ClutchDisc wrote:Yea going into 2nd while getting on the freeway was enough to make me very careful to find the right gear after that... I'm sure we all did something like that when we were first learning.
Good for you for driving the stick and sticking with it! What kind of car is it?
Its a 95 civic. Got it as my first car so i can get to school.
tankinbeans wrote:Welcome to the board!
As long as the car isn't in any more pieces than it was when you set off, I don't think you have anything to worry about. 5k RPM is well within the operating range for most vehicles and if you were only there for a few seconds it's not really going to kill anything. I've done it and have overpowered my rev-limiter before going up to about 7250. All I did was get out of that gear and move on.
I don't think there's a magic amount of time for operating in the red-zone, which I'm sure you didn't if you said 5k, but I'd guess a few seconds here and there isn't the end of the world. Going for miles on the other hand...
Yea i most definitely didn't redline because my car doesn't reach redline until like 7200 rpms and as soon as it shot up to 5k i immediately shifted back into 4th and proceeded to go into 5th.
Thanks to everyone for helping me with information on this topic and welcoming me to the boards.