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Old 11 November 2005, 15:05   #151
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Double declutches aren't needed with synchro boxes - and yes there are plenty of occasions when I do a clutchless change - all depends on the vehicle and the situation.
I usually only perform a clutchless change when the clutch is F'ked!!
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Old 11 November 2005, 15:05   #152
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amazing cars

dont know how they get so much power out of what are relatively small capacity engines - saw photos of the new gtr that nissan will bring over here in a couple of years, looks the d's b's.
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Old 11 November 2005, 15:06   #153
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more crap.

5 more lines of crap. your'e on a roll here:

1. I drive my car to the limit every day where and when safe to do so. This includes being a bit of a boy racer "off the lights" more frequently than a grown man should admit to. I also hammer the sh** out of the car round tracks v frequently with people far more knowledgable about cars than you and I and I can say with hand on heart that I drive the car to my (not the car's) limits pretty much every day. So your "you would NEVER drive a car like that day in day out" is just wrong. End of story.

2. M5 uses a seven speed sequential manual gearbox, an entirely different concept to either standard manual or auto boxes.

3. Clearly a professional day's testing then. Neither EVO magazine, Top Gear Magazine or Car magazine managed to screw up clutches when testing the 911 turbo or turbo s.

4. 911 turbo has been 4wd for some time - certainly the 993 and 996 have both been 4wd, although without doing codders google research I couldnt say if the 993 was the first turbo varient with 4wd. Either way its at least a decade.

5. Trust me codders, I do.

1. You must have an amazing car then - racing cars tend to be rebuilt on a frequent basis as they fall part when you subject them to such stresses.

2. I was on about the diffs - NOT the box!!!

3. Yes the car mags DO manage to screw up 911 clutches along with many others.

4. Porsche STILL make the 911 turbo.

5. 100%

You seem to miss the point here - I actually PREFER manual boxes - why are you attacking me and not the other people on here who made statements saying autos were better???
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This week I will mostly be performin' clutchless changes.
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Old 11 November 2005, 15:12   #155
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Double declutches aren't needed with synchro boxes
True, but it does make the change smoother.


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there are plenty of occasions when I do a clutchless change - all depends on the vehicle and the situation.
I thought you had 'empathy' with the vehicle.



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Talking of which, here's a little motor I used to straight line in the '80's. Yes, that's me lurking there with white (oh my god) shoes...

and yes, it had an auto gearbox (nicely back on thread) GM Turbo Hydra 400 as fitted to the Bentley/Rolls Royce I believe, and with mods to make it ratchet shift (as in sequential shifter) it took over 600hp regularly without grief. Manual cars with Lenco boxes (separate lever per gear) were marginally quicker, so what did we do? Fitted a manual clutch which operated on first gear only to get it off the line - then auto the rest of the way. Wish I hadn't, broke everything from shafts to ring gears all for 2 X 1/10s of a second. Oh well.
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Old 11 November 2005, 15:17   #157
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1. You must have an amazing car then - racing cars tend to be rebuilt on a frequent basis as they fall part when you subject them to such stresses.



2. I was on about the diffs - NOT the box!!!

3. Yes the car mags DO manage to screw up 911 clutches along with many others.



4. Porsche STILL make the 911 turbo.

I know, I drive one and I'm on the waiting list for the 997 variant. What's your point?

5. 100%

You seem to miss the point here - I actually PREFER manual boxes - why are you attacking me and not the other people on here who made statements saying autos were better???
1. nope just a standard 911
2.why, the thread is about gearboxes?
3.really - name one?
4. I know, I drive one and I'm on the waiting list for the 997 variant. What's your point?
5. Unfortunately I cant return the compliment.


and codders, I'm not missing the point at all. I've stood up for you in the past, in particular when someone started becoming a bit too personal, but on this issue, in my opinion, you are wrong. Wrong about not being able to drive a manual car to it's limits without breaking it, wrong about auto's being quicker than manuals and wrong about porsches. I know the square root of f*ck all about ribs (hence why I try and keep my gob shut and learn on this forum) but I'm a porsche anorak and it grips my shit when you refuse to back down when so obviously incorrect.
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True, but it does make the change smoother.




I thought you had 'empathy' with the vehicle.



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Yes - quite possible to change without any nasty noises without using the clutch - depends on the vehicle and gearbox.
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the " Codprawn, do we love him?" thread and give us your thoughts!
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