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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2008, 13:08:21 PM »
Go home (with the clutch working) and shoot yourself and put us all out of our misery.......

I think we should just shoot that guy!

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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2008, 17:39:41 PM »
I drove without a clutch in C4 not lot ago at work, the clutch went, major panic in office, we need to get it towed bla bla, no you don't! It can be driven. A lift to said car later and I proved my point!
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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2008, 14:32:52 PM »
Oddly enough, when I tried this I found that upon taking off I'd already had the engine running.
Pushing it towards (it won't let you push it INTO) first saw the car begin to move slowly..

With a little momentum I upped the revvs, put it straight to second and off I went.

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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2008, 16:26:07 PM »
It should be possible to do clutchless changes, although you have to get the revs (engine speed):road speed exactly right.  I'm not very good at it, but my ex-brother-in-law was an expert.  Even then, it is quite difficult to do it without crunching the gearchanges and this is likely to wear the synchromesh off the gears much more quickly.

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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2008, 16:30:29 PM »
I can do it without any thought whatsoever, so much infact that not only do i not have to move the gear lever i also don't have to press the clutch pedal. It's almost as if it's automatic :D

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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2008, 16:34:36 PM »
I can do it without any thought whatsoever, so much infact that not only do i not have to move the gear lever i also don't have to press the clutch pedal. It's almost as if it's automatic :D

Yeah, but I bet you can't bump-start it...  ;D

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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2008, 16:36:23 PM »
Yeah, but I bet you can't bump-start it...  ;D

so true :(

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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2009, 16:00:57 PM »
I had the cluch cable snap in my old Corsa one night at about 2am in the middle of knowhere. Ended up driving home (15miles) clutchless. Just my luck I met the cops in my hometown who decided to stop me.

When asked what I was doing, I just explained that the cable had snapped earlier and I was just getting it home, which was up a 2 1/2 mile steep hill lol, the cop then turned round and said that would be impossible with no clutch lol!

He wasn't laughing when i turned the key in 1st and tore off up the street exhaust deafening all the neightbours haha!!
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Re: Driving without a clutch cable
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2010, 16:26:08 PM »
im goin to have to retract my 1st post on this thread.  I was younger and alot stupider then.  The origional topic driving without use of clutch 1st made me mad, then think then got me curious.  I had an old corsa stock car lying about so over the space of a year or so i taught myself the dark art of driving with no clutch using the steps on here.  LOL it was like learning to drive for the 1st time again and involved alot of trail and error.  But now im 100% practiced at it.

Only thing is every car has dfferent rev limits that let it slip into other gears and diesels seem to be that wee bit harder to do but all in all a very usefull skill to know.

Its taken 3 or 4 years but i retract my previous loud mouth statements from this thread, and just think from this thread its started a chain reaction, ive since taught all my mate over in ireland ere to drive this way just incase lol
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