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Why does the dash count down to start the car?

Are you supposed to wait till the countdown is over to crank the car or do you do it before it ends? Why does it do this?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Because the engineer's said so.

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Hi Tyler- The countdown happens when you turn the ignition switch to the "On" position without turning the engine over. It (the countdown) is for the oil level display. Once the countdown is complete, the digital oil level indicator will tell you how much oil is in the case. You do not need to wait for the countdown to reach 0:00 to start your car.

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