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Old 01-10-2006, 12:20 PM   #17
underDAWG
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Originally Posted by bhduxbury

i leave mine in neutral when shut off -- should i be leaving it in first? does it matter?


It depends. IF you have auto, there is no need, since there is no way it will pop out from "PARK". IF manual, I always put in gear to ensure it is 100% safe, and I don't use parking brake either. Parking brake is not reliable, since it runs via cable. Overtime it stretchs and becomes ineffective. It also depends on how hard you pull the handle and how steep the grade on the street. In other words, there are too many variable to worry about. Therefore, put in gear is prefered because once you are in gear, you will be sure it will not go anywhere. Many others also apply hand brake al, but I don't unless I am in very extreme situation, such as offroading at very steep grade.
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