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Re: Difficult to get into 1st gear while moving

Originally Posted by Trailbraker
Em, when you want to accelerate faster than you would in second..

Typically accelerating from 5mph in second in most Alfas is liesurely to say the least.

Nope, still can't think of any case where I need to drop down
to 1st from second.. Maybe I'm just a really **** driver.
or don't sit in enough traffic
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Re: Difficult to get into 1st gear while moving

Originally Posted by Nev
And (esp. with six speed boxes)
when do you ever use 1st apart
from pulling away from standstill ?!
When taking the ridiculous drop into my car park at home from the road. Also, with the rubbish turning circle, it needs to be going as slowly as possible to make the turn into my parking space as it's a U-turn.

And also, when you coming to a stop at a junction/roundabout and then need to pull away sharpish. Second at a crawl just doesn't cut it for me, I'm afraid.
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Re: Difficult to get into 1st gear while moving

Double clutching definatley works and it goes into 1st gear no problem when doing so. Do you think the synchro mesh is gone for 1st gear? Otherwise all is fine, there is no shudder or anything when pulling off in 1st.
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