Manual transmissions were the first and most common type of transmission to be fitted in cars to benefit from different gear ratios between the respective propulsion of engine and drivetrain. They basically involve the activation by the driver of the clutch by a foot pedal, the positioning of gears by a gear stick, and the respective coordination of the fuel supply through a throttle pedal.
Manual transmissions cost less to manufacture and their reparation in case of malfunction is less complex and costly than that of automated ones. As compared with fully automated devices, it also allows for a potential greater fuel efficiency (albeit not necessarily) as the driver can judge what especial conditions of driving allow for taller ratios and lower supply of fuel. The risk of engine breakdown due to over-revving has additionally been significantly reduced through the fitting of electronic rev-limiters.
More significantly, however, the greater advantage of manuals lies in the substantially different driving experience. Automobiles with manual gearboxes situate the driver in command of all the important functions of the vehicle, such as gear selection, amount and duration of clutch activation, fuel supply, all of whose related combinations allow for an infinite range of subtle variations of the dynamics of the machine. Automobile enthusiasts, that is, individuals related to vehicles seeking the sensorial experience of driving for its own sake rather than as a means of transport or of merely attempting to move measurably faster, tend to value all the mechanical operations implied by active driving rather than seeking promised marginal gains in speed by the delegation of functions to the vehicle's automated systems. The experience of directly controlling and operating the main variables and functions of the vehicle and for the driver to be organically integrated with the whole of the machine is believed to be of greatest appeal to car enthusiasts.
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Which is better, manual or automatic transmission? Paddle shift or stick shift? Ending the debate!
http://carlylespicks.com/?p=142 Which is better, manual or automatic
transmission? Paddle shift or stick shift? Ending the debate!
For the true enthusiast, the clutch pedal and gear stick or shifter are a
JOY to use...NOT a burden. Traffic is the one exception but we are talking
about the car enthusiast. We drive fr PLEASURE, NOT to get to work or get
groceries. So traffic is not an issue when it's 7AM on a Saturday or Sunday
and you are headed to your favorite country road.
For the enthusiast, the clutch pedal is a PLUS not a minus. It is a
critical part of what makes driving a stick shift an art. Automatic is
email and manual is a hand written note. A dying art that is much more
involved and personal than email.
Making a perfect shift, makes me smile like NO paddle shift will EVER do!
Manual is a piano played with a live band, automatic is one man with a
Casio keyboard in his basement with automatic accompaniment generated by
the keyboard. The feeling of playing a complex piece correctly dwarfs any
reward of pressing ONE note and having the Casio keyboard play a bunch of
Is a paddle shift a manual transmission?
Being able to request gears manually does NOT make a transmission
automatic. Remember in the automatics from the 80s you had "2" "L" "R"? So
automatics have allowed you to "change gears" since the 80s. This is just
like modern paddle shifters do.
NOTE: A sequential gearbox is NOT the same as the classic automatic
gearbox, but the point is, you could ALWAYS select/request gears in
automatics. So the ability to SELECT gears does not make it manual. You
need the ability to physically disengage the clutch by moving the throw out
bearing and also to physically change the actual gears. This is all
mechanically done, not electronically. It requires focus, finesse,
strength, timing and skill and it's rewarding to do correctly.
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Shifting gears, 12 speed Volvo
More of me showing of. . . .
sharing with youtubers, driving modern heavy vehicles.Today I'm in an 2007
FM12 Volvo, fitted with Volvo's own electronically controlled 12 speed
automatic/semi automatic clutchless gearbox.
I must admit I didn't like the Idea at first (I'm a roadranger man myself),
but after spending a couple of days with this, I was hooked, real bit of
trick gear, others European truck manufactures have similar concept's
(likely sourced from ZF), HEAPS more drivable than the self shifting
Roadranger, faster and smoother
than the 'BENZ.
CVT Paddle Shifting vs Formula 1 PDK (Doppelkupplung)
CVT Paddle Shifting vs Formula 1 PDK - (Doppelkupplung Dual-Clutch)
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Ok, so what does CVT technology has to do with Formula-1 technology? The
answer is, you're right, absolutely nothing. However, in an ever increasing
move to adapt and accept CVT technology, some manufacturers have installed
the paddle style Formula-1 shift on CVT vehicles. This move is a complete
negation of the benefits of CVT, and a waste of money for the consumer. In
this article we'll explain the differences between the two technologies and
how they work, to allow you to make a decision. We encourage you to go
elsewhere in this series, for more on CVT technology.
The newer semi-automatic dual clutch transmissions, are a direct result of
years of Formula 1 technology. These transmissions are directly related to
the manual, standard stick shift dry clutch transmissions that we all know.
However, the semi- automatic, also known as PDK for their German name,
effect the actual shifting using either servo hydraulic, or electric
actuators, using a paddle shifter on the steering wheel. This is exactly
the same technology used in Formula 1 racing cars. Lots of automotive
technology first starts in the Formula 1 circuit, then trickles down to
mass produced cars.
Paddle shifted PDK semi-automatic transmissions, are the latest and most
advanced gearboxes today. These units have all the benefits of a manual
transmission, including fuel economy, have no torque converter, no gear wet
clutches, and are fully computerized and able to operate as a normal
automatic. There are two types of paddle shifted PDK semi-automatic
transmission, the single dry clutch, and the more advanced ... Get the
whole story right here in this video... Enjoy...
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How To Drive A Manual - (The Secret To Never Stalling)
Vehicle Virgins teaches you how to drive a manual transmission vehicle.
Driving stick can be difficult at first, but with a few key tips, it's not
all that difficult.
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help you make one of the most important decisions of your life: buying your
first car. What sets us apart from other consumer review organizations is
our perspective of review; we approach the cars as any kid would, not only
as a professional automotive journalist would. We take into account
real-world decision factors such as budget, reliability, safety, and
maintenance, but we also rate cars on their appeal to a younger market. At
19 and 20 years old, we have spent lots of time looking for our first cars,
and we know what appeals to us as well as our friends.
Our mission is to guide individuals in the right direction for their first
car. Vehicle-Virgins reviews popular cars that young buyers are in the
market for and helps them decide if the car they are looking at is a good
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6-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission │Ford How-To Video
Take your driving experience from automatic to manual with the Six-Speed
SelectShift transmission. This video explains how to use the six-speed
SelectShift in your car.
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10 Reasons Why We Prefer To Drive Stick
Times are a-changing: the world demands improved efficiency with automatic
transmissions. Weep. So we decided to dedicate a video to the good old
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Driving a Manual- First Time!
This is a performance piece of my first time driving a manual car. I hadn't
driven in quite some time before that because I lived downtown Portland OR
for school and didn't require the need for a car.
Hope you enjoy my video project for Time Arts Video class at WSU.
2013 Honda Accord Sport: CVT vs 6 Speed Manual 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Honda Accord Sport with the 189 HP 2.4L
engine can be purchased with two transmission options. You can get the new
Honda Accord with a CVT automatic transmission with paddle shifters or you
can opt for the more traditional 6 speed tranny that you have to row
yourself. In another fun and informative TFLcar mile high 0-60 MPH mashup
review we test the car with the same engine but pit the CVT automatic
against the manual 6 Speed transmission. So which of these two options is
the faster way to go. You'll have
to watch this TFLcar mashup review to find out.
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AWD vs RWD vs RWD
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Manual Transmission Rebuild Jeep Wrangler / Peugeot
That assembly lube is available from Amazon
The subject vehicle for this video is a 1988 Jeep Wrangler sport with a
Manual Transmission Rebuild Jeep Wrangler / Peugeot