But when you push start the motion of the car becomes the starter motor. My honda has the same clutch relay but I have pushed started it a bunch. The only time this has not worked was when the battery was drained passed the point of being able to supply any spark at all.
Hmmm, interesting.... I have never been able to do it with my RS (2 tries) or my old Jetta. It could be that the relay opens up more than the starter, or it just didn't work (although it was down a steep incline). Anyone been able to do it with their Subaru?