So I was talking to a friend of mine and tells me that he jumped out the clutch safety switch on his 4 speed car so he can start his car up without pressing the clutch down. When I asked him why, he said that pushing the clutch in when starting the car puts excessive wear on the thrust bearing. His thinking is that there is a few seconds where the engine is getting pushed forward against the thrust with no oil pressure. Now he's got me thinking I should bypass the switch? Does he have a point? Wouldn't that theory be true of all the bearings? Of the whole engine really? I mean, there is a few seconds there where you cranking until the pressure comes up. Ive been driving 4 speed cars for years. Never had an issue. What say you? Will it ultimately extend the longevity of the engine? Or should I just shrug it off as the rantings of a lunatic?