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Old 05-18-2015, 01:30 PM   #1931 (permalink)
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Bumpstarting in reverse with modern vehicles is not recommended because reverse is about the same ratio as first.

I did it once in an early 1960's van with three on the tree, but first and reverse on those transmissions is similar to second in today's five and six speeds. Ran the battery down in a situation involving painting the local water tower....

The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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