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Re: Clutch control on start

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:29 am
by Rope-Pusher
To me, it's mostly shades of gray, not right and wrong.......unless you are talking of holding the car in position on an uphill grade by constantly slipping the clutch, or revving to 5k+ rpm and slowly letting the clutch engage so that the engine rpm never dips - that's just wrong in anyone's book.

It's like writing - there are good writers and there are bad writers, but not all good writers follow the same style.

Call me Ishmael, but I do a lot of real soft engagements when I'm maneuvering in the parking deck. I engage the clutch just enough to start the vehicle in motion and then feather into the throttle. At this level of engagement, if I were to blip the throttle it would just result in excess slip.