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Old 08-02-2016, 03:50 PM   #64 (permalink)
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The kill switch eliminates the possibility that you'll accidentally lock your steering column. That Would Be Bad.

Having the kill switch ready to hand makes it easier to use, so you'll spend more time in EOC. More is gooder. And restarting is as simple as either letting the switch go and the clutch out.

On some cars, like my HCH, keying off loses you some distance while the computer briefly goes to sleep and doesn't catch the odometer signals. It's small but it's not nothing. I guess a grand total of about a mile or more is missed by the computer per tank, about 150 feet at a time.
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