Hiya can somebody tell me the correct method of going from 3rd gear to 2nd gear because the current method i use i get a clunk when i release of the clutch.
can somebody tell me the right method of downshifting before i bend because to prevent this i coast into a corner.
It could just be that you aren't braking hard enough before shifting down so when you get into second your going too fast for it.
Slow down before the corner by braking then change from 3rd to 2nd gear and whilst your bringing your clutch up slightly touch the accelerator
works for me
It's because you're not slowing down enough..
I often go around corners in 3rd gear anyway. Unless it's a really tight corner.
my instructor used to tell you can hold the brake downshift release the clutch whilst this holding the brake it works but if someone brakes infront of u you risk the fact of stalling.
For a corner? depending on how narrow you may need to down shift, if you mean turning into a road i.e from a main road to a minor road then brake to you reach 10 - 20mph (depends on you car), your probaly not slowing down fast enough so when you shift gears you get a clunk / jerk, you need to find the right speed to downshift at, it often takes practice, 2nd gear is usaully 15mph - 25mph of course it varies from car to car, you have to be within the gear range i.e 15mph whilst stil braking downshift and brake whilst going round the corner depending on speed.
I learnt in a old (93 reg) car which didnt have a tachometer ( the dial that showed your cars rev's ) so i learnt by the speed and sound of the engine. When you practice you'l find the range where you can downshift without getting any jerk / clunkage.
You are probably going too fast when you change.
Its very common for learner drivers to change gear THEN slow down. You need to slow down THEN change gear.
if racing, change down to 2nd @~20mph.
As said before, heel and toe it! Really easy to learn and is so much kinder to your car
Yes heel and toe, look it up. The vast majority on here don't have a bloody clue what they're talking about, ignore them. Get your self on a proper car forum if you want actual advice that you can trust, somewhere like Pistonheads.
Please do not change gear mid corner or just after, this will upset the balance of the car, and posibly cause it to fish tail. As the car will start engine braking (I presume you're driving a FWD), and the back will literaly try and overtake the front. You should be on the throttle and accelerating as you are entering the corner and the maintain this through the apex and onto the straight, this will keep the car nice and balanced and less likely to do something unpredictable, but don't over do it. If you enter a car to fast into a corner, you will crash, you can only reduce the severity of the crash by the actions that you then take.