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Old 12-06-2006, 11:47 PM   #1
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Is This Okay?

i let my friend get familiar with gears of my truck but he didnt turn on the engine or anything but moved the gearshifter around to 1, 2nd 3rd 4th but he didnt have the clutch engaged...is this ok? i heard clicking noises when he moved the gearshifter around though
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:00 AM   #2
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:09 AM   #3
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I have a question, when you stall the car does it cause "harm". I don't do it anymore, but I've always wondered if it did or not.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:27 AM   #4
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I have a question, when you stall the car does it cause "harm". I don't do it anymore, but I've always wondered if it did or not.
No. Unless you have absolutely NO idea how to drive a manual car and stall at every given opportunity!
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:24 AM   #5
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i let my friend get familiar with gears of my truck but he didnt turn on the engine or anything but moved the gearshifter around to 1, 2nd 3rd 4th but he didnt have the clutch engaged...is this ok? i heard clicking noises when he moved the gearshifter around though
Think about it this way when the car is off no parts in the tranny are movin and when your drivin along and depress the clutch pedal all the parts in the tranny quit movin. So shiftin while drivin and shifting with the car off is about the same.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:26 AM   #6
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:10 AM   #7
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i let my friend get familiar with gears of my truck but he didnt turn on the engine or anything but moved the gearshifter around to 1, 2nd 3rd 4th but he didnt have the clutch engaged...is this ok? i heard clicking noises when he moved the gearshifter around though
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Think about it this way when the car is off no parts in the tranny are movin and when your drivin along and depress the clutch pedal all the parts in the tranny quit movin. So shiftin while drivin and shifting with the car off is about the same.
Depressing the clutch pedal while driving does not change anything at all in the transmission. It simply "disconnects" the engine from the transmission. Everything still turns in the transmission the same speed that it was turning before unless you slow the vehicle down or switch gears which will make the input shaft turn slower or faster depending on if you upshifted (slower) or downshifted (faster).
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:20 AM   #8
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Wow, I was under the impression with the car off you should still use the clutch, guess you learn something new each day
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:05 PM   #9
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Most cars I've screwed around with in showrooms, you can't even move the shifter to a gear without using the clutch. You can just jiggle it.

Then of course I stink up the place by holding the clutch so long.
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Then of course I stink up the place by holding the clutch so long.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:03 PM   #11
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Think about it this way when the car is off no parts in the tranny are movin and when your drivin along and depress the clutch pedal all the parts in the tranny quit movin. So shiftin while drivin and shifting with the car off is about the same.
It's not the same at all, for starters the clutch wont wear at all, because when you press the pedal when the car is turned off nothing is moving in the first place, so no wear will occur. If however, you shift gear normally when the car is on, the clutch is "spinning" and pushing on the pedal puts this 'spin', thus causing slight wear the the clutch components.
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Old 12-08-2006, 03:15 AM   #12
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It's not the same at all, for starters the clutch wont wear at all, because when you press the pedal when the car is turned off nothing is moving in the first place, so no wear will occur. If however, you shift gear normally when the car is on, the clutch is "spinning" and pushing on the pedal puts stops this 'spin', thus causing slight wear the the clutch components.
Yup - the throw-out bearing takes all the wear there. But then remember you usually disengage the clutch...so there is wear on the pressure plate/flywheel surfaces and the clutch disc material.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:03 PM   #13
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ok im annoying yea right dude your the annoying one i love how you go about your way trying to start shit by saying random things kid good job your cool! really just get a life

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Old 12-08-2006, 06:24 PM   #14
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ok im annoying yea right dude your the annoying one i love how you go about your way trying to start shit by saying random things kid good job your cool! really just get a life

I was just wondering if you were the same person cause you type alike lol

Don't take it personal
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:32 PM   #15
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when your drivin along and depress the clutch pedal all the parts in the tranny quit movin.

All the parts in the tranny are still moving. Remember, from the tranny to the wheels all parts are connected at all times. The gears in the transmission will move at a speed proportional to the speed of the wheels according to gear ratio.
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