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by ChrisMiller
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Slight squeal from rear
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Slight squeal from rear

My mistake, the signature is there, just in small grey print.
by ChrisMiller
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Can we clear up Serial vs Parallel drive?
Replies: 48
Views: 5085

Re: Can we clear up Serial vs Parallel drive?

Direct mechanical drive is likely to be more efficient than an indirect electrical one, which involves extra stages with inevitable losses occurring at each. Anyway, if it wasn't more efficient, why would the Mitsubishi engineers have included it? It must surely carry some weight penalty.
by ChrisMiller
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Slight squeal from rear
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Slight squeal from rear

I seem to have lost my 'signature' which gave the model details, but it's a 2016 'face lift' bought in Dec 2015. So still covered by the 5-year warranty.
by ChrisMiller
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Slight squeal from rear
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Slight squeal from rear

Thanks Bloggsy, you may well be right. I don't hear the squeal when going over bumps and potholes (too plentiful on Bucks roads to be completely avoided) - though it could be masked by the general 'thump' they cause. Fingers crossed for the next service :)
by ChrisMiller
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Slight squeal from rear
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Slight squeal from rear

I hear a slight squealing coming from behind me on corners (not fast enough for it to be the tyres :D ). I'll get it looked into at the next service in a month or so, but has anyone else experienced this? My (complete mechanical ignoramus) thought was disc brake binding or maybe a wheel bearing coul...
by ChrisMiller
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Information on Service Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Information on Service Plan

greendwarf is correct in general terms - the insurance company underwriting such products will have made careful calculations to ensure they're charging more than the expected cost. But the deal I got on a service plan when I bought mine - a fixed price of £500 for the first 3 years services - was ...
by ChrisMiller
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Considering the Outlander PHEV anyone got one?
Replies: 14
Views: 2448

Re: Considering the Outlander PHEV anyone got one?

You must consider that pure EV is only 60kW to move over 2 tonnes up a hill. Can't resist a bit of simple physics. 2t car, so weight is 20kN. Up a 15% grade that gives a force of 3kN. Power is force*speed, so 60kW = 3kN * 20m/s. And 20m/s is 72kph or 45mph. (I've ignored air and rolling resistance,...
by ChrisMiller
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Newbie here.... some general questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Newbie here.... some general questions

There are no buttons you push to select direct electric heat over indirect heat from the ICE - it's all under the control of the car's 'brain'. You ought to be able to find the manufacturer's spec for you specific model on the Internet. In the UK it's only the most basic models that lack the electri...
by ChrisMiller
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Newbie here.... some general questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Newbie here.... some general questions

1. I've read that if it gets really cold (negative Fahrenheit temperatures), the ICE will start, but it doesn't get that cold in the UK, so I can't confirm.

2. The electric heater depends on the model, mine has one, but US model ranges are different (and mine's getting on for 5 years old).
by ChrisMiller
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: Mitsubishi to exit UK market
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: Mitsubishi to exit UK market

The dealership where I bought my PHEV (in Oxford) changed over to Kia a few years ago. They still provide servicing.

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