I often put my manual car into reverse while still moving forwards. I do it at less than 10mph. However, sometimes the gears crunch.
Am I doing any damage by doing this?
Why do the gears crunch? I have the clutch down so the gearbox wouldn't be turning, as it is disengaged...
If I did it all the time would I be damaging my car?
I am asking this generally, but my car is a 2003 Opel Agila.
Note: My question is basically the opposite of this question.. The other question applies to automatic transmissions, and about the torque converter doing the rev matching. I have a manual transmission, and a solid clutch, not a hydraulic torque converter.