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Old 09-17-2013, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I EOC in my truck, I bump start by dropping into top gear and easing the clutch out for a smooth uptake. The truck has finally burned out its clutch, and it only burned out because it's
1) the original clutch from 1987,
2) got over 200,000 miles on it and
3) been teaching the last son how to drive stick. THAT is what killed it more than anything.

Seriously, I've been driving my truck like this for yeeeeaaaarrrrs. It shouldn't hurt anything.

Also sometimes I'll do EOC without taking the truck out of gear, just let your momentum carry the engine along. It keeps your accessories spinning so you don't run out of vacuum for brakes or pressure on the power steering. You lose a lot of distance on your coasts but when you key back on there is no shock whatsoever.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
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