Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
If you put it in neutral you are actuating the clutch twice, while if you leave it in gear you are holding the clutch in a disengaged state, not changing anything. The fact there is no drive means that the plates are not rubbing, so no wear. Even if there was, the difference between 100k miles on a clutch instead of 105k before needing to replace the springs and/or plates (not a hard job) and you being sandwiched between two cars because you couldn't get out of the way in time because you were in neutral ... is that such a hard call?
"I've recently come to the realization that true happiness can often be found at the bottom of an empty gas tank" - Prime