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by djbobbins
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS issues in cold weather
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: TPMS issues in cold weather

I think that would be it (I.e. the pressures were a bit low, owing to low temperature). I filled all the tyres to 36psi on Saturday and the warnings went off. What I still find odd is that a warning shows on screen for one tyre and not another with exactly the same pressure in it (according to the o...
by djbobbins
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Clutch recall
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Clutch recall

Anyone actually had any physical work done as part of the clutch recall? I got my letter in late October and it has taken Lex and their preferred garage until recently to schedule the work for 14/01. Seeing as how the car hasn’t caught fire yet (!) I’m hoping it will last another week or so but i’m ...
by djbobbins
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS issues in cold weather
Replies: 3
Views: 658

TPMS issues in cold weather

So... minus 4 centigrade this morning here. We drove a few miles into town to drop my wife’s car off for its MOT, then set off up the A46 at 70mph. After a couple of miles at cruising speed, OSR tyre pressure warning despite it being 32psi and the others all being 33 (per dashboard readout). No ill ...
by djbobbins
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Touch-up paint
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Touch-up paint

Anyone got a recommendation on where to source touch up paint for a UK 2017 Niro in ocean blue metallic?
by djbobbins
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Boot undertray
Replies: 28
Views: 10590

Re: Boot undertray

AMG wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Great Job, but what happens to the carpet at the back where there is no wood, covering the tyre repair tools ?
The layout in my Niro 2 must be different than your variant - in mine the tools are all in the polystyrene moulding in the wheel well - so all still under the new plywood floor.
by djbobbins
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Boot undertray
Replies: 28
Views: 10590

Re: Boot undertray

Hi djbobbins...not sure I would want to be sat in the back seats. A rear end shunt would turn that ply into a guillotine. This was a good point and something that has played on my mind. Before converting the car back into "holiday mode" (i.e. taking out the false floor installing my plywood version...
by djbobbins
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Downhill battery full charge causes engine noise
Replies: 7
Views: 3900

Re: Downhill battery full charge causes engine noise

I took my Niro to the Alps last summer and experienced the same thing - the drive from the mountain resort down into the valley was about 15km of downhill, mainly switchback roads. The battery gets to fully changed and then the internal combustion engine kicks in; my assumption is that this is to pr...
by djbobbins
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV
Replies: 13
Views: 2378

Re: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV

I work in the electricity industry and I would hazard a guess that economy 7 will disappear soon, but not because of the uptake of EV charging. Smart meters will move many more domestic tariffs onto shaped prices, where there will be cheap blocks overnight and potentially during the middle of the da...
by djbobbins
Thu May 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 7
Views: 4275

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

It's currently on about 16,250 miles. I had a look at the tyres again today and may have been a bit eager with my comment about life, I haven't done a tread check but visually I guesstimate they still have about 4mm of tread; I suspect it might be towards 25k miles before the lease company will agre...
by djbobbins
Thu May 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Paint quality - ocean blue metallic
Replies: 3
Views: 3883

Re: Paint quality - ocean blue metallic

I don't know about PCP handover; I am fortunate that my car is on a lease through my employer, who hitherto at least seems to take a pragmatic view that a four year old car with 80,000 miles on the clock isn't going to look showroom fresh. My previous two lease cars were a Mazda 5 (metallic burgundy...

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