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Re: Parking a manual transmission (archive)

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Posted by Karl Haug on July 04, 2000 at 08:48:40:

In Reply to: Parking a manual transmission posted by Ricky T on July 04, 2000 at 00:13:48:

Parking it in gear is added assurance it's not going to go anywhere while you're away. This may be particularly important for E39s, as some have complained that the parking brake isn't very effective.

If you're parked on a grade, put it in 1st if the car would roll forward and in reverse if it'll roll backward.

The only time I don't leave a car in gear when "parked" is when I'm trailering a car, as the car is sure to have minor forward and back motions and I don't want the gears in the tranny banging back and forth.


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