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by greendwarf
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Not automatically switching from battery to engine
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Not automatically switching from battery to engine

I find the OP rather odd - ALL the motorway driving in EV?

Even if starting with a full battery and from near a motorway you can only get about 15 minutes max driving at normal motorway speeds!
by greendwarf
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: Battery Health Check procedure - correct method?
Replies: 28
Views: 2306

Re: Battery Health Check procedure - correct method?

The displayed range is a guess at best. It's all dependent on what temp of the battery is, use of climate control, what kind of driving you do, terrain, traffic, speed, etc. The car's computer generates this value based on past driving ... the meter is called a "guess-o-meter" ... lots of links of ...
by greendwarf
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brack failure
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Brack failure

Don't remember anybody else posting this problem here. Could be lots of things but your brakes are too important to go on guess work. You need to have the car looked at by a dealer.
by greendwarf
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.
Replies: 32
Views: 1976

Re: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.

As European users don't seem to have this "cold start" problem, I doubt that the Outlander is the source of any pollution claim. Also whilst very successful, Mitsu sales are eclipsed by the Prius - most models of which continually go through an ICE stop-start cycle in urban traffic.
by greendwarf
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius

According to the manual for my 2014 car, the PHEV starts to do strange things if the ambient temp is above 45c or below 15c - so at MINUS 20c (and below) it might not be a fault but "normal" behaviour. :idea:
by greendwarf
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius

So what happens when you have no charge left in the battery?
by greendwarf
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: Should I go for a 100k mile+ 2015 Model? And what to look for?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

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

I have a 2014 3h with 50k miles. Don't get a 3h if you want to keep warm in winter but don't want to burn petrol to do so. I've had the motor mounts done and would expect any high mileage car to have been done as well - you can hear a distinct clonk if they haven't or need replacing again. Although ...

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