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2001 Volvo V70 - Throw out bearing

Ray’s recent reply about the question of creeping at stop-lights assumes that you’re driving an automatic. The ‘car wear’ calculus changes if a stick is involved. There’s the wear on the throw-out bearing as you depress the clutch to put the car in-gear, the wear on the clutch as you let it out to creep, then more wear on the throw-out as you shift back to neutral [as you should, at a light, to avoid the wear on the throw-out by keeping the car in-gear and your foot on the clutch.] So if you’re driving a standard, just let the gap happen.

Wear on the throw out bearing is pretty much an old myth. I would not shift to neutral at a stoplight, only at a RR crossing waiting for a slow freight train.