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What starts your car the quickest?

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Do you Briefly tap the accelerator before you turn the key? Do you hold the accelerator pedal halfway while you turn the key? Is it really possible to just hop in, turn the key, and drive away..... just like it says in the book?
 

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Open door,
climb in,
insert key and turn it,
select gear,
drive away.

If you can not do that to your car then you really need to get it fixed.


lol
 

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All fuel injected cars should be able to be started by just turning the key. The computer regulates the air/fuel flow to allow starting. Only carby cars need the accelerator pumped/held down during starting.

EDIT:in fact pumping the accelerator while the engine is stopped does absolutely nothing. If you sit there and pump the accelerator a dozen times it will still start whereas on a carby car you will flood the engine and it wont start.
 

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VL twin turbo. VN5L. old jeep, **** mondeo.
well it will crank faster and easier with the throttle all the way open. do a test, take the coil lead off and crank it and see the rpm and then open the throttle and notice the rpm increase.

aerostart in a vacuum hose always works to start a car that is having trouble, brake booster is the best one to do it on, biggest hose and easy to get off and back on.
 

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I don't touch the accelerator when I start it. Just turn the key, and yeah. She goes.
 

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just like kowan said...if your car doesnt start straight away with easy, and you cant just put it in gear and go there is something wrong...
 
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I was looking for just this confirmation that it is possible to turn the key and have the car start. Thank you,
Colin
 

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hehe yeah man, I read the title to this and I'm like say what?. 1/4 of a turn of the starter motor and I'm away in either the V6 or V8 very much almost instant
 

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hmm sometimes i need to tap the accelerator, sometimes i dont. dunno whats wrong with it
 
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