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Re: Start&Stop - Love it or hate it?

I've also found out the "unavailable" message seems to certainly pop up if you stop (with clutch in), then reverse and stop again. Happens to me when I park.

I talked to my dealer today about it, no way to keep it off via the settings and I got the feeling he didn't want to turn it off.
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Also, when the driver removes their seatbelt whilst still driving, the "unavailable" message appears.
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Also, when the driver removes their seatbelt whilst still driving, the "unavailable" message appears.
Yup i've noticed that too, and also i believe if a door is open.

I've occasionally popped into my mums with the engine still running (friends in the car) to grab mail & run out again to find the engine never stopped.
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It doesn't work if

a. You switched it off :P
b. The engine isn't running at its standard optimal temperature (wont work first thing on a morning usually until you warm it up)
c.After you have just reversed.

If you have a problem with it not working, and the engine management light it on, take it to a dealer... They just need to reset something to do with the gears. (I had this problem if you didnt already guess)
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Just plugged the USB in and got new data for the past month and a half...

Overall my eco index registers at 64 average (since owning the car mid March)

The past week has seen nearly every day with an eco rating of 70-72 which I was highly surprised at. Maybe I've realised how much money I spend on petrol
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Re: Start&Stop - Love it or hate it?

Here's an odd one...

What do you other start&stop owners do, when you stop your car at your destination and the start&stop kicks in?

Do you push the clutch and start it again or simply switch off the engine?

It's caught me out a couple of times. I'm in two minds over it, so I just start the engine again, before stopping it again. Which is sounding rather stupid.
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Here's an odd one...

What do you other start&stop owners do, when you stop your car at your destination and the start&stop kicks in?

Do you push the clutch and start it again or simply switch off the engine?

It's caught me out a couple of times. I'm in two minds over it, so I just start the engine again, before stopping it again. Which is sounding rather stupid.

I just pull up & let the engine turn itself off, and switch it off myself.

Haven't had any problems with it on that front, still having the problem now & then when i start to trust the S&S as its worked fine for weeks... and end up stalling or revving the balls out of it at the lights though!

I'm learning to like it :P
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I'd be concerned at what happens when the whole system inevitably packs in.. I wouldnt want stop start on any car
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Quote Originally Posted by Danmalone View Post

If you have a problem with it not working, and the engine management light it on, take it to a dealer... They just need to reset something to do with the gears. (I had this problem if you didnt already guess)
Yip had that one too!
Its great fun then being left sitting about at the dealership for an hour while they take their time resetting it all
Start / Stop... Great idea Fiat
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Yip had that one too!
Its great fun then being left sitting about at the dealership for an hour while they take their time resetting it all
Start / Stop... Great idea Fiat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Start-stop_system

Would seem like most manufacturers will be going this way, as more and more introduce it.

I wonder if it's a future EU requirement for all cars.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Start-stop_system

Would seem like most manufacturers will be going this way, as more and more introduce it.

I wonder if it's a future EU requirement for all cars.
Probably until they find an alternative method, i'm sure there going to find a better less mechanical/electronic intensive method at some point in the near future.
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