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AutoStop behavior: Is This a ?Problem or Not? (long)

1804 Views 11 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  cakley
OK, I know this beloved function has been discussed, and there is information all over the place, but I have a specific question after 3 whole months of experience:

Should autostop happen while the shifter is still in gear, with the clutch engaged (depressed)?

Mine will autostop in any gear if I depress the clutch below 20 mph or so.

In 3rd or any higher gear, this is not a big deal. If I feel I need to accelerate, I will need to downshift and this starts the ICE again.

This IS a problem in 2nd, or less commonly 1st, since sometimes I will depress the clutch and then find that I don't need to stop and release the clutch only to find that autostop has shutdown the ICE, and then I need to clutch and shift out and back into gear to get it going.

For example: I am in a little traffic, in 2nd and it looks like the car in front is slowing to turn left, so I let off the gas and then depress the clutch anticipating stopping, or at least downshifting. But the car turns and I can go....but I can't. In that brief second that the clutch was down, autostop has kicked in. When I let up on the clutch: nothing........................

Oh....... it's off. Clutch in, shift out of gear and back into 2nd (or now 1st) and it refires.
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I've notice that I sometime I am too quick in my clutch shift movement. I might not depress the clutch that last 1/4" and it won't re-start. But I've learned to deal with it.

Example. In auto-stop before the light turns green I put the car into gear and press the clutch in all but a 1/2" as soon as its green I press the last 1/2" then release and am gone!

I'm with Tim, I use the auto stop and just roll along in traffic jams. its great on the downside of a hill. I can roll along with out and fuel for 10-15 minutes. Thats kicks @ss. Plus is sounds neat to just coast without the engine on.
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