I have a habit of pulling my car out of gear while driving without engaging the clutch. My friend says that he thought that was bad but didn’t know why. Any thoughts?
It’s hard on the synchronizers.
See this discussion on the same issue http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/2128652.page
If you time it correctly and feel no resistance on the shift lever as you slip into neutral, you are not hurting anything…