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    Starting Procedure?

    I know everyone has there own starting procedure or ritual when you fire up your R8 so I was just curious what steps you guys take before you bring your R8 to life.

    Here is mine:

    1. Get in the car and move the seat forward (I always put it back when I get out so I save the bolsters getting in and out).
    2. Put the key in and turn to the ready position.
    3. Turn down the radio if left on.
    4. Put car in neutral (6 Speed). With my R-Tronic I put it in neutral and let the pumps wind up.
    5. Put seat belt on.
    6. Now that the relays and such have had a chance to do there business.....I fire her up!

    I do this every time I start the car. None of this is for any mechanical reason.....just my ritual.
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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    Mine:

    1. Get in the car and put on driving gloves (always left on center console).

    2. Put seat-belt on.

    3. Turn key to the ready position and (a) let volts come up and (b) listen for pumps to start.

    4. Fire her up!

    5. Sport button on.

    6. Reverse out of garage.

    7. Unfold mirrors.

    8. Windows down (most of the time unless super chilly).

    9. Ready to go!
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    I let mine idle for 45 seconds or so before I take off.

    The r tronic reverses much more smoothly once the rpms have settled

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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    Mine:

    1. Get in the car and put on driving gloves (always left on center console).

    2. Put seat-belt on.

    3. Turn key to the ready position and (a) let volts come up and (b) listen for pumps to start.

    4. Fire her up!

    5. Sport button on.

    6. Reverse out of garage.

    7. Unfold mirrors.

    8. Windows down (most of the time unless super chilly).

    9. Ready to go!
    ezmaass,
    Is there any reason for step 3a and 3b?

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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    The pumps on mine prime up the moment you unlock it.

    I tend to run at the car, jump and slide gracefully over the bonnet while holding the unlock button, jump through the open window, press the clutch-crank-nail the gas simultaneously and bang it on the limiter momentarily while I knock it into gear and then side step the clutch and launch it with all 4 tyres chirruping as I exit the garage....


    ... then I wake up and have my cornflakes

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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    Bobley, Brilliant mate!

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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    Mine:

    1. Get in the car and put on driving gloves (always left on center console).

    2. Put seat-belt on.

    3. Turn key to the ready position and (a) let volts come up and (b) listen for pumps to start.

    4. Fire her up!

    5. Sport button on.

    6. Reverse out of garage.

    7. Unfold mirrors.

    8. Windows down (most of the time unless super chilly).

    9. Ready to go!
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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    Driving gloves? Really? Do you open the Grey Poupon before or after you exit the garage?
    Here's what it was designed for: Get in, buckle up, start, drive. That is all.

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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    I wait for the cold start routine to finish and then go.
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    Re: Starting Procedure?

    Do what I did in my GTR with fore fuel system

    1. Start and wait and listen for pumps (10-20 seconds)
    2. Then start and let idle till its below 1,000 RPMS
    3. Wait till its a little warm 45 seconds to 1 minute
    4. Put car on sport and suspension
    5. Off I go and keep it under 4000 RPMS till its 100% warm

    Anal but got a 1400hp 40k miles with zero issues lol

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