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by ThudnBlundr
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Comparing the PHEV with a Tesla Model Y.
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Comparing the PHEV with a Tesla Model Y.

Interesting - thanks for taking the time to share. Now we've both retired, we're looking at what we need in the way of cars. Our 65k-mile ZOE is now down to 55 miles in winter, and our 92k-mile PHEV is down to 12 miles on the GOM. Our problem is that we still want to travel around mainland Europe oc...
by ThudnBlundr
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: 8 years of battery use and counting....
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: 8 years of battery use and counting....

We bought our January 2015 4h at 2 years old with 40k on the clock. I would guess it had been a company car and not charged as much for 20k miles a year. It's now done 92k miles, and the battery is definitely suffering: we get a max range of 12-14 miles at this time of year :roll:
by ThudnBlundr
Tue Nov 01, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Jump starting outlander phev 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: Jump starting outlander phev 2016

Except if the 12V battery is flat, the car won't charge as it needs the 12V battery to physically connect the drive battery into the circuit and start the computers to manage the charge
by ThudnBlundr
Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: How long take the pre-heat your car
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: How long take the pre-heat your car

10 minutes should be fine unless the temperature is exceedingly low: we used it in -12C last winter and it was fine. The problem we had was that it depleted the drive battery - it draws up to 4kW initially, which is far more than the 2.4kW granny could provide for a full-ish battery, and more even t...
by ThudnBlundr
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Jump starting outlander phev 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: Jump starting outlander phev 2016

The 12V battery's main job is to power up the computers when the car is switched on, and then to connect the drive battery into the circuit. After that, the 12V battery is basically redundant as DC-DC converter runs the 12V side of things. So the power demands are low, which is why a dodgy 12V batte...
by ThudnBlundr
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: D-Method on really stubborn cars or the A-Method :)
Replies: 97
Views: 50539

Re: D-Method on really stubborn cars or the A-Method :)

It depends if you can call the Toyota hybrid system a CVT. That behaves exactly like a "regular" CVT, but uses fixed gears with a clever variability done by an epicyclic splitter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFVd_fCiO88
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: D-Method on really stubborn cars or the A-Method :)
Replies: 97
Views: 50539

Re: D-Method on really stubborn cars or the A-Method :)

what do you mean no cvt? what do you think it is then? Read Richi's FAQ section K . The video shows you how it all works and shows that it's not a CVT. That mileage on the GOM is pretty standard, and far better than I have on my 90k 2015 most of the time. Deleting the BMU data will fool the car int...
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: front motor coolant CVT oil change
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: front motor coolant CVT oil change

Your info is for the Outlander fitted with a CVT transmission - not available in the UK. Anyway the PHEV does not have that transmission, and it certainly does not have an oil filter for that oil! It merely has a transmission with fixed gears and clutches, like a regular automatic transmission, henc...
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: D-Method on really stubborn cars or the A-Method :)
Replies: 97
Views: 50539

Re: D-Method on really stubborn cars or the A-Method :)

First of all there is no CVT :roll:

Secondly, why would you delete the BMU data so that you can trash your battery to gain a few extra miles for the next month or two? And then why on earth would you do it again?
by ThudnBlundr
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: front motor coolant CVT oil change
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: front motor coolant CVT oil change

As always, Richi's FAQ is a great source of information. There's a thread about it on the UK PHEV FB page with links to the global page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/342911965900842/permalink/935422056649827/ It's unclear from your wording, but you know it's not a CVT, don't you? There are gears ...

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