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Reving the motor with the clutch up, instead.... (archive)

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Posted by KJK on February 16, 1999 at 11:59:52:

In Reply to: Please elaborate; do you mean...thanks posted by Ran on February 16, 1999 at 10:01:04:

: Please elaborate on double clutching. sorry, I do not know exactly what it means though I may be doing it since I have been driving manuals hard for over 10 years with no problems ever.

: do you mean that when downshifting, while gear is in neutral????, one revs the motor.....???? before going down one gear...

: How can that be any different from gently tapping the accelerator when in neutral in a stop position. (unless you mean rev it real hard over the allowable break in rpm rev (i.e. over 4500 rpm ...that, I know is not allowed until break in).

: I must either be missing something or...

: anyway, will appreciate explanations.

: : ...when downshifting. Between shifts you disengage the clutch, rev the motor, before going down into the next gear. It is to equalize engine and transmission rpms. I am avoiding anything like that during the break in period. I am being very delicate with my downshifting as well. Put 500 miles on the car in first week. (You can tell I LOVE it!) Approximately 700 miles to go!

of depressed, causes the transmission to match speeds with the engine (I would think the pressure plate makes contact but in nuetral) so it is easier to put it in gear (I am not a mechanic but that's how I remember it). Double clutching is basically not necessary in modern cars. Just blip the throttle to match rpms and release the clutch.


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