at which RPM should i shift my MT to increase synchro life?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Martin Lynch, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Martin Lynch

    Martin Lynch Guest

    Not sure if it depends on the car, but at what RPM
    should I engage the clutch on my manual transmission
    if I want to ensure minimal synchro wear?
    Martin Lynch, Nov 26, 2003
  2. Martin Lynch

    Mike Hall Guest

    The same RPM as you would need to save tires.. 0 RPM..
    Mike Hall, Nov 26, 2003
  3. When starting out, I try to stay just above idle (around 1,000 RPM) with
    my Chevy pickup until the clutch is fully engaged. Then throttle up
    normally. This is obviously assuming I'm not pulling out into heavy
    traffic where I need more hustle. This will minimize wear on the
    clutch. When changing gears, you want to try to match the RPM required
    for the next gear before engaging the clutch. Hard to do exactly all
    the time, but with experience with the vehicle and practice you can come
    pretty close.

    Matthew S. Whiting, Nov 26, 2003
  4. Martin Lynch

    Mike Hall Guest

    Clutch wear through use is down to 'clutch slipping'.. a little bit of
    practice and you will soon be engaging the clutch like a professional..
    applying too little revs will either end in a stall or extensive clutch
    slipping to maintain takeoff.. applyng too many will result in tire squeal
    takeoffs and synchro breakage.. there is no hard and fast rule here as it
    depends whether the takeoff is up or downhill or just on the level..
    practice is the key..
    Mike Hall, Nov 26, 2003
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