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Unread 02-12-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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How long does it generally take to learn all of the gear#/RPM/Road-speed combinations? And also, generally, what is the maximum tolerance (in RPM) for a smooth gear float to occur??... obviously you can't exactly match the speeds.
400 RPM from one gear to the next. It gets to be second nature with some practice.
How long does it take. I left the terminal after I got my truck and scratched gears for the next couple days, until I figured it out.
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Unread 02-12-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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I don't drive trucks anymore. Towards the end of my truck driving days I was working on them more than I was driving. The point is, if most drivers would learn how to drive properly (double clutching or floating), I wouldn't put up a fuss. I got tired of adjusting clutches every 10,000 miles because the driver would slip it so bad. I got tired of swapping out clutch brakes just to have the driver tear the new one out 2 days later because he pushed the clutch to the floor going 40 mph. I got tired of sloppy transmissions that would jump out of gear because the driver thought it was ok to hear a huge clunk while shifting gears. See what I'm saying?

Did I float when I did drive? Hell yes!! I was pulling end dumps in metro ATL, my leg would have fallen off sitting in 75/85/285 traffic. Working as a mechanic gives you a new level of anger aimed at drivers, lol. Of course, Mechanics wouldn't be as busy if it wasn't for questionable drivers.

Are there good drivers out there? Of course, but can you honestly tell me you've seen more good drivers than bad? If you have, I want to know where you live. lol
I said they float the gears never said they were good or bad.
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Unread 02-12-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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I said they float the gears never said they were good or bad.
lol. Well a missed gear while floating is more harmful to the truck then a missed gear while double clutching. Thats what I was getting at.
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Unread 02-13-2010, 05:37 AM
 
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lol. Well a missed gear while floating is more harmful to the truck then a missed gear while double clutching. Thats what I was getting at.
Maybe, but a scratch is still a scratch. Either way the potential for damage is the same.
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