Okay so title pretty much sais it all, I just recently purchased a 88 f250 7.3 with zf5. I noticed people seem to be fine with starting in second when not on a hill and I'm just curious of everyone thought, it sais right in the owners manual not to start in 2nd. Other question is floating gears I'd like to get some feedback on that, what are your opinions and what do you guys do ? I drive a international 4900 for work alot and was taught from the get go to float gears and have been doing it for years with no negative side effects that I can tell. Thanks ahead of time for any help.