Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by Crosseyxpower » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:00 am



This is explained well on s/s. Personally i turn the function off on daily commute but i then activate s/s when i know hiw long the traffic lights are red for, otherwise as posted above you literally wasting fuel.


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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by frank appleton » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:24 am

Have you thought about removing the intellilink 4/nav in your car and replacing it with an aftermarket GPS system.

This will give you a much better navigation system and a new radio.


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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by astraowner » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:30 am

frank appleton wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:24 am
Have you thought about removing the intellilink 4/nav in your car and replacing it with an aftermarket GPS system.

This will give you a much better navigation system and a new radio.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3291791 ... cff14daf9b
If my radio died i would be tempted to go that way. My biggest concern is the retention of different integrated functions.

Let me give a couple of examples.

1. The radio in the Astra has a lot of configuration of various other functions in the car, relating to aircon/climate control, external lighting, wipers, door locking and unlocking, and so on.

2. When the climate control is runing at full throttle, typically when you just started the car on a hot day, the system will turn down the fan speed of the climate control fan, if the phone rings, to minimize noise from the fan, when you have an active phone call, and resume the appropriate fan speed when the call ends.

3. If the car detects an imminent crash, it will illuminate the flashing leds and sound a warning chime and to maximize the chance of you hearing this chime it will mute the radio.

I am a bit unsure if these features and others, will be retained in the chinese android radio.
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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by astraowner » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:30 am

Crosseyxpower wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:00 am
This is explained well on s/s. Personally i turn the function off on daily commute but i then activate s/s when i know hiw long the traffic lights are red for, otherwise as posted above you literally wasting fuel.
That's exactly the video i saw, it is really good.
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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by Redfastback » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:09 pm

We had stop/start on a previous car and missed it on our 1.4. It might not save much fuel, but we all need to do our bit for the planet. This the 21st century after all (hence the morris minor comment). It should be a feature that can't be turned off

55 year old snowflake doing his bit to save the planet :-)

ps I was more disappointed that the 0.60 time dropped from 6.6 second to 7.2 because of the emissions change elsewhere in the engine.
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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by AdieMcc » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:02 pm

Don’t believe a word of that global warming....climate change....or what ever name it’s called this week...
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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by Chris9181 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:08 pm

astraowner wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:57 am
Chris9181 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:28 pm
3. Bit of a pain trying to remember to switch the 'start/stop' off manually every trip but just wondered what people thought of tuning it off versus leaving on? I'm really thinking about fuel efficiency as I was brought up being told it uses more fuel starting and stopping engine than it does bring stationery at lights for a short time?
I saw a somewhat technical test on youtube, they tested just this scenario from the "is it worth it" perspective.

The engine they tested it on, the sweetspot was 7 seconds.

If the S/S was able to turn off the engine for longer than 7 seconds, you saved fuel, less and you used more.

The reason it is not possible to turn it off permanently is that the car has had it's mpg rating, with this feature on and if you permanently disabled it, the rating would no apply.

Personally i just leave it on, and if i come to a traffic light and i can see that it turned amber for the cross traffic, i just keep the clutch down because then it will not stop the engine.

If i come to a light that changes just before i get there i let it stop and put it into 1.st gear, and when i have to drive off, i only need to press the clutch and it restarts, so fast that i can drive off just like i would if the car was idling.
Thank you, very interesting
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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by Chris9181 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:09 pm

Crosseyxpower wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:00 am


This is explained well on s/s. Personally i turn the function off on daily commute but i then activate s/s when i know hiw long the traffic lights are red for, otherwise as posted above you literally wasting fuel.
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Re: Few questions re my new astra 1.6T Elite Nav 200

Post by Chris9181 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:11 pm

Thanks all for your comments, really helpful.

One last question re the 1.6T, does you're rev a bit higher on idle just while it's warning up?
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