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Old 02-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.

Last night after work i keyed the car to ON and sat there for 60 seconds to see if there is indeed some kind of a timeout - Nope - fired right up. This AM waited 2 minutes - fired right up.

MetroMPG - yes i was releasing it in 5th and staying there. I will try what you have outlined. This AM i did try key-starting it ( just to prove that i could as a last resort) worked fine

Daox - absolutely agree with you - i did not note in my initial post that i had lest work early to aviod the high traffic time so i could "play" with it. I have skipped opprotunities where i felt traffic was a little to thick - afterall this is a rather large car and no power stearing is VERY noticable ( ok - not compared to some of the larger cars/trucks - but it actually suprised me)


When faces with this occurance again - my action plan shall be to
- key car whole way off
- restart with key and drive on.

Thank you for your help here - once again - this forum ROCKS!!!


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Old 02-14-2008, 11:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey Doofus! (Sorry. You picked the name, though.)

Any more news on this? Have you been continuing to develop the technique?
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Over the past week or so - i have not run into the event again.
I have successfully EOC'ed for a total of 1.5 miles to work and 1.7 from work ( so total of 3.2 miles out of 24 mile round trip.

I believe i was not keying the car into correct position - and thus the engine did not kick on.
( other wise known as User Error - or adjusting the Nut behind the wheel)

I have been doing the partial clutch engagement to start engine then clutch back in and then re-engaging the gear.

Thanks everyone for the assistance with this.. I look forward to saving even more fuel with this technique.

Steve

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Best City Tank - 8/31/09- 34.3 MPG (EPA= 20)
Best Highway Tank - 5/20/09 - 36.5 MPG (EPA= 28)
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