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Shifting after 7000RPM

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by OldEMaltLiQuoR, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. OldEMaltLiQuoR

    OldEMaltLiQuoR Senior Member

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    I drove a '95 GSR yesterday w/ a dealer.

    I tried to shift from 3rd to 4th @ arround 7200 RPM and got kinda jamed. I wasn't able to get in gear until I was arround 6500 RPM.

    Now the dealer tells me this is common w/ all VTEC engines. He says that after the VTEC engages, when you hit 7000RPM it becomes difficult to shit to the next gear.

    I didn't call him out on it, but I don't see why this should be a problem. Does this mean that if you nearing redline you have to let the RPMs run down before you can shift? Or is more likely that this fucker trying to hide a problem w/ the car?

    He also told me that its not a good idea to engage VTEC in second gear, which I think is total bullshit.
     
  2. reckedracing

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    vtec = engine
    shifting = trans

    and BULLSHIT card plays nicely here

    :bullshit:
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    He doesn't know what he's talking about. Maybe you're not pushing the clutch in all the way, and maybe your synchronizers are starting to fail. I shift at 8000 in every gear, and I have no problems.
     
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    exactly or else what would the point of building a motor capable of reving to 10 grand or higher if u had to let the rpm drop of then shift-- it has a clutch.tranny problem most likly
     
  5. OldEMaltLiQuoR

    OldEMaltLiQuoR Senior Member

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    should i be worried...could this be an expensive problem?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    depends if its under extended warrante but if your syncros are gone it will cost you alot of $$$$ at the dealer....and i would only take it to the dealer because they warrante these kinds of jobs...and the only other place i would recomend is www.gearspeed.com
     
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    yeh that dude is full of shit. I wouldn't buy that car unless the dealer fixes the tranny for free, or gives you a new one....
    why isnt it good to engage vtec in second...?????
    This dealer doesnt know a GSR from a pinto....
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    tell them to put a new tranny on it, or son't even cosnider it. that thing is on its way out.
     
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    How does a throwout bearing keep a car from going into gear, exactly?
     
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    That's the joy of vtec, being able to shift from 3-4 or 4-5 and still be in vtec after your shift. That dealers trying to work ya for his mortgage. That gsr's slower than a ls if you have to drop a grand before shifting, wack.
     
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    It could also be worn engine/tranny mounts if the engine rocks back to far it will have problems shifting..
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    VTEC and second gear are like peanut butter and jelly. Second is one of the sweetest VTEC gears.

    Find dealer and punch him in throat repeatedly until breathing stops.
     
  13. OldEMaltLiQuoR

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    lol. very funny man....i bought the car about 3 weeks ago...i've been having other problems with it (SRS & maintenance lights, and registration) ... but the VTEC is more than fine.

    I took it out on the (deserted) ocean pkwy a few days ago and really let it open up. I think i must have had the biggest smile on my face. Got her up to 125mph. I love this F*n car... and I'm sure I'll love it more once I make it mine and take care of the timing belt/fuel pump.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    i thought you daid the tranny seemed fucked up..........
     
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    I drove it a couple times after that and it was good... I guess i wasn't all the way down on the clutch!?!?
     
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    i have an idea...let me have the car
     
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    LOL your as bad as me :D can you say second gear chirp on 17's :p 8k is one tasty RPM range
     
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    shit with my new final drive i find myself shifting at around 8.5-9k woops! :) i dont drive the honda enough, hehe
     
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    Who can blame you? I'd rather drive the EVO as well.
     
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    :D
     
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