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      02-26-2008, 12:21 PM   #180
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mantis View Post
there's BMW hill assist that will stop the car for you from rolling for like 2 seconds which should be enough.

What you can do also is:
1. pull e brake
2. clutch in and put in gear
3. start releasing the clutch with giving gas (a bit more than usual)
4. when the car wants to move release the e-brake
What are people referring to when they talk about using the clutch to hold one on a hill (resulting in shorter clutch life)?

I get the concept of stopping on the hill, putting the brake on and getting off the clutch until it looks like cars are about to get moving, then putting the clutch in and moving to first and giving gas, but not sure that I understand what people mean by when they talk about using the clutch to "hold" the car on the hill.