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Old 03-02-2008, 11:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was watching Doax while he was driving us over to look at the Metro the other day.

If the passenger wasn't paying attention, you wouldn't even know he was restarting the engine with the clutch. The only thing that really gave it away was him reaching for the key to kill the engine, then turn it back to the run position.

Give him a kill switch on the steering wheel and you wouldn't even know anything was happening (nice, quiet engine that kills fast is great too).

I was trying some pulse-kill-the-engine-glide-bump restart the engine driving on the way back from picking up the truck cap. After seeing someone else do it, I did a much better job with the clutch engine restarts.

It doesn't take much, just let the engine barely taste a little of the spinning wheels, and it starts right up.
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