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    Brings to mind a discussion at work about auto stop\start feature and my thoughts on effect to diesel engines. Hot summer day, been towing a 5 to 6,000 lb travel trailer down the interstate at 65 - 70 mph. You exit the highway roll to stop at the bottom of the off ramp to stop and wait for a red light and the truck promptly shuts down and the turbo start cooking.

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    Kind of an old thread but this is a creative comment. Not sure they do that stop/start thing with the diesels but maybe. If they do I hope there's a temperature sensor ( oh my more computer sensors???) to turn that stop/start system off.

    Engineers are not that dumb, are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheB2B View Post
    Brings to mind a discussion at work about auto stop\start feature and my thoughts on effect to diesel engines. Hot summer day, been towing a 5 to 6,000 lb travel trailer down the interstate at 65 - 70 mph. You exit the highway roll to stop at the bottom of the off ramp to stop and wait for a red light and the truck promptly shuts down and the turbo start cooking.

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    I very seriously doubt that feature saves fuel at all. I know I didnt lose any mpg turning the afm off on my 2010 sierra. Plus the starts on the starter, battery, etc. Seems like an aweful idea to me. We bought a pacifica as well as my truck the same day and the Pacifica has that auto start feature. You can disable it but it'll come back on the next start up

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    Quote Originally Posted by VernDiesel View Post
    I'm not sure these quality made well oiled and liquid cooled turbos won't on average last as long as the engine.
    @Vern, Did anything go wrong on your Turbo in the first 370K miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainmal View Post
    Kind of an old thread but this is a creative comment. Not sure they do that stop/start thing with the diesels but maybe. If they do I hope there's a temperature sensor ( oh my more computer sensors???) to turn that stop/start system off.

    Engineers are not that dumb, are they?
    You would think the stop/start could be cancelled via the tow/haul mode.


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    Iíve never had a turbo fail. However at 341k when the cab was off due to replacement of the transmission harness the turbo was replaced by insurance as it could have been damaged by the oil fire. It wasnít imo but I wasnít going to argue.
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    When I was over in England in 2013 visiting a friend who was transferred there due to his job, he had a Mercedes Benz with the auto stop\start but I don't recall it being a diesel, do remember getting into the passenger front seat on the wrong side of the car.

    Engineers are not that dumb, are they?
    But anyway are Engineers that dumb? No. Government officials? Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheB2B View Post
    Brings to mind a discussion at work about auto stop\start feature and my thoughts on effect to diesel engines. Hot summer day, been towing a 5 to 6,000 lb travel trailer down the interstate at 65 - 70 mph. You exit the highway roll to stop at the bottom of the off ramp to stop and wait for a red light and the truck promptly shuts down and the turbo start cooking.

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    Old thread, I know. But i like going through old stuff. So my brother-in-law works for Ford. (Canada) He works on the sync stuff. He has a 2019 F150 with the new 3.0 Powerstroke Diesel. It uses the start/stop feature. There is a big button right beside the hazard button to shut it off. Come to think of it, I used it to pull a trailer the other day....in tow/haul mode..... and it never did the stop/start..... so maybe it's disabled in tow mode... It also has Normal mode, tow/haul mode, off-road mode, eco mode and sport mode.
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    That is a lot of modes....

    You would think that it definitely should be programmed off in tow/haul, when engine temps are low, or anytime outside of in-town, congested driving. I donít hate the feature, as long as itís reliable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by farm View Post
    Old thread, I know. But i like going through old stuff. So my brother-in-law works for Ford. (Canada) He works on the sync stuff. He has a 2019 F150 with the new 3.0 Powerstroke Diesel. It uses the start/stop feature. There is a big button right beside the hazard button to shut it off. Come to think of it, I used it to pull a trailer the other day....in tow/haul mode..... and it never did the stop/start..... so maybe it's disabled in tow mode... It also has Normal mode, tow/haul mode, off-road mode, eco mode and sport mode.
    So we need an opinion/comparison between the 3.0 PS and the 3.0 Ecodiesel….

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