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I'm curious, is it still okay to roll-start/push-start these cars?
So I did a search and all the posts referred to the previous gen of Versa. Could not find anything on the 2012-current models.
One of the things I have always liked about the manual transmission is the option of a roll-start. I tried one a while back and it didn't seem to want to "catch". I was letting it roll and popping the clutch briefly in 2nd or 3rd, I don't remember, as this was a while ago. I used to do this with my Ford Rangers all the time and just letting the clutch up briefly would spin the motor enough to "catch" and I'd push it back in to let the engine idle for a second.
Anyways, I tried that once or twice rolling down a sloping parking lot and didn't get the desired effect (yes, the key was "on"). I then just hit the starter and started it normally. Did I give up too soon? Or did Nissan take the ability away? I seem to recall reading somewhere that some modern cars don't/won't roll start anymore. I do know that it states NOT to roll start a 5-speed model in my owners manual....as "it may harm the engine"... really?
2016 Versa S sedan 5M