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by fjpod
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My winter driving range has dropped a lot!
Replies: 20
Views: 2745

Re: My winter driving range has dropped a lot!

I can only give you my own personal estimates based on my 2012 imiev that I have owned for 4 years or so. In cold weather, I lose at least 10% of range. No snow, no heat, no snow tires,... just the same driving. The batteries just lose range, which comes back in the spring. If I use the heat or defr...
by fjpod
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?

Don wrote:Put a block of wood (a 2 X 2 end grain block about 6 inches long) in the center of the bend, hit it with a 2 pound hammer and repeat until it's straightened

Don

That's what I've done. ... twice.
by fjpod
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: What to do with my dead iMiEV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: What to do with my dead iMiEV?

I think I may have test drove that car. My house is nearby and also got filled with the Atlantic Ocean.

I decided to go to another dealer in NJ and got a raspberry, which I still love driving.
by fjpod
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12 Volt battery is failing, I'm looking for replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 7668

Re: 12 Volt battery is failing, I'm looking for replacement

I recently had to get a new 12 volt for my 6 year old prius. No local parts stores had it in stock. They all wanted to order me a Yellow top battery which was indicated on their computers. They wanted about $75 more than I was able to get it for online. The dealer wanted something like $400 for an O...
by fjpod
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Arguments in Favor of Electric Vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

Re: Arguments in Favor of Electric Vehicles

Here is a comment that was sent by a reader to CBC about electric cars : "Between 2011 and 2015, there have been approximately 11,000 electric cars sold in Canada. In 2012 alone, there were 1.6 million fossil fuel powered vehicles sold in Canada. The fact is that electric car technology is not...
by fjpod
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Replacing Filament Running Lights With LED Bulbs
Replies: 51
Views: 12005

Re: Replacing Filament Running Lights With LED Bulbs

So....has anyone figured out how many extra miles they get per charge, assuming they use their headlights 20% of the time? Or are we doing this just because it's COOL?
by fjpod
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long will it be before electric cars will be the norm
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: How long will it be before electric cars will be the nor

Or. ... Gas Station owners could make a small investment and gradually install a few fast chargers. They would sell more Big Slurpees, cigarettes, and Lotto tickets. Voila. Instant ev charging network., in convenient locations.
by fjpod
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Passenger heated seats
Replies: 21
Views: 3050

Re: Passenger heated seats

I don't love the seat heater myself. I find my butt gets too hot by the time it cycles off. My problem is my feet. I wish the floor mat got warm under my feet.
by fjpod
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Dunlop Availability / Price
Replies: 17
Views: 3579

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

I just replaced my two fronts with Dunlops for about $340 instaled. it took about 5 days for the tires to come in though. Very unusual to wait more than a day for delivery of any tire in my area. I just went to my local mechanic.
by fjpod
Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: A/C Issue.
Replies: 61
Views: 8507

Re: iMiev.. my biggest mistake ever

Lol. Not to make light of your plight, but I too share your pain.

I am trying to sell mine after three years and am only being offered $4,000 by a dealer. Maybe I can sell it to you for parts. Lol.

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