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  • For those not aware, be warned.............

    A new feature on new cars today is the auto engine shutoff when stopping. This feature sucks, IMO and can not be turned off. It's a safety hazard. When you apply the brake at stops, the engine shuts off, when you lift on the brake it starts back up. There is a hesitant of 2 seconds and if you press the gas pedal too soon, the car will jump ahead.

    Just another feature that can go wrong..............
    "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

  • #2
    Another reason I will not be buying a new car any time soon!

    I think the computer age is getting just a wee bit out of hand.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      There is a button to disable but it defaults back on cycling the key. I think it's an asinine move all for fuel economy.
      The starter manufactures will be making a mint

      https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/...save-fuel.html
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        IF they are doing it in the name of fuel economy, why not return to the flathead V8, the most fuel economical engine ever built? It is proven, the more you get an engine to breath, the better the performance and economy. Sure, there are a few tweeks here and there that can be made to the engine to make it better, but it is a great platform to start with.

      • Apple Green Wheels Rule
        Apple Green Wheels Rule commented
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        Won't happen, that would put too many computer wiz kid millennials out of work....

    • #4
      Originally posted by Mitch View Post
      There is a button to disable but it defaults back on cycling the key. I think it's an asinine move all for fuel economy.
      The starter manufactures will be making a mint

      https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/...save-fuel.html
      I read that article and I feel offended, it said I have a mental problem. My mother had me tested and I'm not mental!!!!!! I just bitch a lot, comes with old age.....

      "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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      • #5
        So does your new car have this great feature?
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Mitch View Post
          So does your new car have this great feature?
          Unfortunately...YES. My 2014 Lacrosse starting having bigtime engine problems, 40,000 miles. It was under extended warranty but....I didn't want to wait around for other problems to develop so I traded for a 2017 and I'm not a happy camper. The start shutoff feature and I don't like the shift feature either. The whole thing feels cheap.............compared to what I had. I'll probably drive Sarah more often next year than this cheap hussy I bought to go to church in on Sundays........:rolling just a tad of my there. Preachers shut and lock the door when they see me coming!!!!
          "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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          • #7
            Hey, if we are doing warnings.... I have one for ya.

            Beware that Homie Despot has a wall mounted faucet with ¼ turn valves that can not be replaced! It is their Glacier Bay brand.
            https://www.homedepot.com/p/Glacier-Bay-2-Handle-Wall-Mount-Kitchen-Faucet-with-Soap-Dish-in-Chrome-815N-0001/206495210

            Now, for those of you that are more than a little mechanically inclined, I have found a fix for the dripping. In the Zenith carburetor rebuild kit from some of the vendors is a thin red ring washer that just fits into the ¼ turn valve. If placed where original cut ring is, this will place enough pressure on the valve assembly to stop the leak. Just did this today, so I know it works! I even went to my "better than HD stocked plumbing store" and he said he has been looking for the valves used and can't get them. So the Chineesium one-offs strikes again, so Beware!
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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            • #8
              Let the good times roll !! Waiting for the 1 o'clock group to adjourn.... P.S. little tired at this time, may not make tonights meeting
              Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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              • #9
                Originally posted by pAAt View Post
                Let the good times roll !! Waiting for the 1 o'clock group to adjourn.... P.S. little tired at this time, may not make tonights meeting
                Today was Sunday, day of rest. You are forgiven my son for your forgetfulness. Bless you.

                Father Ed'onis
                "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                • pAAt
                  pAAt commented
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                  Bless me again !! It's been 35 years, these are my sins...AAAAAAAAAAA & A snd EAh or AEh for our Canadian friends !!!

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