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Old 11-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you need to push the clutch in to start the Evora non IPS?

Today I started the car without pushing the clutch in. It surprised me because all my other manual transmission cars required pushing in the clutch before the car starts. Is this normal or is there something wrong with my car?
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nope
no clutch pushing required
I still put the clutch in as a safety measure, would hate to launch through the back of the garage
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the answer. I always push the clutch in but found it interesting.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As stated, it's not necessary to push in the clutch to start a manual trans Evora.

I NEVER start any car with the clutch depressed. Pushing in on the clutch throw out bearing and pressure plate end thrusts the crankshaft before any oil pressure is built up, causing excess wear on the crank thrust bearing.

Just make sure it is in neutral.
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As stated, it's not necessary to push in the clutch to start a manual trans Evora.

I NEVER start any car with the clutch depressed. Pushing in on the clutch throw out bearing and pressure plate end thrusts the crankshaft before any oil pressure is built up, causing excess wear on the crank thrust bearing.

Just make sure it is in neutral.
This is what I have always done. All manual cars I have ever owned have worked in this fashion.
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As stated, it's not necessary to push in the clutch to start a manual trans Evora.

I NEVER start any car with the clutch depressed. Pushing in on the clutch throw out bearing and pressure plate end thrusts the crankshaft before any oil pressure is built up, causing excess wear on the crank thrust bearing.

Just make sure it is in neutral.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Clutch/starter interlock used to be a federal idiot protection law. I don’t know if law changed or Lotus forgot. But as Don states if you car permits, do not push release the clutch, all the shaft tolerances are out of alignment at that stage.
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Over here in Europe we don't have that stuff. That said, people here are not more intelligent than over in the US
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Canadian spec car does have the interlock. Can't start the car without depressing the clutch.


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