What exactly is the bump start on the Sol? Does it just allow for a easier start w/out having to totally crank the key forward?
According to SmallDealer, the Owner's manual specifically states that won't work.achieftain said:Bump start as I interpret such things is pushing the car or rolling down a hill with clutch depressed, with shifter in 4 or 5 and then popping the clutch to spin engine ... Why you would want to do this on a Sol could only be if the battery has run down.
http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=57615&postcount=1Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it will not work, and it could damage your vehicle.
I believe he said that you only had to 'bump' the key, as in, turn it to start without holding it in start, and immediately release it back to 'run' and the electronics will start the engine automatically.SlipSlider said:The engineer mentioned something about it in Tony's "maden drive" video
Marco said:Excelsior, when I drove in Detroit, I turned the key and it didn't start, but I think I caught the needles of the gauges going all the way to other end and returned. Have you noticed that?
It almost seemed if is was testing the needles