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Old 09-04-2003, 18:08   #1 (permalink)
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Where is the redline?

Does anyone know where the redline is in the BA XR6 N/A Manual? It sure as hell isn't on the dials but I'm wondering what the actual redline is? The owners manual says that the auto upshifts at 5800rpm but I can't see a reference for the manual. Any ideas?
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Re: Where is the redline?

Answer is simple, it doesn't have one! The computer will stop the engine going much past 6,000rpm and doing any damage, so the red line is superfulous to requirements! :-)

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Re: Where is the redline?

I am pretty sure the redline for the six is 6000 RPM. I think this is where the engine limiter cuts in.
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Answer is simple, it doesn't have one! The computer will stop the engine going much past 6,000rpm and doing any damage, so the red line is superfulous to requirements! :-)

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Well you don't want to be be accelerating until the limiter kicks in very often though do you?
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What you actually want is max power, and shift gears at that rpm. i think its 5500 roughly, but you'll need to find out for sure.
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Re: Where is the redline?

OK, here it is. Max power in theBarra 182 is produced at 5000rpm and maximum torque occurs at 3250rpm. People that I spoke too at my dealership assure me 6000rpm will not damage the engine with occassional use.

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SO start making your shift at 5000rpm, by the time you get it done she won't have passed 5500, no danger of hitting the cut out and you using 100% of the available power.
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Re: Where is the redline?

excuse my ignorance, but how would hitting the rev limiter damage the engine
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It won't, its just a pain in the arse when your trying to go fast and you hit it because it slows you down.

Apparently some of the XR's weather its just the Turbo/V8 ones its a dynamic rev limit so you never quite know when you going to hit it.
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My XR8 seems to cutout at 5800 or thereabouts, and haven't encountered the alleged "variable cutout". Someone posted in an earlier thread that the engine won't rev past 4000rpm in neutral, but haven't bothered to try it myself...
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