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by bk7794
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How to stay consistant after every shift.
Replies: 35
Views: 3363

Re: How to stay consistant after every shift.

OP, what kind of car are you driving? I had a fear of revving my Civic a little higher. I have found I can get it going comfortably at like 1,100 now. I noticed that the amount of gas needed had seemed to drop the more I drove. It isn't consistent, but it's around the same range. I see you got an s...
by bk7794
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Someone talk some sense into me
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Someone talk some sense into me

I don't have an arm rest...I kinda forgot what it was like to drive with one...and I forgot what its like to have a passenger side mirror aswell..What car you really need to get is a chevette...now that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up from excitement... I really don't like the ...
by bk7794
Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How to stay consistant after every shift.
Replies: 35
Views: 3363

Re: How to stay consistant after every shift.

and then there are those who claim they never stall or can't remember the last time they did... If you stall often then you need practice or your driving needs adjustment. If you never stall then you're not doing it right...you're probably one of those aforementioned people who never launch below 1...
by bk7794
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Some manual advice needed please
Replies: 51
Views: 6167

Re: Some manual advice needed please

Yeah maybe it is mental fatigue...how do you deal with it? Do you get it? No, not really. At least not that I can remember. Would you get it driving an automatic? In other words, is it something that only happens to you when you're driving a stick? I've been driving stick shift cars a long time now...
by bk7794
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Some manual advice needed please
Replies: 51
Views: 6167

Re: Some manual advice needed please

It almost sounds like you're experiencing more mental fatigue than physical fatigue. I understand if your body is tired, but driving a manual trans vehicle doesn't really take that much energy. Sure, you're actually moving your left leg and right arm more than you would in an automatic, but it's no...
by bk7794
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Some manual advice needed please
Replies: 51
Views: 6167

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: 6167

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: 6167

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: 3583

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: 1255

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: 7678

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: 3583

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: 21372

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: 3583

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: 21372

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