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Manual Transmissions - Use relaxed shifts

When shifting, do so at a lazy pace so that there is a slight pause before re-engaging the clutch - there are two main benefits: longer pause between shifts allows the engine speed to slow down and rev-match the next gear, which will reduce wear on the clutch. The other benefit is the pause means less time on the accelerator and making use of the momentum you've already built similar to "pulse and glide". This effect may not work with all cars, especially ones with performance flywheels, as lighter flywheels increase engine response, making the rev-matching much quicker compared to the heaver, but smoother running flywheels of normal cars.

posted by jerm1027 on November 13, 2015

this tip works for 51% of voting Fuelly members.

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