Does red lining cause damage to the engine?

Tiny
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  • TOYOTA CELICA

Hello, I own a 1995 Toyota Celica 1.8 ST. The mileage is at 76,000. The red line begins at 6,400 rpm and ends at 8,000 rpm. In the morning I was driving to work and I forgot to change the gear to second. The engine was not fully warm. The rev meter reached to 7,500 rpm until I noticed and changed the gear instantly. I would like to know if this may have caused any damage to the engine? If so, what sort of damage? Your help is much appreciated.

Many Thanks.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 3:43 AM

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Tiny
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Anything internally-you're dogging it-maybe someday it will throw a rod then bingo new engine is needed.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 3:47 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the fast response. What is the likeliness I have caused any damage to the engine? If any damage is caused, how will I find out?

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 3:49 AM
Tiny
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How do you mean by the phrase 'dogging it'?

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 3:50 AM
Tiny
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When it starts making wierd noises. Normally it will come from the lower end of the engine-a lot of pounding is being done down there. Bearings/Caps

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
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So you mean I have damaged the engine quite bad?

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 3:55 AM
Tiny
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Is it guaranteed damage? Or if you stray into the red-line, there is a likeliness of damage?

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 3:58 AM
Tiny
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Dogging it, is where you're straining it, making it do something when it not suppose to.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:01 AM
Tiny
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If damage is caused, k what sort of noise am I expected to hear?

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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Piston slapping in the cylinder, Thudding and thumping kind of noise.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:07 AM
Tiny
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From what I explained I did, is it very likely I have damaged the engine?

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:17 AM
Tiny
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You don't hear any wierd noises keep on driving don't worry about it, just take her easy and don't go up that close.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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Ye I regret it now. Does the noises appear suddenly or after a while? Ive done it 2-3 times now.I have my music on loud so I cannot hear the engine. I am going to make sure I do not do it again.I get very paranoid :-P Oh yeah.I have another question if you can help? When my car is idol and has warmed up fully and the rev meter goes just below 1 rpm. My car begins to judder and the steering wheel vibrates too. Sometimes its quite bad and sometimes its ok. Would you know what this could be? Many Thanks, Your help is much appreciated.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:29 AM
Tiny
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You might consider a DIY major tune-up and go find the Idle Air Control Valve remove and clean it- See below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_IACV_1.jpg


www. .com

Good Luck my friend don't get paranoia car is just an immaterial things.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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Yes thats what many people say to me.I stress too much and its not even worth it. Is it possible you could send that diagram to me by email please? It is haz_65@hotmail. Com. Is this valve easy to take off/clean? Ill give it a try later on when I finish work. You seem to know a lot about cars, I am impressed! What car do you drive? You have been a lot of help, Thank you very much!

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 4:50 AM
Tiny
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Am suppose to know a lot about cars I am a moderator here I have to answer anything that's thrown towards me. I have a 93 MX6 2.5 auto, use it only on special occasion its one of a kind here at home.

Maybe next time you come around donate a lttle and give feedbacks for the help you getting. That's how we make our living helping people in need and also it helps us keep in business. Good luck I'll be sending it.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 5:01 AM
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Ive been trying to give feedback but it dont allow me. It says I done have enough feeback to give? :-S Sorry im new, I am not realy familiar with everything yet. How do I go about giving feedbacks? Thats a nice car by the way. You must be doing a lot to it considering your knowlege! Thanks again for your help!

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 5:12 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_IACV3_1.jpg

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 5:25 AM

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