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Hey guys,

Just curious here: Concerning F1 paddleshift;

When you are in stop and go traffic (like a "backed-up" four-way stop), do you leave it in first gear OR do you accelerate, shift into neutral then stop, each time you advance?

....working on saving the 'ol clutch...

Cheers!

Eddie

...150 miles on my car and no worries....:D
 

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You know I have been curious about this also I always put my car in neutral and shift into gear, but I do not know what is better when you drive stick shift is is best to stay off the clutch as much as possible, but i dont know the answer here.
 

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In general I have heard it is better to leave manual transmission cars in neutral when stopped if your goal is to preserve the clutch. This was according to an acquaintance who used to use an XKE as a daily driver. Supposedly it is not the safest if you need to move the car suddenly.
 

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With previous car (02 CC) have occasionally found clutch overheating in stop go - esp if on an uphill incline.
Tend to put it in neutral and wait until there is room to accelerate into gear (only properly drops clutch at 1200 or 1400 rpm).

Stop n go traffic is definitely NOT what the CC system was designed for!
 
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