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      10-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #23
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You actually shouldn't just jump to 6th. You can still lug the motor depending on your speed. A gear that's more appropriate for the speed is best.

No matter what gear you're in, there's no fuel delivered while coasting downhill. There IS if you're in neutral however....
your explanation is starting to make sense...
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I'm saying going at like 20/30 miles per hour down a hill haha.
You're still better off putting it in gear. The engine braking will lessen the wear on your brakes, and you'll use less fuel. When the car is in gear and you take your foot off the gas for more than a second or two, the fuel injectors will shut off completely. There's no need for the engine to use any fuel, since the car is keeping the rpm up.
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You're still better off putting it in gear. The engine braking will lessen the wear on your brakes, and you'll use less fuel. When the car is in gear and you take your foot off the gas for more than a second or two, the fuel injectors will shut off completely. There's no need for the engine to use any fuel, since the car is keeping the rpm up.
Got it.

LOL on thread jack though. My bad OP.
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in sport+ use launch control and the rev is held at 3500rpm and lift clutch when ready to go.
Wouldn't that burn out? Or is that the official launch control RPM?
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Wouldn't that burn out? Or is that the official launch control RPM?
official launch control rpm
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Got it.

LOL on thread jack though. My bad OP.
Forgot to post this pic for you yesterday. I was coasting in 3rd gear




Also OP try out the launch control and let us know what you think
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You need to make sure you've got enough revs to avoid bogging/stalling the engine. It's not really a function of the smooth engagement of the clutch. This point will vary depending on the load required to get the car moving - i.e. flat, uphill, downhill, etc.

You actually CAN engage the clutch in most cars at idle so long as you do it smoothly. But this isn't the best for the longevity of your clutch.

Are you new to driving manuals or just soliciting feedback specific to the new car?
No I've been driving sticks since my first car at 17. Just seemed somewhat a dramatic departure from my M3 6 speed manual. Very smooth.
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