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by jray3
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 67
Views: 25785

Re: i-bargains

As I continued digging into the salvage 2014 I found a key and it started right up, with a full dash of errors. 14 bars on the gauge with 66 miles RR and only 14 K on the odometer were good signs. I connected the MUTIII clone, and not only were the cells perfectly balanced and SOC 82%, but the capac...
by jray3
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 67
Views: 25785

Re: i-bargains

Here's a general note on passing your old cars along: CLEAN OUT YOUR STUFF! Even if the car is totaled in an accident, if you survive, remove all personal documents. In the salvaged 2014, along with a set of stainless cookware, a dozen UNBROKEN eggs that were four months old, and a burst 6-pack of c...
by jray3
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 67
Views: 25785

Re: i-bargains

Thank you phxmiev. I'm open to generous offers on the battery, otherwise it goes to my dear old mom's car. I'm keeping the drivetrain for experimentation, but all exterior (blue) and interior (black) parts are available, other than the following that are sold/damged. Front bumper valence, hood and f...
by jray3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 67
Views: 25785

Re: i-bargains

I purchased a salvaged blue 2014 from IAAI Seattle this week, Vin ending in 24981, license plate BKJ3501 Anyone know the backstory on this car? I'll be hauling it on Monday, and if you need parts, send a PM or email me jray3 at a o l I won't ship the battery, it is reserved either for my mother's ca...
by jray3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?
Replies: 42
Views: 20275

Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Good luck to you, Enginerd! The similar Aussie effort has stalled, and now that I have a 75 mile one-way commute, MR BEAN in on greatly reduced duty, only doing about 250 miles per week of wifely driving, while I do that much per day on a 27 kWH Kia SOUL and my company car, a z2012 LEAF that we have...
by jray3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

Re: Drivetrain transplant

Thanks for maintaining the blog. Your reverse- engineering of the gearshift is enough to help us repair the original or replace it with a push button arrangement!
https://318iev.blogspot.com/2020/02/gear-selector.html?m=1
by jray3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: using a Lev50 pack for solar
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: using a Lev50 pack for solar

Thx Kenny, I finally took time to study your sketch and seem to see that 12V+ to pin 4 and 12V- to pin 6 will turn on the balancers?
by jray3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: using a Lev50 pack for solar
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: using a Lev50 pack for solar

Haven't quite come up with a plan how to convert the 350-vdc to 240-vac cheaply yet. Solar (PV) inverters that are designed for 240 VAC grid tie operation can be found quite cheaply as used or salvage, and are designed for up to 420 VDC input. I expect it would survive the relatively unlimited ampa...
by jray3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: using a Lev50 pack for solar
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: using a Lev50 pack for solar

Following closely, as I have the intact original pack from MR BEAN, changed out at 106k miles. I haven't yet found any info on whether the BMS is active full time or how to activate it when the pack is removed from the car. With the LEAF, it is possible using the WolfTronix LEAF Pack Sniffer, which ...
by jray3
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Business Ads, Deals, Sales and Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle

Thank you, here’s a post about our new LEAF battery upgrade services. Unfortunately there is no such option for the I-MiEV.
http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/03 ... o.html?m=1

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