Dogconker

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Dogconker last won the day on November 25

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About Dogconker

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  • Birthday July 6

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    Staffordshire
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    wildlife photography
  • Subaru Model
    XV 2.0D SE

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  1. Dogconker

    A time to Step down :(

    I’ll linger, I’m like that wine stain you can’t get out if your carpet that you put the pot plant over
  2. Dogconker

    A time to Step down :(

    Thanks, I’ll still be knocking around from time to time as my wife still has an XV
  3. Dogconker

    A time to Step down :(

    The new musso uses their own engine and an Aisin 6 speed auto, the mercedes transmission and engine apparently was crap. It’s a 2.2TD 180hp and 400Nm which is why I wanted it for towing I wemt from the shortest in my class at 9yrs old to the tallest in the school at 6’3” by age 11. I went through clothes like hot dinners, my brothers never got to wear them because they didn’t reach 6’ until they were in their teens.
  4. Dogconker

    A time to Step down :(

    Not wrong I have size 12 feet!! But thanks
  5. Dogconker

    A time to Step down :(

    Bought a Ssangyong pickup to tow the caravan and carry our kit, didn’t need anything fancy but it cost around £15,000 less than an equivalent mitsi or ford pickup and then I got £4k off list so saved almost £20k on an equivalent well known branded pickup. It’s built for towing so is ideal for my needs plus a 7yr nose to tail warranty.
  6. Dogconker

    A time to Step down :(

    Yep, XV is gone, dropped it off at the dealers today. Shame as it looked mint.
  7. Dogconker

    Suspension rattle

    No I had diesel injector knock not suspension rattle
  8. Dogconker

    Sad times - bye bye XV

    Well I’ll still be here because the wife still has an XV, it’s just mine won’t be here. unfortunately, with Subaru ditching diesels it means all their cars now have a refucrd towing capacity. I need to tow a 1500kg caravan, the new XV won’t pull it, literally! it would also be illegal to try, the forester and Outback previous diesels have the Euro6 engines with less torque at low revs than my Euro5 which is a pain for towing. The forester and Outback literally can’t carry as much stuff as the XV either. so whilst I love my XV it’s to expensive to justify driving 5 miles to the station each morning and not good enough a tow car to justify keeping it for that, so I have gone for the Ssangyong Musso Pick up which although Korean is only £23k new, has 400Nm torque a better trim level and is perfect for towing weighing in at over 2 tonnes. It’ll pull 3.5tonnes and you can put a tonne in the back. Plus a 7 yr warranty means I don’t really need to worry about it beyond brakes and tires etc. And that’s why I am selling the XV, well Sold thd XV now to the dealer so once my new pickup lands it’ll be gone. Anyone interested should call Pinkstones Subaru as it will there in 4-6 weeks.
  9. Dogconker

    Sad times - bye bye XV

    Well after 4.5 years I have come to the tough decision to part with the XV and buy something far less fun. I only do about 150-200 miles a week at the minute so so I don’t need such a big car for driving to and from work and we’re looking for something that is much more for towing and an automatic. the XV pulls fine but could really do with a heavier car, plus autos ard a doddle to tow with. As such it looks like in the next few weeks I’ll be reluctantly selling the old girl for a pick-up or something, wife will still be keeping hers. If anyone is looking for an XV with FSH etc that has been well looked after 😉
  10. Dogconker

    Rear wheel bearings word of warning

    My bearing is just starting to rumble and I have just hit 70k
  11. Dogconker

    Tyre pressure sensor reset

    Anyone know how to reset them?
  12. Dogconker

    PIAA WIPERS

    Hi, Someone posted about PIAA Wipers, the ones thar coated the windscreen in the past, think it was on here. Could you let me know where you got them from that was cheap, looking to but some TIA DC
  13. Dogconker

    Driver’s seat damage

    This is correct you get up to 6 yrs under the sale if goods act regardless of warranty, not sure about cars though as they sit differently in the Act
  14. Dogconker

    XV Remap advice anyone?

    Thanks for this, I’’m after a totque remap over performance, mine pulls like train anyway, but the extra torque when towing would be handy. My diesel drives more like a petrol (apart from the low end torque) in that it’ll pull fairly consistently between 1600 and 4500 rpm. I always let it warm up fully before getting the turbo fired up, I have a 2014 Euro 5 engine in mine, the only issue I’ve had with it was the injectors which it’s going back in for again on Thursday for yet another relearn on the injectors and fuel pump., apparently it’s having 5-6 relearns according to subaru this will resolve the injector issue. incidentally when I asked for dos amd don’ts I actually meant in relation to remaps.
  15. Dogconker

    Driver’s seat damage

    If it’s over 3 yrs probably not covered, subaru 5yr warranty is 3yrs nose to tail and an additional 2yrs drivetrain warranty. Certainly give it a try though as if they’ve had problems they do address warranty claims outside the warranty, I had a new door lock mech about 6 months outside of warranty as a goid faith repair because they knew if an issue good luck