Yes, exactly. Seems like it was never a good idea, if it was to do with keeping gas out of a stopped engine. Unless it was an electric fuel pump. But I think it was just style, like smoking all the time and leaving half-finished drinks with huge tips on the bar.
Originally Posted by mkodama
If it was a mechanical fuel pump with carbs, wouldn't that mean revving the engine when turning it off leave more fuel in the intake and cylinders since the only thing turned off by the key would be ignition?
Engineers do it with a torque wrench
Last edited by Wolrab; 11-19-2012 at 04:00 PM.