shift into a lower gear instead of an upper one, and you'll be fine. Hitting the rev limiter is fine, but the rev limiter can't stop the engine from mechanically overspinning if you engage the clutch in second from the top of third or something like that. But just hitting the limiter isn't an issue, that's what it's there for.
    Good point. As noted, no computer can control a mechanical over rev. I hit my limiter in the V again today. Always at the top of first. I know the gearing is different than my vette but I can shift the vette right at 6200 and nail it every time. Probably cause the blower is building boost more is the reason you go from 5-6k faster. Hate it when I do that

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