Yeah, auto start stop is very annoying. Once someone hacks the Forscan codes we will be able to disable this option so it is not on when we start our vehicles. today I was backing out of a parking space and forgot to turn off auto rear braking. That sudden stopping might not be good for the brakes. (to disable it, it is not just 1 button, it is a sequence of delayed 3 clicks on the screen which takes like 20 seconds to dis active.Here's what drives me crazy about auto stop/start systems....
Yes, we all know that idling for long periods is inefficient, and we should be more conscientious about turning the car off while waiting for our passenger to run into the store, or whatever, but when we are in traffic, the car's computers have no way of knowing in advance if we just stopped for a train that is going to take 8 minutes to pass, or if we stopped because of a slowdown on the freeway, and will be going again in 5 seconds. Starting an engine from a stopped state means overcoming the inertia of all the moving parts, and if you recall your physics classes, kinetic energy is exponential with speed, meaning that for short stops, getting an engine up to speed again will take more energy than it would to overcome the friction to keep it idling. How short? It depends on a lot of factors, but even without knowing the answer, the fact remains that the car's computers cannot see the future, and don't know how long we will be stopped, and so under some driving conditions it's entirely possible that the start/stop will be less efficient than keeping it running, and that's not even accounting for wear on the various components, or the extra vehicle weight incurred by the over-engineering required to beef up the starting system. It's a sad state of affairs when we no longer trust people to take responsibility for their own choices, and instead try to force choices on them that might not actually be helpful.
Actually, we'll be going full electric next. New gasoline vehicles will be phased out in Europe by 2035.My 2020 ST has it. Unnoticeable when in use. For those that swear they'll never own a vehicle with it ? Get ready to walk or ride the bus. Eventually every vehicle other than class 8 will have it. The automotive industry needs it to meet fed specs.
higher Octane rating doesn’t necessarily equate to higher quality. Top Tier regular gas is perfectly fine. Granted, I’d run premium fuel in a vehicle that recommends it.Yes, it will run on 87 oct. The ECU will pull timing to prevent knocking. It has been proven that using 87 in an engine designed for 91/93 will in the long term, cause issues. Especially with the injectors. Bottom dweller gasoline is just that. The higher octane fuels have higher concentrations of fuel system cleaners. If one cannot afford 91/93 oct, then a lower trim pkg should have been purchased imho. Ymmv ........
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