Starting in second gear?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 20:55
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Howdy Folks...

Just a quick question if I may...

My early 80 series Cruiser has that syncho glitch in second gear (when cars warmed up, syncho's get tight), even though its far better now after putting in some better gear oil.

Sometimes, with frequent gear changes (in the city etc), it would be simpler to just start in 2nd gear & avoid 1st to 2nd possible dilemna.... but is that asking for long term trouble?

Cheers in advance...

Ro


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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:07

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:07
Only causes problems if you have to slip the clutch too much to get going. Cruisers have a lower 1st gear than needed anyway (as far as I know), so if you can comfortably start in 2nd gear, then go for it.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:16

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:16
Mr Roach speaks with wisdom and forethought I too agree with his synopsis
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 23:53

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 23:53
Roachie

OT but thanks for your post on the CGear multimat (www.cgear.com) got one and they work a treat the cleanest ground sheet i've ever used.

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Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:11

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:11
Bonz; thanks for supporting me like an over-shoulder-boulder-holder!!!

Richard; glad to be of assistance..... (I don't have one of these mats myself, but it is on my wishlist!!! hahaha).


Cheers blokes

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:41

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:41
Roachie

You made a post about it some months ago I had a look and said that looks good and it was...


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Richard
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Reply By: brushmarx - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 08:49

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 08:49
I have no idea of ratios or speed per gear, but would it be feasible to go from first to third, and simply bypass 2nd gear?
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Follow Up By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 16:46

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 16:46
Hi Brushmarx,

I used to do that in my old Corolla all the time... Can't see how it would hurt the engine/gearbox unless you rev the crap out of it before you change gears...

Cheers, Brad
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Follow Up By: Dunedigger - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 20:08

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 20:08
I sometimes use 1st then 3rd then 5th. Simple
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 11:20

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 11:20
The old effie fourby we use around the farm and towing the goosie takes off in second all the time. First gets you 0 - 60 in half an hour! The lights change before you clear the intersection!

Any incline at all, I take of with the Supa Troopa in second. The problem will be if you need to rev and use the clutch heaps to get moving. You will probably need to ease off gently..
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:01

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:01
On flat ground, I take off in second in my 1HZ powered criuser.
I don't apply any power and ease to clutch out at idle THEN apply power(well . . . . . what it's got)once clutch is fully engaged.
It seems to be slow to other road users, and you may find this process to slow for you to get going, but it works for me
If up any sort of incline or to get across an intersection, 1st is needed.
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