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Old 20-Oct-2005, 11:03 PM
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Clutch Wear

Hi,
Sorry for posting this newb question, but I have a question about clutch wear.

I have resently learned to drive stick but I am not totally perfect with it and I was wondering what is worse for my clutch. Is it worse for me to rev a bit to high while engaging it in first or is it better to have a bit too little gas and have it not stall but get bogged down or something for a sec. before engagement.
I know that obviousely it would be best to engage it properly but just in the meantime I was wondering which is least bad.

The reason I ask is that I thought it was OK for it to have too little gas if it was only a bit but twice recently when I have gotten out of the car I thought I have smeled something that I thought was the smell of the clutch burning. I recently(1 week ago) got rust spray but I think that the smell from that burning off would have stopped by now. I am not sure on the smell thogh, maybe it was conicidental.

Well sorry for the long post, basically does anyone know which is worse, too little or too much?
thnx.
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Old 20-Oct-2005, 11:23 PM
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in my own opinion...rev a bit high for engaging is a bit worse. because usually people doing that will just end up burning the clutch, so. i assume that a bit too little gas to engage is always better..but when it comes to stall. i perfer high rev engage!:>
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Old 21-Oct-2005, 12:06 AM
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i would say too little gas is better as well. And ull get the hang of driving standard in a few more days anyways.
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Old 21-Oct-2005, 12:48 PM
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i would say too little gas is better as well. And ull get the hang of driving standard in a few more days anyways.
I agree. Hopefully you'll get the hang of it in a few days, it isn't that hard
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Old 21-Oct-2005, 03:01 PM
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thnx for the replies, if i dont engage the clutch perfectly properly I usually put a bit too little gas rather than too much. I feel it stutter a tiny bit until I compensate with more gas. Would this explain why I think I smelled a little bit of a burnt clutch a couple times when I got out? Or do you think the smell is b/c of the oil spray? thnx.
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Old 22-Oct-2005, 02:19 PM
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I was searching on the net about the bit of a smell that might be my clutch burning and someone said,
"clutches almost alway "smell" when using them in reverse. I believe it's something to do with "graining" of the clutch/flywheel surface, and when you reverse it, it removes the granularities and burns them up, thus producing the smell."

I reverse into my parking spots at home and work so maybe this is why I can sometimes smell something? It was written about a WRX, but do u think it applies to Civics as well?
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