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#322 of 341 Re: Severe or Regular Maintenance Schedule for 2010 Outlander [jonox]
Dec 01, 2010 (5:37 pm)
I live in the Chicago area. We have both hot summers & cold winters. But I'm following the normal schedule. My 1 year anniversary on my Outlander will be up in a few days and I just rolled 11K miles. So I'm going by the time-based intervals and not the miles-based. LOF, tire rotation, and 1-year/15K inspection stuff will be on tap when I take it in this Friday.
Out of curiosity, are there other manufacturers that want you to use the severe schedule if you live in Canada? Mitsu's tech is hardly so unique that they'd be more "frail" than the competition and require maintenance more often.
BTW, if the manual "recommends" but doesn't "require" the severe schedule to be followed, they haven't taken a legal position requiring the more frequent maintenance. This is similar to how they recommend but don't require premium gas. If it's a recommendation & not a requirement you should be legally safe following the normal schedule or, perhaps, splitting the difference and going 5500 miles/4.5 months.
#323 of 341 Re: Severe or Regular Maintenance Schedule for 2010 Outlander [fushigi]
Dec 01, 2010 (8:10 pm)
My wife leases a 2010 Honda Civic with oil condition monitoring. When she picked up the vehicle last February the dealership told her to bring it back in about a year or when the oil condition display showed 15%. So Honda's approach seems much different from Mitsubishi's in this regard although I think they may use synthetic lube.
My 2005 Equinox with it's Chinese six cylinder motor used to regularly go 10 months between oil changes which was in accordance with the owners manual but I doubt you could do the same with their more fuel efficient 2010 models.
#324 of 341 Re: Severe or Regular Maintenance Schedule for 2010 Outlander [jonox]
Dec 02, 2010 (8:04 am)
Honda's oil life gauge is more-or-less measuring how the oil ages. It's counting engine revs or using some other metric(s) to determine the remaining oil life percentage.
Mitsu's system is simpler in that it's just time/distance based.
While Honda's system is more accurate, IMHO Mitsu's system is better for your car overall. My reasoning is this: We consumers almost universally tie our car's maintenance to oil change intervals. Whether it's rotating the tires, changing the air filter, or flushing the radiator, we do it in accordance with the next oil change.
Under Mitsu's system I'll still do a tire rotation every 6 months. The other fluids will still be checked/replaced regularly. The things that don't match their life to the quality of the motor oil will still get done at the required intervals.
Sure, that may mean I spring for an average of an extra oil change every couple of years, but I'm fine with that. From a vehicular maintenance perspective there's no such thing as changing your oil too often. And I will be paying for those changes since I don't get free changes. But the car saves me a lot on maintenance compared to my prior car so I'm still coming out ahead (3mo/3K oil change .. now 6mo/7500 mile, timing belt every 60K .. now every 105K, trans flush every 30K .. now sealed, etc.).
A week or two ago I checked my oil and it was still a very pretty non-black color. I've no doubt that the oil, which has 4500 miles on it, could go another 4500/6 months before it's replaced. But it'll be replaced tomorrow morning to coincide with 6 months passing. Cheap insurance for maintaining the car & the warranty.
#325 of 341 Re: Severe or Regular Maintenance Schedule for 2010 Outlander [fushigi]
Dec 02, 2010 (4:57 pm)
Fushiqi, you drive around Chicago, I drive around Toronto so our driving conditions are essentially the same. You happily adhere to a six month oil change schedule whereas north of the border a three month schedule is recommended for Canadian owners regardless of how the vehicle is being used. The assumption presumably being that up here we're driving around in the snow all the time!
How nonsensical is it (not to mention annoying) when 70 days and 1500 km (900+ miles) after one oil change the PERIODIC INSPECTION display comes on three weeks ahead of the next "severe" schedule oil change?
I've had my service reminder adjusted to 6 months now and will operate in similar fashion to you picking up my oil changes within that 6 month time-frame.
By the way, my take on the tire rotation schedule is that it's not time based but recommended every 12000 km (7500 miles).
#326 of 341 Re: Severe or Regular Maintenance Schedule for 2010 Outlander [jonox]
Dec 02, 2010 (5:36 pm)
I agree the tires are time-based, but again, I go ahead & do them in sync with the oil changes as I don't want to 1) do the rotation as a separate service visit or 2) do it less often than 7500 miles.
#327 of 341 Outlander & Outlander Sport set world records
Feb 09, 2011 (5:42 am)
"ONE DAY. TWO CUVS. FIVE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.
To demonstrate Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control technology we set out for some unforgiving terrain in Alberta, Canada, with our Outlander crossover family. We came home with a handful of official Guinness World Records."
300 m - The greatest distance by a vehicle in reverse on snow in 30 seconds - Outlander Sport
56.2 m - The shortest braking distance by a vehicle on ice (30 mph to 0 mph) - Outlander Sport
3 laps - The most vehicle figure-of-eights on ice in two minutes - Outlander
1:11 min - The fastest vehicle slalom relay on ice (1/4 mile) - Outlander & Outlander Sport
19:31 sec - The fastest driven square lap in a vehicle (gravel, 100 ft. x 100 ft.) - Outlander
To me the most impressive are the figure 8, slalom, and the ice braking. The ice braking looks especially boring, , which is exactly how you'd want it to be. And the figure 8 & slalom show how the AWC system can benefit in everyday winter condition driving.
(Cross-posting to relevant threads)
#328 of 341 Re: Outlander & Outlander Sport set world records [fushigi]
Feb 09, 2011 (10:03 am)
wow! that's sooo cool!
#329 of 341 2010 outlander please help
Jun 30, 2011 (5:53 am)
Anybody know that I can use rear lower and upper gate from 2009 to my 2010???
I know they change front but rear look the same except recese lights on the bumper corners.
I call dealers,parts supply and always is "I don't know"
Thank You for any ideas
#330 of 341 Re: 2010 outlander please help [daja]
Jul 04, 2011 (12:39 pm)
Do a Google search by using “genuine or original OEM Mitsubishi parts”. Prices on this on line business are reality much cheaper than those offered by dealership and they are OK. Long time ago I send an email to the part manager where I bought my Outlander with prices given by these on line companies, and I said that if he match those figures I will order all my stuff from the dealership instead of the on line Web page. The part manager agreed and from that day prices are very similar, perhaps $2- $3 dollars difference.
If you want to be sure or suitability of parts for 2009-2010-2011 Outlander models, ask part number of the parts for all manufacturer years. The part manager has the duty to disclose you the part number of the part you are queering. If the part number are equal for the different manufacturer year then that part will fit your car regardless the MY. Equally a number of on line part sellers’ present software that reproduces diagrams of the parts you are looking for. Few times I have copied these diagrams onto the email to the dealer to make clear what I want without ambiguity.
#331 of 341 Dead battery in 2010 Outlander
Jul 06, 2011 (12:12 pm)
Anyone having any problems with the battery suddenly going dead? So dead the door locks don't even work. Just randomly for no apparent reason after driving fine the day before, just dead the next day after parked overnight?
A local dealer was trying to convince me I am leaving something on or not turning the FAST key off all the way until I proved to them that you can't even lock the doors unless it is turned all the way off, and that even if you leave a dome light on that light turns itself off....
A jump and charge brings it right back to life but it's happened twice now with no known cause (and yes, they checked the battery and the alternator).
I suspect a computer problem because a long ago service reminder that was supposedly reset (twice) still displays as well - the same dealer is also telling me that they "turn themselves back on sometimes".
Any feedback woudl be welcome - thanks!