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by ThudnBlundr
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)
Replies: 7
Views: 160

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

If you drive sensibly, the car doesn't need to use the physical disks much for slowing except when the battery is full. It could be that lack of use caused corrosion to build-up, and that is not good for longevity.
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Tyres - winter and summer - or not. A review.
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: Tyres - winter and summer - or not. A review.

I had winters on a previous car, and they were a revelation in the snow, but a PITA having to swap them over twie a year, especially if you don't buy extra wheels. While you may get money back on the wheels, secondhand tyres are almost worthless. Unless you happen to sell the car when both sets are ...
by ThudnBlundr
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: PHEV wifi disconnects when Remote Control App is opened - since ios 14.2 upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: PHEV wifi disconnects when Remote Control App is opened - since ios 14.2 upgrade

Loads of people, which is why there have been quite a few posts about it on PHEV sites and FB. iOS14 introduced some security updates, such as randomising the MAC code when you join a WiFi network so that advertisers can't track you. Have a look at Richi's FAQs, section E5 https://www.richi.uk/p/mit...
by ThudnBlundr
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Tyres - winter and summer - or not. A review.
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: Tyres - winter and summer - or not. A review.

The same Tyre Review channel asked if CCs could cope with a wet London and a snowy Alp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO0zyQh2l3M

Answer - yes!

Plus it's far cheaper than having 2 sets of tyres and wheels, which you than have to dispose of at a loss when you sell the car
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: Burning smell, loss if battery, return car?
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Burning smell, loss if battery, return car?

Even if the car is plugged in, our's will not start charging again if a preheat starts. It seems that the charging process 'goes to sleep' once it thinks it has reached 100%, even if it drops later. So do check for unexpected preheating in the system, as that would drop your range and battery percen...
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Tyres - winter and summer - or not. A review.
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: Tyres - winter and summer - or not. A review.

I had something similar at the last service, just before lockdown. I got CCs fitted all round, as I've used them on all our recent cars. I also got them to do a 4-wheel alignment, but I guess I'll have to do that regularly to stop it happening again. I've just had a slow puncture fixed: it was cause...
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: Backlights for window lock, folding mirrors and it or adjustment knob and locks
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Backlights for window lock, folding mirrors and it or adjustment knob and locks

3. Using the different regenerative braking modes is entirely up to you. I prefer to recharge the battery going down hill by choosing the 'B' level that keeps my car at the speed limit, others prefer to wear out their brake pads, it's entirely up to you. The PHEV will generate regen whenever you pr...
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

On iOS, you just go into the settings for the PHEV WiFi and turn off 'Auto-Join'. That means you only connect when you want to.
by ThudnBlundr
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 194
Views: 58192

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

I'm not so sure that what you say is correct. If you hook up an instant MPG calculating device through your OBDII, When the ICE runs to recharge the battery, the instant mpg reading is significantly higher than when the ICE powers the wheels. I am suggesting that unless you are going to encounter s...
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do not be scared of using that charge button.
Replies: 194
Views: 58192

Re: Do not be scared of using that charge button.

I have found that the strategy of using the Charge button really decreases mpg. I would only do this if you anticipate significant stop and go driving at future points in your journey. I find that very hard to believe. If you're doing a trip out of EV range, the car has to use the ICE to provide en...

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