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Old 08-16-2015, 03:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There will be pressure on the bearings and piston rings of an engine, even when it idles.
The compression phase builds up tension, and so does the burning in the expansion phase.
So engine wise it won't make much difference if you get moving right away or not, as long as you won't boot it.

The gearbox, not so much. In neutral there are little stresses. But if you be smooth with the clutch and throttle, nothing to fear there. The oil film, whether stale or not, won't break if you don't put too much stress on it.
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