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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-02, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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The red line

When I first got my xr8 I did all the right things during the run in period. After a few ks on the clock I gave it a boot full. Being a auto I found it would get to the red line and than change up a gear but now things are different. If I give it a bit now (after 10000kms) I find it will rev about 500 or move over the red line. Is this normal or what, and will this hurt the engine.
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Have you changed diff ratio or tyre size? The auto gets signal from speedo (car speed) rather than engine revs which I think is really stupid but nonetheles that is how it is. So if you change gearing in any way you need to correct the road speed signals by fitting the correct speedo driven gear.

500 over is not a real worry once in a while - obviously doing it repeatedly is going to cause premature engine wear/component failure.
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T3, nothing has changed with the car since I got it new 4-5 months ago. No mods at all. I have noticed this more say passing a slow car up a hill.
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There is a patch to the software for the auto that fixes this - your delaer should apply it at the next service.
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Excuse my amateurish guess, but could it have something to do with Adaptive shift?

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Anything is possible but I think Rus may have hit the nail on the head. Just on the adap shift, I like the manual button better.
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