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Old 04-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Drift start....

I've done a search of the forum and can't find anything, so here goes....

Am I correct that you cannot drift start a manual transmission equipped 2012+ Foucs? I've tried it, twice, and it never started. Kinda sucks if that is the case. EVERY manual I have ever owned could do this....


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I've done a search of the forum and can't find anything, so here goes....

Am I correct that you cannot drift start a manual transmission equipped 2012+ Foucs? I've tried it, twice, and it never started. Kinda sucks if that is the case. EVERY manual I have ever owned could do this....
Now I'm curious. I will try when I leave work and get back to you
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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That would be kind of sucky, but maybe it's an anti theft thing since the steering wheel doesn't lock.
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"Drift Start"????

You mean popping the clutch to try and start it without using the starter?
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"Drift Start"????

You mean popping the clutch to try and start it without using the starter?
This is what I'm thinking as well. Haven't tried on this focus.

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure I have. Maybe this is the issue: I have an SE that doesn't have push-button start.

Is the issue that there's no equivalent to leaving the key in the on position on push-button start cars?
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Drift Start? I had to read this post to find out what the heck it was. LOL.. I must be getting old.

Pop the clutch - that's what we called it back in the 80's

I have owned a car or two that would not allow starting this way.... funny though, I don't remember which ones. Damn, now I know I am getting old!
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"Drift Start"????

You mean popping the clutch to try and start it without using the starter?
Bingo!
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I have started my 2012 SE while rolling back on a hill and popping the clutch.
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If you doing some drifting in your car and it's not started, you might have other issues.

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