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Old 06-05-2012, 12:00 PM
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Mein Auto: 2015 F80 M3
Originally Posted by logicalthought View Post

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.
I tried the system ( don't like it ) and I heard my starter motor running, however I guess it should be possible for the computer to park the engine with some cylinders at perfect ignition position ( compressed with fuel in the chambers ) and then as a first attempt try to just fire the spark plugs to get the engine running again. Not sure if the M3 can or ever does this.
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