How to drive a manual like a pro!

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  1. Broot

    Broot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Turns out I’ve been doing it wrong all along!

     
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    tuckerd1 Moderator Supporting Member

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    I never knew!!
     
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    joe45c Well-Known Member

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    Great how to video! I do everything the way he teaches, except i don't climb up on my roof every time i go anywhere.
     
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    I tried one of those "keep the throttle all the way down" shifts, one time.:( A "friend" told me that was called a "speed shift". :confused:

    This is quite helpful to determine whether or not you have a broken motor mount (I did):oops:.

    When you have a broken motor mount, and shift like this, the entire engine moves. In the case of my car, it moved forward.:(

    New radiator. New fan blade. New harmonic stabilizer. And we can't forget the new motor mount. Hell, long as we got the engine jacked up, do 'em both. After all, it's a four-year-old car. The other mount must be about ready to fail, too.:rolleyes:

    That was a fairly expensive shift.
     
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    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Power shifting. It's great on the driveline.
    It's really impressive when the driveshaft decides to seperate from the rear.
     
  6. Broot

    Broot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You should always climb onto the roof before starting your manual transmission car. It primes the engine and synchronizes the gears!

    That’s why you only power shift someone else’s car! :D
     
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    Can I say I learned something new today ?
     
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    I didn't know that. I have been jacking up all 4 wheels off the ground to prime the engine all this time.
     
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    I liked that video, wish we had a instructional manaual back when I started driving!:)
    When my father taught me to drive manual he idled up the carb, so have easier start off.
    Just one problem would be that hill start, it might be days before anyone happened by to do that.

    I remember first experenince with a U-Haul truck a friend wanted me to drive it for him. He didn't want to because he said never drove a truck. I got interested in that light that was on dash. Found when waited to shift it came on and RPM's be redline. So, I had fun when truck was empty. Just pedal to floor til that light came on!:)
    After a little while my friend that was moving decided he wanted to try. We were having a good deal of fun til another friend that was helping move caught up with us and gave us a instruction with graphic language how we were gonna tear up the U-Haul and how childish we were.
     
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    he said to drive safely but didn't wear his safety belt
     
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    Friend of mine used to work for a fueloil company. Drove an F600 with an 1100 gallon tank on the back. That big tank was divided into five smaller tanks. His delivery schedule each day told him approximately how much #2 he needed and how much k-oil (that's diesel and kerosene, for the uninitiated).

    He liked to empty out the front tanks and leave the two rear obes full. This allowed him to pop wheelies.

    We're in the GET-toe one night, just at dusk, and there's a buncha little chilluns playin' at the side of the road. My buddy says, "Watch this."

    "VROOM, VROOM, VROOM", pop the clutch. Front end comes off the ground. He grins at me. "VROOM, VROOM, VROOM", pop the clutch. Up it goes again.

    All them little chilluns is applaudin'. "Yaaay! Dat'uz cool! Do it again!!"

    "VROOM, VROOM, VROOM", pop the clutch.

    Drive shaft goes CLANG! in the road.

    Oops.
     
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    joe45c Well-Known Member

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    That video should be used as part of high school driver's Ed course.;)
     
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    Another thing that happens if you miss the shift has to do with the clutch exploding. Ask me how I know. Both headers cut off. Three pieces of clutch through the hood, and the biggest piece of the bell housing left was the part bolted to the tranny.:(
     
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    it's more impressive when it snaps at the trans and your moving at a good clip
     
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