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Old February 2nd, 2015, 03:10 PM
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start in gear?

Should a 95 NAS 90 SW start, or attempt to start, while in gear?
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 03:17 PM
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Yes. There is no neutral safety switch like on an automatic. Thats a blessing and how you can roll start it if the battery or starter is dead
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 03:19 PM
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Hopefully not without user input like some Tdis
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 04:01 PM
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Yes and no.


Yes, if you intend to... back in the '90s, we'd show people on the off road driving course how they could start their manual transmission Defenders after intentionally stalling on a steep incline. Rather than engage the clutch and risk rolling backward, a twist of the key and a blip of the throttle (in low range, of course) would cause the desired result of being back under way.


No, it shouldn't just start itself. I discovered, however, that under just the right circumstances, it will... in my case, an aftermarket alternator in a 300TDi backfed through the ignition circuit and, well, the Rover just took itself for a cruise around a parking lot. On fire.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 05:07 PM
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Yes and no. Yes, if you intend to... back in the '90s, we'd show people on the off road driving course how they could start their manual transmission Defenders after intentionally stalling on a steep incline. Rather than engage the clutch and risk rolling backward, a twist of the key and a blip of the throttle (in low range, of course) would cause the desired result of being back under way. No, it shouldn't just start itself. I discovered, however, that under just the right circumstances, it will... in my case, an aftermarket alternator in a 300TDi backfed through the ignition circuit and, well, the Rover just took itself for a cruise around a parking lot. On fire.
not actually funny but the way you put it was funny.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 09:13 PM
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Thanks boys,

I was wondering because my head was up my ass and I was checking power to radio after cubby installation and almost bought a new front end to my daughters car

Turned key a c hair too far and shat my trousers. Wanted to make sure it was me!!

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Yes. There is no neutral safety switch like on an automatic. Thats a blessing and how you can roll start it if the battery or starter is dead
Just double checking.. If, say, I'm standing outside of the 90, in any gear, no clutch depressed, it's "factory" to "jump" a bit...😁 when key is bumped?...
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It will jump a bit if you return to off position. However, if held in start mode too long, it can -and will, become a running engine...
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 11:56 PM
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In first it will happily start and drive away.
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Thanks boys, I was wondering because my head was up my ass and I was checking power to radio after cubby installation and almost bought a new front end to my daughters car Turned key a c hair too far and shat my trousers. Wanted to make sure it was me!! KCD
why I leave the truck not in gear when I park
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Thanks boys,

I was wondering because my head was up my ass and I was checking power to radio after cubby installation and almost bought a new front end to my daughters car

Turned key a c hair too far and shat my trousers. Wanted to make sure it was me!!

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When I was in high school my dad launched my VW Thing into a motorcycle trailer that was launched into the dirt bikes that was launched into the wall. Somehow it was my fault.
Shit happens.
You had a THING? Me too... Mine was orange. Drove it from Charlotte to Mt. Rushmore and back one summer. It was fun...
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Mine was also orange. I wish I still had it.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:30 PM
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Come to think of it, I haven't seen any on the road...
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Makes me want to start a "useless trivia" thread. My first contribution would be: VW only sold the Thing in the U.S. for two years ('73 and '74) and you could tell the difference between them by the side air intake scoop ('74). Clearly, I'm not well...

I guess I'm reverting to the early days of the internet and Land Rover listserve... I posted a useless Land Rover trivia contest daily.

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Old February 3rd, 2015, 04:42 PM
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Hah!!

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You had a THING? Me too... Mine was orange. Drove it from Charlotte to Mt. Rushmore and back one summer. It was fun...
See one almost everyday on my way to my usual lunch!!

I'll post a pic!

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Old February 3rd, 2015, 05:28 PM
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Really? I worry more about the parking brake failing than I do it starting on its own, or me not remembering a basic safe starting procedure. -Jeff

Not "starting" anything..hah! Just bumped it while brake on and in first..jumped a bit...all my fault..
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Really? I worry more about the parking brake failing than I do it starting on its own, or me not remembering a basic safe starting procedure. -Jeff
guess different worries for different people? It was the way I taught myself to drive the truck when I got it?
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why I leave the truck not in gear when I park
On my level garage floor I don't but anywhere else I leave it in gear and use the parking brake.
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