t2wuf

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About t2wuf

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  • Birthday 06/15/1944

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Hemel Hempstead Herts
  • Interests
    cars, fishing, shooting,
  • Subaru Model
    XV 2012
  1. My previous experience of engine stop-start was with a Honda Civic Hybrid. At a stop (like lights) with foot on the brake the engine would close down after a little while and stay off until the accelerator was pressed. Easy, simple and worked every time. The car had a massive traction battery so always started effortlessly. Recently with my new (to me) Subaru XV I noticed that its auto engine stop seemed to me to be often erratic. Would sometimes work at a stop and sometimes not. If it did turn the engine off, it would then start up again without me taking foot off the brake, sometimes after 3 secs , 7 secs or an indiscriminate time. So I thought there was a problem with the brake switching unit so off to the garage it went. The garage kindly and gently referred me to the Owners Handbook where there is a whole chapter or so on this part of the cars anatomy. No longer a drive by wire type switch as on the Honda, but a complicated and deep thinking piece of software to ensure that the car engine would have the best possible chance to actually start again. It would check if the battery was up to the next start which can drain a battery, if the car was on an incline needing more engine power, temperatures, engine condition, and so on. In other words the Subaru has more smarts than I could ever have on this subject or ever dreamed of. What a car! Well Done Subaru!
  2. Anyone got experience of fitting and using mud tyres on the faithful XV? Make, Costs (preferebly cheap), experience??
  3. t2wuf

    xv off road?

    Whilst on this subject does anyone have any ideas about mud tyres for XV? perhaps I better start a new topic......
  4. t2wuf

    xv off road?

    good point - some of the devels pit videos look like the ground is well rutted--- I will have to check.
  5. t2wuf

    xv off road?

    Great - any one else interested??
  6. AS an XV owner I wonder if anyone knows of an offroad course ? Perhaps an opportunity for XV drivers to get together for an event? I live in SE Herts Any Suggestions ?