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Old 09-18-2007, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation E36 Starting without pressing the clutch? 1994 E36 318i

Hi Guys, this might be a stupid question but this the only way I'll learn about this. Are the E36 can start without pressing the clutch? I just want to make sure if it's possible or not. One night I accidentally forgot to depress the clutch of my car and I started it, and the car started fine with no problems. Anyone has experienced this by any chance? Thanks in advance for the help
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You can start e36s without pressing the clutch lol. 1997 was the year they put in the feature of depressing the clutch to start it. You're good.
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Yeah, that scared the crap outta me the first time I accidentally did that...
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I like it when you don't have to press the clutch. I feel like the car respects my authority
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ha, i have a '94 318is...I tried to start it without pressing the clutch and I'm prety sure I thought I was either gonna die, or that my car was gonna blow up. Cool for you though if you didn't have a near death experience
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thats such a stupid safety feature :d no car here has that, but i suppose most people start the car with the clutch down anyway, just in case they left it in gear. but even if you did, all it does is a little hop haha
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