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Old 2nd April 2005, 02:51   #1
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Question Shift without clutch ??

Today's article in Times Drive mentioned something to the effect that you can enhance the life of the clutch if you shift gears without using the clutch (if done properly or something).

anyone can explain this ?
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Hi Hel_rider,

Ok heres the bottom line -

Yes, if done perfectly you wouldn't ever need to use the clutch except to start the car moving from a standstill.
No, you (or anyone) will not be able to do it consistently perfect, and so while saving your clutch you will be ruining your gearbox and syncros.

Read more about TBHP: How To Change Gears (How to change gears)

If you search in the Technical Section there are tons of other threads on similar/related topics.

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My dad used to do this on his Premier Padmini. He even taught me how but I was not as consistent as him. however you need to have a bit of room in traffic to do this.
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