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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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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:58:55 AM

Dumb idea - could get you killed
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:23:10 AM

Where do these people get these moronic, dangerous ideas?
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:01:37 PM

depends on how long the wait will be. I usually throw it into neutral instead. My truck
burns about 1/3 less fuel
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:03:44 PM

Not unless I know I'll be stopped for a while, like waiting for a train to pass.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:49:15 AM

no
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:10:37 AM

never
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:08:41 AM

No
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:54:31 AM

Not at stoplights.
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retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:17:00 AM

No
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:03:24 AM

no
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:22:25 AM

no
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:06:25 PM

No
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:31:51 AM

NO
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:55:23 AM

No, but we have several that you could finish your lunch.
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 11:23:32 AM

Yes, but only when I have just miss a long light and I'm not driving my wife's VVT-I/Battery driven hybrid mid-size.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:43:55 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:20:48 AM

Never.....
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:11:52 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:59:52 AM

Never.....
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:12:47 PM

Never
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:52:32 PM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:13:40 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:22:41 AM

Never.....
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 12:57:50 PM

no
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:45:27 AM

No
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:41:20 AM

No
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 9:58:00 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 2:46:20 PM

no
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 10:41:55 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 10:34:21 AM

Restarting the engine, places an extra alternator load drag on the restarted engine, cold weather requires more accessory electrical demands, the normal engine operation drops off quickly(under-hood temps), then the EFI/ECM system compensates, all while the Driver holds on the brake lamps, and other electrical battery drains.

Hybrids are very different in operation, the difference is much greater, than the conventional vehicles, I believe the trade-off of the start/stop engine would be negative for long term savings, a hassle, extra wear on several additional expensive parts.

A very long light/hampered for some reason(long wait), then Yes E..off rather then doing Extreme Idling during warm weather. OOPS!...Now What?Dang! HORNS BLOW x 6 Rrrr, Rrrr, RRRrrr, more HORNs.....ETC.
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:15:58 AM

NO!
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:08:19 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 6:30:41 AM

Rarely . . . .
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 5:55:51 AM

no
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packerfan14
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:59:51 AM

no, it requires more fuel to start up the engine than wait at a light
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:24:42 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:21:53 AM

Never............
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 3:00:45 AM

nope
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 3:35:49 AM

Stupid idea.
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 1:19:19 AM

no
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:49:18 AM

No
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 8:17:13 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 5:50:51 AM

No
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nickless
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 4:08:22 AM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 10:15:30 AM

no
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Ashelm
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 8:27:57 AM

Driving a prius now, and the engine shuts itself off automatically.

But when I was driving my honda civic, no I never did that. It had enough issues as it was, I didn't need to have it suddenly not want to start when the light goes green and now I'd have 10 cars behind me getting mad.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 5:59:33 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 5:32:29 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 4:08:12 AM

No. Dangerous habit.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 3:20:31 AM

No, I want to be ready to go when the light goes green
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