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Old 09-30-2002, 10:11 AM   #11
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Don't know what it is or how it looks but I MUST get rid of it!!! plz help


P.*. - is that the reason I can't rev past 4000rpm in park?
4000 RPM in PARK!!!!! Are you trying to blow up that engine????? This is why GM did this in the first place to stop people like you from blowing up the engine & coming back and asking it be replaced under warranty too!
The reason I buy GM is because I'm sure the car can handle me! If for 1 second I thought the car could not handle the work , I would get a FORD since it'* gonna break anyway!!!I have always treated my cars the same and my bonnie is pushing 166,00 Mnte Carlo is pushing 401,000 and Camaro is pushing 189,00.

Maybe your cars can't handle it!!!
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Why would you want to rev it higher in park? Reving the engine under no load isn't good for it at all.

As for the governor (set at 108mph on a non-supercharged 3800), it'* there to cover GM. Base Bonnies got *-rated tires and GM didn't want people going out and getting themselves killed because they took it up to 120 and had a blowout.

The other reason is that the 4T60E isn't designed to shift from 3rd to 4th gear at those high RPMs it would be turning at 110+. Imagine taking it up to 125mph or so, then you let off. The tranny goes for 4th gear and BANG. Ouch. That'* why, on the supercharged models, which have a 126mph governor, 3rd gear is only good for 108mph, after that it goes for 4th, even though 3rd hasn't come close to redlining yet.

BTW the speed governor works by retarding the timing, not cutting off fuel. That is why, when you hit it, you can hardly tell, except the car just doesn't pull anymore.


As ppl pointed out, you can get a chip to change all this. But I just thought I'd warn ya. If you want to do triple digit speeds in a Pontiac you're best off buying a Formula or TA...JMO
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We need to get specific here. There is the 126mph speed limiter, but there is also a rev limiter. The rev limiter is what'* keeping your revving in park under control. csprague nailed the tranny protection to a "T".
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We need to get specific here. There is the 126mph speed limiter, but there is also a rev limiter. The rev limiter is what'* keeping your revving in park under control. csprague nailed the tranny protection to a "T".
Willwren is right again....there is a "SPEED LIMITER" & a "REV LIMITER" on our GM"*! The speed limiter is to protect the trans, while the rev limiter is to protect the engine!
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BOTH protect YOU. Either your wallet, or your Dumb A**

Listen to the old farts, kids. Take care of your cars, they'll take care of you......and most of the ricer'* out there
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BOTH protect YOU. Either your wallet, or your Dumb A**

Listen to the old farts, kids. Take care of your cars, they'll take care of you......and most of the ricer'* out there
Best thing I've heard today!
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This is good stuff to hear. I never realized the dangers.
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