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Old 02-25-2019, 05:42 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I’m fairly certain that my bad 3rd synchro is related to going 1-3-5 the first 25k I had the car before the problem surfaced
Oh, oh! Since I've been skipping gears for half a million miles, I'm way over-due for manual transmission probs. Since ah'm addikted to skip-shifting, ah don' thunk ah ken brake ma habit.
Maybe, I'll get some automatic cars & throw away my manual shifters. They can't be good with so much gear skipping.


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I find myself doing 1-2-4-5 or 1-2-3-5 often, depending on the incline. Maybe I should stop in case of excessive transmission wear from it..
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The 'Coupe has been frequently skip-shifted since 2000. Still works good so I'm not going to stress about it.
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say if you never use a gear because you skip shift it cant wear out right?!
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If you rev match skip shifting causes no wear, in fact it saves wear on the gears/ syncros you're not using, particularly if you alternate which gears you skip (difficult in a 5 speed- easier in a 6).

Same goes for the clutch, shifting is probably responsible for around 1% of total clutch wear (assuming a good driver), but fewer correctly matched shifts equals less wear. Less wear on the clutch hydraulics, throw bearings, shift fork, shifter bushing and cables etc -any of which can also go bad in time.

Also, 2nd tends to be the first syncro to die as it generally lives the hardest life, so if you could skip it half the time, you could double your gearbox life.
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..... 2nd tends to be the first syncro to die as it generally lives the hardest life, so if you could skip it half the time, you could double your gearbox life.
I like that, fer sure.

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