Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: behind the Krell Metal door
Car: 03 H6 OBW & 06 WRX Sportwagon
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even one click forward/back with the seat can make a difference on the use of the clutch.
I find feeding in a little more throttle than might at first seem best, seems to be smoother but, might depend on the car.
I try to get off the clutch within 1 foot (or less) of travel. I don't always, especially backing up an incline. (and I probably stall the car once or twice every year or 2) And, if you are in hilly country, you can hold the car with the handbrake when pulling away from a stop, especially if some idiot is on your rear bumper. Worth practicing anyway.
Try to shift into first in the last few feet of stopping, often easier than getting into first at a standstill for some cars. Depends on how your car behaves. If it shifts easily into first at a stop, just use neutral at lights/railroad crossings to save wear on the throw-out bearing.
Before changing transmission fluid, ask here on the forum for recommendations. many synthetics don't play well with the syncrhonizers. The tranny is weird because it shares fluid with the front diff. GL-5 is speced.
I'm sure you'll do fine
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