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  • RobertoR23 commented on JohnH641's instructable How to Drive a Manual Car2 months ago
    How to Drive a Manual Car

    I agree with DSBenny, it's funny for a European read this tutorial.But I understand the problem, I've got two cars, one with automatic transmission and one with manual transmission. Every time I change car, i need a couple of minutes to realize how to drive :-) :-)I've to add that when you try to insert the reverse gear, you could find some problem, the gears could "scratch". That's because many cars do not have a synchronizer on the reverse gear, for safety reason. Imagine if you accidentally insert the reverse gear at 70 mph, you can make a puzzle with the gearbox ... :-) :-)For engage the the reverse gear without "scratching" you have to put the gear stick in neutral, release the clutch, and re-press it (obviously with the car stopped and the brake pressed). Now ...see more »I agree with DSBenny, it's funny for a European read this tutorial.But I understand the problem, I've got two cars, one with automatic transmission and one with manual transmission. Every time I change car, i need a couple of minutes to realize how to drive :-) :-)I've to add that when you try to insert the reverse gear, you could find some problem, the gears could "scratch". That's because many cars do not have a synchronizer on the reverse gear, for safety reason. Imagine if you accidentally insert the reverse gear at 70 mph, you can make a puzzle with the gearbox ... :-) :-)For engage the the reverse gear without "scratching" you have to put the gear stick in neutral, release the clutch, and re-press it (obviously with the car stopped and the brake pressed). Now it's safe to insert the reverse gear without noises ;-)

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