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Old 27th May 2008, 11:47   #16
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9. Say a silent prayer that i wont get rear ended.
in India getting rear ended is better than ending into someones rear, latter being more expensive.:)

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Old 27th May 2008, 11:51   #17
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in India getting rear ended is better than ending into someones rear, latter being more expensive.
Yup, thats why i try to keep a safe distance. Trouble is people behind me dont. Hence the prayer.
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Old 27th May 2008, 11:58   #18
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The stress on the engine is maximum at startup. remember when the engine is being started after a long rest (particularly overnight) there is little or no oil in the engine block itself. It take a few revs for the oil to reach the cylinders.

It is best to reduce stress on the engine and keep the A/C off for the first few seconds.
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Only on Team-BHP will you have 18 posts (and counting) on the right sequence to start your car .
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Switch to neutral.
Crank ignition.
Shift to first gear and get going.
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Old 27th May 2008, 20:42   #21
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Let me see how many i can list down:
1. Take car keys off the hook on the wall.
2. Open door and get in.
The prayer should come here.

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3. Put key into ignition and turn it on.
4. Wait for yellow light to go away and start it.
There is also a likely whirring sound from the fuel pump. Wait till it stops.

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5. Release handbrake and back out or move forward, as the case may be.
6. Put on seat belt as the car starts to roll
Put on seat belts BEFORE inserting the key. Some cars do not move if driver does not put on his seat belts.
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Old 27th May 2008, 20:47   #22
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Put on seat belts BEFORE inserting the key. Some cars do not move if driver does not put on his seat belts.
Which Indian car does that?

I usually crank the engine & then put on Seat belts as that gives me some engine idling time.
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It would be good to the car if you didnt turn the ignition all in one go.It needs to be turned to ignition first for a couple of seconds for the fuel pump to turn on so as to speak,then cranked.
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It would be good to the car if you didnt turn the ignition all in one go.It needs to be turned to ignition first for a couple of seconds for the fuel pump to turn on so as to speak,then cranked.
A very good point Binz.

If you can hear the pump wait till the whirring stops and then turn the key.
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Only on Team-BHP will you have 18 posts (and counting) on the right sequence to start your car .
Shows how many completely idle rich minds are around!

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because with condensor coil is still cool enough and the fan will continue to blow cool air for a few seconds.
LOL Navin, your ICE roots are showing! Evaporator, guruji!
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Why is it that we have to turn off the ICE HU before starting the engine?
I was adviced by the installer to switch it off everytime i start the engine. And I follow it without knowing the exact reson.

And am I supposed to rev the engine a little higher or just leave it idle after a cold (over night) start?
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No it is not necessary. It is just a precautionary step taken to prevent the car from cranking while in gear.
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pressing clutch and starting is necessary for all the vehicles ?????

By pressing the clutch while starting you are inadvertently reducing the rotating mass that the battery has to deal with when cranking the engine. More life for the battery and the starter motor is the beneficial aspect.
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Why is it that we have to turn off the ICE HU before starting the engine?
I was adviced by the installer to switch it off everytime i start the engine. And I follow it without knowing the exact reson.

And am I supposed to rev the engine a little higher or just leave it idle after a cold (over night) start?
If your ICE is connected directly to the battery then it is better to switch it off so as to reduce the load on the battery that is working its lead plates off cranking the engine.

In mpfi engines there is no need to idle the car as is specifically mentioned in the Palio users manual. Idling for any length of time only increases pollution; at the same time do not mash the throttle and only allow for gradual acceleration till normal operating temps are reached and that would mean driving slowly without straining the engine for about 4 to 5 minutes by which time normal operating temps are reached.
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It would be good to the car if you didnt turn the ignition all in one go.It needs to be turned to ignition first for a couple of seconds for the fuel pump to turn on so as to speak,then cranked.
The fuel pump is switched on as soon as you turn it to the first position ignition position. The waiting period is specifically for the requisite pressure to be built up in the fuel lines. Waiting for about 5 seconds is more than enough in a normal car and that is the time I use to put on the seat belts.
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Didnt know there are so many steps involved in starting an engine!! Let me see how many i can list down:
1. Take car keys off the hook on the wall.
2. Open door and get in.
3. Put key into ignition and turn it on.
4. Wait for yellow light to go away and start it.
5. Release handbrake and back out or move forward, as the case may be.
6. Put on seat belt as the car starts to roll
7. Put on favourite music while rolling
8. Switch on AC if needed.
9. Say a silent prayer that i wont get rear ended.
Never ever put on seat belts when the car is in motion. It might become a habit which might be difficult to break. I used to do the same and now make it a point to put on the seat belts when waiting for the fuel lines to build up pressure. I nearly met with an accident at about 20km per hour when putting on the seat belt when my hand got entangled in the belt when trying to avoid a prancing Romeo on the street. Could not steer the car and braking saved the Romeo.
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