i've started to notice that around 20 mph or below, if i m in 4th, my car starts jerking and feels like it's about to stall. is this normal or something is going wrong? fuel injectors? plugs?
i mean i normally keep my rpms above 2000 and don't run in this situation, but lately i've been getting lazy in traffic and don't want to shift that often and found this problem...
I think to be honest it's the car trying not to stall, I couldn't drive mine @ 20mph in 4th, even 30 you can feel it struggle - all cars being different though * mine is manual btw, don't know if that makes any difference.
mine's a manual too and i've been driving manuals for a few years now... n like i said i usually don't do that - 20 mph in 4th.. iz jus the damn traffic during commute hours kills you...
n when i said i keep the rpms up i meant keep it in lower gears which translate to higher rpms for that same speed.. not pressing the clutch to keeping higher rpms in 4th at 20mps..
so basically with the post i wanted to make sure it wasn't just my car.. looks like my baby is aight... just gotta keep it in lower gears...
btw.. some cars will allow you to go as low as 10 mph in 4th without showing signs of stalling...
Now, if you really feel like just not using the clutch pedal, that can be arranged. I started practicing about a week before I came to Germany. That was fun. It was in an article in "Sport Compact Car" called Your Mom Can't Drive or something like that. Just "unload" the transmission, and the shifter should just slide out. Then you rev-match to your next gear (usually down), and the shifter will slide in again. Voila! no clutch!
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If you don't want to shift rev the engine in 2nd or 3rd rather than bogging it in 4th. It will be much easier on the engine. The manual for my 2.8L says not to run it below 1500rpm uphill which implies you need to downshift if you intend to accellerate.
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