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by EssexBoy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Are dealers simply ignorant, or dishonest?
Replies: 23
Views: 6234

Re: Are dealers simply ignorant, or dishonest?

... What surprises me the most is how many new cars I drive that have a manual gearbox. ie. most of them! Yup. In the UK there are still so many who see the manual as a 'pure' driving experience or remember the days of automatics costing 30% more to run. I can't imagine going back to a manual or fo...
by EssexBoy
Sun May 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Difference between drive in save mode and charge mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: Difference between drive in save mode and charge mode

Essentially save retains the current state of your battery charge ( by running the ICE and charging the battery as necessary) so, for example, you can use electric only at the end of your journey through town or to get through the 30 min hold up your sat-nav has warned you about just up the road. Th...
by EssexBoy
Fri May 17, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Any Replacement Wiper Blade Recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 10722

Re: Any Replacement Wiper Blade Recommendations?

I just replaced my front wipers (rubber refills only) on MY16. Taking ClasseClas 's tip on Toyota I found 'Mitsuba Toyota' type refills on wiper-blades-refills.co.uk (search for Mitsuba Toyota on their home page). Their car search tool lists no Mitsubishi models but this blade is the one - 8.5mm wid...
by EssexBoy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Lexus NX300 series
Replies: 4
Views: 3704

Re: Lexus NX300 series

They look nice but I’m unconvinced by Lexus/ Toyota hybrids, still shelling out old technology and installing small batteries with no plug in option. ...and they push the absence of a plug as a good thing. Little wonder the CO2 value is 135g/km for the NX. The price assuming a typical Lexus interio...
by EssexBoy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Buy original rims
Replies: 17
Views: 8541

Re: Buy original rims

The cynic in me thinks the Mitsu wheels are priced to make it just about economic sense to replace a wheel at their price rather than buy an entire set of much cheaper after-market wheels. That said when I looked for an aftermarket 18" set to mount winter tyres on I wasn't confident of the strength ...
by EssexBoy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Any Replacement Wiper Blade Recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 10722

Re: Any Replacement Wiper Blade Recommendations?

This is an old thread but doesn't have a particularly satisfactory conclusion so thought I would chip in with my findings. My rear wiper has had it. Found it very easy to detach blade from the arm by just lifting the arm and rotating the blade back until it unclipped. The manual suggests refills can...
by EssexBoy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: MY2019 Outlander PHEV 2.4 4H - My Test Drive Weekend.
Replies: 54
Views: 20722

Re: MY2019 Outlander PHEV 2.4 4H - My Test Drive Weekend.

As for colour, this is my motor: Yeah I like that colour. Although I prefer the inward upgrades on the MY2019 your wheels are so much nicer.. New wheels are atrocious.. look like poor hub caps in comparison... I was wondering when someone would mention the new wheels. I'm guessing Mitsu offer no op...
by EssexBoy
Sun May 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 PHEV Handbrake & Motor Lock Failure
Replies: 46
Views: 21774

Re: 2015 PHEV Handbrake & Motor Lock Failure

NightPHEVer wrote:.... knowing what main dealers usually do my money would be on the entire caliper).....
That's what they did on mine. One new entire caliper. Other one will undoubtedly fail sooner or later I expect. No idea if it is a modified design though.
by EssexBoy
Sun May 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Seized rear brake caliper
Replies: 37
Views: 22150

Re: Seized rear brake caliper

Sorry for suggesting this might be a driver issue Hypermiler. Happened to me now. A troublesome caliper can be identified if you suspect your handbrake is not as efficient as it should be either by performing a hill start (on the flat) and noting if the car tends to twist asymmetrically as the hand ...
by EssexBoy
Sun May 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Rust
Replies: 20
Views: 10732

Re: Rust

Well spotted Mitsyphev - me as well. Similar age/mileage but mine I would describe as 'surface' rust. The location is about the worst possible place for some relatively thin steel. I will get around to applying some 'underseal' product this summer which stands a chance of not being washed away in a ...

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