[DMCForum] Re: Starting Car In Gear
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[DMCForum] Re: Starting Car In Gear



I sincerely doubt this was cause of Josh's predicament. Starting a car
in gear only moves it a foot or two, at fairly low velocity.

Note that starting in gear is the *ONLY* way to slam shift from a
total standstill (on level terrain) -- a very handy feature when your
clutch hydraulics go out.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Andrew <aos+yahoo@xxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, DMCVIN6683 wrote:
>
> A lot of European model cars (for sale in Europe, that is, not
> manufactured in Europe) still don't have this "feature".  I think this
> means the manufacturers think Americans don't know how to drive
sticks. 
> (And perhaps the event at the Grand Hotel proves it.)
>
> Personally, I have disabled this "feature" on my other car.  There are
> uses for turning a starter motor while in gear, and I'd rather not be
> caught without the ability to do so.
>
> -andrew


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