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  • yes i start/stop with the clutch in

    111 81.62%
  • no i dont start/stop with the clutch in

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    Vehicle : 57 zafira 1.9 cdti design

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    Year : 2008

    Default clutch in or not

    so do we start/stop the car with the clutch in or not?

    if we do, what are the benefits and if we dont, what does it damage

    i used to do it in winter with older cars to disengage the gearbox to aid starting
    and mostly did it out of habit lol.

    and now iv read that you must do it on these dmf flywheels to make it last longer but i just dont know...

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    I've started doing this since I got my vectra 4 weeks ago. If there's no harm in doing it why not.

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    I have to start insignia with clutch in else it won't start

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    Automatic

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    Vehicle : Opel Signum

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    Clutch in. I've always left my cars in gear (Vx handbrake ) when parked, so it's become a habit to start with the clutch in.

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    Have always started the car cluth in because my dad told me to incase the car was stuck in gear.

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    Clutch in to start. Out to stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    I have to start insignia with clutch in else it won't start
    Really? I have never heard of that before


    I only press the clutch when I change gear, not just to start and stop the car. My clutch and fly wheel were changed soon before I got my car. The previous owner mentioned something of a modified fly wheel being fitted and not a duel mass one

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    Always clutch in for me, was taught to drive that way, the car could be in gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    Clutch in. I've always left my cars in gear (Vx handbrake ) when parked, so it's become a habit to start with the clutch in.
    to be honest i have done this since i learnt to drive, regardless of the make / model

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