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Old 01-29-2009, 12:03 AM   #23 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
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When I start the car, cold or not, I let the engine RPM stabilize before taking off... this usually takes 5-10 seconds after it starts. This is usually enough time to grab the seat belt, put it on, and put the car in gear.
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