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IMW
Hi.

I'm in the habit of moving the gear lever into neutral on my auto box and applying the hand brake when waiting at traffic lights etc. My mate doesn't on his Merc - he prefers to leave it in drive and keeps his foot on the footbrake but I think this is potentially dangerous.

What do you think?
angus
it is a good practice to put in neutral and a ply the hand brake as leaving it in gear could lead to the gaer box oil to over heat and reduce its life.
IMW
Well, that makes two of us then!

Thanks Angus.


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