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Old 10-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 3UR0TR45H View Post
I've read up a bit on EOC but still am hesitant to do much of it. [...] do you have to cycle the ignition/drop the clutch to get it to start again?
Hey welcome to the forums!
EOC is something I honestly didn't fully understand until recently. You never dump the clutch, you just let it out partway for a moment and push it back in quickly.
At this point, you're coasting with the clutch in, and the engine is restarted.
Then you rev-match with your gas pedal to get up to the RPM's, and let the clutch back out. There should be absolutely no jolting of any kind when you do this. Hope this helps!


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Old 10-11-2013, 12:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have been "bump" or "roll" or "kiss" statrting the engine in EOC routines for a couple years now, and I still have my original clutch, the one installed at the factory in 1998 and now with 209,000 miles on it. Start modestly. Pick a gear two gears above the one you would choose for your speed. You just want to "kiss" touch the clutch pads to the flywheel. When done at its best, you barely notice the moment of contact at all and the engine just floats to life. But often, you might feel it slightly, and that is not the end of the world either.

Just be conservative in your experiments, and if it does not feel right, don't do it.

It's better if you love the driving you have to do, so don't sweat it.

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Old 10-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You only need to feel the clutch just barely "grab" for the engine to restart, then you can push the clutch back in.

Try driving barefeet on your clutch foot to get better feedback from the clutch.

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Old 10-11-2013, 11:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your input! I'll try this. I also pumped my tires up to their max pressure of 44psi (was at 30) so hopefully I'll break 40 in the city!
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Start cutting weight: Golf once a month? Get that bag outta there! (for example)

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After all the other suggestions. Tires, instruments, those basics will do wonders. And the kill switch has been by far my best modification. I save gas, and get to hear my engine start more often...win win!


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