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Old 09 Oct 2013, 10:34 pm
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Default Few Q's about driving a manual?

About to go out for my first try.. Just want to make sure I have all this right

Stopping: If I'm in 3rd, I let my foot off the gas, press the clutch down, shift to neutral, take take my foot off the clutch, and use the break pedal to come to a stop

Starting: I put my foot on the break and clutch and put the car in neutral, I turn the key, let my foot off the break, shift into 1st, I depress the gas pedal slowly, while also slowly letting off of the clutch, eventually i totally let off the clutch and the car moves.

Shifting 1st-2nd. If I'm in 3000RPM in 1st gear, I take my foot off the gas, press the clutch down, move from 1st to second, press the gas slowly while also slowly coming off the clutch
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Old 09 Oct 2013, 10:47 pm
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You almost have it. Do not put the car in neutral and just use the brake to come to a stop, leave the car in gear as that will assist in braking. You will have to clutch it as the car slows - about 20 mph would be about right depending on the car. Part of learning a manual is how to downshift as well to assist the brakes.
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Old 09 Oct 2013, 11:02 pm
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You don't need to downshift to assist the brakes because you learned it from some guy who learned it from some other guy and so on so forth. YOU will be USING your CLUTCH too much, and you know what that means, excessive wear. To brake effectively, learn to pump your brakes.

MAIN thing you gotta remember is you are driving a manual, so anytime you are changing gears, you will need to press the clutch all the way in. It may be hard on your clutch, but I already have a replacement for mine, just go on a small road and practice that 1st gear engagement. Pretty much Clutch In, First gear, Clutch backing out, Car shakes a bit, Gas in as Clutch backs out all the way, move forward a couple feet, Clutch in, Neutral, Brake, then start all over again. All the other gears will come to you as soon as you start driving.
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