GGMan

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    2018 XV 2.0i

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  1. Drove about three football pitches without touching gas pedal (2-6mph), got grinding noise at 7mph. This why I thought it can't be breaks, as they been through a few full rotations and issue occurs in reverse as well but not as loud. I been meaning to test on a hill in neutral but keep forgetting when I'm off work. 😩 Added to calendar for next week, when I'm off.
  2. Realised something the other day, the grinding noise at 7mph only happens when then engine/car been off for about 3-5 minutes. Left card in idle for 10 minutes with hand brake on and no grinding noise at 7mph. Switch car off for 5 minutes with handbrake off and parked, started up - grinding noise at 7mph. I have also slammed brakes on at 3-6 mph to loosen them up, grind noise at 7mph but not when car was left idling for 10 mins . I can not see how this can be brake related. Going to purchase a small microphone and strick round chassis, to see if I can locate the noise!
  3. How are they going to know? I had all four tyres changed - so is that not classed as a lift?
  4. Not really, they said its from 'Front brake discs being lipped' but I had this issue 3 months after purchasing car; where issue would take 12 hours to reoccur, it now only takes 5 minutes. I had asked, so would this not be covered by warranty since a few hundred miles had only went on the clock? No, wear and tear. When issue got worse and only occured after the car had been standing overnight - Subaru had the car for two days and issue was not found and no issue reported for the brakes. Now, they did say my alignment was out, so got that fixed and the grinding noise at 7mph has actually reduced by half. They also said my seat does not squeak; so sent them a sound file as proof and just got a replay today, 'I can hear noise from the seat probably going to need you to come in and produce the noise whilst my technician is there so we can try and locate the exact location where noise is coming from'. Here a copy of noise for your enjoyment 🙂 https://vocaroo.com/i/s1GSsBHytqef Going to get brakes replaced at local garage - it be a lot cheaper.
  5. I left it just in park mode (no hand brake on), same thing. I been planning to park on a hill for a bit and drive in neutral to rule out CVT etc. It's in service in a few hours, so we see how it goes.
  6. Cheers all for the feedback. The other night, pulled up to a ATM, got back in car and grind noise at 7mph again. I am hoping the can fix it and other issues I got now (seat creaks/cracks when turning right, the odd metal rattle noise (like a old heat shield on a exhaust, where one corner came loose) and see if they can water shield boot button (as last winter it froze solid and took 6 hours before I could open boot). Hope I don't get a another Mitsubishi loaner - would love a Outback loner. 😁
  7. Hi I am after some advice on a issue I have? I have a 2018/2019 XVB here in the UK and going to dealership this Monday for the second service before winter and to ask them to look into a grinding noise i get at 7mph but only occurs when the car been sitting for bit. This started about 3-6 months after having the car and car would have to sit overnight for grinding noise (bit like break descent control but not as loud) to occur (at that time, I thought it was brakes sticking as you could see rust on brake disk) but now it occuring after car been sitting for about 5 minutes now. It louder when driving forward vs driving in reverse. Dealership are unable to locate noise and a few of them said they can not hear it - which u cant in a noisy environment or if got radio on. Any idea why it always 7mph? Could it be Multi Plate Clutch Pack engaging? I am unable to pinpoint the noise and sounds louder inside the car than out. Regards Gary
  8. That what I am after; as long as it not to expensive.
  9. GGMan

    XV video

    One of my favs
  10. Took the foam holding my gel fix it kit and jack etc out of my 2018-19 XV a few hours ago, I have for a space saver tyre hole and some plastic side bits to hold a the jack handle (like I seen in the Canadian Crosstrek. I searched on ebay in the USA/Canada with no luck but going to keep looking. 🙂
  11. In Canada and Australia, they get a spare wheel as standard and here in the UK, we can not even purchase it as a add-on! 😞 I been looking at getting a spare tyre and used this web site as a guide 'https://www.tyremen.co.uk/space-saver-wheel-and-tyre-kit' and then looked on ebay and a lot of the tryes are from 2004 for about £40 (rubber to old) and decent ones are about £100. Looking to go to Scotland in February and worried that I might get a nail through the side wall and having to wait for hours for (Subaru) RAC to turn up! Anyone got any recommendations? (Was thinking of buying a steel wheel and tyre separately but unsure on dimensions.) *********************************** Lad at work got a wood punch nail through his tyre & alloy - took RAC just over 2 hours to come out and drove him to a garage with the RAC spare tyre on. Would rather spend max 30 minutes putting space saver wheel on and then driving to local garage myself. Also just bought Tyre Puncture Repair Kit (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MX6XKFW/) to use rather the Gel stuff and they are not guaranteed. https://youtu.be/H5DWhIF1c0M/ *********************************** Another post about this is here: Thanks
  12. I been looking as well and used this web site as a guide 'https://www.tyremen.co.uk/space-saver-wheel-and-tyre-kit' and then looked on ebay and a lot of the tryes are from 2004 for about £40 (rubber to old) and decent ones are about £100. Looking to go to Scotland in February and worried that I will get a nail through the side wall and having to wait for hours for (Subaru) RAC to turn up! Lad at work got a wood punch nail through his tyre & alloy - took RAC just over 2 hours to come out and drove him to a garage with the RAC spare tyre on. Would rather spend max 30 minutes putting space saver wheel on and then driving to local garage myself. Also just bought Tyre Puncture Repair Kit (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MX6XKFW/) to use rather the Gel stuff and they are not guaranteed. https://youtu.be/H5DWhIF1c0M/
  13. Installing a dashcam is fine, I got mine far left on the windscreen. I not done the fuse thing; unless the dashcam has got a voltage reader (seen these for about £200-300), so it will switch off, if car battery getting to low while engine not on.
  14. Price shown with VAT. Straight forward to install, hardest bit was lifting plastic out to get to holes. You will need a small spanner for back ones tho. I am sure there a youtube for install.