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Should I Avoid Using Neutral On My Auto Box?


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#1 IMW

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:39 AM

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?

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#2 angus

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:35 PM

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.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:38 PM

Well, that makes two of us then!

Thanks Angus.


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