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    1. 11-20-2019 01:59 AM #1
      So I am a relatively new 2018 Golf R owner. Still figuring this stuff out how everything works.

      So when I first got the car, I found I could just park, have the engine stop, get out of the car, push lock on the remote and walk away. Then I'd come back and the car would be shut off, without ever having pushed the 'Stop' button.

      But today after work I came back to my car and found it had been sitting there in the parking lot idling for 8 hours because it never turned off!

      So do you have to explicitly push the Stop button everytime? Does it not auto-detect you left the car by your key being long gone? Did I just get lucky the few times that seemed to happen?

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      11-20-2019 02:41 AM #2
      Auto engine stop/start is a feature that will turn off the car so it’s not idling to save gas and for emission purpose when you’re stopped for a couple of minutes.

      That’s exactly what happened when you stopped to park. It will turn off and start back up after a couple of minutes...back on then back off again until you actually hit the push button to turn off the car.

      There is no auto detection to turn off the car, you will have to push the button to turn off the car manually. All those times you left the car without pushing the button to turn it off, you’re car was still running. You just happened to come back to it when it was off.




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      11-20-2019 05:44 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by techmage View Post
      So I am a relatively new 2018 Golf R owner. Still figuring this stuff out how everything works.

      So when I first got the car, I found I could just park, have the engine stop, get out of the car, push lock on the remote and walk away. Then I'd come back and the car would be shut off, without ever having pushed the 'Stop' button.

      But today after work I came back to my car and found it had been sitting there in the parking lot idling for 8 hours because it never turned off!

      So do you have to explicitly push the Stop button everytime? Does it not auto-detect you left the car by your key being long gone? Did I just get lucky the few times that seemed to happen?
      Idling is bad for these 2.0T’s... Like I don’t leave it running any more than a red light!
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    6. 11-20-2019 07:12 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Ttone74 View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by techmage View Post
      So I am a relatively new 2018 Golf R owner. Still figuring this stuff out how everything works.

      So when I first got the car, I found I could just park, have the engine stop, get out of the car, push lock on the remote and walk away. Then I'd come back and the car would be shut off, without ever having pushed the 'Stop' button.

      But today after work I came back to my car and found it had been sitting there in the parking lot idling for 8 hours because it never turned off!

      So do you have to explicitly push the Stop button everytime? Does it not auto-detect you left the car by your key being long gone? Did I just get lucky the few times that seemed to happen?
      Idling is bad for these 2.0T’s... Like I don’t leave it running any more than a red light!
      Don’t listen to this guy.

    7. 11-20-2019 09:17 AM #5
      aside from wasting gas it won't harm the car at all. Whenever you leave the car, foot on brake and push the button!

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      11-20-2019 11:03 AM #6
      Well at least I’d didn’t happen overnight in your sealed garage and kill your family. (Yes people have done that) Shut the friggin thing down.

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      11-20-2019 11:42 AM #7
      This wins for dumbest thing I've seen on the internet today.

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    10. 11-20-2019 12:07 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by biglilsteve View Post
      This wins for dumbest thing I've seen on the internet today.

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    11. 11-20-2019 12:16 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by biglilsteve View Post
      This wins for dumbest thing I've seen on the internet today.
      Still winning for me, as well.

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      11-20-2019 12:24 PM #10
      Should be ok. Turn the ignition off every time you park. If you're worried about this having happened on more than one occasion, just do an oil change for peace of mind and to start fresh. My advise - Drive it hard and hot for the next few outings. Italian tuneup style to burn off any little bits that may have accumulated.
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      You can't see your engine bay while you drive, and popping your hood in a parking lot to show off parts is as stupid as listing them in your signature.. (not what the parts were intended for).

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      11-20-2019 01:33 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Ttone74 View Post
      Idling is bad for these 2.0T’s... Like I don’t leave it running any more than a red light!

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    14. 11-20-2019 01:43 PM #12
      Damn that kind of sucks. The Golf R isn't as smart as I though it was.

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      11-20-2019 01:46 PM #13
      Vegeta may have a comment on this.
      If you are going at a speed that causes you to run off the road before ESC can provide any assistance, you may not experience the benefits of ESC

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      11-20-2019 03:30 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by techmage View Post
      Damn that kind of sucks. The Golf R isn't as smart as I though it was.
      I don't think any ICE car is, that I'm aware of. You still have the ignition on when putting it in park and walking away. I mean it's a button inches away from putting it in park. Not like a huge inconvenience. This isn't an electric car that perhaps one can just walk away from and lock it.
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      You can't see your engine bay while you drive, and popping your hood in a parking lot to show off parts is as stupid as listing them in your signature.. (not what the parts were intended for).

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      11-20-2019 03:37 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by shinnersvr6 View Post
      I don't think any ICE car is, that I'm aware of. You still have the ignition on when putting it in park and walking away. I mean it's a button inches away from putting it in park. Not like a huge inconvenience. This isn't an electric car that perhaps one can just walk away from and lock it.
      Ford got sued a few years back, and added a time-out feature to some of their cars. Would be pretty easy programming, but not sure I've ever seen anything about it in VW's... if it were there, you'd think it'd be an easy thing to do with VCDS/obd11.

      Unfortunately, people have died over this. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/d...being-left-on/

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      11-20-2019 04:07 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by scottycruz View Post
      Auto engine stop/start is a feature that will turn off the car so it’s not idling to save gas and for emission purpose when you’re stopped for a couple of minutes.

      That’s exactly what happened when you stopped to park. It will turn off and start back up after a couple of minutes...back on then back off again until you actually hit the push button to turn off the car.

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      out of curiosity... how does it work with a MT car? I hope car would not restart(auto stop/start) if you leave it gear, would it?
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      11-20-2019 04:17 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by GoLfUnV View Post
      out of curiosity... how does it work with a MT car? I hope car would not restart(auto stop/start) if you leave it gear, would it?
      Hopefully the same way it works without start/stop - it doesn't start unless the clutch is pushed in.

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      11-20-2019 04:47 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by S1ack View Post
      Vegeta may have a comment on this.
      Oh I'm trolling....

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      What vegeta said.

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      11-20-2019 05:10 PM #19
      well, I don't need a beer today for my daily brain cell culling, OP took care of me for the next few days.

      but all joking aside, other than a bit of extra carbon deposits and wasted fuel, no harm done. Also, adds to my dislike of auto start/stop features on new cars.
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      11-20-2019 05:26 PM #20
      Hoping you haven't been parking it in the garage at night like this with living space above it....?

      I am hot/cold on the push button start; I think I'd rather have the ignition barrel with key still. I got in and test drove the DSG and it seemed easier than when I got in the manuel it was very counter-intuitive for me to push the clutch and press a button after years of muscle memory with turning a key.

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      11-20-2019 05:41 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by GoLfUnV View Post
      out of curiosity... how does it work with a MT car? I hope car would not restart(auto stop/start) if you leave it gear, would it?
      MT R's do not have auto stop/start.

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      11-20-2019 05:49 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by KevinC View Post
      He just coated everything with some Carbon. No biggie I read the 2.0T should NOT be idling for prolong time periods. Why would a car auto shut down?!?








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      11-20-2019 06:08 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Ttone74 View Post
      He just coated everything with some Carbon. No biggie I read the 2.0T should NOT be idling for prolong time periods. Why would a car auto shut down?!?








      Wow
      My 2018 Atlas shuts itself down after a certain period of inactivity in park. I'd have expected the R to do the same, so it does seem odd to me that it doesn't.

      I've parked in my driveway to run in and grab something and come back out a few minutes later and the car has turned itself off and requires foot on the brake/push button once more in order to re-start the engine...

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      11-20-2019 07:41 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Eye Candy White View Post
      My 2018 Atlas shuts itself down after a certain period of inactivity in park. I'd have expected the R to do the same, so it does seem odd to me that it doesn't.

      I've parked in my driveway to run in and grab something and come back out a few minutes later and the car has turned itself off and requires foot on the brake/push button once more in order to re-start the engine...
      I think you need to pony up for Tesla’s (eat or sleep while you drive!) or better yet get a driver. So you don’t need to hassle yourself turning the car on or off.
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      11-20-2019 08:14 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by techmage View Post
      Damn that kind of sucks. The Golf R isn't as smart as I though it was.
      Don't mean to be rude but I couldn't help myself. I think it's the opposite
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      I lubed it up really well. I got it in eventually but it was nothing like how they show in the video. Usually the case, but I'm friggin sore still!

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