Your synchros are probably worn. I recomend double-clutching to prolong your transmission's usable life. Say you're in 5th at 2000rpm and want to downshift into 4th at whatever rpm that is for the same speed (say 3000).Freedy89T said:I have some questions about shifting.
1. When you downshift. I notice that if you want to downshift and the next gear would take you into high rpm, it is extremely difficult to put the trans into that lower gear. I have heard about rev-matching to keep the car from getting squirley at the limit, but would revving the engine allow the gear to engage more easily? And on the note should you close the throttle before shoving it into gear, or does it matter if the engine is under load as long as RPM is right?
step 1. Push in clutch, move the lever to neutral, and release clutch
step 2. Rev to appropriate rpm for the next gear (~3000 rpm in this case), and push in the clutch, moving the shift lever to 4th
step 3. maintain 3000rpm while letting out the clutch.