Driving a non-synchromesh transmission is complicated. Learn how here!
Hi there smart drivers.
Rick with Smart Drive Test talking to you today about shifting theory for non-synchromesh transmissions.
In your car or light truck a manual transmission is a synchromesh transmission, which essentially speaking or simplistically speaking means that you could go down the road at 100 kilometers an hour, take it out of fifth gear stick it back into first and it'll go into first...
you don't want to let the clutch out, but it'll go back into first.
A non- synchromesh transmission on a big truck you can take that stick out of high gear and try to put it back into first gear...you'll break the stick off before it goes back into first gear.
It is the driver's job to synchronize the transmission.
In order to do that you gotta line up:
1) the gear;
2) the road speed;
3) the engine speed.
Those three things have to match or it's not going to go into gear.
So today, we're going to talk to you about shifting a non-synchromesh transmission and the theory behind it.