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Old 05-16-2018, 04:14 PM
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start / stop pressure sensitive

Has anyone noticed that the start / stop is sensitive to pedal pressure? Sitting at a light engine off with brake applied, releasing most brake pressure - but not enough to allow the truck to roll - the engine will re-start. This is useful if you want to do a quick take off with out the engine stumbling from too much throttle as it starts.
 
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Yes, I do that sometimes.

Other ways to restart are to adjust AC temp down a degree, hit sport/haul button, move shifter from drive to neutral (i have not tested moving it to M), or open your door. You can probably turn the wheel sharper if you will be turning after your stop...since it won’t kill the motor if your wheels are turned a certain amount.
 
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Has anyone noticed that the start / stop is sensitive to pedal pressure? Sitting at a light engine off with brake applied, releasing most brake pressure - but not enough to allow the truck to roll - the engine will re-start. This is useful if you want to do a quick take off with out the engine stumbling from too much throttle as it starts.
Yes. That's intentional. Its designed to restart at the first sign that you're removing your foot from the brake so that you don't have a significant delay in being able to go while waiting for the engine to start.
 
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Exactly. I've read so many posts about turning the feature off, but none about the positives.
 
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Exactly. I've read so many posts about turning the feature off, but none about the positives.
What positives may I ask? I don't have it and don't want it. I personally think its a stupid feature. Unless you are sitting at a light for 5 - 10 minutes at a time, or waiting on a long train, it can't save that much fuel. My wife had to take her Edge in for some minor warranty work and they gave her an '18 XLT 2.7L as a loaner.(Obviously not a typical dealer) After her first stop in the truck she called me and asked if I knew how to turn that "feature" off.
 
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Push the button. Fords way of selling starters and flexplates down the road...
 
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That's probably for timing to have the engine running by the time your foot gets to the accelerator.
 
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Originally Posted by Kingofwylietx View Post
Other ways to restart are to adjust AC temp down a degree, hit sport/haul button, move shifter from drive to neutral (i have not tested moving it to M), or open your door. You can probably turn the wheel sharper if you will be turning after your stop...since it won’t kill the motor if your wheels are turned a certain amount.
A tug to the steering wheel will restart too.
 
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Fixed it



tooth pick also works
 
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Haters gonna hate. This should help them fix many things:
 
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OEM are forced into strange things things when government mandates for fleet mileage exceed what their consumers want.
 
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Has anyone seen an analysis on how much fuel start/stop is supposed to save? Obviously, after the break even point, the longer you're "stopped" the more you'll save. But what's the break even point? It costs fuel to start the engine, that's not free.
 
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I'm still waiting to hear what positives there are from howler.
 
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I never intended to support, defend or advocate for stop/start. I don't really care if your engine is on or off.
 
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Originally Posted by NewEnglandHerdsman View Post
Has anyone seen an analysis on how much fuel start/stop is supposed to save? Obviously, after the break even point, the longer you're "stopped" the more you'll save. But what's the break even point? It costs fuel to start the engine, that's not free.
^THIS. Also, I wonder how long the starter will hold up. I know Ford says its an "upgraded heavy duty starter" but Im concerned if it wears out it'll mean "upgraded heavy duty payments" to fix it.
 

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