Clutch pedal travel adjustment provides for approximately 1 1/2 inches of downward movement of the
pedal before engaging the release bearing. It is important that this travel be maintained to avoid possible
excessive wear on this bearing and/or clutch slippage. IMPORTANT: NEVER ALLOW FOOT TO "RIDE" THE
CLUTCH PEDAL WHEN CLUTCH IS ENGAGED THIS CAUSES PREMATURE RELEASE BEARING FAILURE
AND SHORT CLUTCH FACING LIFE.
"Double-clutching" is a means of bringing the speed of transmission gears into synchronization so that the shift
can be made without clash. The engine is used to speed up the countershaft for a downshift and to slow it down for an
upshift. "Doubleclutching" operation is accomplished as follows:
1. Depress clutch pedal and shift to neutral.
2. Release clutch pedal and accelerate engine (when making downshift) or allow engine to slow down (when
upshifting) until engine speed approximately corresponds to road speed of gear ratio selected.
3. Depress clutch pedal and complete shift.
Next to concern for safety, good shifting habits are probably the most important capability a driver can
have. Knowing how and when to shift can return savings in trip time and operating expense.
In the early stage of moving the vehicle, keep the engine speed down to the actual power requirement but
anticipate the next shift demand and do not cause the engine to labor with the next shift. Start the vehicle in the
lowest gear available and with the first few shifts, develop only the RPM needed to get rolling. Then as you
upshift, increase vehicle speed in each gear with a progressive increase in engine speed. It should seldom be
necessary to go to