Results 1 to 11 of 11

Is there a difference???

This is a discussion on Is there a difference??? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; OK maybe this is a silly question and maybe it isn't but here goes. Is there a difference between holding ...

  1. #1
    Moderator 35th-ANV-SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wherever life takes me
    Posts
    12,465

    Red
    02 35th LE Camaro SS

    Is there a difference???

    OK maybe this is a silly question and maybe it isn't but here goes.

    Is there a difference between holding in the clutch pedal and leaving your car in gear when you come to a light as opposed to putting it in neutral and releasing the clutch pedal?

    Obviously the transmission is still in whatever gear you left it in by just holding the clutch pedal in....but is putting the actual car in neutral better?

  2. #2
    expensive tires az gt eater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    phoenix
    Posts
    1,951

    white
    04 2500 4x4 crew cab

    that would be a matter of your situ. Mine, putting it in neutral is better. Well worn clutch, probably better holding it back. Have a friend pull the clutch a few times while you listen from the outside of the car. Noise, not good. Less noise, better. You can argue this thing either way, but noise is friction.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Tyler_LS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Canby, Oregon
    Age
    29
    Posts
    2,121

    Pewter
    1999 Camaro SS-M6 #1775

    I always hold the clutch in at a stop, and when i shut the car off. Prolly not a big deal but that's what i do cause of habit. I personally think it's better for the clutch assembly but that's jmo
    1999 Camaro SS/ Pewter/ #1775 - LS1 6-speed - Predator 3 Custom Tune - Pro 5.0 - LS7 Clutch - 3.90's - Koni's - Strano Springs and Sway Bars - SFC's - Full UMI Chassis and Suspension - LS6 Intake PnP TB - ARH LT's and Kitty Ran Away - Magnaflow.

    12.6 at 112

    http://www.fquick.com/Tyler_LS1

  4. #4
    Senior Member 2001camaroSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenwood, IN
    Posts
    3,508

    Light Pewter Metallic
    2001 Camaro SS

    from what i know there isn't much of a difference. i do both just depends on how my left leg feels ha. as long as the clutch is pushed all the way in and u arent holding it in the friction point then no damage is done
    2012 Regal GS

    2004 Cadillac CTS-V (Sold)
    2001 Camaro SS (Sold)
    1999 Camaro Z28 (Sold)

  5. #5
    Junior Member DMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    OKC, OK
    Posts
    35

    White
    2001 Camaro

    When i got my certification in manual transmissions i was told if you leave your car in gear when stopped going up a hill the clutch can still make contact and wear it down even though you have the clutch pedal in. At least that's what they told us.
    Last edited by DMAN; 10-22-2010 at 10:23 AM.

  6. #6
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,997

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    The difference is:
    Clutch pedal to the floor, throwout bearing and pilot bearing spins and wears out faster. Clutch disc, trans input shaft, counter shaft, and the gears on the main shaft stop spinning. Everything in the trans stops spinning.

    Clutch pedal up, shifter in neutral. Throwout bearing is not touching the pressure plate so it is at rest (not spinning). The clutch is fully connected the engine flywheel and trans input shaft so the pilot bearing is also at rest. The trans input shaft, counter shaft, and the gears on the main shaft are spinning at the same speed as the engine. Everything in the transmission is spinning except the main shaft/output shaft.

    I vote for clutch pedal up/trans in neutral since everything in the trans is lubed up nice and is perfectly happy spinning around.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Tyler_LS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Canby, Oregon
    Age
    29
    Posts
    2,121

    Pewter
    1999 Camaro SS-M6 #1775

    ^^^ good info!

  8. #8
    Senior Member 2001camaroSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenwood, IN
    Posts
    3,508

    Light Pewter Metallic
    2001 Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    The difference is:
    Clutch pedal to the floor, throwout bearing and pilot bearing spins and wears out faster. Clutch disc, trans input shaft, counter shaft, and the gears on the main shaft stop spinning. Everything in the trans stops spinning.

    Clutch pedal up, shifter in neutral. Throwout bearing is not touching the pressure plate so it is at rest (not spinning). The clutch is fully connected the engine flywheel and trans input shaft so the pilot bearing is also at rest. The trans input shaft, counter shaft, and the gears on the main shaft are spinning at the same speed as the engine. Everything in the transmission is spinning except the main shaft/output shaft.

    I vote for clutch pedal up/trans in neutral since everything in the trans is lubed up nice and is perfectly happy spinning around.
    interesting. thanks for the great info

  9. #9
    The Bandit Wesman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    4,033

    SGM
    1998 Trans Am WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    The difference is:
    Clutch pedal to the floor, throwout bearing and pilot bearing spins and wears out faster. Clutch disc, trans input shaft, counter shaft, and the gears on the main shaft stop spinning. Everything in the trans stops spinning.

    Clutch pedal up, shifter in neutral. Throwout bearing is not touching the pressure plate so it is at rest (not spinning). The clutch is fully connected the engine flywheel and trans input shaft so the pilot bearing is also at rest. The trans input shaft, counter shaft, and the gears on the main shaft are spinning at the same speed as the engine. Everything in the transmission is spinning except the main shaft/output shaft.

    I vote for clutch pedal up/trans in neutral since everything in the trans is lubed up nice and is perfectly happy spinning around.
    Agree as usual

    If I'm at a stop for a more than a few seconds, I always drop it in neutral and let the clutch pedal up.

  10. #10
    Moderator 35th-ANV-SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wherever life takes me
    Posts
    12,465

    Red
    02 35th LE Camaro SS

    I figured as much that is why I posted the question. Thanks for the info Cutlass.

  11. #11
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    We have a ton of stop signs and lights near me. Always put it in neutral when stopped. Clutch so far has 110,000 and I dont know what was done to it for the 1st 50,000. My Subaru is at 110,000 and should go for a while longer.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Difference between Z28 And SS?
    By EnjoiJoe in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 07-13-2008, 10:11 PM
  2. Can someone tell me the difference?
    By splitfinger09 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-09-2007, 02:09 PM
  3. Difference?
    By LS1SSZ28 in forum General Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-23-2007, 09:18 PM
  4. Difference
    By spyke99 in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-11-2007, 08:01 PM
  5. Difference???
    By DW2000TA in forum General Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-08-2007, 07:36 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •