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Post by a4x4kiwi » Thu, 07 Apr 2016, 23:26

Hi team,

Well I have the EV grin once again.

I am now driving a dealer used Outlander PHEV and loving it.

I have added a nudge bar for my amateur radio antenna. A tow bar, and have a 2nd charger.

I am looking for reasonably priced roof bars at the moment.

The EVBatmon software is fun to see what's going on.

Has anyone tried adding factory front parking proximity sensors?


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Post by jeffthewalker » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 00:50

I am taking my LEAF around Australia starting in May. I will be on air as VK4XJJ when I get my licence re-established.
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Post by reecho » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 02:37

Good stuff..!!

I have had my PHEV for a month. Loving it so far.... Image

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Post by jeffthewalker » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 03:04

I'm a nutter traveller and retired techo.The first few weeks saw me taking the new LEAF from the off-grid farm near Beaudesert to Gympie where I have ham radio mates. Then a month later I was off to Newcastle, Sydney, Bathurst, Grenfel and back again. As I say, a nutter☺.
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Post by jonescg » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 05:04

Nice one mal! You'll be fighting Dave Hiley for a charge spot in the pit garages now Image
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Post by rhills » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 08:14

Hi Mal,
a4x4kiwi wrote:Has anyone tried adding factory front parking proximity sensors?
Our Outlander PHEV has the reversing camera and the front parking proximity sensors. The camera is excellent and I wonder how I parked without it now.

However, the front sensors are worse than useless IMHO. They go off randomly when stopped at lights (even if there's no-one in front of you). They go off when you park up close to some bushes or another vehicle or whatever and don't stop when you put the vehicle in "park" (or "accessories" mode) so you can't sit there and listen to the radio in peace without disabling it.

I find myself disabling them most times I start up the vehicle.

Don't waste your money!

Apart from that (and some other minor "first-world" niggles) the PHEV is an excellent vehicle IMHO, enjoy!
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Post by 4Springs » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 13:46

a4x4kiwi wrote: I have added a nudge bar for my amateur radio antenna. A tow bar, and have a 2nd charger.
What nudge bar did you get? We wanted a nudge bar when we bought ours in December, but the dealer said that they had stopped selling the Mitsubishi one for the PHEV. Something to do with it getting too hot? He said that there are probably 3rd party bars out there to suit, but I haven't got around to looking yet.

We have the tow bar and it tows very well. Have to get used to turning off the rear parking sensors every time you drive with a trailer. You can at least put it into a mode where you don't have to turn them off every time you go into reverse.

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Post by HHL » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 16:45

jeffthewalker wrote: I am taking my LEAF around Australia starting in May. I will be on air as VK4XJJ when I get my licence re-established.


How will you keep the bastard charged?

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 16:50

On the back of a flat-bed? Image

Driving around Oz in a Leaf is certainly possible if you've got the time. Sounds like a fun adventure!
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Post by reecho » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 17:09

Hey Mal are you interested in the factory service manuals??
a4x4kiwi wrote: Hi team,

Well I have the EV grin once again.

I am now driving a dealer used Outlander PHEV and loving it.

I have added a nudge bar for my amateur radio antenna. A tow bar, and have a 2nd charger.

I am looking for reasonably priced roof bars at the moment.

The EVBatmon software is fun to see what's going on.

Has anyone tried adding factory front parking proximity sensors?


Cheers,
Mal.

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Post by a4x4kiwi » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 17:47

@reecho PM sent.
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Post by a4x4kiwi » Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 17:53

If I were needing to fit an antenna again, I would use

one of these

The nudge bar took a whole day to fit with very nervous drilling and cutting after removing the whole bumper
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Post by a4x4kiwi » Sat, 09 Apr 2016, 01:56

For anyone wondering about the bar, it is

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/291703222078

I have since learned it was not offered as an option on the PHEV.

Here are the details. Note the MY 14.5 there is a different part number for a MY14.

Genuine Mitsubishi Outlander nudge bar, brand new in box never been fitted. Part number MZ350512

Suits ZJ Outlander (MY14.5)

*Not compatible with Front Styling Element.

*Not to be fitted to vehicle equipped with the following Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS):

- Adaptive Cruise Control System (ACCS).

-Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCMS).

This Alloy Nudge Bar has been specifically designed to suit Outlander and is fully Airbag compatible and tested to comply fully with all the relevant ADRs and Australian Standards. This bar does not replace the original bumper. The large tubular polished design helps protect your Outlander and gives a sporty off-road appearance. It features preformed mounting points to suit Driving Lights and has been designed to not interfere with the front towing hooks or headlamps and indicators. The nudge bar mounting system has been engineered to reduce vibrations.
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Post by dgh853 » Mon, 11 Apr 2016, 01:04

Congratulations Malcolm on the PHEV purchase
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Post by rustom » Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 17:16

reecho wrote: Hey Mal are you interested in the factory service manuals??


Hi Reecho,
I would be interested in the service manuals, how detailed are they? with pictures?

Thanks mate!

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