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by bk7794
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Some manual advice needed please
Replies: 51
Views: 6001

Re: Some manual advice needed please

I stand at work for 9 hours a day. I have bad knees to begin with. I guess it runs in my family. I tend to stretch once we're done at work. My left leg seems to be worse for obvious reasons now. Try some stretches to see if it helps any. If you're tired, I'd suggest not driving though. You'll event...
by bk7794
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Some manual advice needed please
Replies: 51
Views: 6001

Re: Some manual advice needed please

When driving up hill, you might want to gain more speed (and rev the engine to a higher RPM) than you would on level ground. That's actually something I enjoy doing--getting a nice pull from first gear so that the RPMs are in the sweet spot as 2nd gear engages. Don't worry too much about winding th...
by bk7794
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Some manual advice needed please
Replies: 51
Views: 6001

Some manual advice needed please

Please read last post. So I have logged about 6 thousand miles of a combination of highway driving and around town driving. I so far started with the basics...getting the taking off portion. I really learned a lot from teaching myself and watching other people drive stick. But there are a few things...
by bk7794
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Clutch/Throttle See-Saw Motion
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Clutch/Throttle See-Saw Motion

And a bit of gas correct? Kinda. I suppose you could look at it that way. To me, the gas applied in that shift is the gas applied to accelerate the car, not as part of the shift. The engine is usually already revving higher than necessary in the 1->2 shift, which is why people have difficulty smoot...
by bk7794
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Chattering on hill starts
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

Re: Chattering on hill starts

Just slip the clutch more than normal. No extremes though. I have also applied the hand brake and done the same. Again, nothing severe, no prolonged or high RPM slip. Just a bit. Try it and see what happens. I will have to, I will also have to change my driving style. Just saw your post. Sometimes ...
by bk7794
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Clutch chatter, wear and driving habits theory
Replies: 21
Views: 7494

Re: Clutch chatter, wear and driving habits theory

This is a good post...I think I am having the same issue...especially when going up a hill. I must get paranoid and let the clutch grab when it doesn't want to...or the morons might not have put the mounts back right...might be me though...but I wouldn't put anything past the mechanic I went to. Any...
by bk7794
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Clutch/Throttle See-Saw Motion
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Clutch/Throttle See-Saw Motion

theholycow wrote:Most people just smooth that shift with the clutch.

And a bit of gas correct?

AHTOXA wrote:Yeah, because it's not practical to wait for revs to fall in range.


Is that why it is so jerky, cause you are waiting for the wheels to catch up for the engine right?
by bk7794
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Uphill Launches Without Handbrake
Replies: 49
Views: 20812

Re: Uphill Launches Without Handbrake

Yeah I don't ride the clutch I was just saying wondering..sometimes I let myself roll back a tad if I know I have a lot of room...Sometimes when I am paranoid I do the clutch gas method.. Thanks to all that helped.
by bk7794
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Clutch/Throttle See-Saw Motion
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Clutch/Throttle See-Saw Motion

I hear that 1st to 2nd almost always needs to be rev matched to make it smooth correct? or will always have a shift shock. Can someone clarify?
by bk7794
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Uphill Launches Without Handbrake
Replies: 49
Views: 20812

Re: Uphill Launches Without Handbrake

So applying a bit of clutch for a split second to hold the car is bad? I thought I read that it was the correct way to do it..or one of two correct ways to do it
by bk7794
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Chattering on hill starts
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

Re: Chattering on hill starts

Hmmm maybe thats what I need cause it seems like when I do a bit of a harder start then it goes away for a bit...but what do you mean by a hard launch though...what would I do?
by bk7794
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How to stay consistant after every shift.
Replies: 35
Views: 3242

Re: How to stay consistant after every shift.

yeah I noticed if I just go with the flow then I am less apt to screw up and make a hard shift...or if I am in a rush like I was today, you get screwed up so much...
by bk7794
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How to stay consistant after every shift.
Replies: 35
Views: 3242

Re: How to stay consistant after every shift.

LoL :lol: I know that every year, when summer begins and it gets stuffy in my car, when I turn the air con on and go for my usual low rpm launches, I will stall a few times until my subconscious response re-adapts to the change in situation. Upshifts will get bumpy again too, with air-con on, rpms ...
by bk7794
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How to stay consistant after every shift.
Replies: 35
Views: 3242

Re: How to stay consistant after every shift.

Wait, why aren't you coming to a complete stop at stop signs? It's such a simple way to avoid a ticket and an insurance rate hike. As for shift shock: I, personally, enjoy a crisp bit of shift shock. It's part of why I like manuals. I do have to be smoother with my wife in the car, though. If you'r...
by bk7794
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How to stay consistant after every shift.
Replies: 35
Views: 3242

Re: How to stay consistant after every shift.

To be honest with you, I don't know what a no gas launch is...when I first started I used to just go to a level ground and just ease off the clutch until I started to go and can take my foot off the clutch...is that what you mean? What I mean is when I take off...like casual...if I am sitting at a l...

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