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SRT8 red line question

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Just got 300 C SRT8 last week. Driving slowly for 300 miles as recomended. Howver at about 250 miles, I inadvertantly left it in first gear and reved engine pretty hard, mabe 50 mph, not sure if tach red lined, but believe it red lined or got close for about 1 -2 seconds.
No obvious problems, but I am not a mechanic. Did this over rev during late break in do harm that will not be immediately apparent? Hurt oveall engine life or performance? Again, nothing noticable, but wondering what are the effects if I went past the red line?

Appreciate feedback from those knowledgable about reaching red line before break in period was truly completed. Is there a rev limiter on this model to prevent over revs?


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You didn't hurt a thing. Don't worry about it. The rev limiter won't allow you to overrev your engine.

In fact, brief wide open throttle runs to shift point are what is part of the break in period. You actually SHOULD do what you did once in a while.
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