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WHAT IS THE ELISE RED LINE AT?

What is exactly the Elise rev limit, I've heard 8500 RPM, 7800RPM but some times i get the red light indicator at 6000RPM in low gears. Is this a gas saving indicator? some times I step on the car and this light throws me completely off, I'm all confused....Please explain

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Good question, there's no red line on the tach!

The red light means red line. SHIFT.

Around 8000-8500 rpm max.

Sometimes less when the car is cold, the computer doesn't want you to go quite so fast.

At those times, the rev limiter is keeping an eye on you and keeps you to 6000 rpm.

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Its a 2 stage rev limiter, the 6000 rpm is for when the car isnt warmed up sufficiently. 8500 is the fuel cut for the main rev limit.

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What is exactly the Elise rev limit, I've heard 8500 RPM, 7800RPM but some times i get the red light indicator at 6000RPM in low gears. Is this a gas saving indicator? some times I step on the car and this light throws me completely off, I'm all confused....Please explain
The ECU limits the revs to 6000 RPM until the engine coolant gets up to temperature (I believe at 70C or 158F). After that, the redline is 8500 RPM for short bursts and 8000 RPM continuous.

Certain CEL modes will also limit engine RPM...
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1. Redline for quick bursts is 8,500 rpms
2. I beleive that if you are at redline for more than 2 sec. it is 8,000 rpms (can someone confirm?)
3. If the car is not warmed up, it will not let you go past 6,000 rpms (keeps you from going into the hi-cam)


Hope this helps.


edit. Damn, apk beat me to it.

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wow....they should put that in the MANUAL !!

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That was a close finish, but it looks like Tracktimeplz walks away with the Gold after winning by just seconds

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actually I think most of that information is in the manual. When I test drove a used elise I hit the limiter at 6,000 and thought the same thing, actually didn't buy the car beacuse I thought the limiter was supposed to be at or around 8,000 and that this car was messed with. Oops, the elise I bought was nicer anyway.

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There are three 'standard' rev limiters on current cars, 6000 RPM , 8000 RPM and 8500 RPM

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There are three 'standard' rev limiters on current cars, 6000 RPM , 8000 RPM and 8500 RPM
Thanks guys very intuitive. I'll set my Tach to 8000RPM to be safe and make sure the car gets to the right temperature before I launch next time

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Dammit! And all along I thought something was wrong with the car... Replacing plugs, filters, greasing up the coil packs.. This is important to know. Seems like sometimes it takes a while to warm up then! But I'm glad this is the answer to my "problem".
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Did any of the 05 cars have a fuel cut off? After letting a buddy drive mine and screaming "Shift! Shift! ShiftDammit!" I've been wondering about a cut off or buzzer.

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Yes, the 05 has the same rev limiter characteristics. 6000 cold, 8000 rpms normal, 8500 excursion for 2 seconds before fuel cut-off.

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i actually wait till 186 degreees, then another 5 minutes to get the oil hotter before engaging warp drive. And i think when the car is warming up, the oil temp LAGS the water temp, and ideally, you want the oil temp in the 250's. One of my oil coolers was removed from the loop, helping me to raise those too low oil temps.

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How do you get it that hot? When I'm regular driving it sits around 175*-180* at the most.
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You are from AK, build a bonfire on your radiator.

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Fuel cut off does work, but only after a while. It's not nearly as intrusive as my WRX's.

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How do you get it that hot? When I'm regular driving it sits around 175*-180* at the most.
This is the temp I usually get at too. If my oil is at 200+ I am beating on it.

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One of my oil coolers was removed from the loop, helping me to raise those too low oil temps.
I thought there were thermostats on the the oil coolers. Are you saying that you could not get your oil up to the oil thermostat setting?
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rev limiter

My Elise 2007 rev limiter still at 6500rpm at 196 F after 30 minutes everything is perfect with my motor... I have the Vison function stage 2.
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