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Was passing yesterday on a two lane road and went for fourth but ended up with second. As you can imagine the revs built real quick, now I am hoping the rev limiter kicked in, I assume there is one. Does it work by restricting the gas flow and at what RPM? I do not think there is any permanent damage, car has 2500 miles and is a 06M.
 

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Is the engine any louder at idle, any loss of power etc?
 

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you would know it if you caused a problem which is usually a bent pushrod and worse case pistons. the rev limiter wouldn't stop a mechanical rev from the tires because it only controls what the engine contibutes to it not recieves. to not do it again i suggest that you first get a GMM shifter and then learn to hit 4th by placing your hand "upside-down" (with your thumb down) and pulling back backhanded like that. the problem is when you try to "slam" the shifter with your hand in the normal position you pull back toward your body. i know, i've done what you did a couple of times. now, especially at the track, i use the other method.
 

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gotta teach yourself to push that clutch back in as quick as you can. as soon as i hear my rpms climb i push it back in right away.

luckily its been awhile since i missed a shift (knock on wood) you can actually get used to the stock shifter.
 

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Could be what happened to me. If you have doubts, you can do a compression check to give you some confidence, although it will not tell you everything.
 

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i did this the other day, luckily i wasnt going very fast so it didnt red line... its a long throw with very tight gear arrangement! and the BACKHAND method dus work nicely btw

paul
 

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I did it once, scary. Now I reverse my hand on 3-4 as a matter of habit.

If you put the clutch in fast, you probably didn't do damage. Typical of overrevs are:
bent pushrods
valve float (hitting the pistons)

either one will show itself like right now.
 

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did the same this weekend, redline in 3rd, went for 4th and hit 2nd.
it was rainy out and the back end skidded back and forth like, immediately so I doubt I over revved it... but you never know.

no noises or loss of power.. I've put 500 miles on the car since then.
 

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What should he be listening for?
 

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WEDJ said:
I did it once, scary. Now I reverse my hand on 3-4 as a matter of dabit.
I did the same and I too now use the same shifting method as you. Now that Ive gotten use to it I feel way more confident in my shifting.
 

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yeah, or you can just pay attention.
personally, my 3-4 shift is not an attempt to throw the knob into the backseat.
 

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Thanks for the info, I did push the clutch in and there is no loss of power or noises. I assume the noise would be a clicking from the pushrod hitting the tappet?
 

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VAGTO06 said:
Was passing yesterday on a two lane road and went for fourth but ended up with second. As you can imagine the revs built real quick, now I am hoping the rev limiter kicked in, I assume there is one. Does it work by restricting the gas flow and at what RPM? I do not think there is any permanent damage, car has 2500 miles and is a 06M.
I'm wondering if there is anybody here with an M6 who HASN'T done the same!

I did the same twice, once in the first week while schooling an Integra, and once at the track while upshifting for a long straight away. In both cases what saved me was a quick clutch foot and the lousy traction of our relatively small rear tires! I'm happy to say at 12,000 miles so far it looks like the drive train has held up.

Symptoms to watch for include valvetrain tapping noises from over revving, exhaust smoke, or knocks from the motor from throwing a rod. Clunking in the driveline from damaged U-joints or halfshafts.

Bottom line is if you hurt it you would most likely already know! Just slow down on the shifting, at least until you really get used to the slow shifter, let the LS2 power do the hard work and keep enjoying your car.
 

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VAGTO06 said:
went for fourth but ended up with second.
I did that at the track.

Clutch pedal felt mushy for a few days but transmission still works.

Had it back on the street the following week.

F-it.
 

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We Replaced Two Ls2 Motors With Holes In Them, They Came From A 100 Mph Down Shift From 5 To 2 What A Mess.
 

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I did this a couple weeks ago after never having a problem with shifts. I blame it on a brain fart but it's got me nervous about running at the track this Saturday. I got the clutch in very soon and the car has been fine since but I sure didn't like doing that!
 

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mikesgtoinvegas said:
We Replaced Two Ls2 Motors With Holes In Them, They Came From A 100 Mph Down Shift From 5 To 2 What A Mess.
^ Wow. How do you go 5 -2 ???


Under warranty though, right :D
 

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Did the same thing when I first got the car. Read on here the best advice to stop it.

When going from 3rd to 4th, REVERSE YOUR GRIP (ie palm facing passenger seat). I haven't missed it since.

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