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3rd and 6000 rpm: is that wrong?

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Dear fellow members,

I have a question that might look stupid but I need some advice.

My car has 3100 miles already. On the exit ramp to the highway today,

I push the car a bit hard and ended up to 6000 rpm in third.

Well it's the first time I do that but I wonder if acting like that is bad

for my engine. Do you think I could reduce its lifetime with that kind

of driving? (i mean 3rd and 6000 rpm looks like incompatible to me).

Well I did it for 3-5 seconds and the oil temp was is the middle, as well

as engine temp.

Thank for letting me know :(

Edited by zacharie
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If your engine was nice and warm, with oil at reasonable temperature (which you said it was) I'm sure your engine will forgive you! Its worse if you over-rev your engine through a bad gear change.

Maximum power is listed to occur at 6800 rpm for your car. Enjoy it! :clapping: :drive:

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I spent most of yesterday between 5-7K RPM for several hours (in 20 minutes sessions) a the track. The car loves that! FYI...mostly 2nd and 3rd gear with the occasional 4th gear when I was in triple digits on the straights.

These cars were meant to be driven...so go have fun.

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Thanks for the information, I was also wondering about this 3rd and 6000 rpm compatibility.

On a side note, I've observed the dyno diagrams in the owner's manual. I have the feeling they are biased. Where can we found real dyno graphs for 996s or 997s series please?

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