New honda fit manual transmission, how sturdy is it?

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#1

I recently drove a stick for the first time because my friend was sick and didn’t want to drive. Well, as you guessed I stalled the car a few times, in all about nine times. I think I kept the clutch down at a few stop lights and going down a hill once. The real killer is I had a hard time getting into first and I gassed it into first a lot, spinning the wheels. Probably seven time, each one with tires screeching. I managed to get the car to her but I want to know how much damage I did. I’ve read a lot of the articles involving the stick on this website including the 68 miles to burning out the clutch, and I was wondering if anyone knew how the honda fit takes this kind of abuse because I want to be responsible and pay for any damages I may have caused, and keep her from the surprise of her car stalling out of the blue, and yes, I have a better understanding of how to drive a stick after visiting this website.


#2

None of us have any idea what, if any, damage you might have done…Only time will tell. In your laundry list of abuse, you did not mention any gear-grinding, so that’s a good sign. Nor did you mention any funny burning smells, like over-heated brakes, so that’s another good sign…


#3

Hop in her car with it running, put on the parking brake. Put the car in 5th gear and gently let the clutch out and maybe give it just a little bit of power like if you were going to start from a complete stop. The engine should promptly kill itself if the clutch is o.k.

After your friend drives it around for a few days only she will be able to determine if all is well.

Really it’s her own fault for handing the keys to a driver who isn’t proficient (no offense), I hope it was an emergency at least.


#4

It’s stronger than a Yugo and weaker than a Borg-Warner T-10. The clutch should burn out before the transmission. Clutches are cheaper than transmissions.