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by jaapv
Tue May 11, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Low 12v Battery on New Car
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Low 12v Battery on New Car

Because that should be the only continuous drain on it that it needs to recharge for over a reasonable period of time. An alarm system will drain some current some electronics will be kept alive - like the module that listens for your key and activates the locks -- plus moisture earth leaks. There ...
by jaapv
Tue May 11, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Has anybody converted a PHEV in to a fully BEV?
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Has anybody converted a PHEV in to a fully BEV?

Anything is possible, I guess, but I'd research the cost of batteries first - plus the costs of conversion - plus the hassle of getting the car re-registered after a structural change. Probably more rational to buy a couple of Teslas.
by jaapv
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wheel Spacers ?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Wheel Spacers ?

The car weighs nearly two tons - fitting wheel spacers will throw quite a bit of extra strain on the wheel bearings - not wise.
by jaapv
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Low 12v Battery on New Car
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Low 12v Battery on New Car

When on holiday my car will stand unused, fior five weeks without problem. Which is not surprising, as it tops up the 12V battery from the drive battery on a daily basis and when switched on. Remember, this car has no dynamo, as the 12V battery takes its power from the the main battery, so driving o...
by jaapv
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

I see, I had to look it up. Yes, a car with a "Sports" suspension tune will always feel a bit harsh. I am surprised at this marketing ploy, it does not fit the character of the car at all. The PHEV has always been known for the smoothness of its ride, for asphalt burning on the circuit it would be m...
by jaapv
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

I do not share this impression - what tyres and what tyre pressure are you using?
by jaapv
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Did Mitsu confuse "Save" Mode and "Charge" Mode Above 78 mph (125 km/h)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1483

Re: Did Mitsu confuse "Save" Mode and "Charge" Mode Above 78 mph (125 km/h)?

There's a few different things muddled together here. 1. IIRC Fast charging is limited to 80% to protect your battery. You can overcome this by unplugging and then starting the charge a second time. (But it will damage your battery if you do this) 2. I can't think of any circumstances that would ca...
by jaapv
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: Should I go for a 100k mile+ 2015 Model? And what to look for?
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Should I go for a 100k mile+ 2015 Model? And what to look for?

I have just traded in my 2013 (Dec.) car with 150.000 km on the clock. No rust, no rattles, no excessively worn parts. It could be mistaken for a relatively young car -actually that was the case with all the old PHEVs in my dealer's showroom-. I could easily have done another 100.000 on it. The repa...
by jaapv
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.
Replies: 32
Views: 2954

Re: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.

Starting at exceedingly high revs when full power is not demanded sounds like a fault to me, especially if it did not do so for the first two years. I would claim a guaranty repair and refuse to be fobbed off. Doesn't Canada have customer protection laws?
by jaapv
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Let's stop ICEheat, when cold...
Replies: 60
Views: 15904

Re: Let's stop ICEheat, when cold...

It's strange that there are such fundamental differences in behavior between different models. If it's the programming, then I don't envy the developers, who have to manage all the different releases. Maybe it's some sensor fault? I'd say it is not surprising in the least. We are not talking about ...

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