This used to be a huge deal on the e36's, not sure but I have only read of one catastrophic engine failure (Tim's). Just wondering how many people red line their cars everyday? I here it is more common car that are driven more enthusiastically compared to average driving. My dad drives my car and shift's normally @ 2.5k RPM, when I drive my car, I shift @ red line about 5 out of 10 times. impin: Car has 100k miles and seems to be in great shape. So has anyone else had this problem? Thanks Again!