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Old 06-08-2000, 07:28 AM
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So, what kind of eighteen wheeler does this guy drive for a living?

Double clutching was a pretty good skill to have in the sliding gear transmission days. In my opinion, double clutching is 100% unnecessary with a modern, all synchro gearbox. However, there are a few people who probably should start doing it, or something, to keep from destroying their gearbox. For long transmission life, it is necessary for the clutch to be COMPLETELY disengaged before moving the shift lever. If there is still torque when moving the lever, the corners of the synchro rings will wear out in no time.

Good luck with your disagreement,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in
Mercedes automobiles

[This message has been edited by LarryBible (edited 06-08-2000).]
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