Search found 46 matches

Go to advanced search

by EssexBoy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Tire pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 7731

Re: Tire pressure

So it's going to cost £120 when four batteries go! Hmmph! Anyone know how long the TPMS batteries might actually last? I know its a bit old-school but I check and adjust my tyre pressure regularly as per perfectlifttip . TPMS, LDW, intelligent cruise control - hell, soon we wont have to think at al...
by EssexBoy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Winter/offroad tyres on 16" rims? Anyone tried?
Replies: 21
Views: 13176

Re: Winter/offroad tyres on 16" rims? Anyone tried?

So my MOT is in September, it passes, then I stick the winter tyres on in November and put summer tyres back on in March before the next MOT. During the winter months I'll have the warning light. But it's passed mot prior to the change. How's does that work? Is that legal? Well frankly I dunno. Per...
by EssexBoy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Recommended (not winter/all season) tyres?
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

Re: Recommended (not winter/all season) tyres?

Hypermiler wrote:Thanks all. I’ve decided to try the Vredestein sportrac 5. Extra load rated which presumably will be good for towing, Fairly high Eu ratings, 69db, reasonable reviews and under £100 each.
Cheers
H
Yup, I shall be doing the same for the same reasons. Plus I am delighted with their winter tyres.
by EssexBoy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New owner MPG concerns
Replies: 25
Views: 13094

Re: New owner MPG concerns

And another thing. Few can be bothered these days, its a grubby, fiddly, business, but fact is a slightly soft tyre (or two or four) will demolish your fuel consumption whatever your fuel. At higher speeds it will be catastrophic. Check your tyre pressures twice as regularly as you think you need to...
by EssexBoy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone going for another one?!
Replies: 57
Views: 29428

Re: Anyone going for another one?!

I'm with you Sumpy. I expect to keep for 10 years at least. I can imagine having it with 200K miles on the clock as the traditional car-killer degradation doesn't apply in the same way ( the ICE does so little actual work in my usage). Overall the car is considerably better than I expected and tough...
by EssexBoy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Winter/offroad tyres on 16" rims? Anyone tried?
Replies: 21
Views: 13176

Re: Winter/offroad tyres on 16" rims? Anyone tried?

No problem. I am running 215/70/16 wintertyres on my PHEV. You can get rims from any decent onlineshop. Bolt pattern is 5/114,3 and ET 38 but normally you just give them the carmodel and they will give you correct recommendations. Width is determined by tyresize so check this before buying. I am no...
by EssexBoy
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Bye bye ecotricity?
Replies: 113
Views: 37080

Re: Ecotricity - £5 for 20min rapid charge

Unfortunately for you guys, you have caught up with us here in the Netherlands. We have been in that situation for more than two years now. The rapid chargers alongside our motorways are virtually never used. I think Jaapv has predicted this would happen to you guys at some point. Yes, but how does...
by EssexBoy
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on Battery Life/Age
Replies: 35
Views: 23102

Re: Thoughts on Battery Life/Age

The long warranty on the battery (16MY) is a good statement of confidence from Mitsu. I expect to keep my PHEV for 10 years and the lower average wear and tear on the engine per mile suggests I will be able to run the vehicle to much higher mileage than an old-fashioned oil burning car. Because batt...
by EssexBoy
Fri May 20, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: TIP, TRICKS and MODIFICATIONS
Replies: 95
Views: 150185

What not to do with your cable

Don't try this at home. My friend made this blunder on his MY16 and has only just recovered from his embarrassment. :oops: In order to reach the charge socket from a handy supply he passed the charger cable (the one supplied with the car) over the roof of the car. So far so reasonable. Next he opene...
by EssexBoy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Any tips
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Re: Any tips

Figure out how you're gonna charge it. Like many I just use the cable that came with it and plug into a 13amp socket. But you will want your socket very convenient for your parking arrangements so plugging in is as easy as possible. You might not visit a petrol station for weeks (like me) but you'll...

Go to advanced search