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Old 13th August 2005, 19:19   #16
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Originally Posted by Surprise
The tutor at the driving class will never allow the learner to touch the accelerator pedal for 1st gear. That way I came to know about this. He has got a Santro for training.
Driving schools set the idling rpms high so that (a) the students dont stall and (b) students can use just the clutch to start moving, thereby saving clutch damage and therefore costs.

This is not the case with 'normal' cars that assume that you do know how to drive them...
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Old 13th August 2005, 20:52   #17
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Originally Posted by satan_crazy
Where do you draw a line between excessive usage of the clutch and appropriate usage of the clutch?

Assume that you are the first guy at the red-light, and when the light turns green, you have two options - use the clutch for crawling, or use the accelator and release the clutch asap. In the latter case, don't you feel that the clutch would've been used a little sparingly??
if you are first guy at red light then why would you want to crawl?
in such case start normally as you would start on empty road (i.e. if you don't do lots of wheelspins)

& if there is traffic in front of you are first at the red light in that case again start normal & just after few sec (say @20kmph) remove your foot off the accelarator (considering you would have removed your foot of the clutch already)
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