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Old 01-01-2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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Hmm, technology that could be in the Focus's future...

http://www.mustangevolution.com/201012286015/

you guys thoughts on this?


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Old 01-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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that is the most idiotic idea ford has ever done. besides the mustang 2
typical. LOL.

hell it's not a bad idea for those looking to really save gas every possibly way. Like someone mentioned in the comments though, I wonder how much strain it puts on the starting system if it does that at each light.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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I think its an excellent idea. How jealous are you when you are sitting at a redlight next to a prius, your gasoline wasting away while he sits patiently without using a drop?

It would need to be selectable for me (which could be plausible through a tune or a switch) cause I would want to let my car heat up fully while idling at redlights when its 10 degrees out. 6 cold starts on the way to work? No thanks.


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Old 01-02-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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Re-post (but that's OK) WHY is Ford doing this? "Ford says that this will reduce gas by 4% and almost 10% for city vehicles that have frequent stop-go traffic." <-- THAT's WHY. And the system "sets" the pistons for re-startup by spark plug NOT by starter. It WON'T "kick in" until the engine has reached a normal operating temp and it will almost certainly be able to be turned off.
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