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RE: "The clutch didn't slip. It held the car still. Let it out a hair and the car creeps forwards. Push it in too much and the car rolls backwards. Keep it precisely in the right spot and give it just the amount of gas to keep it running and the car sits still"

I believe this procedure is actually called "slipping the clutch". The engine turns and the tires don't, something in between has to be "slipping".

SB
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