Bump Starting

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri Nov 29 14:43:29 EST 2002

I was thinking of bumpstarting my 200q20v with the nonresponsive starter to
get it home to work on, but the Bentley warns against doing that.  Says
it's not good for the catalytic converter and "might damage other
parts".  I could see how a bunch of raw gas going into the cat wouldn't be
good for it, but my car was running great before I parked it, so I'd think
it would fire right up with just a couple turnovers via the gear
train.  What else might get damaged?  I'm thinking of towing at just a
couple miles an hour and letting the clutch out in fourth gear.

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