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by FrancoPHEV
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Tyres - winter and summer - or not. A review.
Replies: 17
Views: 980

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

Great provided that you don’t have a geometry problem. I fitted Michelin CCs just over 2 years ago after getting 49,500 miles from the original Toyos. I have been generally quite happy with their performance and handling appart from, in my opinion, them being a bit noisier. However, I brought the be...
by FrancoPHEV
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: 5th Service £485.75
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Re: 5th Service £485.75

Good grief. I had the year 5 / 60k miles / 100k km service done here in France last week. It cost me a shade under Eu 270–. All the usual stuff plus software updated, plus spark plugs replaced under warranty (first recall campaign) and rear break calipers (I think) also replaced under warranty (seco...
by FrancoPHEV
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Type of fuel
Replies: 11
Views: 3643

Re: Type of fuel

As others have said, the target is to use Unleaded fuel at RON 95 or better. I go through periods of experimenting with RON 98 E5 from time to time (when the price dips) - mostly because in my Subaru days, I found that the engine appreciated it. However, I have come to the conclusion that there is a...
by FrancoPHEV
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: LED dipped beam level
Replies: 10
Views: 3667

Re: LED dipped beam level

I had exactly the same issue on my 2014 GX4H. Asked the dealer to check and fix it on my service last year. I havent been flashed since.
by FrancoPHEV
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil Change Reminder in MMCS Maint. Page
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: Oil Change Interval

According to my documentation, it's 12,000 miles (actually 12,500 miles, I think). There has been a thread running recently where some of the new American PHEV owners have been suggesting that the oil change interval should be more frequent given the pattern of engine running in a PHEV which does n...
by FrancoPHEV
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Vibration - Roof Rails ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Vibration - Roof Rails ?

Closing the loop on this one. I was finally back at the dealership yesterday for a service and mentioned this problem to the Techs. They said that it is not uncommon with slightly older PHEVs and that their solution is to stick down the end caps. They have done this for me and I will see if their gl...
by FrancoPHEV
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil Change Reminder in MMCS Maint. Page
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Oil Change Reminder in MMCS Maint. Page

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere, but what is the oil-change interval meant to be under normal usage? My 2014 Gx4h had its 80,000km/48,000mile service done at my local French dealership yesterday. All went well but, when I got home, I noticed that although the service reminder on start-up ...
by FrancoPHEV
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Vibration - Roof Rails ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Vibration - Roof Rails ?

Look at the roof rails just above the windscreen, there’s a strip of rubber between the roof and the rails that is loose and could be causing the vibration. I’m going to try using some silicone rubber to glue the strip down and see if it stops the noise. I’ll report back when done. Agreed that this...
by FrancoPHEV
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Vibration - Roof Rails ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Vibration - Roof Rails ?

Hi all. I have a 2014 PHEV with intégral roof rails. For about 6 weeks I have noticed an intermittent vibration that I think is coming from the front trim of the roof rails. Usually only at 70 km/h or higher and with a headwind. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions for a cure? Any tips ...
by FrancoPHEV
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Shocking MPG with towing
Replies: 6
Views: 4895

Re: Shocking MPG with towing

I have done lots of towing over the past 18 month, frequently with a fully laden but relatively low profile 2m trailer, and I do not find that there is much of an impact on MPG. However, and this is a big one, I have found that the MPG takes a huge hit as soon as I add my roof box. I guess that the ...

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