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      09-28-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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Drives: F20
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK

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Originally Posted by Fanis
I agree with Heder. The first thing I do after I start the engine, is to disengage the Auto Start/Stop. It is a pain, I do not like how it works, the fuel saving is miniscule (the car consumes about 1 lt of gasoline per hour) and I believe that the damage to the engine and the peripheral systems exceeds the benefit of using it.
Not sure why its such a pain, especially in the auto. All one has to do is lift foot off the brake to start. Only use it at traffic lights. Can modulate pressure on the brake when you don't wish it to operate eg at roundabouts. It's main bonus is one doesn't hear the noisy diesel engine at standstill.