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High Speed, Low Gear, High RPM = Damage?


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rxpilot
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Jan 24, 2009, 10:44 PM

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High Speed, Low Gear, High RPM = Damage? Sign In

My automatic Honda Civic was accidentally driven at freeway speeds on the lowest gear. It was driven at 6000-7000 RPM (borderline red zone) for 10-15 minutes. Does this translate into damage to the engine or transmission? Thanks for any help!


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 25, 2009, 1:09 AM

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Please just humor me and tell me why oh why would anyone do that?

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aneway13
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Sep 6, 2009, 6:02 PM

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Probably not if the temp did not get too high. Do you have any unusual problems now?


Hammer Time
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Sep 7, 2009, 12:12 AM

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I would be really shocked if doing that didn't make the engine come apart but if it's not making any noises or smoking now, then it probably survived it.



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SUVRider101
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Sep 10, 2009, 10:07 AM

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It sure as hell isn't good for the car but Honda's are generally strong so they can handle occasional mistakes like the one you described. I wouldn't recommend ever doing it again though otherwise it could cause serious damage and even blow out the engine.






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