Your car seems to be acting as though the rev limiter is at 3,000 RPMs, instead of the regular 6400 (or close to) RPMS, correct?
SteveBFL, what controls the rev's? In other words, what 'chip' or relay controls the rev limiter? I have heard once before that the contacts in there got dirty and it was causing rev limiting at the wrong time.
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