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Old 04 Dec 2011, 12:01 pm
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Default Computer program shutdown?

Here's a newie question. I know the onboard computer program will not allow the engine to exceed about 6000 RPM which is redline for the standard engine. Does the computer program also shut down the engine with the complete loss of oil pressure and/or severe overheating before the engine is destroyed? In otherwords "wifeproof" the car from being destroyed.
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Old 04 Dec 2011, 01:04 pm
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Default Re: Computer program shutdown?

The computer shuts down the injectors when your at idle and try to rev it past about 3500 to stop damage to the engine. Probably does the same thing at red line but don't think it's programmed to stop the engine from destroying itself if you run it out of oil or overheat it severely.. in fact I'm pretty sure it doesn't. So, yes, the wife can still blow your PT apart if she keeps running it with no oil or the red line pegged on the temp gauge.
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