The TA is one mystery I've been content to let remain mysterious up to this point, and would just as soon have it remain that way in the future. As long as it keeps working. About the only thing I know about it is how to adjust the clutch (following the directions in the user manual).
After reading these recent posts, I'm still left clueless as to what is being recommended to avoid unnecessary damage to the TA:
Are we recommending turning off the engine with the TA in the "low" side?
Is this potential damage from the engine kicking back when the TA is in the "high" side avoided if the transmission is in neutral when you turn the engine off? Or if the clutch pedal is depressed when turning off the engine? Or if you do both?
Are there other things to avoid, or have we decided they are "myths"?
Somehow, I'm missing the punch line(s) here - could someone who thinks they know how this thing works come up with a coherent, simple set of things to do, or avoid doing, without too much additional verbage? Surely would be useful, and appreciated by those of us who would like to use the TA properly, and hopefully avoid the more detailed knowledge to be gained by fixing it after having used it improperly. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to perform this service.