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Old 2nd January 2009, 11:47   #1
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I usually park my car in first gear. Before starting i press the clutch and start and keep the car idle for 30 secs and then drive. Is this OK?
Does starting pattern changes with Petrol/Diesal cars
I want to know how team bhp members start their cars !

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Basically it doesnt matter in NA cars, if you have a turbo diesel idle for 30-60 secs before you go or you can just drive with low revs initially (like when backing out etc.)

I guess if you have a turbo petrol you need to be alot more careful.
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Hi Aka,

I think this whole depends on how old/new your car is. Typically the method you have described of starting the car and keeping it idle for 30 seconds works wonders in older vehicles with carbeurettor engines, but is needles if your vehicles is newer with MPFI technologies irrepective of whether it is petrol or diesel.

Eitherways I hope you do not start the car in gear, with the cluth pressed. Its best to use the clutch when only shifting gears and nothing else.

My 2 cents worth. Hope I'm right and it helps.
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Hi Aka,

I think this whole depends on how old/new your car is. Typically the method you have described of starting the car and keeping it idle for 30 seconds works wonders in older vehicles with carbeurettor engines, but is needles if your vehicles is newer with MPFI technologies irrepective of whether it is petrol or diesel.

Eitherways I hope you do not start the car in gear, with the cluth pressed. Its best to use the clutch when only shifting gears and nothing else.

My 2 cents worth. Hope I'm right and it helps.
I do start the car in gear mainly first gear so clutch needs to be pressed. Is this wrong practice as I learnt driving with this process 5 years back
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