Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: 1990 300E, 2002 ML500
Location: Boone, NC
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Car and Driver's How To
on page 35 of the October 2005 issue Car and Driver has a How to do a burn out in a manual. Thier steps are.
1. Depress the clutch with your left foot and put the shifter in first gear.
2. Put your right foot on the gas pedal, and, checking the tach, spool the engine to about 4,000 or 5,000 RPM. (Hey, that's a ballpark figure-different cars require different revolutions.)
3. Abrubtly lift off the clutch with your left foot, and transfer it to the brakes, but no hard that you will kill the engine.
4. Carefully vary the pressure on both the brake pedal and the accelerator until the rear tires are smoking and you're not moving. Listen for applause.
Now that sounds all good and well, and considering that I have not yet driven a manual I can't say this works or not, but I thought having the clutch and accelerator depressed at the same time did serious damage to the clutch plate. So what gives?