Long stops & auto gearbox - Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 3rd May 2007 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 24
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Long stops & auto gearbox

I have a Renault 2004 Clio Classic Tribox 1.4 16v automatic. When I am stopped at lights etc is it a good idea (ie better for the gearbox) or not to manually shift from drive into neutral?
Currently in li'lripper's garage:
2006 Megane II Sedan 2L Auto
li'lripper is offline  
  5 Lastest Threads by li'lripper
Thread Forum Last Poster Replies Views Last Post
This is a tester! Bodywork ottoman 11 2140 3rd August 2007 09:12 PM
Disappearing dings Bodywork greebz 45 7858 3rd May 2007 07:44 PM
Long stops & auto gearbox Cars & motoring davesss 2 1113 3rd May 2007 07:26 PM
Clio performance Cars & motoring li'lripper 2 1021 3rd May 2007 03:46 PM
Renault Clio 2004 - Engines - Auto gearbox... Clio Mike H025 38 22999 1st March 2007 11:18 AM
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 5th May 2007
Let's be carefull out there
chris m's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 19,344
Nominated 1 Time in 1 Post
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 3
Thanks: 3
Thanked 32 Times in 32 Posts
Send a message via MSN to chris m
I do this with my auto but that may be force of habit. It should be ok to stop and hold on footbrake, but to me it seems sensible to nudge it into neutral.
Currently in chris m's garage:
2000 Scenic 2.0 16v Monaco, BMW 3 Series, Pug 206
chris m is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 5th May 2007
davesss's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,838
Nominated 0 Times in 2 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 145 Times in 126 Posts
The temprature of the gearbox fluid always rises if you leave it in drive when stationary, doesn't do any harm if only for a short time but I always used to put it in neutral when I had an auto if stopped over 20-30 seconds.

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
Currently in davesss's garage:
2002 Laguna Sports Tourer 1.8 Dynamique Moondust VF1KGOB, Fiat Siecento Micheal Schumaker, Kawasaki KLE M/Cycle and a cheap Mountain Bike.
davesss is offline  

auto , gearbox , long , stops

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome