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Old 01-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Post Revs not going down when I let up acceleration pedal

Hello all,

I have pretty new 2013 Golf GTI Manual. This is my first manual so I am paranoid about potential damage due to learning process. Obviously, its taken me a bit to learn the clutch and there are a lot of hills where I live.

My question is about revs. When the car is in gear, and I let the gas off, the revs don't seem to come down very fast until I break. Is that normal? I am paranoid I screwed up my clutch due to n00b learning process. Car has under 500 miles on it.

Any peace of mind or knowledge on normal behavior would be nice

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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Sounds normal to me.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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that's normal because you are in gear the engine is slowing you down and the rpms wont drop instantly
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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Hello all,

I have pretty new 2013 Golf GTI Manual. This is my first manual so I am paranoid about potential damage due to learning process. Obviously, its taken me a bit to learn the clutch and there are a lot of hills where I live.

My question is about revs. When the car is in gear, and I let the gas off, the revs don't seem to come down very fast until I break. Is that normal? I am paranoid I screwed up my clutch due to n00b learning process. Car has under 500 miles on it.

Any peace of mind or knowledge on normal behavior would be nice

Thanks,

DrMeta

Well not to scare you in any way

First time driving a manual,I'll give you 2000 miles give or take alittle more and the clutch will be toast.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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How much are clutches / will my warranty cover it?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Quick question.....
How come you didn't get a cheap beater to learn? I would never risk tearing up a brand new car learning to drive manual. Smh.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #7
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How much are clutches / will my warranty cover it?
Generally they will not be covered unless there was a manufacturing defect.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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Obviously would have been a better choice in retrospect. No point in regretting my decision, might as well make the best of it and try to make the best choices from here on out. Clearly I realize that would have been a better way to go from my original post, so chastisement isn't really constructive at this point.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #9
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Obviously would have been a better choice in retrospect. No point in regretting my decision, might as well make the best of it and try to make the best choices from here on out. Clearly I realize that would have been a better way to go from my original post, so chastisement isn't really constructive at this point.
Don't worry about it. Be disciplined about learning,be passionate, and have a patient instructor and you will be fine. even if you can already get from point a to point b, an experienced stick shift driver can help you stop bad moves that may become habits.

Ppl act like its rocket science, its not. It's the default in every other country in the world. I recall learning at 14. I was passionate about it bc, to me, nothin was cooler than driving at the time and my dad always insisted we learn with stick first. Smooth shifting was almost a matter of pride and I don't remember beating the car up too badly. Probably not at all within a few weeks.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:07 PM   #10
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I learned how to drive manual picking up my 2012 Golf off the lot. I am not at 25,000km with 0 issues. Take it slow and you will be fine
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A brand new GTI is not the car to learn stick, the curve is not linear and the clutch is adequate at best. That being said, I would start saving for a replacement clutch and enjoy your car !
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VW may cover it for the first time if your mileage is very low but don't tell them that,Im sorry but this is my first time driving a manual but serious if you take your time and DON'T panic you be OK.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #13
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That is just the way manual transmissions work.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:31 PM   #14
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In a traditional autobox with a non lock up tq convter the rpms will drop to idle while coasting. This doesn't in a manual because the clutch is a direct link to the drivetrain and will keep the motor spinninh while coasting.
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