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by EssexBoy
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Oil life?
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: Oil life?

On the OPs original point please do change oil on schedule or more frequently. I was surprised at the poor condition of mine after a year and 10K miles when perhaps 60 - 70 % of miles are all electric. I like to service my own car every now and then to be certain it was actually done properly. I hav...
by EssexBoy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Electric charging problems
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Electric charging problems

If we leave aside the (logical) possibility the OP drives with a heavy right foot and/or the terrain driven is markedly different from that the dealer used in their test, then the number one suspect is the rear brake callipers. Other threads note that these do seize in cars of this age. Of course th...
by EssexBoy
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to reset service indicator?
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: How to reset service indicator?

Thanks DD. That's all very interesting.
by EssexBoy
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to reset service indicator?
Replies: 3
Views: 482

How to reset service indicator?

I have tried the published procedure - hold messages button til spanner flashes then touch again. I have now a few hundred miles or 13 months to next service, which is obviously drivel. Service done just want to reset it (myself). MY16
by EssexBoy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Best way for charging
Replies: 17
Views: 4730

Re: Best way for charging

For the OP I agree just putting in petrol is the least worst option cost wise. I figure mile for mile petrol is cheaper (bought from a supermarket) than using any public charger unless its free - I see Tesco offer free charging in some of their supermarkets now. Also note that slow home charging wit...
by EssexBoy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Phev 2014 suspension gator
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

Re: Phev 2014 suspension gator

See my post on this topic in another thread, https://www.myoutlanderphev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5372#p57474 They are perhaps better in aftermarket parts and certainly cheaper. Glad I did mine as much for the fresh rubber above the spring as the dust gaitor around the strut. If you are in war...
by EssexBoy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded
Replies: 9
Views: 2758

Re: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded

Yes, I know I should have weighed the old vs the new components. Sorry.
by EssexBoy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel economy on the motorway
Replies: 12
Views: 3557

Re: Fuel economy on the motorway

littlescrote wrote:......and lubricating sliding surfaces....
But not all sliding surfaces ! :twisted:
by EssexBoy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded
Replies: 9
Views: 2758

Re: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded

Okay, so I eventually got around to changing these. I bought German aftermarket boots and although its a little tricky measuring rubber with a vernier gauge I figured they were about 10% (0.3mm) thicker than the originals at the skirt. The component includes the top rubber mount on which the spring ...
by EssexBoy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)
Replies: 19
Views: 4614

Re: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)

Well unless you drive like a hoolie (and I am pretty sure you don't) my guess is your dealer needs to generate a bit of work/revenue. Are the disks grooved? You can certainly run through two sets of pads before considering replacing disks - my front disks have done twice your mileage almost and they...

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