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by siai47
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned
Replies: 21
Views: 8600

Re: Battery Replacement - Lessons Learned

I don't know if it means anything or not but I had two I-MiEV's built in 2012 about three months apart. I had the pack out of both of them and noticed the pack in the earlier car had cells wrapped in a blue colored vinyl and the later car had cells covered in yellow vinyl. Other than that the batter...
by siai47
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 74
Views: 11003

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

The charger, inverter and motor are in the same cooling loop. There is a pump that circulates coolant through all three during charging. If you put your hand on the coolant hose between the inverter and the charger you can feel the circulating pump cycling on and off. And yes, the motor gets hot dur...
by siai47
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Seized Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 4282

Re: Seized Gearbox

I was just at my old I-MiEV dealer and talked to the owner about the I-MiEV I sold him for parts. He says he still has the gearbox assmebly. I don't know what he wants for it but it only had 600 miles on it when the car was in a wreck. If you look at some of my old posts, you will see some pictures ...
by siai47
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 81
Views: 18352

Re: Tesla Model 3

Well I finally got my Model 3 on Friday and have had the weekend to give it a shakedown. It seems to be a very good car with a few quirks. None of the quirks are bad enough to not consider the car. The build quality and fit and finish is excellent. The panel gaps that everyone was worried about are ...
by siai47
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Anyone ever figured out how the Heating controls work ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: Anyone ever figured out how the Heating controls work ?

Everything you never wanted to know about your heater. http://www.mhi.co.jp/technology/review/pdf/e474/e474019.pdf Pretty neat water heater. It appears it is designed to operate with eight different power levels as each of the four heating elements are of different sizes. It is a PTC heater so each ...
by siai47
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: High Mileage Battery Health
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Re: High Mileage Battery Health

How do the cell voltages look after a full charge and balancing? They should all be very close in voltage somewhere around 4.105 with very little difference. If you can run the CANION while driving, are the low voltage static cells also the ones that drop the most under load? If so (and balancing do...
by siai47
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Tesla-J1772 Adapter
Replies: 22
Views: 7269

Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

You might want to give Tony Williams a call and tell him about your need for an adapter such as the Jadapter but you cannot wait for it. A few months ago, there was a promotional code to get $160.00 off the $399.00 list price for the J stub. I know it's true because I bought one for $239.00 on the 3...
by siai47
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Imiev 2016 issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: Imiev 2016 issue

"Quick charging" shouldn't have any effect on the internal charger in the car as it is not being used during the QC session. The external DC charger is providing all of the current into the battery pack--there is no AC power being supplied to the built in charger. That being said, the DC-D...
by siai47
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 21
Views: 5975

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

The kit goes under the passenger side of the rear seat. If it's missing---no big deal. I think the sealant has an expiration date on it anyway and a small plug in air pump is cheap at a box store or auto parts store. Be sure you get one with a long enough cable to plug it in to the cabin power outle...
by siai47
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Feb 2012 Miev with Pack Trouble at 40k miles
Replies: 27
Views: 6147

Re: Feb 2012 Miev with Pack Trouble at 40k miles

What does the CANION report when the vehicle reaches full charge before you drive it? What is the difference between the lowest and highest cell voltage? Drive the car with the CANION active and watch the cell voltages. Accelerate with full power and see if one cell drops dramatically vs. the others...

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