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Engine damage

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Ramon van Rijn, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    1 or 2 years ago when the Lotus 79 was released, there was a change where you blew up the engine very easily. By revving slightly over 11k the engine blew. Also fast gearing back and thus high revs also blew the engine.
    There was an option to set it back to the old model (not sure if it was in an ini file or within the game-engine).

    I was searching for this option again and could not find it anymore. Besides some cars restrict me to downshift quickly with the seq-shifter, i cannot blow the engine (uh so it seems).

    Was this thing changed again by iRacing because it was too difficult or so? Or am I overlooking something? Or was it just a nightmare and am I talking rubbish? (as always)

    Thanks for clearing it up :)
  2. works on some cars, for example star mazda is very easy to kill engine with fast downshift (unrealistic downshift that is), just tried it on Lotus and couldn┬┤t do it
  3. I think there's a picture in this weekends Daytona review of a driver with a blown engine in the Star Mazda, its possible to do it with reckless downshifting
  4. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    Then it is maybe changed after some time. In the Lotus it was just rev above the limiter for a few seconds and you are gone.
    Better now I think.
  5. I think this was the reason they changed it
  6. I believe it was changed, because although the Lotus 79 had a limiter, it was very unreliable, so it typically wasn't used. When originally released on iRacing it was released without it, but many drivers were blowing engines with over revs, so they gave in and installed a limiter. Some hated, that they did that, but I'm pretty sure that's how it happened. Not sure if anythings changed. You could ask on the Lotus 79 forum.
  7. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    Thanks for the answers guys!
  8. I wish they would keep things as real as possible. That would teach people how they would have to drive in real life. I mean everyone states that this is the most real "sim" to date yet they do things like this that teaches bad and unrealistic driving habits.