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Old 09-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This has been discussed several times if you do a search, but I'll sum it up.

Bump starting is not going to cause excessive wear or other problems if it is done properly. You shouldn't feel a sudden jerk. Essentially you need to double clutch in order to bump start. You should pick the highest gear that it will start in. When you want to bump start, let off the clutch slightly until it grabs, then push back in. Once the motor is running, rev match and let out the clutch to drive in gear.

The only difference between using the starter and bump starting is that one uses the starter to rotate the flywheel instead of using the forward movement of the car to rotate the flywheel.
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