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Posted: 5/2/2009 12:24:49 PM EDT
All these years I just put it in 1st gear, unless it's on a hill i use the e-brake at the same time. they told me to but it in "R" instead - true?

My biggest fear is that I forget about it being in 1st gear when I start the car, letting up the clutch and then end up hitting the front of my garage

Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:25:27 PM EDT
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:26:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


This
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:26:17 PM EDT
I always use R and parking brake.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:26:30 PM EDT
gear and ebrake.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:26:32 PM EDT
Facedown







Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:26:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


does R have a less chance of moving, should i do that instead?
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:26:50 PM EDT
ebrake + neutral

no need to stress the drivetrain
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:27:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2009 12:29:07 PM EDT by Dr_Dickie]
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


does R have a less chance of moving, should i do that instead?


Yes, at least it used to be of a lower ratio (that was the justification IIRC). If facing downhill, R is not going anywhere.
Oh, and if you have even seen the puny internal brake in a auto transmission, you would ALWAY use the parking brake on an auto trans.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:27:58 PM EDT
Leave it out of gear and set the air breaks
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:28:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
All these years I just put it in 1st gear, unless it's on a hill i use the e-brake at the same time. they told me to but it in "R" instead - true?

My biggest fear is that I forget about it being in 1st gear when I start the car, letting up the clutch and then end up hitting the front of my garage




1st and parking brake on a hill, I never put it in R. I also worried about forgetting it was in 1st when I started it up, when I was 12.



Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:28:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2009 12:29:37 PM EDT by MrYar]
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


does R have a less chance of moving, should i do that instead?


depends on the ratios, but usually R is between first and second as far as drive ratio. so to answer your question, first would probably be the hardest to move
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:28:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nsw8148:
Facedown









Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:29:15 PM EDT
Yes, reverse and parking brake.  Reverse is the lowest gear; you want to make gravity work as hard as possible to overcome the engine compression and move the car.

Why would you forget that it's in gear?  Are you in the habit of leaving it in neutral?
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:29:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pdg45acp:
Originally Posted By nsw8148:
Facedown











i'm slow, i don't get it
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:29:34 PM EDT

I leave it in granny gear and set the brake.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:29:52 PM EDT
2nd gear and E-brake.

I also always use the E-brake on auto's. Use it or lose it.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:29:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
All these years I just put it in 1st gear, unless it's on a hill i use the e-brake at the same time. they told me to but it in "R" instead - true?

My biggest fear is that I forget about it being in 1st gear when I start the car, letting up the clutch and then end up hitting the front of my garage


Never release the clutch till you have selected the gear you want. I warm up a little in neutral before taking off anyway.

Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:30:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2009 12:30:34 PM EDT by ASUsax]
I just use the E-brake, unless I'm on unlevel terrain.

I use first gear when I do park in gear.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:30:44 PM EDT
In second with the parking brake on



Every now and then I forget to put it in gear but the parking brake will hold it....



That is until I go to pop the hood and instead accidentally reset the parking brake and my truck crashes through my garage door.




It's ok though, I have an awesome set of tools and I can fix it.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:30:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Leave it out of gear and set the air breaks


Breaks or brakes?
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:30:55 PM EDT



Originally Posted By m1awolf:



Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:

I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.




This


That

 
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:34:01 PM EDT
I haven't got the cash to do the tr3650 swap in my Crown vic yet , but I work on manual trans cars all the time , and if I'm on relatively flat ground , it gets parked in first w/no brake. On a hill , I'll use the brake and leave it in first.

The exception is if the vehicle MUST be parked in reverse , like many SAABs and corvettes.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:34:11 PM EDT
1st gear, no parking brake
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:35:27 PM EDT
I deploy my bed monkey to set wheel chocks when i park....If hes asleep or pissy then  I use R & E-brake
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:38:43 PM EDT
E-brake + neutral.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:38:43 PM EDT
I always just leave it in the gear it's in and set the parking brake. Usually 2nd gear. Should I be changing it to 1st gear after I park?
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:38:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By absael:
Yes, reverse and parking brake.  Reverse is the lowest gear; you want to make gravity work as hard as possible to overcome the engine compression and move the car.

Why would you forget that it's in gear?  Are you in the habit of leaving it in neutral?


Not always.  My Jeep's first is 4.01, reverse is 3.57.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:38:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:41:53 PM EDT


my poll is better
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:43:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


does R have a less chance of moving, should i do that instead?


Yes, at least it used to be of a lower ratio (that was the justification IIRC). If facing downhill, R is not going anywhere.
Oh, and if you have even seen the puny internal brake in a auto transmission, you would ALWAY use the parking brake on an auto trans.


This.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:44:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sandman556:
E-brake + neutral.


Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:00:10 PM EDT
I park in 1st. If I park on hill, its 1st and the E-brake
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:01:12 PM EDT
I just use the ebrake.  Never have it in gear when I am parked.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:04:09 PM EDT
Tell him/her/it/whatever to keep its fine ass at home tonight since I made other plans.


And I have no idea what the rest of you are talking about.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:08:38 PM EDT
E-brake only on reasonably level ground, e-brake and 1st gear if on a significant slope.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:09:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sandman556:
E-brake + neutral.


Same
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:10:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jcarrel:
I just use the ebrake.  Never have it in gear when I am parked.


Same here.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:11:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
I always use R and parking brake.


This.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:11:56 PM EDT
E-brake + Gear when parked...

Safety-check to 'Neutral' before starting....
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:23:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nsw8148:
Facedown







I think he said park, not pork......

I'd say the correct way to park such a tranny would be to drop "her" off on the same street corner you found "her"......



Whenever I've had a manual transmission vehicle I've always used the e-brake & in gear method.  Sometimes with wheel chocks also if the e-brake was questionable or parking on an incline.

Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:26:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


Same here.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:39:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Leave it out of gear and set the air breaks



Same here.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:42:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


this.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:44:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.


Yupper.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:45:25 PM EDT
If your engine has a timing belt, you should park in the gear the car is facing, downhill, first, uphill, reverse.  Why?  The timing belt PULLS the the cam, reversing the engine direction will cause timing to be off for just an instant as the tensioner becomes over-tensioned and the normally tight side becomes slack.



This is even more of an issue in interference engines.



This also applies to older 6x6 military trucks (deuce and a halfs, five tons etc) which have sprag clutches in the transfer case.  NEVER COAST BACKWARDS UNLESS THE TRANSMISSION IS IN REVERSE!!!  This causes driveline wind-up which can lock the transmission.  Things will break if you don't.



Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:48:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Leave it out of gear and set the air breaks


Same here.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:48:20 PM EDT
We don't have hills in Florida so I put it in the gear that I'm going to need it to be in when I leave.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:48:50 PM EDT



Originally Posted By m1awolf:



Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:

I put it in 1st and engage the parking brake.  I put it in R if I'm nose-down on a large hill.




This


These




 
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:49:54 PM EDT
I used to keep my truck in gear + parking break until the parking break broke (stupid GM, common occurrence –– break works but won't stay engaged by itself. The replacement part it pretty cheap, but the labor is really expensive. So now it's just kept in gear.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 2:14:52 PM EDT
Always ebrake and gear.  To those who worry about going through the garage wall, any good stick driver always starts with the clutch on the floor.
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