Isn't it disabled if the A/C is switched on?
Not on our 2019 model.Isn't it disabled if the A/C is switched on?
With a manual, I can see why you would think it works well, my Vitara does have an automatic transmission, so has every other vehicle I've driven with stop/start - in heavy traffic, it can be hugely irritating, and as I mentioned, sometimes downright dangerous.I can only assume Fordem refers to auto trans cars as he mentions restarting when taking foot off brake pedal.
It won't, but as you're probably aware that's not it's main purpose which is to reduce air pollution in areas of traffic congestion.I can live with it, but really, why should I have to - it's not going to save me an appreciable amount of fuel.
This is an interesting question, and one that I've never considered - I haven't driven a turbocharged vehicle with stop/start - I certainly have been stationary at a red light on an off ramp, so I can see the scenario happening. I suppose you could engineer the vehicle to use a water cooled turbocharger with electric pumps or maybe an electric oil pump to keep oil flowing through the turbo charger would be enough to prevent the oil from cooking.I never use the stop start, hot turbo and stopping the engine is just asking for trouble. Is there a thermal cut out to stop this happening after a motorway run at the top of an off ramp for example?
Modern cars (at least many) have an electric pump for cooling the turbo when you shut down the car or for start/stop so there is not need to idle a minute before shut down as it used to be. (Or use a turbo-timer that were very popular here)I never use the stop start, hot turbo and stopping the engine is just asking for trouble. Is there a thermal cut out to stop this happening after a motorway run at the top of an off ramp for example?
I believe this is only the case if it's unattended (otherwise queues of stationary traffic would be generating lots of £80 fines ).It's also an offence in UK to leave the engine running when the vehicle is stationary