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In remark to answers by paulster and nick c. I guess there's no accepted convention here wrt using the handbrake at Signals. The brake lights serve their most important feature in indicating that a car is decelerating. This serves as a very essential reactionary aid. This is to do with how our brain figures out the apparent change in the relative distances. ...


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I'm going to have to disagree with Paul here - the correct answer is #2. You should always apply the handbrake when stationary for more than a few moments, and release the footbrake. If you keep your foot on the brake pedal, you keep your brake lights on, and so you dazzle the driver behind you - it is a simple matter of common courtesy.


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tl; dr - Number 1. Your Vauxhall is designed with an automatic transmission. The transmission has what's called a torque converter which couples the engine to the transmission. The torque converter has a stall speed. This means it will not throw power/torque at the transmission until the engine gets to a certain speed. Once it reaches the stall speed, power ...


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In most manual transmission you have three shafts. Input shaft (IS), connected to the clutch Output shaft (OS), connected to the drive shaft Counter shaft (CS),runs parallel to the input and output shafts. You may be referring to the idler gear. That is just an extra gear between the counter shaft and output shaft used to reverse the output The picture ...


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On wikipedia they are calling it an "idler gear" or "reverse idler". In this image they are calling it the "reverse idler gear":


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Using up your clutch to slow down all the time? Replacing your clutch will cost you several hundred bucks, and unless you have a lot of special equipment, you won't be able to do it yourself. Any time you use your transmission for accelerating, you wear down the clutch, throwout bearing, gears, syncros, and bearings. If you use the transmission to slow down, ...


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You have a problem with your gear linkage. Either part of the fore-aft linkage is broken, or it's not connected properly.


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Here's what you should be doing: Place your vehicle on a level area like a driveway. Ensure your vehicle is up to operating temperature and running. Pull the dipstick and with a clean cloth, wipe it off. Stick the dipstick back into the tube down to the bottom, then pull it out again immediately and check the level. Add an appropriate amount of fluid (half ...



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