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    Question Q: Does clutch riding affect FC?

    as the title goes, its because i just noticed that i see lower km/l even on city driving when im usually driving while my foot is on the clutch (and i know its bad for the clutch). But then i tried changing my habit once in a while to get used to not stepping on the clutch and noticed a higher km/l in my odo.

    or another question. does shifting gear to 1 eats more gas than shifting to 2 while moving on slow pace? on a traffic?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsumi View Post
    as the title goes, its because i just noticed that i see lower km/l even on city driving when im usually driving while my foot is on the clutch (and i know its bad for the clutch). But then i tried changing my habit once in a while to get used to not stepping on the clutch and noticed a higher km/l in my odo.

    or another question. does shifting gear to 1 eats more gas than shifting to 2 while moving on slow pace? on a traffic?
    Yes, it does.

    Gear selection depends on vehicle speed and power requirements. Generally, the higher the gear the better the fuel economy. You could crawl in slow traffic in 5th gear if you are going fast enough. Note your car's engine speed at idle, and avoid accelerating below that.

    Some drivers use engine off coasting to save fuel, but there are hazards and dangers involved with that, making that a risky recommendation.

    And you shouldn't ride the clutch pedal...lol

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    Riding the clutch will destroy the throwout bearing and possibly the pressure plate quickly
    Riding the clutch Hard enough to lower fuel economy is caused by actually slipping the clutch
    This will destroy the throwout bearing, pressure plate, clutch disc and flywheel

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    Riding the clutch is bad, vey bad, horrible, no good, rotten, disasterous idea. Unless replacing the clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing and flywheel on a regular basis sounds like a good time. There's no reason for the Mirage's clutch to need replacement before 150k+ if driven properly. Riding the clutch will guarantee you a trip to the dealer or transmission shop in 10k or less depending how much you let it slip. You could cook a clutch in under 1 minute if You are aggressive about slippage.

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    hehe thats why im trying to get rid of that habit of mine

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    now im getting 13km/l on city driving ^^,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    You could crawl in slow traffic in 5th gear if you are going fast enough. Note your car's engine speed at idle, and avoid accelerating below that.
    i dont know but im a bit cautious with my speed, if im on traffic i somtimes let the gear neutral while the car is still moving slow, because i noticed that if the meter goes lower i feel the engine vibration and feels that the car would stall if i dont change gears. i cant seem to get the car to revv on steadily.

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    Yeah, you want to avoid that noise with your engine.

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    Eggman,
    . . . . It is also illegal in every state in the US.
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic View Post
    Eggman,
    . . . . It is also illegal in every state in the US.
    There's nothing quite like browsing the forum for old threads.


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