when downshifting a rev limiter doesn't do jack. for example you're at 8,000 rpm in 3rd gear, and instead of shifting to 4th like you're trying to, you shift to 2nd. even if the rev limiter does kick in (fuel is cut off), the engine is still at ~10,000 rpm. all a rev limiter is is just a fuel cutoff point, it works when you go into the red in a gear, but when you downshift cutting off the fuel isn't going to stop the engine from spinning too fast. true they are made to redline, as they have a 8,000 redline, which few cars have, but they can't defy physics. you can have all the oil you could possibly want in the engine but that still won't prevent the pistons from hitting the valves, or something similar.g2teg93 said:the revs can't normally go that high on these honda/acura types of car usually. What normally happens once the car is redlined, is that the engine just gets shut off for a while til you fall back into the "regular" rpm range. A person once told me that these engines are made to redline and that they can never be blow as long as there is oil in there.
first: we speak english here at SuperHonda - what do you mean by honda parts being "so think"Phatcivic said:the car is fine, i know for a fact that he didnt do shit to it cuz i saw honda take a sohc engine and rev it to 10g's, and even then it was ok. You have to understand that honda/acura engine parts are so think and can with stand a beating. Remember they are high rev' cars. True a rev limiter will not do anything go down in gear but it was like he was from 8g's to another 8g's hitting teh rev on teh downshift. I do belive honda is smart enough to put in a kill feature if this happens. Back when teh austronauts went up the car computer was still smarter then what they had...
first: we speak english here at SuperHonda - what do you mean by honda parts being "so think"
second: you don't know "for a fact" that no damage was done. this is a different engine in different circumstances than the one you saw.
third: "he was from 8g's to another 8g's hitting the rev on the downshift" what the hell does that mean?? he really went from 8 to about 10 or 11g by the sound of it. there was no rev limiter involved, because it is impossible to electronically limit a mechanical connection between the wheels and crankshaft! i don't care how much "smarter" honda's computers are than NASA's! it's not physically possible.