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Old 05-31-2001, 05:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is it bad not to press the clutch pedal all the way down?

I noticed that when I drive without shoes I do this often. Mainly because my foot can't reach that far :/ It doesn't happen very often, is this bad?
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I think that as long as you are not mis-shifting or grinding gears, it can't really do any harm.. I do not think you need to push the pedal ALL the way down to properly disengage the clutch.. I usually go a little past half... for quicker shifting



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I think that as long as you are not mis-shifting or grinding gears, it can't really do any harm.. I do not think you need to push the pedal ALL the way down to properly disengage the clutch.. I usually go a little past half... for quicker shifting



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Same here!


Yeah I don't think it's a big deal as long as ur clutch is properly disengaged B4 u shift.
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Sometimes I'll be lazy and accidently pull it out of gear before I'm completely done pushing the clutch in, but I don't think taking it out of gear with the clutch not in completely is bad at all.
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Just far enough is the right amount...
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Re: is it bad not to press the clutch pedal all the way down?

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I noticed that when I drive without shoes I do this often.
driving without shoes?? i have never tried that... anyway, try to press it all the way down if you can
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Yeah, in order to get the max life out of your clutch you want to press it all the way down. It will still slightly be rubbing if you dont have it all the way in. You will still be able to shift gears, but it will wear on the clutch as well.
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Re: Re: is it bad not to press the clutch pedal all the way down?

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driving without shoes?? i have never tried that... anyway, try to press it all the way down if you can
I ALWAYS drive without shoes. I'm so used to it now that it feels a little awkward to drive with them.


I've told stories about how every now and then I get somewhere without any shoes since I walk out of the house without any 99% of the time. I usually have some gym shoes in the car if I forget to carry others, but every now and then I get stuck...
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I thought you were supposed to depress the clutch all the way to avoid premature wear from the synchros. If the synchros go bad, then isn't that $$$? I'm not sure you should do ths all the time, but sometimes I guess it's okay.
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I've told stories about how every now and then I get somewhere without any shoes since I walk out of the house without any 99% of the time. I usually have some gym shoes in the car if I forget to carry others, but every now and then I get stuck...
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