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Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:17 am

On mine, I insert the key and turn it clockwise.
On the company car, I insert the card and push the start/stop button.
On the rental I had last week, one has to insert the key and press the start/stop button.
On my father's car, you insert the key and push to start/stop.

How is yours ?

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:24 am

Generally, I have to push mine down a hill the state it's in these days! Not a happy state of affairs at all!

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:28 am



That morning I had to call a tow truck...

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:11 am

My cars, insert key and rotate.

My dads Mercedes, Have the key in your pocket, put foot on the break, push start button

The BMW I rented last week, plug key chain into the steering column, press break, push start button.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:28 am

Two ways, either jump in, brake, start button, or jump in, tap a custom button that I put in, and touch the fingerprint scanner (just an off the shelf Microsoft computer one that cost $19.99 after rebate). The nice thing about the integrated cpu/gps/ iDrive being Windows CE is that you can easily mod it.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):
The BMW I rented last week, plug key chain into the steering column, press break, push start button.

Where's a good place to rent BMWs? I enjoy well built cars and the last time I requested a "luxury" vechicle at MCO I got a Chrysler Pacifica - Because nothing says luxury like 45 cupholders and all those little "filler plugs" that're there making it obvious that the car could have been equiped with many more optional items but the purchaser skimped.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:39 am

On my pops 4Runner I insert the key and then turn it clockwise.

On my truck at work, put the key in, wait for the glowplug light to go off, start the engine. Fill out the log book as required by the MTO while the truck warms up, then drive off.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:58 am

Turn the key in the ignition and then press the starter button.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:39 am

Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 4):
Where's a good place to rent BMWs?

I rented mine off of Tamiame drive in Bonita Springs from Herts. They had the below cars










http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/04/06ShelbyGT-H_11_l.jpg
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:55 am

Airfoilsguy:
I love your Jaguar Vanden Plas and Ford Mustang.  Cool


For me I just turn the key clockwise with my foot on the accelerator.
If my car has sat for more than a week, I may have to pump on the accelerator to get the gasoline flowing in to the carburetor.
Yes my 31 year old Lincoln is pre-feul injection with a 4 barrel carb.
I like it that way. It will still start and run when nuclear weapons are launched.  Cool
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:59 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Airfoilsguy:
I love your Jaguar Vanden Plas and Ford Mustang

Not mine, they were for rent in Florida. I had the BMW for a week.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:11 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9):
Not mine, they were for rent in Florida. I had the BMW for a week.

At least two of the three were cool.  Cool
I love the Jaguar Vanden Plas and Jaguar.
That silly bmw is so cliche, typical and over-rated.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:18 pm

Insert key, turn to "preheat". Wait one minute, turn further to "Start" until engine catches. It's an older diesel.

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:40 pm

I pray to God that it starts, than I close my eyes and turn the key!  shhh 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:33 pm

Insert 'key' (more like a cartridge), clutch in, place into neutral, press start/stop button.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:42 pm

if I am in the driveway I turn the key to on
Push in clutch
put car in reverse
release brakes- start rolling back
about halfway down driveway release clutch.. engine catches
Push clutch back in
proceed as normal.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:56 pm

I turn the key to on position, step on the clutch, put car in first gear, PUSH the car, release the clutch and hopefully the engine will start... Big grin HAHAHA...j/k.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:32 pm

I dont have a car, so I dont start any.

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 2):

Is that really your car???

Quoting G5ive (Reply 12):
pray to God that it starts, than I close my eyes and turn the key!

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your

Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:42 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 16):

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 2):

Is that really your car???

Well, it was, a couple of years ago (check the licence plate), when I was living in Elbonia...

Full story here :
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/491587

Cheers,

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 17):
Well, it was, a couple of years ago (check the licence plate), when I was living in Elbonia...

Since then that Astrhaa was transferred to myself where it spent a couple of years in Eire then sold it off to a Nigerian who shipped it off to Lagos. It is now probably in use as a taxi somewhere over there  

Here she is in better days :
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:48 pm

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 17):

Okey, I see.

Good that everything went well with you.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:55 pm

1. Insert key in "The Club", turn clockwise, and remove "The Club" from the steering wheel.
2. Quickly press gas pedal halfway to the floor once and release.
3. Grasp ignition switch linkage on left side of steering column and pull.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:10 pm

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 2):
That morning I had to call a tow truck...

Cheers,

707

Euh not just that morning. Pretty much every week as you went into the ditch often I hear.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:19 pm

My car was made by Microsoft, and runs Windows Mobile 5.0, so to start it, I have to grab the anttenae, push the trunk release button and kick the left rear tire.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:47 pm

My car is a Deux Pattes.
She runs on Dom Pérignon Rosé 1993 exclusively.  Big grin
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:13 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
I love the Jaguar Vanden Plas and Jaguar.
That silly bmw is so cliche, typical and over-rated.

The Vanden Plas IS the Jaguar! I've never really been a Jag fan...too cramped and they drive like they have marshmallows gumming up the true feel of the road. What's so bad about BMWs though? I'll admit that they are cliché in some areas, but hardly over-rated. They have a nice solid feel to them and the handling is unbeatable (50/50 weight distribution on a RWD does wonders)... and lately they've been very reliable.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:21 pm

Usually:

1. Insert the key.
2. Press the clutch (it's a safety feature in our car, otherwise it won't start, with or without a gear).
3. Turn the key clockwise.
4. Drive.

Alternatively (when going downslope on a hill, facing forward):

1. Insert the key.
2. Set the second gear and keep the clutch pressed.
3. Release parking brakes.
4. Turn the key clockwise but only to the ON position.
5. Once enough speed is picked up (e.g. 20-25, or even 30 km/h), release the clutch as if you've shifted gears.
6. Drive.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:32 pm

2008 Lexus IS250 - Push Start Button

2008 Lexus ES350 - Push Start button

2005 Nissan Titank - Insert key, turn clockwise
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:50 pm

Insert Key in Hole

Turn it clockwise and Voila, it usually starts
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:06 am

Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 24):
The Vanden Plas IS the Jaguar!

That was a mistake. I meant to say that the Vanden Plas is my favorite Jaguar.
I don't like BMW because they tend to driven by pompous a$$holes although Aerobalance has one and he's a cool guy.
I had to clarify that.  Wink
So many people buy those just to show off and they're such a status symbol. The Jaguar is old money and has more class. The BMW screams new money and no class.
The Vanden Plas is not a performance car but the XJ8 is the performance version of the full-size Jaguar. The Vanden Plas is supposed to be a soft riding sedan much like the Lincoln Town Car, Cadillac DTS, Lexus LS460 and Rolls Royce. Those are classy luxury sedans.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:29 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
I don't like BMW because they tend to driven by pompous a$$holes although Aerobalance has one and he's a cool guy.

It's gone and thanks for the compliment Larry!
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:38 am

I just fiddle around under the dash with a couple of wires until it starts. I also like to use a screw driver to unlock the door.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:40 am

1) Get in
2) Turn the key
3) Hope this doesn't happen:

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:58 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 26):
2008 Lexus IS250 - Push Start Button

2008 Lexus ES350 - Push Start button

Why is the 335i gone? ES, IS. yick.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:15 am

1986 BMW 5 series

-Enter car
-Ensure shifter in neutral position (using patented jiggle technique)
-Insert key, and turn thru ACC to RUN
-press clutch in, and start engine. Release clutch
-get flashlight from glovebox & use it to wedge the brake pedal down a bit
-exit vehicle, and walk to rear
-ensure all brake lamps are working. Open trunk and jiggle wires as necessary. (i need to clean the contacts on my brake lamp connections, but it's too frigging cold to do it now)
-reenter car, toss flashlight back in the glove & drive off.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:57 am

Insert key and turn clockwise for all my vehicles.
I lift things up and put them down.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:06 am

1. Sneak into garage while dad's sleeping (about 3 am).
2. Take the cover off of his antique 64 Mustang and bask in its red, waxed glory
3. carefully get in and insert the ignition key
4. Turn on the radio to the ideal station
5. Drive around town for a little while
6. Park back in garage and turn off ignition. Making sure the radio is back to normal.
7. Close doors and make sure there's no scratch or anything before covering it up.
8. Re-calibrate the odometer
9. Carefully go back into your room
10. Pray to God dad doesn't find out.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:48 am

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 32):
Why is the 335i gone?

Business decision

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 32):
ES, IS. yick.

To each their own but the ES is a plush cruiser that can hold my clients behind my seat setting (I'm 6'4") and the IS is for the daily grind. The roads around here are not setup for the what the BMW is great at, being a driving machine. All the stoplights, congestion and general slow speeds in the So-Cal area are just conducive to wasting the BMW's potential - so I got rid of it at a fantastic price.

When you drive 35,000 miles a year, the BMW's jittery ways, which are great for the racetrack, slowly beat you up on bumpy city streets.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:17 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 29):
It's gone and thanks for the compliment Larry!

Glad to hear you got rid of it.  Smile
Do you still have the 1987 Ford Mustang?
Didn't you recently get a pickup truck?
I know you bought the BMW for some of the engineering attributes but most buy them to show off. I know that wasn't your reasoning in your purchase.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:09 pm

Leave key in pocket ... foot on brake ... push start
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:46 pm

Quoting TEBguy (Reply 33):
1986 BMW 5 series

-Enter car
-Ensure shifter in neutral position (using patented jiggle technique)
-Insert key, and turn thru ACC to RUN
-press clutch in, and start engine. Release clutch
-get flashlight from glovebox & use it to wedge the brake pedal down a bit
-exit vehicle, and walk to rear
-ensure all brake lamps are working. Open trunk and jiggle wires as necessary. (i need to clean the contacts on my brake lamp connections, but it's too frigging cold to do it now)
-reenter car, toss flashlight back in the glove & drive off.

Gotta love that German engineering.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:55 pm

2001 Audi A4-

5-speed-clutch in, key-in, turn clockwise and start

2006 Dodge Ram Megacab 2500 Cummins Diesel-

6-speed-clutch in, turn key to let grid heaters (NOT glow plugs) warm up if first drive of the day, or in colder weather, turn key clockwise and start

2006 KTM 950 Adventure dual-sport motorcycle (Austrian goodness!!)

6-speed (of course)-key in, turn clockwise, clutch in (if in neutral it will start without clutch), push started button with right thumb

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your

Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:50 am



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 38):
Gotta love that German engineering.

To be fair, everything else works.

I love my car. 's got character.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - How Do You Start Your Car

Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:19 am

Turn the Key after ensuring Parking brake set & Gear in neutral  Smile
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