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Do old habits die hard!!

Postby denisehornsby » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:28 am

Hi girls,
Do you still press the gas pedal firmly when you turn the ignition key to start your car? I must confess I do!! Do you think this makes the car start more easily?
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Denise

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Re: Do old habits die hard!!

Postby Mikevogues » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:47 pm

Hi Denise
I am of the old school and must admit I do (force of habit) as I have been driving a long time. On the cars I use to have (years ago) if you did not put your foot down they would not always start in the morning. I also had an old escort diesel. On a cold morning you had to wait for the glowplug light to go out and then turn the key for what seemed ages and your foot had to be hard down for it to start.I also remember getting also a newer ford that was petrol with fuel injection and in the manual it stated on a cold morning below 0 degrees (approx) to assist with starting press the "gas" between a third and halfway when you crank the engine. I think pressing the gas pedal cant do any harm and it gives the engine that extra oomph when it fires so it wont stalls but you have to be careful you don't flood the engine,regards,
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Re: Do old habits die hard!!

Postby denisehornsby » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:19 pm

Hi
Tx for your reply, much the same as me. I have always out of habit (nearly always) put my foot down when I turn the ignition key but I must admit on the rare occasion my SL 55 is reluctant to start I don't always have much patience and tend to put my foot to the floor giving the engine extra fuel This normally seems to work,
Kindest regards,
Denise


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