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interesting.... driven a stick all my life, have a cobalt w 264k miles on it and have always sat at stoplights in gear........
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interesting.... driven a stick all my life, have a cobalt w 264k miles on it and have always sat at stoplights in gear........
A best practice is still a best practice. Your Cobalt may have a very high quality bearing. The clutch may also not have that much force meaning those bearings aren't under as much pressure when holding the pedal down at a light
 

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Jeeps in the shop getting a new clutch under warranty- slipping and burning. Pressure plate issue. Finally- fourth time I had taken it in saying the clutch was an issue.
How many Miles on your jeep? Glad you are getting it fixed under warranty.
 

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definitely , downshifting is for the most part reserved for particularity challenging situations and I just drive it like an automatic , don't get me wrong it's still rides great
Your transmission can't be downshifted, and you are okay with that? If my transmission was popping out of gear, I would definitely have them replace the transmission under warranty.
 

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Your transmission can't be downshifted, and you are okay with that? If my transmission was popping out of gear, I would definitely have them replace the transmission under warranty.
It’s a cable shifter. Doubt a new transmission is needed, but I’d be demanding they fix to be sure. (Those who have replaced their own clutches with center force posted about what a PITA to adjust this cables).
 

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It’s a cable shifter. Doubt a new transmission is needed, but I’d be demanding they fix to be sure. (Those who have replaced their own clutches with center force posted about what a PITA to adjust this cables).
That's interesting. I wonder why you would need to adjust the shift cable for a clutch replacement on a hydraulic clutch?

The more I read about the clutch in the JL, the less I like it. =) Still can't believe they didn't use a pilot bearing.
 

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I wonder why you would need to adjust the shift cable for a clutch replacement on a hydraulic clutch?
You don’t, but one guy took off the bracket holding the cables thinking he needed the room and had a hell of a time getting it adjusted right. I’m too lazy to look for the thread.
 

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Your transmission can't be downshifted, and you are okay with that? If my transmission was popping out of gear, I would definitely have them replace the transmission under warranty.
I never said it's popping out , the reason I downshift randomly is to preserve the clutch for as long as possible before the time comes to replace it
 

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Uhh I do precautionary downshifts to get into the power curve. :blush: If it's 2mi up a hill with a bunch of merging traffic (that hasn't learned how to merge), instead of 5th at 1.9krpm and 14mpg, I'd rather have 4th at 2.4krpm and 14mpg.

But Anaximander is still an :angel: and not dropping to 3rd at 3.6krpm just to blow past people going up a hill.
 

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Uhh I do precautionary downshifts to get into the power curve. :blush: If it's 2mi up a hill with a bunch of merging traffic (that hasn't learned how to merge), instead of 5th at 1.9krpm and 14mpg, I'd rather have 4th at 2.4krpm and 14mpg.

But Anaximander is still an :angel: and not dropping to 3rd at 3.6krpm just to blow past people going up a hill.
Highway speeds, I've found no improvement in mpg using 5th or 6th. 4th gear up to 80. Towing I've run 3rd gear at 70-75 for miles on end and no improvement moving to 4th as it doesn't even have enough power to hold the speed.
 

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A best practice is still a best practice. Your Cobalt may have a very high quality bearing. The clutch may also not have that much force meaning those bearings aren't under as much pressure when holding the pedal down at a light
Impossible. It’s a fucking Chevy.
 

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Highway speeds, I've found no improvement in mpg using 5th or 6th. 4th gear up to 80. Towing I've run 3rd gear at 70-75 for miles on end and no improvement moving to 4th as it doesn't even have enough power to hold the speed.
I just put a downpayment on 5.13 gear upgrade last week. Should be a few weeks until I can get it completed but can't wait to get 5th and 6th gear back.
 

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I just put a downpayment on 5.13 gear upgrade last week. Should be a few weeks until I can get it completed but can't wait to get 5th and 6th gear back.
I'm anxious to hear your feedback on it!
 
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