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Old 28th January 2006, 10:39   #31
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I always start with 1st gear except when driving my jeep or a truck.
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Old 28th January 2006, 12:32   #32
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Always Moving on with 1st Gear.
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Old 1st June 2006, 18:48   #33
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My MPFI Esteem stalls if I change to 2nd from 1st at low speed say around 10 KMPH. What can be the problem .So if I am driving in trafic I need to use the 1st gear more frequently .
Can it be an issue with the clutch the car has done 78000km on the standard clutch .
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Old 1st June 2006, 20:35   #34
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Ist to start, then immediately on 2nd, I think Ist was made for this!
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Old 1st June 2006, 22:07   #35
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1st gear from standstill.always!!
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Old 2nd June 2006, 00:54   #36
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always 1st gear.IF u use 2nd gear from starting from standstill u are eating the clutch up as u will have to release the clutch slowly and it keeps rubbing against the flywheel until u release the entire clutch.In 2nd gear case u take longer to release the entire clutch as compared to 1st gear
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Old 2nd June 2006, 02:27   #37
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1st always to start from a standstill and my driving style means that when I start driving a new car within a few thousand k's I use the gearbox in a manner that you can downshift into 1st even uptill speeds of 30 kmph.
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1st always to start from a standstill and my driving style means that when I start driving a new car within a few thousand k's I use the gearbox in a manner that you can downshift into 1st even uptill speeds of 30 kmph.
am so suprised that ur still running on the original clutch.
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Old 2nd June 2006, 05:31   #39
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Yup First gear is the best, I'm sure thats why its called the first ;-)

On a more technical approach. It is the first gear's job to get a car moving from standstill. Generally cars dont produce any torque at low rpms that's required for moving the car along. Hence 1st is geared lowest, so that the car gains revs easily for the speed it attains and the effort requires vs 2nd is also lowered(cos second has i geared higher, hence the engine revs less for a given speed attained)

I looked up my manual and it says 1st gear to be kept till 20(for a XING)
BUT i'm such a nice person that i keep it till 40kmph ;-)

Though many people have tried to make sense into me saying first is only to get the car rolling n second thereafter. But i stil dont think that they're right and i'm wrong.

@hellspawn- its more to with OHC than the way raghav drives. and his clutch is shot big time.. he jst messes with us saying he got it stiffened


PS: Just remembered from somewhere that in case of loaded trucks, volvo says first gear. But in case its unloaded then use of second from standstill.

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Old 2nd June 2006, 08:24   #40
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While driving a regular car I use 1st gear. On my Traveller I always use 2nd (Even with the AC on) cos the 1st gear ratio is just too low. Depends on the gearing I guess.
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Old 2nd June 2006, 10:54   #41
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but i have noticed one thing.when i drive in the nights when the signals are normally off i slow down just before the intersection.at this point of time i have almost stopped so my speed is really low but still at times its difficult to shift to first.the gear just doesnt slot in easily...the speed at this time is beween 5-15 km/hr but still it doesn.any reason why ??
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I have noticed this on many occasions. I have a corsa sail and this problem exists. But i remember not having seen this problem on a palio, also the palio gear box is a lot more sweeter than the corsas..

But there is an intersting thread on google groups which talks about a similar problem in the hondas... i couldnt make much sense of it, but its interesting...

here is the link,

http://groups.google.co.in/group/rec...9defdf19c3f664
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Old 2nd June 2006, 11:05   #42
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in petrol cars i always use 1st,but sometimes when i drive a diesel suv,i just put it into 2nd and keep it that way cause 2nd is good for 0-50 kmph,so no hassels in the city
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Old 2nd June 2006, 14:23   #43
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always 1st as thats its purpose to get u started of standstill and when its the biggest gear after reverse it sure has a reason.
however on downhill if i were to start id let it roll in neutral and may be engage in 3rd 4th depending on speed.
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have the same problem in my lancer with the gears while slowing down. i have to wrestle my gear into 1st from 2nd although some times i ride the clutch for a bit and then change seems to help .... but not adviced as the clutch will become the problem.
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Old 2nd June 2006, 16:47   #45
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@hellspawn- its more to with OHC than the way raghav drives. and his clutch is shot big time.. he jst messes with us saying he got it stiffened
Oh shut up the clutch is absolutely perfect!! I got it adjusted and it works perfectly now. Ask Hellspawn he drove it again the other day after the adjustment had been done.

And just to settle all debate I am a VERY GOOD driver I keep the car in excellent shape, don't over-rev her, drive her gently, no skids or screeches are done by me and generally I take very good, gentle care of her!!!

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am so suprised that ur still running on the original clutch.
Yup it's still running strong after 100k!!
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