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Old 12-27-2016, 04:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Clutch suddenly failed!

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Originally Posted by fdryer View Post
Gelled xmission fluid in sub freezing temperatures? If a manual is left in gear and temps are below freezing, xmission oil can someone gel to a thickness like molasses. This may make it difficult to shift until the engine runs and warms up, turning the input shaft of the xmission. This turns part of the xmission, warming up gelled oil until it loosens up. A few minutes of engine running helps when the xmission is left in neutral. If it was left in gear, gelled oil acts like semi hard glue, preventing shifts. You may have had to disengage clutch for starting and hold it for a minute or so until able to shift to neutral and release clutch. Churning xmission oil in neutral helps warm it. When shifting into first, slow clutch engagement can help prevent stalling while applying some throttle to get moving. Once moving, xmission oil warms up quickly as all gears are churning oil. You'll know by feel as xmission oil loosens up while driving and shifting.
Good to know, thanks!

Edward

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