2012 Mustang 5.0 - Questions
I'm new to the forum. I just picked up my brand new 2012 Mustang GT about a week ago. I'm also new to driving stick. I've managed to get a pretty good handle on it over the past week.
I still have a few questions that I'm not sure of...
1. Are hard starts bad for your clutch?? Obviously if you're reving up to 5k+ rpm and dropping the clutch - you're putting some wear on your clutch. But, what about at 3k??? still bad?
2. In traffic, I find it useful to slowly release the clutch - allowing the clutch to pull the car (not giving any gas). It moves the car at a slow speed which is perfect for stop and go traffic. Is this bad for the clutch? someone told me that its not good to let the clutch pull the car. Is that right?
3. When downshifting (which I'm still trying to get used to). I find that the car shoots forward quickly as I release the clutch before it begins to slow down in the lower gear. What am I doing wrong? Am I reving too high?
Any advice would be appreciated.