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by NightPHEVer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brake lights come on in b5 brake regeneration
Replies: 20
Views: 6245

Re: Brake lights come on in b5 brake regeneration

If I saw brake lights on for that amount of time (down a long hill) I'd be expecting at least smoke and a bad smell - or like you say, I'd be thinking silly old fart or OCD braking habit (some people do seem to have a kind of OCD braking habit where they keep pressing the brake pedal - maybe to see ...
by NightPHEVer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: A/C auto mode and snowflake symbol...
Replies: 11
Views: 6329

Re: A/C auto mode and snowflake symbol...

I leave mine on most of the time now as if I forgot to use it in the winter the gas seemed to escape. Don't know where it went though... when re-gassed and tested for leaks couldn't find any. Costs around £85 to have it re-gassed so cheaper to leave it on all the time. Also, not to forget that the a...
by NightPHEVer
Thu May 23, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Phev decelerating when taking foot off acceleration
Replies: 11
Views: 4089

Re: Phev decelerating when taking foot off acceleration

Can't say I've ever felt the urge to select '0' - apart from by mistake sometimes. '0' is definitely the most scary of the modes as there's no 'engine' braking at all. This can be a bit of a surprise on the motorway if you're going downhill. Although when the batterries are fully charged It sometime...
by NightPHEVer
Wed May 22, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 'Rubbing' noise, especially on cornering
Replies: 14
Views: 4313

Re: 'Rubbing' noise, especially on cornering

Might be worth checking to see if either rear disc is getting hot after you've heard the noise. When I say hot I mean HOT ie. if you were to touch the disc with your fingertip you'll burn it. If discs are getting that hot you can also usually smell it too - burning paint smell and probably some clic...
by NightPHEVer
Wed May 22, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 'Rubbing' noise, especially on cornering
Replies: 14
Views: 4313

Re: 'Rubbing' noise, especially on cornering

What brand of tyres did you have fitted - different to what was there before? In my experience of wheel bearngs they rumble when worn. I seem to remember there was an issue with some early PHEV rear wheel bearings prematurely wearing which may or may not have been caused by the rear handbrake mechan...
by NightPHEVer
Fri May 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Ridiculous feathering of front tyres
Replies: 33
Views: 8695

Re: Ridiculous feathering of front tyres

When I asked the service dept about swapping the front tyre to the back to extend life, they said they would need to do some kind of resetting/recalibrating so that the monitoring system re recognised the wheel/tyre and there would be a cost for each wheel. Also bollocks from dealer - the TPMS does...
by NightPHEVer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Energy tariffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Energy tariffs

[quote="greendwarf" Are you "allowed" to take the unit with you when moving? I thought the purpose of the scheme was to increase the number of properties wired for EVs. :mrgreen:[/quote] Actually, now you come to mention it I don't really know. I kept mine as I assumed that the fitting 'grant' was i...
by NightPHEVer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Energy tariffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Energy tariffs

I had installed - and for a year used - a Rolec (16 or 32 amp) charge unit that was fitted to my garage via the grant system. It's the installer that gets the 'grant' not you, basically the price of the charge unit is subsidised - assuming that this arrangement still exists. I think mine cost me abo...
by NightPHEVer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Mitsubishi First vs insurance providers
Replies: 20
Views: 10785

Re: Mitsubishi First vs insurance providers

Hmm, well so much for Mitsubishi Insurance. They wanted £1500 to renew my insurance policy! Last year was £465 - which is still a lot by my standards. I recently moved house and apparently some of their underwriters would not quote for me as their 'systems' couldn't confirm that I lived at my curren...
by NightPHEVer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Button to close rear tailgate no longer working - RESOLVED
Replies: 13
Views: 5481

Re: Button to close rear tailgate no longer working

The tailgate button still works fine on mine and the button on the dash to the right hand of the steering wheel too. But the remote 'plipper' tailgate facility has always been somewhat random in its willingness to respond to my wishes. We are lazy these days aren't we! Four ways to open the tailgate...

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