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by JoeS
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12v Battery - All You Ever Wanted To Know
Replies: 23
Views: 13593

Re: 12v Battery - All You Ever Wanted To Know

... Is it possible the battery has gone dead again so soon?... Not so much dead (yet), but over-discharged. How often have you been using your i-MiEV? I plug in a wall or solar float charger whenever I know I won't be using the car for even a couple of days, as it keeps the 12v battery from being c...
by JoeS
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Can't Open J1772 Port
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Can't Open J1772 Port

Ok, finally had a chance to look at it. Looks promising. First off, the latch is nothing more than a spring-loaded pin that gets pulled back. nothing you can do with the port lid closed. Need to tackle it from the inside of the car. As Don mentioned, when you remove the small plastic cover, that giv...
by JoeS
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Can't Open J1772 Port
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Can't Open J1772 Port

First, hopefully you feel a little resistance when you pull the latch, indicating the wire is being pulled. I would first try a two-person operation: one pulling the latch while the second tries tapping or very gently prying on the cover - remember, it's the aft end that flips outward. I would not f...
by JoeS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Kandi K27. Another I-MIEV Like Car?
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Re: Kandi K27. Another I-MIEV Like Car?

First review of the Kandi - https://insideevs.com/reviews/454644/kandi-k27-test-drive-review-worlds-first/ Reflecting further, I think this would be a nice successor to our i-MiEV, if - a. Top speed were higher than the 63mph (K27) or 70mph (K23) - I could *almost* live with the latter. b. DCFC port...
by JoeS
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Any I Witnesses?
Replies: 120
Views: 60467

Re: Any I Witnesses?

Michael, delighted the i-MiEV has been working well for you. In looking at the charging infrastructure around Little Rock, I'm saddened to see that DCFC stations are simply too far apart for you to be able to take longer daily excursions in your i-MiEV. ... Even though I still have my full-size luxu...
by JoeS
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: AC compressor recall
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: AC compressor recall

yipidee, thank you very much for posting this. We had several posts about a/c compressor failures years ago which, when out of warranty, were quite expensive. If I recall they were prevalent in cold areas of North America, although one was in New Orleans, Louisiana. Good to know about the possibilit...
by JoeS
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Front wheel bearing replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

Re: Front wheel bearing replacement

justinchristie, thank you very much for the update describing your experience and for your insightful suggestions. I'm sure this thread will come in handy in the coming years.
by JoeS
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Front wheel bearing replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

Re: Front wheel bearing replacement

I sent a PM to justinchristie asking just that.
by JoeS
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: All dark
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: All dark

rbauron, welcome to the forum. The most probable problem you have is that your 12v battery has been discharged and now probably needs replacement. This same thing just happened to a lady in the L.A. area. Read this thread to see what to do about it, starting with this November 9, 2020 post: http://m...
by JoeS
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Front End Rumbling Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Front End Rumbling Sound

Hey Joe There's a white ES with 18K miles in El Cerrito not too far from you for $5,900. I can clearly see that it has quick charge in the pictures. I think that your Tesla can make it that far. 8-) https://www.ekemotorsport.com/ Yes, I saw that and had the ad printout in the car with us, but we el...

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