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      10-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jphughan View Post
I'm surprised this still works on modern cars. I thought fuel pumps were electronically disabled until the computer had authenticated a keyfob? Even if there's fuel left over in the lines, why doesn't the pump lockout mean that roll starting a modern car either prevents it from starting or allows it to start and then just sputter out immediately thereafter?
Who said anything about not having the key? If the ignition's on and the rear wheels are used to turn the engine, it will start. Even the owner's manual says so.