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The AutoStop/Start on my 2009 BMW 120 M Sport stopped operating on a journey from Bromley, Kent to Cornwall. On return from holiday, 500 miles later, I booked the car into my BMW dealer. I was told my...
I have a new model Range Rover Sport 3.0d HSE Dynamic. I have to say I love it. I traded a Discovery 4 (amazing residual after three years) and recently sold my Cayman S. It fits perfectly between the...
My Fiesta with EcoBoost 100 averaged 48.5mpg on one long journey, while the on-board computer shows 37.4mpg overall, mostly on short local trips along fairly congested roads in suburban London. May I suggest...
I have a new Fiat 500 with stop/start, but the system refuses to work. It has been back to the garage numerous times because the stop/start does not apply itself when it should, and when it does it does...
A friend is purchasing a Porsche Cayenne diesel with a stop-start fuel saving cut-out facility. Firstly, does this rapidly destroy a battery (with all the re-starts)? Secondly, as a diesel with a DPF,...
The stop-start on my wife's Fiat 500 often either fails to cut the engine when in neutral at traffic lights, and this is accompanied by a dashboard warning symbol, or else it cuts the engine properly but...
As I am contemplating buying a car with Renault's TCe 90 engine I have read with interest your recent comments on overheating turbos and would appreciate your advice on some points. Does carbonising build...
I have a December 2007 BMW 118d ED with stop-start and the other associated bells and whistles. This feature has not worked for about nine months. My BMW dealer thinks it might be a poor battery, and suggests...
This year I have bought myself a Fiat 500. I love it. When at traffic lights and I put the car into neutral, with the hand brake on, the engine cuts out. It is designed to do this to save petrol used while...
The 'start-stop' system on my new Volkswagen Golf TSI is operating very smoothly and presumably contributing to its relatively good urban fuel consumption. However, I recall some discussion about the risk...
 

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