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Bravo rev limiter?

Hi all, I have a 2007 Bravo and tonight, when trying to join the motorway, I was being boxed in by an idiot driver, so had to try punch a little harder on the accelerator. , he then increased his speed to continue to box me in, whilst at max rev, sixth gear, suddenly my CHECK ENGINE light went on and I seemed to suddenly be limited to rev and speed. I pulled off the motorway, switched off and restarted. The CHECK ENGINE warning was still there, but it seemed the limitation to revs had gone. Any ideas? Is this simply a rev limiter to protect the engine, and now the ECU has logged its use. It drove home fine after that but the light is still lit. Thanks
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Re: Bravo rev limiter?

You could have a look in the cars instruction book,on my fiat doblo cargo van I remember seeing in the instruction book is said if you exceed the maximum rev limit for more then 30 seconds the engine would automatically power down to protect itself.
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Re: Bravo rev limiter?

You need to get the fault code read and take appropriate action.

Might just require a reset, which the ECU may do after a number of successful engine restarts and running time with no other issues.

The worst scenario I can think of is that the cam belt has jumped and the cam shaft phase sensor is detecting a crucial timing error. If this is the case then there is the possibility that if you gun the old girl again an additional timing slip could occur and this time piston to valve contact could occur.
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Re: Bravo rev limiter?

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Hi all, I have a 2007 Bravo and tonight, when trying to join the motorway, I was being boxed in by an idiot driver, so had to try punch a little harder on the accelerator. , he then increased his speed to continue to box me in, whilst at max rev, sixth gear, suddenly my CHECK ENGINE light went on and I seemed to suddenly be limited to rev and speed. I pulled off the motorway, switched off and restarted. The CHECK ENGINE warning was still there, but it seemed the limitation to revs had gone. Any ideas? Is this simply a rev limiter to protect the engine, and now the ECU has logged its use. It drove home fine after that but the light is still lit. Thanks
hi,

the engine Message / light being on , should mean a fault code is stored

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he then increased his speed to continue to box me in, whilst at max rev, sixth gear, Thanks
that's at least 130 mph - if a disesl

or is it petrol..??
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Re: Bravo rev limiter?

Thanks all for excellent replies. I def wasnt running it at 130mph, I just know I shouldn't have let the revs run that long at that tone...lol. Trying to get the ecu read and a friend has one of the error readers, but i cant find the "edo2??" connector. Forgive me for my lack of knowledge.
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Re: Bravo rev limiter?

What spec is the vehicle..?
Its often in the fusebox area..near the drivers knee.

GUIDE in punto EVO section.


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