16 years ago
Is it true that the clutch on a stick shift never disengages 100%?
I was in some sites that say that it is better for the clutch to put the car in neutral and leave the clutch engaged at a red light than it is to put the car in gear and hold the clutch in. One person I have asked said that the clutch plates are always rubbing slightly even if the clutch pedal is pressed in 100%. Is this true, or is some other harm being done to the clutch by holding the pedal in while at at a red light?