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Clutch all the way to the floor?

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Should you always push the clutch to the floor (as I was taught) or can you simply push it past the engagement point and shift?
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For longest service life - All the way to the floor and no slippage on the take-up.

In reality - Not always to the floor, and slippage.

The compromise will shorten the life of the clutch, but I wouldn't (and don't) stress over it. As a rule, for normal driving, my clutch hits the stop.

I have also heard some people freak about wear to the "throw-out bearing" when the clutch is pushed in (and held) at a traffic light. That is getting a bit anal!
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