You know, I had a similar experience with my Camry a few years back. I was driving along, I go to make a turn and this horrible crunching/exploding sound comes from under the car and it lurches. I am like WTF? so I look under the car and I see tranny fliud raining down. After later removal, turns out I put something from the tranny through the bell housing That sucked. Just thought I would share it.
Classic tortoise and the hare story... yet m3 outclasses the eclipse in so many ways it's not even funny. punk ass kids these days don't know how to appreciate things and they just blow things. i mean, revving up at a stop light. how lame is that? wasteful on gas and everyone who passes by them probably laughed their asses off. wait, i meant definitely laughed their asses off. :lol:
ugh, I still have shivers up my spine from the sound of that.
Was he redlining it at the light? was that the sound of the rev limiter limiting the rpm's? I don't know anyone stupid enough to do that so I wouldn't know. I only rev to about 4k or less for launches. Anything more and the tires will spin for sure.
Reminds me of this guy who races around here. We were all hanging out talking about stuff one night and he opens up his trunk and shows us these PIECES of his old rods and pistons. We were like what the hell did you do? He said he put a 100 shot, yes 100 shot nitrous on his stock car (93 civic), what an idiot huh. He said he did it to experiment since he bought a newly rebuilt engine and was going to put it in anyways.
What shocked me more was how SMALL the rods and pistons were. They are so tiny it's funny. Made me realize just how small those Honda engines are. Little 1.5 liter engines or something, lol.
he probably had a rev limiter (i thinks thats what its called). just step on the gas and your rpm will only go as high as you set it. let go of the clutch and off you go. i believe its useful for having consistant launches.