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by jray3
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: can I use this to charge my car
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: can I use this to charge my car

The handle action on a Duosida isn't quite as smooth, but MR BEAN has been doing two full recharges per week off one of those (indoors) for about two years now.
by jray3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 160
Views: 32786

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

bradleydavidgood777 wrote:Thanks, beyond my capabilities and tools.

Me too, but any local welder should be able to knock one together.
by jray3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: after a full charge how many miles supposed to show on the miev display?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: after a full charge how many miles supposed to show on the miev display?

The EPA rated range of 62 miles is an average, so you'll rarely see exactly that number. It is based on energy consumption during your most recent 15 miles of driving, and on a battery with at least 80% of original capacity, you should see more than 62 miles after a calm drive on level terrain. My c...
by jray3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 160
Views: 32786

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Is a hitch sold anymore? I seem to remember the last place stopped making it. Torklift Central displayed at our NDEW car show on Sunday and said they had discontinued the i-MiEV hitch due to very low volumes but I think the last straw was a customer return this year due to claimed 'poor fitment'. T...
by jray3
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 160
Views: 32786

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

PV1, my sources say the engine weighs 220 lbs at full fighting trim. The weight was no issue. FWIW, I redrilled the hitch tube for minimum space behind the bumper, which reduces the moment arm and pretty much eliminates driveway scraping!
by jray3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 160
Views: 32786

Makin' a hybrid?

Image
https://imgur.com/nvEBr6z
Nope, just hauling a greasy engine to the shop and didn't want to crank up the truck...

(Aargh, still can't get the hang of posting photos to this forum!)
by jray3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Power Hungry Vacuum Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Power Hungry Vacuum Pump

Sorry to bear bad news, charliejuliet, but the higher amp readings may show that your original pump was already struggling against some corrosion! A pad of filter material banded around the exhaust port might reduce the salty spray getting in there... I've long wanted to add a rear belly pan for imp...
by jray3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Power Hungry Vacuum Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Power Hungry Vacuum Pump

I'm slightly confused in that page 12 of the safety recall bulletin shows the 2010-12 vacuum pump that was recalled to be all-metal construction, matching the photo of charlijuliet's replacement pump. Later pumps have a black plastic housing, which is what's in my car (and the spare that I salvaged)...
by jray3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Power windows and power lock switches
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Power windows and power lock switches

FYI: The passenger window on my mother's used i-MiEV gradually became less responsive and then froze in the down position. Removing the driver's armrest revealed a loose connection that fixed the problem 100%. This car has an aftermarket stereo and bluetooth, etc., so there may have been previous wo...
by jray3
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 215
Views: 7994

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

Is that the case? Those of you with dead chargers..... Do you power your evse on a timer or separate switch? Good theory, but I plead not guilty. Mr Bean’s charging sessions normally end automatically or via the proximity switch on the J1772 handle. I’ve unplugged 120V from the wall before disconne...

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