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by djbobbins
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Temporary electrical gremlin?
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Temporary electrical gremlin?

I had a couple of worrying but seemingly temporary electrical gremlins today, in close succession. Firstly, shortly after starting a journey, with outside temperature about 8 centigrade, I got to a set of traffic lights. We had walked up a hill before getting into the car so were not cold and instea...
by djbobbins
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Engine running in EV mode

I have a similar issue (fuel degradation) but in a very different application - I sporadically use a petrol chainsaw but if left with pump petrol in the tank over the winter, the different components of the fuel can combine with small quantities of water to form gel / sludge. If I was driving a PHEV...
by djbobbins
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Goodbye all
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Re: Goodbye all

Sorry to hear that; hope circumstances change soon.
by djbobbins
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

Re: Hello

It’s an interesting query - the division of the company I work for was recently sold to new owners, plus my role changed about a year ago. The combination of these things has meant that I’ve moved from a company which offered a wide range of choice for cars, plus having a role where taking a company...
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

Re: Hello

Also, I think the standard fit tyres are types / brands between the 16 and 18 inch wheels, no? If so that would have to be a factor in the tyre life as well.
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

Re: Hello

My 16” tyres were changed at 2.5mm tread or thereabouts (it’s a Lex Autolease car and they won’t change them before that). I’d done about 29k miles at the time, albeit a good few thousand of that (4K, at least) on two European road trips with long stints of motorway driving at constant speed, which ...
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Sat Nav
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

Re: Sat Nav

I tend to use google maps anyway (via Apple CarPlay) - in all honesty, I think the traffic updates / planning is better, particularly away from motorways. I have had a couple of occasions where the Kia sat-nav has taken me off a motorway because it looked busy, only for the alternative route to be e...
by djbobbins
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

Re: Hello

Yes, the 2017 “2” has the 16” wheels. I know a lot of the fuel economy impact will be down to driving style, use of air con etc. I have had over the 72mpg published average from my car but only on specific occasions (long trips on the motorway with large sections of 50mph average speed cameras).
by djbobbins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

Re: Hello

I drove a first edition on the test drive but opted for a 2 owing to lower company car tax. Miss my heated seats that I had in the Skoda Yeti before... I didn’t find the ride on the test drive terrible - it was quite a while between then and taking delivery of my car but I don’t recall it being a hu...
by djbobbins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Solar
Replies: 4
Views: 3276

Re: Solar

Not sure how domestic battery prices have developed over the last 18 months, but when I had my solar panels installed in the UK last summer there were two key factors which put me off the idea of getting storage at the same time. Firstly, the batteries don’t actually improve your resilience (in the ...

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