It is still annoying to have to reach forward to the gear buttons when stopping and then again when you want to drive off. There is no logical reason with the ETG box for the handbrake not to activate the stop-start...Angus said:Once again, in my 82 ETG if you put the car in neutral when it comes to rest and apply the handbrake the engine remains paused until you put the car in gear again. This is much better than my previous C4 where the engine cut out below 4 mph. and applying the handbrake restarted the engine. Try it and see!! You will save fuel.
Sorry, but as I have mentioned in an earlier post, the etg gearbox when the brake or handbrake is operated remains in neutral, therefore the car cannot move... I also hate the brake light at junctions, but also can't be bothered with the extra 2-3 seconds needed to engage Drive and release the handbrake, thereby holding others up...Angus said:Using the brake pedal only means that at night in traffic you are blinding the driver behind you with your lights which is a firm dislike for me. handbrake on and select neutral is a much more considerate option.
For some reason I don't understand so does releasing the seatbelt!Burky said:One thing nobody as mentioned when the engine has stopped instead of putting your clutch in to start try to turn the steering wheel any direction and this will also start the car again
I have the ETG6 box. With footbrake applied, the engine stops - lift off the brake and the restart is instantaneous - absolutely no delay. My point was simply that in my opinion it is safer to activate the S/S with the handbrake for two reasons - The car cannot move off inadvertently, also the brake lights are not on when stopped. The delay caused by leaning forward to press the Drive button and release the handbrake is far greater than simply releasing the handbrake (given the instant restart)Rattlegun said:I don't find it crazy, its quite useful when waiting at one of those difficult junctions or roundabouts where chances to pull out are rare. If you're holding on the footbrake with the engine stopped there's the delay while the engine restarts and gets ready to pull away whereas if you keep it on the handbrake in that situation the engine is still running, just drop the handbrake and go quickly.
The etg5 I've got may be different from a 6, its not in neutral when held on the brake or handbrake but stays in first.