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by Aerowhatt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 39
Views: 4359

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

JoeS wrote: I just had all the recalls done on my two i-MiEVs over the last couple of days (including vacuum pump replacement) and I hope the squishy brake pedal is just temporary... Yeah dealers, sheesh, seems like they screw up more than they fix! They were pushing me hard to change the transmiss...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: measuring capacity loss through CanIon
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: measuring capacity loss through CanIon

Bonsoir, Xavier, merci de votre attention! My interface is a STN1170, but no from scantool; mine is from AH Design http://ahdesign.us/blog/stn1170-bluetooth-obdii-adapter/ Until now, everything had gone perfectly, but I do not read the capacity value I think it's not a good idea to update the AH De...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source
Replies: 39
Views: 4359

Re: Upgrading Heating System - Independent Battery Source

Bump! So Getting back to this project. I have had all of the parts etc. and a completed design for months. But once we got the recall notice on the airbags I put off going forward. Unlike some of my other mods to the car which are, for all practical purposes, invisible. This one will be obvious, rig...
by Aerowhatt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Chains
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Chains

A really good thing to carry in the winter is a gardening shovel/trowel (because it's small) and a gallon sized zip lock bag full of dry sand, or cat litter, or fine-ish landscape gravel. Between that and the disabling of the traction control (if needed) will get you out of just about any "Stuc...
by Aerowhatt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

It's likely that you spend much more than $1,000 per year on gasoline. People are always a bit amazed when they actually do an accurate accounting of gasoline expenditure. Fueleconomy.gov can help make it easier to figure what it does actually cost you annually. - Actually did the math on this and ...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

It's likely that you spend much more than $1,000 per year on gasoline. Eh, $1000 sounds about right to me. Average driving is said to be 10,000-15,000 miles a year... let's assume 10,000 for simplicity. A typical ICE car gets 25 MPG -- that's 400 gallons/year. And the price of gasoline is hovering ...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Thanks for making the thread Joe! I love my MIEV. I bought it solely for my 84km commute and it does that well although in the cold winter I come home with 2-3 bars so I’ve had to use a public charger at times. Charging for 12-13 hours overnight when I get home only gets me to 14-15 bars and I stil...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

Oversimplified example : I buy a 10 000$, 2012 i-Miev and save 2000$ in fuel over the next 2 years. Total spent : 8000$. OR, I wait 2 years and, MAYBE, can get a 2014 for 7000$. Total spent : 7000$. How do you think the market prices for EVs are going to change in the next 3 years? Couple of points...
by Aerowhatt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2016/17 Passenger Air Bag Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: 2016/17 Passenger Air Bag Recall

I read an interview with a chemical engineer from Takata. He had quit when they decided on a less expensive, less stable propellant compound than what is most widely accepted in the industry. This was to cut cost, increase market share and boost profits. As this engineer warned them at the time. Ove...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown

They're doing the work right now. I'll let you know how it goes. Looking forward to your report on this! Reminds me, even though the dealer price for this "repair" is obscene! It's not any different for an ICE. Way back in 1990 I had a piston Gaul on my (bought new for $9,000) 1986 Jeep c...

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