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Starting a Manual Transmission in Third Gear?


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Corso
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Sep 2, 2017, 7:12 PM

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Hi, This is a general question about manual transmission cars and the relationship between rpm and the rod bearings specifically.

If a manual car accidentally takes off from a stop in third gear instead of first gear I understand this will cause extra wear on the clutch...but will it damage the engine's rod bearings???

Two technicians I have asked say 'no'...and that rod bearings are almost always damaged by lack of oil or contaminated oil.

Your thoughts?


Hammer Time
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Sep 2, 2017, 8:19 PM

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I would pretty much agree with those opinions.



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Discretesignals
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Sep 3, 2017, 8:31 AM

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I agree also. Starting off in third accidentally often could be a sign of worn or sloppy shifter bushings.





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Corso
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Sep 3, 2017, 4:12 PM

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My thanks to Hammer Time and Discretesignals for their expert replies!!!

Does it happen occasionally that drivers just simply forget to shift back into first gear when they come to a stop at an intersection? Maybe they are distracted by a conversation and take off still in third...causing shuddering and clutch wear.


(This post was edited by Corso on Sep 4, 2017, 6:11 AM)


Hammer Time
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Sep 3, 2017, 7:21 PM

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I have no idea............... We can't fix stupid.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 4, 2017, 2:27 AM

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X2 - If not a mechanical problem that driver doesn't drive anymore or not until they learn how,
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