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by EssexBoy
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Wrong Manual for MY16
Replies: 7
Views: 4141

Re: Wrong Manual for MY16

Thanks for that link, Emmet. Your rocket scientist creds should come in handy trying to grapple with the manuals! Okay so apart from repeating themselves a few times and the unquestionably good but unnecessary advice (such as operating the electric window when your head is in the way can be hazardo...
by EssexBoy
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Help with the charging issue
Replies: 28
Views: 15721

Re: Help with the charging issue

As we've seen never was there a car where the answer to most questions is "it depends". For sure many of us find a regular 13amp spur entirely adequate although some use-cases (eg anko) make a good case for having that slightly faster charge time with a dedicated 16amp supply. Note you cannot plug y...
by EssexBoy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Wear to brake linings
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

Re: Wear to brake linings

I'm hoping for longer life from PHEV brakes but not lifetime of car for sure. The reduced use will likely have the side effect of more stuck brake pistons / rear caliper probs (see 'Seized rear brake caliper' thread). Use the brakes firmly as a regular check and use the parking brake regularly shoul...
by EssexBoy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Seized rear brake caliper
Replies: 37
Views: 22150

Re: Seized rear brake caliper

Thanks for your replies. I don't use the handbrake that much and we live in a fairly flat area so even when it's on the car is generally on a level. The guy at the garage said it was a handbrake rather than a driving brake so don't think the regen would be in point here, but I do use that a lot. Mi...
by EssexBoy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: Software update - what's changed?
Replies: 14
Views: 12096

Re: Software update - what's changed?

The dealer will update it with service, the car firmware is not user-updateable That's what I thought too, however when I asked the dealer to just this during the cars first service, they replied they would only apply updates to fix a specific problem, and it's a chargeable activity otherwise! Not ...
by EssexBoy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: Software update - what's changed?
Replies: 14
Views: 12096

Re: Software update - what's changed?

The only visible difference I'm aware of over the last fifteen months was the option to increase the pre-heat duration. I'm still on the version that sets a maximum of ten minutes, but the latest firmware lets you have longer - up to 30 minutes, I think. Ah ha I was wondering why the duration wasn'...
by EssexBoy
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Mythbusting and the facts known about the Outlander Phev.
Replies: 82
Views: 28950

Re: Mythbusting and the facts known about the Outlander Phev

May I suggest you change 2. It does not have a continuously variable transmission (CVT) at the moment. into: 2a. Whether it has a continuously variable transmission (CVT), we do not know. And we do not care. As it is a matter of interpretation of what "CVT" stands for. 2b. It DOES provide a continu...
by EssexBoy
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: HOW TO USE correctly OR SHIFT B GEARS FOR FUEL ECONOMY
Replies: 124
Views: 47134

Re: HOW TO USE correctly OR SHIFT B GEARS FOR FUEL ECONOMY

HEAR HEAR! Can I play my Diplomat card or will someone make me a moderator or will Jaapv PLEASE lock this forum.I wish I had never started the CVT thing. It is now getting boring and silly! No. Not silly or boring at all. A thoroughly interesting thread. CVT or not CVT this is the question and my p...
by EssexBoy
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Speed camera location
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

Re: Speed camera location

I use the round signs by the roadside with a number on them. That way the location of all speed cameras becomes irrelevant. Its worked faultlessly for the last 30+ years. 8-) (the nearest emoticon I could find for 'smug') :P I do likewise and had managed 40 years without a problem - until last mont...
by EssexBoy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Speed camera location
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

Re: Speed camera location

I use the round signs by the roadside with a number on them. That way the location of all speed cameras becomes irrelevant. Its worked faultlessly for the last 30+ years.

8-) (the nearest emoticon I could find for 'smug')

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