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hoopitup2000

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 7:13:15 AM

No, the extra wear & tear on the starter not worth it to me. Still average around 40 MPG in stop & go DC traffic, so no real benefit to me.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:23:59 AM

No
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:40:21 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:22:11 AM

No.................
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:49:53 AM

Another bad idea.
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ramhandy
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:55:52 PM

Luckily I don't need to with my hybrid. It shuts itself down.....
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 4:03:36 PM

yes it's one of my tools to help me save fuel
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:40:39 PM

no
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:55:39 AM

no
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:55:13 AM

no
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:00:00 AM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:28:24 AM

no
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AMR32
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:30:50 PM

No.
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:49:22 PM

yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:12:14 AM

no
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Birkut
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:23:58 AM

Not worth the trouble.
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 5:49:01 AM

Who are, these people?
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:51:45 AM

No
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:11:41 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:01:46 AM

Never.....ever........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:38:29 AM

Never......
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 1:34:11 PM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 8:40:35 AM

That would be a waste of a "Chugity-Chug-Cam" and a Chrome alternator, fancy duals, and A/C comfort. "Really" NO! with an 8 year old battery....
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 7:12:01 AM

Never..........
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:35:09 AM

NO
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:06:20 AM

Never.....
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:08:23 AM

no
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:23:59 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:23:11 AM

Only for long trains.
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:05:16 AM

Another idiotic idea.
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nickless
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 2:08:04 AM

no
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 1:59:01 PM

no. why do that?
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 7:19:01 AM

No
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 6:11:28 AM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 3:44:38 PM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 9:26:21 AM

No
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 9:19:37 AM

No
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:25:01 AM

No
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 7:50:20 AM

No. Gets you killed in some areas.
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 7:48:53 AM

Well sooner or later if there isn't enough time driving between intersections the battery won't charge back enough and the engine isn't going to start again...then goodbye any paltry savings.

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 9/21/2014 7:53:13 AM EST]
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Safari7350
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 2:34:34 AM

No!
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MsPeachi747
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 7:26:01 PM

Since it does not save significant gas and just make more wear and tear on starter. NO.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:07:51 AM

Never.........
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 3:40:20 AM

no and I would never admit to it on forum if I did
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 9:46:46 AM

No
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:20:52 AM

No - very dumb idea
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pandora257
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 1:41:47 AM

no
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:59:30 PM

no
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:07:11 PM

No
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 12:38:14 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:18:15 AM

Never...............
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