12-07-2006, 03:39 AM
Hey guys the tC is my first manual car and I love it I just got it so im not used to it's shifting system. I didi drive manuals quite alot before but each is different and I find the tC the hardest to drive. There have been often times when I am going into gear and the damn clutch is not engaged enought and it will grind. Is this causing alot of damage? I also have a hard time getting into first and sometimes reverse.
12-07-2006, 04:13 AM
yeah just step onto yer clutch all the way b4 u shift
and sometimes u gotta go into neutral first b4 u hit reverse.
12-07-2006, 04:19 AM
Did I do alot of permanent damage?
12-07-2006, 04:20 AM
reverse requires you to step down all the way to be smooth! ALso, it's not a good idea to be moving forward and then forcing it into reverse.
12-07-2006, 05:23 AM
i have only grinded in 3rd gear for some reason..although i have the clutch all the way down, sometimes if im a lil daydreamy ill bring up the clutch before its even in gear....this only happened like 4 times tho.....over the course of one crazy night....so are u doing that maybe, bringin the clutch up too soon?
and wow i am so tired right now
12-07-2006, 05:03 PM
ALso, it's not a good idea to be moving forward and then forcing it into reverse.
oh yea, i have a habit of doing that....terrible terrible sounding grind. i should stop huh?