Stopping engine with istop

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Stopping engine with istop

Post by bjwbaker » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:23 pm

Hi all,

I have a question about istop. When I come to park, istop will kick in and the engine will cut out. I move the shift lever from Drive to Park but can't find a way of turning the car off without starting the engine again. If I take my foot off the break it obviously starts again but if I press the start/stop button this also fires it up again.

Any ideas?

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Re: Stopping engine with istop

Post by santa » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:50 pm

Of you move from D to P when istop is activatet and remove your foot from the brakepedal, the car will turen off when you hit the start/stop button.
I do this from time to time.
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Re: Stopping engine with istop

Post by SOMERS » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:35 pm

While i respect the fact that Mazda CX3 has the i Stop feature for given reasons.

I personaly like to be in full control of my vehicle consequently i disable the i stop feature.

Depending on Volume of trafic and in my case stop a go city trafic in the country I reside in and the type of roads and terain here, for me , I find i Stop to be not very practicle.

To dis engage i Stop. Your option !
Start engine in the norml way.
Press and hold in the i Stop switch untill you hear two beeps .
An i Stop icon will show on your dash board to show the i Stop function is not in engaged.
You will need to do this each time you start the car.

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Re: Stopping engine with istop

Post by SOMERS » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:55 pm

REF : my post as above fri sep 07 2018 12:35.

I am no different than the rest of you, I am still learning the magic of the CX3.

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I disabled my i stop feature only because of my driving conditions, please do not assume that I have a negative approach to the i stop feature.
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Re: Stopping engine with istop

Post by zoylander » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:21 pm

I disable i-stop as automatically as putting on my seat belt. I find it disconcerting and am sceptical about it's claimed benefits.

The button which sets the trip odometer can be rotated to dim the instrument lights at night.

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Re: Stopping engine with istop

Post by SoonerV8 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:05 am

I'm sure somebody, somewhere will be able to disable i-stop permanently. As for benefits?? Battery drain, starter gear wear, I cringe every time i forget to disable it. Fuel economy?...................Doubtful. Pollution?............Crawling through a busy city, possibly, but not sure how the mixture is affected at re-start. I suppose in some laboratory somewhere the figures add up, but in the real world the outcome is probably as accurate as the mpg projections!
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Re: Stopping engine with istop

Post by Brum1955 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:12 pm

As I understand it, the starter motor is not used to restart the engine after I stop. Check the web for details.
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Re: Stopping engine with istop

Post by AndyRen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:02 pm ... nv/i-stop/

So it would appear the pistons stop in an optimum re-start position and the skyactive engine is re-started using a combination of starter motor and compression/ignition in half the time of other engines. I don't think you should really worry about the ring gear and/or battery condition in these circumstances - modern starter motors pre-engage before turning the flywheel putting paid to the old problem of grinding teeth away.... and Istop won't kick in on a depleted battery anyway.
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