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Old 08-21-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Inconsistency in time needed between shifts... normal?

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I'm wondering if this is normal... Generally when I start from a stop and I'm ready to shift into 2nd, I need to slip the clutch quite a bit while waiting for the RPM's from 1st to drop to the optimal zone to let the clutch out to enter 2nd. Other times, though, they fall so damn fast that even if I slam it into second and let the clutch out pretty fast, I still get under the RPM's I need to be at and the synchros need to pull the RPM's back up. I get used to each case after 1-2 shifts, but I hate having to switch between slipping a lot and granny shifting into second and shifting really fast... Is this normal or what could the problem be?!
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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Hey all
I'm wondering if this is normal... Generally when I start from a stop and I'm ready to shift into 2nd, I need to slip the clutch quite a bit while waiting for the RPM's from 1st to drop to the optimal zone to let the clutch out to enter 2nd. Other times, though, they fall so damn fast that even if I slam it into second and let the clutch out pretty fast, I still get under the RPM's I need to be at and the synchros need to pull the RPM's back up. I get used to each case after 1-2 shifts, but I hate having to switch between slipping a lot and granny shifting into second and shifting really fast... Is this normal or what could the problem be?!
First off, you shouldn't slip the clutch to bring rpm's down. It will wear out much faster. The 1st and 2nd gear ratios are pretty far apart. How many rpm's are you at before you shift into 2nd? You may not be revving high enough before you shift.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:46 AM   #3
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I found clutch in at 2200 and clutch release at 1800 worked just about perfect every time...
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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I shift at about 2500 and I need to re-engage at about 1500-1600. It's a pretty steep drop, so I keep the clutch fully in until it gets to about 1700 then I start to let it out. The RPM's sometimes drop so slowly that I sometimes wait 2 seconds before getting into 2nd. If I shift at 2200, it needs to re-engage at like... 1200-1300 (don't remember exactly). Definitely not 1800 Just seems like I need to keep the clutch in too long before shifting. But other times the RPMs come down so fast I can't shift fast enough. I don't get it! Maybe after it warms up it takes a lot less time to shift 1-2?
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