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      07-23-2012, 11:36 PM   #185
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Originally Posted by maupineda View Post
For those thinking a higher rev limiter overkills the engine let me tell you this. I used to have a RenaultSport Clio 172, I put hotter cams and remap to suit, the limiter was set at 7,600 wheras the original setting was 7,200. The car is still out there punching all its power, it has 156,000 km, the last 50,000 are with cams in, plenty of trackdays and as said, in a dyno day it was still going very strong. I don't see the modern N52 engine being any weaker than the old F4R from Renault. In Erope the 130i cuts around 7,100, so 300 more nothing!

Hey maupineda, I just yesterday arrived in Mexico City, what's up with that crappy weather , I did not even bring a jacket

Anyway, I agree, I am very certain the limit set on the engine is a absolute safety measure with some room to go up. They would not set the limit to the exact highest possible range, but quite a bit below. 200-300rpm's will most likely do nothing to the engine wear, unless you redlining it more than not.
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