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TRIFECTA is proud to present Autostop Delete - a new product line that simply disables the factory “autostop” feature! Introduced as a fuel-savings feature, “autostop” allows the vehicle to shut the engine off when the vehicle is stopped, and quickly restart it when the driver is ready to move the vehicle, but not all vehicle owners feel it works smoothly enough.

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https://www.trifectaperformance.com/index.html/trifecta-autostop-delete-r115/

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I don't have auto-stop in my ATS, but I've had it on a couple of loaners and, honestly, I didn't mind it at all. As long as it truly isn't breaking or shortening the life of the car (skeptical), I'm OK with the feel of it, but if I did have it, I would still get this Auto-stop delete!

Jason from Engineering Explained did the math and found that the average vehicle uses the same amount of fuel firing up the engine as it does idling for seven seconds. My daily commute has very little stoppage, almost all of it is short stops (a few stop signs, sometimes I have to wait a couple of seconds to pull into the traffic circle, but usually I can just fly right into it, and then there's a half a mile or so of slow stop-and-go traffic), so, less than seven seconds each time it would shut off. This means, on my typical day, this feature would use more gas or about the same than just letting my car idle at stops! Couple this with me not believing for a second that this feature doesn't shorten the overall life of the components (maybe not below 100,000 miles, but I don't think manufacturers consider above 100,000 to 150,000 to be within the "life" of the vehicle), and I would have no problem justifying this purchase.
 

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I agree, but sometimes my commute consists of sitting at a light so long that the 2 minuye max lapse and car starts back up. So I think some will save gas while others won't.
 

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I'd like having it switchable on my next car having had it on rental cars. Some areas do have long traffic lights and I'd be ok with it. But it is annoying in areas with stop signs every block or when doing parking lot maneuvers. A Prius is the only car I've driven where it is completely unnoticeable because of the electric motor gets the car rolling instantaneously.

Trifecta states this for 100% stock cars. Has HPT or EFI Live added this feature? Seems like there must be a coolant temp that must be crossed before it becomes active to allow the car to warm up in cold weather. Change the trigger value to 300* and no more autostop.
 
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