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I agree with MT_Head's and Donovan's answers, but I'd like to add that the downshift itself can be quite heavy on your synchromeshes if you don't do it right. When you up-shift, the input shaft drops in speed by ordinary friction, and the synchromeshes don't need to work much in order to match it to the speed of the output gear. However, when you ...
Ok, personally to me the best thing you can do is find out what your car idles at, downshift at the lowest rpm possible to maintain traction and engine quality. Brake when needed but try and predict when you need to have already let off the accelerator.
I'd like to add to the discussion about the cause of your issue, as this page is indexed highly in google: If your problem is only when the engine and gearbox are cold, and the 'box performs fine in all other respects then it may be that the synchromesh's in the gearbox are starting to wear. The reason this causes poor cold gear changes is thus: when the ...
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