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#46 b1g_dav3

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

Looking at my Fez today, it looks mean and has attitude, something the new one hasn't got :/

May look at dumping an ST engine into a Mk7 at some point tbh.

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#47 AJ_sXe

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

I have always had reservations about this 'stop-start' system that is becoming popular. Surely it must shorten the life of the starter motor ? Also it must give the battery charge level a hammering in the winter (with headlights heated screens on etc.) if you do lots of short journeys as I do. ?
I have just experienced this battery drain problem so I know !


My reservation about stop-start is the slight hesitation you must get when you try to pull away quickly as the engine as to restart.

On my journey to and from work, there is a traffic-light-controlled roundabout and the lights don't stay green for long so you have to be quick off the mark when they go green to make it through before they change back and also to allow as many people behind you through safely.

I'm not convinced the stop-start would allow this so easily.

But what do I know, I don't even understand internal combustion!

#48 Stoney871

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Just keep the revs up with the clutch in, that will stop the start/stop activating.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

Not required, the stop start only activates, or stops if you like. When conditions are met :-

If the gear stick is in netuaral and clutch is up.

Temps above 3c,

Full battery charge,

Netural and braked. - My engine restarted other day as I was on a slope and removed foot from brake pedal, it's clever really.


There's a button to press anyway to deactivate in the focus.
The starting is quick, and it's designed for this.


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