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Old 08-27-2014, 04:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Kara View Post
Considering the engine kill switch, I'm worried about safety, mainly considering power brakes.
That's the beauty of the mod: it retains the safety/functionality of the factory "autostop" feature. It will automatically restart the engine if the brake vacuum becomes gets low. Power steering is retained also.

And particularly the kill switch will gain you more MPG than anything else. When you finally install it, you'll kick yourself for not having done it sooner. It preserves the car's Autostop logic/functionality, so the electric power steering remains active and the engine automatically restarts (quietly, via the IMA motor) simply by: 1) putting the shifter into any gear; 2) depleting brake vacuum; 3) pressing the accelerator. It's all very slick.
From this thread, today:
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

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