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Old 03-07-2019, 11:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Telemachos View Post
That's actually related to another worry of mine, namely the downsides of P&G. No matter how smooth I release the clutch there's always that slight "snag" which I don't imagine is good for the mechanics in the long run.

Also, a more serious issue is that my concentration on the road is impacted since I'm having to keep an eye on the speedometer. Not good at all!
I wouldn't so much worry about wearing out the clutch on your bump restarts, that little bit of slip is no more than you would normally have when shifting gears. It is what the clutch is designed to do afterall.

however the throwout bearing and clutch spring are not designed to be held long term. For that matter why strain your leg constantly when it's a simple matter to put the transmission in neutral.
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