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I have a 2000 manual. And when I start in 1st and then 2nd the car jerks ever so slightly like when you're going 5 mph in 1st. Idk if that helps you understand. It doesn't feel like the clutch is slipping or there's a broken tooth so i don't know.

Any help/suggestions/opinions would be great. This is my first manual so it could just be my driving ;)

When I start in first (e.g. from a stop sign) I rev the engine to around 1000-1500 while engaging the clutch slowly (probably 2 seconds to fully engaged) And then 1 second when shifting to higher gears. Am i doing it right?

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Ross
 

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...When I start in first (e.g. from a stop sign) I rev the engine to around 1000-1500 while engaging the clutch slowly (probably 2 seconds to fully engaged) And then 1 second when shifting to higher gears. Am i doing it right? ...
That sounds like good shifting practice to me. If you release the clutch suddenly at the end of the stroke, it might jerk a little. Get a friend who is comfortable with a clutch to drive your car, and ride along. See if it acts the same.
 

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Are you guys talking about the feeling of lost power right as you get back on the throttle in 2nd, almost like a misfire?

That feeling is finally gone after I installed my new 6spd + lightweight flywheel. The 1st-2nd ratios are the same, so maybe the lighter flywheel lessened the resistance so it bogs down a little less between shifts.
 
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