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by ChrisMiller
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home

It's beginning in the UK, but on our motorways you probably only need about a 10 mile range boost to get you to the next services, where there should be a charging point. I'm not sure how well this concept would work on the prairies. :)
by ChrisMiller
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home

An increasing number of breakdown trucks are carrying large batteries that can be used to provide enough charge to get an 'empty' EV to the nearest charging point.
by ChrisMiller
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...
Replies: 81
Views: 28717

Re: To consume old fuel, refuel 15L or more...

FWIW I got this message today, exactly 99 days after last adding petrol - the car didn't 'complain' yesterday. I manage to squeeze 14.5 litres into the tank, and it's now happy again. :lol:
by ChrisMiller
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: DAB displays stations but won’t play them
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: DAB displays stations but won’t play them

If FM's fine and DAB isn't, it sounds rather like a signal issue. Are you near any of the grey areas on this map? http://www.ukdigitalradio.com/images/coverage-map.jpg There are very few areas of the UK where FM is unavailable (mostly Snowdonia and Scottish Highlands), but DAB can be much more patch...
by ChrisMiller
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: The fuel consumption of the PHEV and how I decrease it.
Replies: 31
Views: 15926

Re: The fuel consumption of the PHEV and how I decrease it.

How can I force my vehicle to run in parallel hybrid mode runnig in the highway. I find series hybrid mode to be not very good in highway conditions You can't really 'force' the car between serial and parallel mode. Because parallel is (generally speaking) more efficient, the electronics typically ...
by ChrisMiller
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Replacement 12v battery
Replies: 17
Views: 1895

Re: Replacement 12v battery

The WiFi (not fitted to all models) is on all the time.
by ChrisMiller
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: 2020 Outlander sport question
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: 2020 Outlander sport question

If it operates the same way as my UK 2016 model, the first twist should switch on the front fog lamps and a second twist turns on those at the rear.
by ChrisMiller
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Can we clear up Serial vs Parallel drive?
Replies: 48
Views: 4279

Re: Can we clear up Serial vs Parallel drive?

The car does it for you, depending on how much power you demand and your speed - it's all clever electronics and you have relatively little control over the power mode. You get a visual indication of which mode it's in either from the larger panel in the middle of the dash or the smaller panel in fr...
by ChrisMiller
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

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

Thanks for your input everyone. It seems it was the brakes binding, for reasons unknown. I reported (a couple of months ago) squealing when travelling round bends, so that was probably it. At least the estimated mileage on the guessometer may improve.
by ChrisMiller
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

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

My PHEV has just been in for its 5-year service (expensive enough on its own at just over £500), but I'm told I need a new pair of discs on the front (another £500+). Has anyone else experienced similar? My previous car (Honda Civic VTi) did 140,000 miles over 12 years and never needed new discs (oc...

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