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 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Hill Start Assist not working

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:57 am 

Replies: 11
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Wimbo raises a good question. Somewhere in the stability control system will be the attitude sensor. If the car thought it was always beyond 10 degrees up or down then the hill start assist and descent controls could be fooled. But 1. Where is the sensor? 2. Is it a simple tilt switch or a complex s...

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Hill Start Assist not working

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:26 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4982


I think this is one of the dumbest features of the xt. You don't know when its going to kick in (unless the hill is very steep) so you can't rely on it. So what's the point? My bmw hill start assist works all the time however steep the hill and its useful, especially with a manual gearbox. Perhaps t...

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: New Owner

 Post subject: Re: New Owner
Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:35 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 3556


Easy Ben! Let it run in for 5k before you start thinking about performance upgrades.

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Poor Headlights

 Post subject: Re: Poor Headlights
Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:27 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 7673


Ahto42 wrote:
I have also ring ultima 120% :thumbs: , good bulb, but the right side low beam went kaput yesterday.
I think they use xenon gas instead of halogen gas.


FYI Xenon is one of the Halogen gasses

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Poor Headlights

 Post subject: Re: Poor Headlights
Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:14 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 7673


I fitted ring ultima 120% brighter H4 lamps from eBay, costing £14.99 a pair, and they are very good. Not quite HID output but not far off. For those interested, ultimas are still tungsten wire filament lamps but running in a xenon gas envelope where the filament glows much hotter and brighter. HID ...

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Advice on buying and tyres

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:38 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 4866


Picture shows chaos in my local village with abandoned cars and 4x4s due to drifting snow. My xt with scorpion STRs just clawed its way through the lot. At one point I'd built up a dam of snow a had to back up then run at it, but this was the only problem. I can't really ask more of snow tyres. HOWE...

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Advice on buying and tyres

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 4866


I bought a set of pirelli scorpion strs and so far been very pleased with them. In the deep snow I was driving up 10% gradients in auto mode with no discernible wheelslip - almost boring! In deep mud the xt has never been close to being stuck. Tyre noise in the dry is no greater than the summer tyre...

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Snow manners...

 Post subject: Re: Snow manners...
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:16 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4448


We've got around six inches of snow here in Derbyshire. Just went out to play with my newly fitted Pirelli STR M&S tyres. Came to a stop on a 10% gradient hill and with 4wd lock engaged the xt pulled away with just a bit of slip at the front. Seems pretty good to me. The acid test will come when...

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: New member needs help with Xtrail choice

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 11:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1523


I went through the the following logic: Go for a t31 model (2007 onwards) to get the more sophisticated 4wd, better engines and bigger loading bay. Go for diesel to get the mpgs (I went for the 173bhp manual) Go for the SPORT model, not the TREK (cruder 4wd, missing key features) nor AVENTURA (unnec...

 Forum: T31 General Discussion   Topic: Castrol oil

 Post subject: Re: Castrol oil
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 11:02 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 3654


To repeat, yet again, don't buy castrol edge 5w30 from halfords, asda or anybody else!
National will change your oil (7l) and filter for £54 using exactly the same fully synthetic oil, but they take it from a huge castrol drum.
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