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In Topic: Tires Tires Tires... Go Larger?

29 September 2015 - 06:18 PM

I wouldn't of thought 195 -> 205 would fit considering this only increased the width making them wider.  You are better staying with 195/50/16.  This is used on 2013+ models.  It does take the speedo up 3.26%.  That will knock the speedo out considerbly more.  I went from 195/45/16 to 195/55/15 2.41% more  It is suggested to not take it any more or less than 2.5% from factory fitted otherwise you'll likely need a speedo recalibration.What an incredible difference on smoothness when it comes to bumps and pot holes.   Remember the second digit always increases the size of the tyre.  The width wouldn't do much apart from rub on the arches when turning the wheel.

In Topic: New Tyres

27 September 2015 - 02:31 PM

Michelin cross climate they feel very grippy, wet and dry warm and cold.  Wish i had done it a long time ago.  Saves you having to worry about a really bad winter and not being prepared while the prices go up and the stock runs low.  Hopefully we won't have a seriously bad winter for awhile but be prepared.   Still perfect in summer weather here in devon in September almost october as well!

In Topic: Climate Control Resets Itself

26 September 2015 - 01:56 PM

Mine had been known to occasionally reset it self back to 22 and turn the A/C on.  Usually i have it on Auto 20 / AC OFF.  Not sure what does it.  It didn't happen frequently.  I just know it did reset itself back to 22 with the a/c on.


The oddest behavior i ever had was fan blowing at full speed when i would start the car.  I eventually found taking the fuse out of the glovebox and reinserting it fixed this.


Otherwise it's shouldn't be anything to worry about.  If it was doing it more frequently i'd question it.

In Topic: Squeaking When Reversing

24 September 2015 - 01:10 PM

The first reply might be right it could possibly be a bearing but i would of thought it would of done it in both directions.  If you have looked could you post a quick video via youtube?  Might give us a better understanding.  Maybe top strut mounts for suspension as well that has been known to make a clicking type noise.  Little bit of play in that side.


Hope you get on well and find it.

In Topic: Squeaking When Reversing

23 September 2015 - 08:10 PM

Click noise?  Check for a stone or nail in tyre.  Does the squeak happen when pressing the brakes in reverse?