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How high can the N/A 3.8L V-6 safely rev? I've held fist and second to about 5400 a couple of times but can it really handle that kind of spinning?? Also, I get nervous sometimes when I'm in third up against the limiter (4800 R.P.M.) will staying up there too long damage stuff?
 

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the engine will take 6000rpm in stock form for short periods, the RPM's are limited to 5400rpm to keep the Torque converter from "blowing up"
 

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Ya you can get too high on rpms. Some guy was racing his Contour SVT and while shifting to 4th, he shifted to 2nd instead. OOOh:eek: That'd suck. That's why I don't drive manual, I'd make that mistake.
 
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