Alright, I have been driving stick now for about a half year and I feel that I'm relatively good at it. My shifts at full throttle and when I'm barely accelerating are just perfect. However, when I drive at about half throttle, I encounted this "extra 500 rpm" in between my shifts.
Heres what happens:
1. driving in 2nd (i seem to only encounter this problem on the 2-3, 3-4 shift)
2. clutch in, gas off
3. rpms jump about 500 revs
4. this little increase messes up the whole shift.
My attempts to stop this:
1. I've started to let off the gas about .5 - 1 sec earler before I clutch in. This seems to take the momentum off the flywheel (maybe?) and I don't get a little rpm jump. As soon as I declutch, my rpms fall straight down
2. If I stay in gear a little longer (say maybe to 5-6K), this "extra 500 rpm rev" doesnt happen
Basically, have you guys encountered this problem? Why is this so? I think what bothers me most about is the unsuredness about how my shifts are going to go when I'm driving at half thottle. It just doesn't seem very "solid" or "predictable" i guess. I really can't describe it. Help guys