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Old 09-02-2008, 11:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Bob View Post
I'd guess that unless a car is designed to switch itself on and off, it should not be switched off for less than between ten and thirty seconds, depending on the model. There's starter maintenance to consider, too. Driving around to get parts can eat up a lot of saved droplets.
Find out how long it takes to recover from "open-loop" on re-start. I use the 10-second rule for newer fuel-injected vehicles (without fancy idle-emission controls). I let the TSX idle for a 20-second target because the variable cam timing reduces idle emissions and fuel consumption when stopped (no EGR system).

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