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(KTVB Boise)   Man killed when his SUV rolls over him while being jumpstarted   (ktvb.com) divider line 60
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2013-03-07 06:18:06 AM
I've been looking for a Ram Charger of that vintage. It looks like the obligatory body work has been done.
 
2013-03-07 08:40:13 AM

lack of warmth: Once again a problem that could've been prevented by owning a stick.  Manual drives don't take off by themselves.  They may roll away, but not take off.

Although it is a nice change seeing an elderly person running themselves over for a change.  If you are going to screw up bad, be kind and do it to yourself.


no.. no they do.  Remember a story about a dealership remotestarting a guys mustange right into a lake.  Yeah it was a manual.
 
2013-03-07 10:36:51 AM

usernameguy: Nothing in this story makes any damns sense. First off, the only "SUVs" from 1979 were pickup trucks with those cabs on them. Secondly, automatic or manual (probably manual), push start or jump start, how the hell did he manage to run himself over?


http://councilbluffs.olx.com/1979-chevy-3-4-ton-c-20-suburban-iid-12 37 4145

We have the internet.  Ignorance is no excuse
 
2013-03-07 10:46:25 AM

lack of warmth: I never heard of a stick rolling at idle in gear, they would stall without a foot on the gas.


All three of my manual Jeep Wranglers (91, 97, 08) have had the ability to roll forward at idle in first. Low gearing, I suppose.
 
2013-03-07 11:46:36 AM

lack of warmth: Are you sure?  I never heard of a stick rolling at idle in gear, they would stall without a foot on the gas.


What cars have you driven? Every manual transmission car I've owned would move fine in idle on fairly flat ground. I often even around idle in 2nd or 3rd in parking lots because I'm lazy. This includes such torqueless wonders as a V6 Firebird and 4-bangers Celica and MR2. Even the 1982 Honda Civic my sister drove for awhile had no problems.
 
2013-03-07 01:03:58 PM

denverstevens: lack of warmth: I never heard of a stick rolling at idle in gear, they would stall without a foot on the gas.

All three of my manual Jeep Wranglers (91, 97, 08) have had the ability to roll forward at idle in first. Low gearing, I suppose.


Huh, really? I would never have guessed that but I've never driven a jeep. I've owned three sticks (Honda, Miata, Miata) and all three would lurch and stall instantly. A couple of times I year I brain-fart and do this. As long as there's nothing within a foot of your the bumper it's totally safe (except for whatever damage is being done to the poor car).
 
2013-03-07 05:11:37 PM

Abacus9: Gawdzila: This is why you SET THE F**KING PARKING BRAKE.
It drives me up the wall when people who drive automatics just shove it into "Park" and walk away without setting the brake.
That is NOT what the "Park" gear is for!

Not all cars have a parking brake.


What's your point?
Sure, some cars (relatively few) lack a manual parking brake and instead have an equivalent device that sets automatically when you put it in Park.
In which case, those wouldn't be the people I'm talking about, would they?


Jument: denverstevens: lack of warmth: I never heard of a stick rolling at idle in gear, they would stall without a foot on the gas.

All three of my manual Jeep Wranglers (91, 97, 08) have had the ability to roll forward at idle in first. Low gearing, I suppose.

Huh, really? I would never have guessed that but I've never driven a jeep. I've owned three sticks (Honda, Miata, Miata) and all three would lurch and stall instantly.


You're just letting out the clutch too quickly, then.
I've driven a manual '82 Honda Accord with like 86hp and learned clutch on an early model VW Vanagon with maybe even less, and both of those would roll at idle in 1st gear just fine.  You just have to ease the pedal smoothly through the release point so the clutch plates slip a little.
 
2013-03-07 06:23:41 PM
Hey guys what's going on in this thread?
 
2013-03-07 06:24:24 PM
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2013-03-07 08:34:42 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Well, I'm saying he jammed the key, got under the vehicle and wacked the starter. It started, and we have this story.

/have heard many weird tales in the core buying business.


You've actually heard of that happening?

/truth is stranger than fiction.
 
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