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Old 09-26-2014, 08:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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You don't master clutches 100%. You just minimize the damage you cause them while you're going about your life doing other things. Of course, every shift is one more shift you've made, paid attention to and (maybe) learned from- even if it's just one of your feet that learned something.

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 09-26-2014, 10:35 AM   #32 (permalink)
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If I am in rush hour I release at 3 grand and go.
I use 3k launches for Auto-X (Fiat), 2.5K for the Skyline You guys must have some seriously fast traffic. Here squealing your tyres is punishable by having your car crushed...
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Only clutches I've replaced were both Nissan/Datsun 4x4 truck's cause I was there anyway at or beyond 100k. Took a 90 Sentra to 195k wife did first 100 then sold it, 97 Saturn 150k then sold it, cobalt's at 105k don't see why I'd ever have to with it. Granted we live in middle of nowhere so average trip is way longer than most and barely any city driving. Get it engaged quickly, then floor the throttle, neutral clutch out at stop lights or coasting .

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Old 09-26-2014, 04:08 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Here squealing your tyres is punishable by having your car crushed...
I was once pulled over after unintentionally squealing my tires. I was trying to take off quickly, though, and once I started, I should have adjusted to compensate.

Also, I really should have realized that I had a police car behind me.

The officer received another call and let me go. Later, I received a speeding ticket, went to traffic school, and learned that I could have been ticketed for "exhibition of speed," which is eight points, enough to suspend your license.

Having that car crushed might have saved me some trouble, but maybe that had not started yet.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Was 16-17, just replaced 300 or 305 v6 in 67? GMC shortbed handme down with a 350 and put 33x12.5 or the rear, just left girl friends house, and decide to enjoy the new power, 2 block later on main street city leo standing in the middle of the road. Bunch of my older brothers classmates were BS's with him and got a good laugh. Didn't do it again, atleast not on main street. No tickets issued atleast.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:34 PM   #36 (permalink)
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oldtamiyaphile, its a dog, it just goes. Its hard to squeal tires.

Fat Charlie, yup, thats how an automatic works. Its just clutch plates, bands a fluid couplant. Lots of slippage and slack.

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Old 10-04-2014, 01:25 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I just used a linky to this post to bolster my view that manual > automatic. Thanks for the comparison!
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jcp: someone in that thread replied "too bad the comparison wasn't against a state-of-the-art automatic."

I've done that too. The lower rated 5-speed still won out (though not by as much):

Gas mileage/MPG test: 2014 Mirage CVT vs. 5-speed (sub/urban Ottawa route) - MirageForum.com
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that other link completely answers my question about CVTs
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Twenty seven point seven percent is the same difference in mileage we get in our Mazda Cx-5s. Wife's is six speed planetary auto with lockup and mine is six speed manual. Same tires, chassis, and both are Sports = 2 liter two wheel drive basic models about same weight except I'm twice my wife's weight. I run more air pressure and wheel/upper grill covers and she used to be almost all highway driving.

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