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by jray3
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Sound like the pack is 'waking up' after its long hibernation. My naive theory is that some capacity should return with regular use, though the first few weeks of regular use should also be when any defective cell shows itself. I don't see your original mission parameters. If a car with 50 kilometer...
by jray3
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 21
Views: 858

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Thanks Don, I've ordered a pair of Achilles as well. Bit nervous about the name, though. Hope I don't have a blowout on the left rear tire....
http://www.greekmedicine.net/mythology/achilles.html
by jray3
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Skinnier rear tires on front rims
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Skinnier rear tires on front rims

Agreed- about the only way we'll get lower Rolling Resistance is to put on steel wheels, and with our track width of 55.9″ front, 54.3″ rear compared to the standard railroad gauge of 56.5", that should be quite possible! "twould be a great railroad 'scooter' car. Certainly better than a D...
by jray3
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 82
Views: 12807

Re: Hatched a Tesla

I appreciate driving diversity, so could probably get used to jumping between a Tesla and the i-MiEV as Fiddler John and JoeS do, though what a night and day difference! I had the privilege of using a friend's Model S 60 for the weekend. We went to a wedding 130 miles away and also spent a long day ...
by jray3
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 25
Views: 6894

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

Looks like that Sunny Boy Storage inverter is finally coming to the US market this summer. http://www.freecleansolar.com/SMA-Sunny-Boy-Storage-3-8-Battery-Inverter-p/sbs3.8.htm $2500 for 3.8 kW solar and 2 kW backup from a 360V battery pack. I'm picturing that with a Chademo cable on the Sunny Boy S...
by jray3
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Car not charging,..DC/DC converter failure. not what we expected.

Wow, talk about a supportive community! Thanks Kiev, coulomb, electronpusher and Joe! Do ya think that the extra insulating sleeve of clear vinyl that 'browned out' is still a good thing, or would removing it allow for better wire cooling and prevent future full failure/ short circuit? Just popping ...
by jray3
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: i-MiEV in film trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: i-MiEV in film trailer

Yep, took some kids to see "Ready Player One" this weekend. 1st Gen EVs all over the screen. More of a tweener/teen movie due to language. Entirely predictable audience interpretation: Girls said "See, video games will ruin the world!" and the boy responded that "Maybe, but ...
by jray3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Just another data point on battery health. I pushed my luck and drove 3.4 miles on the turtle in my 2012 with 86,500 miles on the clock this past weekend. That's farther than I've gone since the only time I killed it, a year ago at 5 miles into the turtle. Next morning after recharge? 54 miles RR an...
by jray3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Wtb 1x front alloy wheel, FS or trade 2x used front oem tires
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Wtb 1x front alloy wheel, FS or trade 2x used front oem tires

they're just too old to be safe Don Tis a factor to be sure, though I think that the pendulum has swung a bit far towards absolute caution on modern tires, and the current guidelines of "6 years in use or ten years in stock" makes no distinction between climates. In this mild climate, I'm...
by jray3
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Wtb 1x front alloy wheel, FS or trade 2x used front oem tires
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Wtb 1x front alloy wheel, FS or trade 2x used front oem tires

I see you got the wheels from car-part.com I see lots listed there, though no front wheels specified. I'm interested in the front tires if you still have them... http://www.car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi

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