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Old 4th October 2007, 20:59   #31
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@im_srini : what is the average distance that you drive each day? If its very less, then there are chances of the battery not being able to get charged properly. Try revving a bit higher than usual, so that the battery will get charged (correct me if i am wrong).
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All current cars will charge the battery even while idling. If your battery is running down it is because of too much use of the starter at signals.
Or if you are driving very little and only at night with headlamps and ICE in use.
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So, you must consider the amount of driving that you are doing between engine off-on conditions, right?
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Why would pressing the clutch wear out the clutch faster?
"Riding the clutch" & "Sliipping the clutch" are different from
fully pressing the clutch.

Fully pressing the clutch will not wear out the clutch, as far as I know.
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Why would pressing the clutch wear out the clutch faster?
"Riding the clutch" & "Sliipping the clutch" are different from
fully pressing the clutch.

Fully pressing the clutch will not wear out the clutch, as far as I know.
You are right. Fully pressing the clutch will not cause wear on the clutch plate/s.
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^^ I believe so too.
It wud b bad only when u press both the clutch & the accelerator at the same time..
But nonetheless, i am trying to avoid it!

One more thing, sometimes when i "coast" in 5th gear/Neutral to the stop light & find that it has turned green; i sometimes shift directly to 2nd ( coz the momentum of the car doesnt seem to require 1st)

is that OK?
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Of course.
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Rev-match when you shift to lower gear. Its a really good skill!!
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"Gentlemen, start your engines!"
Our engines are never turned off!
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The shifting direct to second is ok, the coasting in neutral is not.
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