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Old 03-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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So, prior to the clutch problem, typically how many times per day did you need to park and leave the car? (If I understand correctly it was only once per day?)
Well, actually two. It would park in my driveway overnight and at work during the day.

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I notice this too from time to time. Some seems to have it down to a science, others will only let the engine off for a minute then refire. I even seen this inline at the drive throughs too.

Now for rail road crossings I seem to be alone, but on ferries while in line and onboard some kill the engine.
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Well, actually two. It would park in my driveway overnight and at work during the day.
All our driving routines are so different that there is no 'one size fits all' plan that is best for everyone.

For example, my day of driving typically will include 10 to 30 stops that I make to deliver things and while in transit also stop at places like the bank, the supermarket and the post office. That does not include shutting off the engine at traffic lights. You can understand why I only do it at long red lights, as my starter is used more than that of the average commuter.

It's easy to see why your starter never wore out, if you only parked the car twice a day.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I thought this is where you were going. You have me beat with the usage contest.
So how much I actually used my started is irrelevant. It is only important to show how little I could have used it. Thanks.

I'll take my actual fuel savings (only partially due to using my starter A-LOT)
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Snip from Grey Goose fuel log- Total saved: $1293.78 (based on avg. cost per gal.
Total distance traveled: 55489.8 mi. / 89302.2 km
over my actual starter costs ($0) any day.

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I thought this is where you were going. You have me beat with the usage contest.
So how much I actually used my started is irrelevant. It is only important to show how little I could have used it. Thanks.

I'll take my actual fuel savings (only partially due to using my starter A-LOT)
over my actual starter costs ($0) any day.
"Different strokes for different folks."

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