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by jray3
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: What tire would you recommend?

[ That's interesting. An inch and a half on each revolution probably really adds up. At least until the tire wears down some. 8-) I don't have real numbers, but my buttometer agrees. I'm running three different sets of tires on three sets of rims. The worn-down originals on alloys, which have about...
by jray3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: RBS, ! , turtle error. What was your cause and fix?
Replies: 24
Views: 2690

Re: RBS, ! , turtle error. What was your cause and fix?

Just 'cause I like to press my luck, I'm heading into this car's sixth winter on the original battery (always parked outdoors, never had an issue). Guess I'll do a load test on it and probly start carrying the little lithium jump box. I have an idea that regular use of the HVAC remote may prolong ba...
by jray3
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Solar panel charging
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Re: Solar panel charging

Nice to see products like this for places that don't have fair net metering laws, or you just want hang on to your own electrons out of principle. Seattle EV Assoc had a presentation last night from the Powerflex Adaptive Charging Network http://powerflexsystems.com.s3-website-us-west-1.amazonaws.co...
by jray3
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Clicks from wheel covers
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Clicks from wheel covers

Our steel wheels are quite flexy. Drive slowly with the windows down and you'll hear the creaking of even properly installed stock wheel covers. When I used stainless steel aero "Salt Flat Discs" the noise was so extreme that my silver car was nicknamed "Jiffy Pop". However, I've...
by jray3
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: So I bought the i-Miev.
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: So I bought the i-Miev.

That cheap Duosida charger has been charging MR BEAN and the boss's i-MiEV at my wife's office for almost a year now. Only complaint is that the handle tolerances are tight and requires more insertion effort- several times early on she noticed that it failed to latch and start charging... The 2.5MM ...
by jray3
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: The Necessity For Grounding An External Gasoline Generator Used For Emergency Charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: The Necessity For Grounding An External Gasoline Generator Used For Emergency Charging?

I love it that the leading advanced-technology consumer generator set (Honda EUxxxxi series) yields the same 20 mpg that my ancient pusher trailer] delivered. http://insideevs.com/explained-mitsubishi-miev-range-extender-story/ Though it can't be carried in the cargo hold, a pusher trailer delivers ...
by jray3
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Solar-powered interior cabin heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Solar-powered interior cabin heater?

This looks like a good heating option for the miev, if we could get a salvage one from a crashed ??? EV. https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/22/borgwarner-supply-unnamed-ev-auto-manufacturer-ptc-cabin-heating-tech-improve-range/ How hard is it to get access to the battery high voltage? Borg-Warner is...
by jray3
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Is the i-Miev for us?
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

cdsythe, you appear to have the requisite practical nature and intestinal fortitude to excel as an i-MiEV driver! :ugeek:
As a former resident of Stavanger, I'll say Velkommen og lykke til!
by jray3
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 189
Views: 20307

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

Just an idea. I know I'd like to play with it and see how it works. I don't know if there's a market for such an item or not, but there are a lot of electric car drivers who also have solar! It certainly makes sense - Make the maximum use of energy that power company would pay you very little for i...
by jray3
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 68
Views: 7934

Re: Hatched a Tesla

Gotta love what they can do online with those cars! True, though I'd prefer to have full owner control over all features. I think Don is referring to 60 kWh Model S that are really 70 or 75 kWh cars that were software-limited to 60 kWh for a lower selling price? In that case, TESLA split the baby q...

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