What happens in Vegas....

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Re: What happens in Vegas....

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:18 pm

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Bleyseng wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:35 am
Well, I figured it was obvious that you start the car in first gear

I think if you double clutch when you upshift its a waste of time as the gears do line up and the syncro's hardly work. Downshifting is where double clutching makes sense to get the gears to spin up to line up and not work the syncro's so hard.
Let's get specific for the readership. Hey readers! If your clutch cable snaps and drops the pedal to the floor never to return, you can still get home.

You have to shut off the engine at every stop. You have to start the engine in first gear which causes a nasty bit of lunging forward as it catches. Make sure you have space in front of you.
Like I said, it is hell on the car.

Double-clutching on the upshift is absolutely critical for the several customers I have who have beaten to death 2nd and/or 3rd gear synchros. These are tall ratios, and with a warm gearbox, you must give the gearset time to slow. Ask weisswurst the timing we had to do on upshifts to get clean gear changes after we drained out six broken synchro keys on his Vanagon. Approximately "one one thousand" sounded out at dead-on 3,200 rpm.
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Re: What happens in Vegas....

Post by Bleyseng » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:28 am

With a normal transmission as SG Kent says, shifting slowly is the key to making it last (and keeping full of oil). Speed shifting kills your syncros but on a worn out transmission do whatever works to make it work while saving up for a rebuild.
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