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Clutch damage?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Justintime, 30 Sep 2009.

  1. Justintime

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Jul 2006

    Posts: 8,869

    Location: Edmonton, London, UK

    Did a stupid thing today when i left home. Half asleep i shifted from first to second but lifted the clutch before the gear was engaged and it popped back into neutral after making a rather horrible grindy sound. Everything seems fine but can this do permanent damage to anything? or have i gotten off with just being a numpty? :D

    Ta!
     
  2. Liquidfox

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Sep 2007

    Posts: 4,108

    Location: Newcastle

    Nope... that's what happens when you miss a gear, the gearbox makes a sound like it wants to kill you, then goes back to normal.

    Oh, and it's the gearbox making the noise, not the clutch. It's like trying to put it into reverse while you're still going forward. Not nice.
     
  3. Howard

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 16,078

    Location: South East

    Not unless you do it all the time
     
  4. Justintime

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Jul 2006

    Posts: 8,869

    Location: Edmonton, London, UK

    Probably like once or twice a year i guess, should be fine then :)