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by Mamil
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: battery monitoring system warning setpoint
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: battery monitoring system warning setpoint

2 years ago I was away for 4 weeks and came back to one very low tire (small nail small leak) I connected my tire inflator and pumped it up and did the same to the other tires as well. Washed the car and vacuumed it as well. Started the car and got the low battery warning, parked it in my garage an...
by Mamil
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: battery monitoring system warning setpoint
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: battery monitoring system warning setpoint

interesting replies thanks - i recently just purchased a CTEK 5.0 battery charger as i was having a lot of these low battery warnings even after a long drive + replacing the battery. after a full days charge and the CTEK completing is process i removed the charger but the ignition on and....... LOW...
by Mamil
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: battery monitoring system warning setpoint
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: battery monitoring system warning setpoint

Mamil is correct. However, my understanding is also that the percentage loss is based against the calibration of the software knowing 100% battery charge. If this calibration is lost, then the low battery warning is a common result. This happened to me in my first year of ownership. At that time th...
by Mamil
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: battery monitoring system warning setpoint
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: battery monitoring system warning setpoint

Hi all- does anyone have any idea how the Battery monitoring system works on the Disco? i see endless threads on the low battery warning signs etc and just wondered if anyone knew the baseline figures which the monitoring systems work off, ie: what is the low battery voltage alarm set at? 12v? 11.9...
by Mamil
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Mpg difference 18s-20s
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: Mpg difference 18s-20s

Theoretically 20" tyres should be slightly more economical, as due to the lower profile they have to be stiffer and pumped up to higher pressure, and the result is reduction in energy lost in flexing of tyre. They are, however, more expensive to buy in the first place. Same result can be had by uppi...
by Mamil
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: The end is nigh.....(of my warranty)
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: The end is nigh.....(of my warranty)

If I was you I'd also consider getting an extended warranty. I'm six months out of manufacturers warranty and it's just gone in for a transmission oil leak. It's been there all week, transmission out, shafts and seals replaced - all thankfully covered under the extended warranty. This is not a car I...
by Mamil
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Headrests in uncomfortable position
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Headrests in uncomfortable position

I found the headrests uncomfortable when I first got the car, but three years later and I don't notice it anymore.

Maybe my body shape has evolved to fit the car :lol:
by Mamil
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: New engine - Gutted :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: New engine - Gutted :(

Personally if I'd had the balance shafts issue I'd rather have a new engine than just the shafts replaced. It's the bearing surfaces on the balance shafts that wear away, and where do you think all that metal goes, and is this good for the long term health of the engine? I'd count myself lucky if I ...
by Mamil
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Documents & Bulletins
Topic: Post your Topix documents here
Replies: 154
Views: 94880

Re: Post your Topix documents here

Amazing amount of information on this thread, nice one :) Does anyone have 501-12 which would include taking apart the central console in order to swap the 12v cigar lighter to a 5v USB? I've looked through and I've not seen it on here. It's there, you just didn't look hard enough Lol... Removal Fl...
by Mamil
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Swapping tyres front to back
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Swapping tyres front to back

I swap mine front to back every 10,000km to keep tyre wear even. Dealer does it for me if it's in for service or I do it myself otherwise. I think that, plus keeping the pressure right has a lot to do with me getting 75,000km from the tyres so far, with more than 20% still left.