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Old 03-12-2019, 10:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daschicken View Post

The bigger question here: Is the throwout bearing SPINNING when the engine is off, which I think it is not, in which case you can hold it down for as long as you want as long as the engine is off. I would definitely be shifting to neutral for a 5 minute coast though.
Good point, I was thinking of engine on idling, such as most people will do at red lights. A lot of folks just hold the clutch in and this causes wear on the throwout bearing and spring.

But even with the engine off you're holding tension on the spring, and your leg, neither of which is necessary.

I've done a fair bit of EOC in the past when I was broke as a joke and running on fumes, and never had issues getting the trans back into gear while rolling with the engine off.
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