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Old 06-23-2014, 10:42 PM
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Switching of Engine on a Red stop light then switching it on again in a 2006 320i.

Hi Gurus,

Is it viable to do this? At red light, switch off the engine. Then Start it at green? My wife told me that her manager has a 2014 bmw and when you press the break, the engine will stop on that 2014 bmw.

Can I do that on my BMW without damaging it? Petrol engine really consumes lot of fuel during standby mode.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:22 PM
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...Can I do that on my BMW without damaging it? Petrol engine really consumes lot of fuel during standby mode.
You can, but not regularly like the AS/S system. The starters on the cars with that feature have strengthened starters and flywheels to handle the extra stress.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:18 AM
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hoW Long are your stop lights? 20 minutes then yes
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:37 AM
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If you are worrying about how much gas you are wasting at a 60 second stop light, you have obviously purchased the wrong car.

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Old 06-24-2014, 06:11 AM
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Oh, so its a new system ASS. I will check that. Thanks. So it is not good to do that in a 320i. Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:38 PM
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Oh, so its a new system ASS. I will check that. Thanks. So it is not good to do that in a 320i. Thanks.
I wonder if they use that acronym in the brochure. I agree with the above. I wouldn't manually start and stop the engine on a regular basis to emulate that feature. Gotta believe any repair it might lead to will wildly outweigh any savings you see at the pump from doing so.
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