Does that not put more strain on the clutch plate, as you'll be engaging the clutch with the revs quite high?
The jerk Ive experienced doesn't actually feel like its a problem with the revs dropping; after I've changed gear I can smoothly re-enage the clutch and accelerate.
What I'm feeling seems to be more related to when I disenagage the clutch at high revs. This is quite hard to explain, but I've helped alleviate it by doing a couple of things:
- Firstly, I consiously position my right foot a bit further back on the carpet, so I'm pressing the accelerator with my toes rather than the ball of my foot. This means I can come completely off the accelerator much more quickly and completely. My theory is that I might have been dipping the clutch before I'd come off the accelerator fully, so the lurch was being cause by the engine revs spiking as the clutch plates seperate.
-Secondly I'm trying to discipline my clutch foot. When driving at maximum attack, I'm stamping down on the clutch in an effort to change up quickly. I'm now making a conscious effort to ensure I use the clutch smoothly. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, as they* say. The combined fact that I'm pressing the clutch in very quickly and not lifting my foot off the gas as above is I think the prime cause of bad changes.
I have no problem driving smoothly day to day, it's only when Im accelerating hard in lower gears (from 1st > 2nd, 2nd > 3rd) that I find myself getting jerky. But, since the clutch adjustment and fluid change, things are much better, so I will continue to practice :D