Shift into Neutral to save TO Bearing?

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at
Mon Dec 31 04:55:35 PST 2007

I got an informative lecture from Igor about why not to stop at a light with
the car in gear and the clutch pedal depressed.

It was an engineering explanation which I can't repeat, but I think you guys
have explained the jist of it here already.

That said, after hearing the explanation, I stopped leaving the car in gear
when stopped.

One other thing- I believe that if you rev match your downshifts, you
probably reduce a significant amount of clutch wear over the life of the


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