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Old 10-21-2019, 10:54 AM   #1
MK135
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Reversing only using clutch



Hi all,

Very general question here.

Majority of the time when reserve parking, I'm only using the clutch to back up by slowly easing off the clutch pedal and pressing it back down to stop. At this speed I don't feel the need to use gas as the car backs up without it.

Questions: Does this put a lot of wear on the clutch? Or should I be doing something differently?

This is my first beamer, and haven't driven manual in awhile.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:14 PM   #2
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Yes, that's fine to do. There's very little wear happening because the engine is at idle speed and it's for such a short time. I often do the same.

You might want to look into a CDV delete. It deletes the clutch delay valve and makes shifting more predictable with less wear. Installing stiffer trans and engine bushings also improves the shifter feel.
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