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5 things you should never do in a manual transmission

Old 06-13-2017, 05:59 AM
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Default 5 things you should never do in a manual transmission

Thoughts on these tips?
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Old 06-13-2017, 03:05 PM
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I always keep my hand on the shifter. I dont believe that it wear things out any faster than not putting your hand on it. And I would never engage my ebrake on a hill. I do keep it in neutral though when I'm stopped without the clutch pressed in.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:46 PM
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If your hand sitting on it is pushing things against syncos it will wear them out. I did it when my Genesis trans started to sound like a can with rocks in it after the single mass. You would be surprised how little you have to push to cause that.
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I've always rested my hand on the shifter with no problems. It feels unnatural to put it anywhere else other than the shifter or the steering wheel.
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I guess I'm the only nerd that does everything in this video. Including the brake trick, especially when 4 wheeling some gnarly hills.
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I rest my hand on the shifter too but I don't push it up or down in the gear it's in. I just rest it on top lightly. I've always done that since the day I learned to drive a manual. No problems and I did it in the Tiburon every day for 10 years too.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:27 AM
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Resting your hand on the shifter isn't a problem for most front wheel drive cars because there's no direct connection to the transmission. This is typically only a problem where the shifter goes right into the tranny itself.
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