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Old 06-05-2012, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Technic View Post
In my 2012 M3 I use the Start/Stop often in my work commute... I even went ahead and code it to remember its last state instead of defaulting to off at each engine start.

Do you happen to know if this function uses the car's starter each time? I know that some systems (specifically, Mazda's and perhaps Peugeot's) restart the car based on some sort of compression in the engine (thus not stressing the starter), but I haven't been able to find any details about how the system in the M3 works. The possible starter wear is my biggest reason for leaving mine disabled.
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