ernieb

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    XV SE 2.0i Premium Lineartronic 2018

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  1. ernieb

    Mud Guards Installed

    I had mine fitted as part of the deal, I usually throw that in at the end as a final sweetener! I see you have the CrossClimates fitted, very happy with mine.
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    A time to Step down :(

    @Dogconker good luck with the new car, I had an Isuzu Trooper 3.1D many years ago and that would tow my van up the side of the house if I asked it too. I’m sure this will e very similar, good luck with it.
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    Suspension rattle

    @Norrie, I hope you get the car fixed OK but it's a little worrying as the failures you'r experiencing should not be occurring at that milage. It's the kind of thing I'd have expected back in the 70's rather than with a modern car. It sounds potentially like a "batch" failure of the parts at the time your car was produced although that is little comfort to you.
  4. I've only done a few K on the Subaru but used them on the Skoda Yeti, there was still plenty of rubber after 34K when I sold the car so I've not run them to end of life. I think when I sold the car there was 5/6mm so should give many more miles. However, I bought the tyre in particular for it's wet and cold/wet performance which is what we seem to get most of the time in the UK. The SUV version of the CrossClimate is what I have fitted on the XV and I done about 2K and it shows no signs of any wear.
  5. On the Subaru I’ve fitted the CrossClimate SUV version of the tyre. I got mine from Costco when they offering £80 off a set of four. Just checked Costco are making the same offer till the 25th November, bought on line.
  6. I've used the CrossClimates on my previous car, Skoda Yeti, it proved to be very good in all kinds and types of weather. We travel from home to Derbyshire very frequently during the yea including the winter months. they have coped with quite heavy snow, 30cm, with no problems. They are "3 peaks" and retain there breaking and steering performance as the temperature drops below 7oC, unlike "summer tyres". They are made of a mixture or natural and synthetic "rubber" so retain there flexibility as compared to "summer" tyres which go hard as the temperature drops. The breaking performance is retained throughout the year. In the Subaru they feels well planted and I'm very happy with the ride and lower tyre noise as compared to the OEM tyres that were fitted. Before the CrossClimate tyres I used to do the summer/winter tyre change over, which meant storing one set of wheels/tyres when the alternate set were fitted as well as judging when to make the change? Check out some of the YouTube videos of tyre comparisons, its very convincing.
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    Windscreen Wipers for 2018 XV

    https://www.wiperblades.co.uk/xv-years-2011-to-2018-wiper-blades/bosch-sp26s-super-plus-spoiler-and-bosch-sp16-super-plus-twin-pack-wiper-blades Product Code: SP26S / SP16 This web site shows the "hook Arm" so should be correct.
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    Goodbye XV

    Great choice, the rear bumper protector works well on my XV.
  9. Thanks, looking good. I've just changed the OEM tyres to CrossClimates in anticipation!
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    Windscreen Wipers for 2018 XV

    I think the rear one 300mm is a Bosch H306
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    Windscreen Wipers for 2018 XV

    As far as I know these should fit, Ive not purchased any for my car yet although the fitted OEM ones on my car are currently showing signs of streak marks. Bosch Aerotwin Retro-Fit 26/16" Front Windscreen Wiper Blades Pair Set - AR141S
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    Tyre pressure sensor reset

    My understanding is that the TPMS setup will allow you to select the tyre pressure units, psi etc., and three different sets of pressure values. So I have TPMS 1 set to normal tyre pressures and could have TPMS 2 set to winter tyre pressures and TPMS 3 set to caravan towing pressures. No need for anything other than set the tyre pressure and reset TPMS with the dash button at 15 degree C approx. (Unless the battery fails, typically 5-6 years, the system sleeps until the wheel rotates) I had a new TPMS sensor fitted when the tyres were changed and one was damaged, the fitter used an OBD 2 connector to pair the new sensor with the car. ( he’d checked each sensor out by passing a device over the tyre valve and waking the sensor to teil what pressure was set)
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    Tyre pressure sensor reset

    I reset mine by using the TPMS switch presss for a few seconds, then press to select TPMS 1, 2 or 3, then press again for a few seconds. Works every time. (2018. XV but I guess it’s going to be very similar whatever the year). I understand that the 3 options are for say summer, winter or towing pressure.
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    Oil change intervals for a petrol Xv?

    My 2018 Petrol 2.0l XV is 12K.
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    Simpsons Subaru (not the dealer..)

    I see the copyright was 2016, so must have been around for awhile. Not seen it before myself.