Clutch control on start

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Re: Clutch control on start

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:29 am

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.
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

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