Jan. 10th, 2008
That can't be right...  
Is the Mini's clutch supposed to honk at me when I release it and the car smell like a fried CPU when I stop?

Mood: confused
Listening to: Sugarcult - How Does It Feel
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on January 10th, 2008 - 06:21 pm
well, mostly. but i've been fine-tuning the use of it half way / ¼ depressed when in bumper-to-bumper traffic so I don't propel myself into the car in front of me's bumper when we're only going like 5 mph.

I've also been trying to use the dead pedal more so I don't hover my foot over the clutch as much. I'm much better at taking off fast and actually moving than stuck in traffic. I don't care much for first gear.
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danthmanes on January 10th, 2008 - 09:35 pm
No, the purpose of a clutch is allow you to ease the transition from not moving to moving, so easing the pedal in and out slowly for a limited amount of time is fine, like when you're in traffic. The problem is when your cruising at, say, 20 mph or faster with the clutch halfway down for like minutes or hours. That would be like buttsecs with an ultra-ribbed condom and zero lube (not that I'm speaking from experience or anything :)).
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on January 11th, 2008 - 12:39 am
yeah, I'm going to howstuffworks. I think this will all make sense when I figure out what the stupid thing is supposed to do anyway.

I still think the transmission can be replaced by a small shell script.
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