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by Don
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Possible Cooling System Problem??
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

My theories are a weak cell or a battery pack that’s been sitting a long time. I have a 10 page CarFax on it - Actually, it's been pretty regularly driven most of it's life. It was an unsold car that went to lease, It did sit on the car lot from March of 2012 until March of 2013, when it went to le...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Possible Cooling System Problem??
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

It recharged to a full 16 bars and an RR of 60 - Much better than the 40 on the previous charge, but not where it should be after a careful 40 mile trip at a leisurely 40 to 45 mph Now . . . . how to get it discharged again without driving it?? - I don't have it registered or insured yet. Turn the o...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Possible Cooling System Problem??
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

Only fully recharged it once so far. It not only went to 16, but I went 6 or 7 miles before it dropped to 15 and I was patting myself on the back at that point - Good battery! . . . . or so I was beginning to think It's recharging now and we'll see what the next RR is and go from there. Your idea of...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Possible Cooling System Problem??
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

Thanks Kiev! - I was hoping I'd hear from you :D I guess I need to take another stab at Canion. 2 or 3 years ago, I loaded it on my Android tablet, bought the recommended dongle, but could never get it to work on either of my cars. Don't recall now my exact symptoms, but I think the car established ...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Possible Cooling System Problem??
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

Well, it's not hot - In fact, after a 40 mile drive on an 80 degree day, everything under the back cover is as cool as a cucumber . . . . much cooler than I would have expected in a normally operating car. The motor and transmission were barely warm to the touch. The coolant reservoirs in both the f...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Possible Cooling System Problem??
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Possible Cooling System Problem??

I have no idea, but hopefully you guys can maybe tell me what to look at We bought a third car, a 2012 SE Premium with 27,000 miles on it. Had about 1/4 charge when I drove it off the car lot to the house. Full recharge netted an RR of only 40, which gave me a bit of pause. Aired up the tires to 40 ...
by Don
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 66
Views: 25687

Re: i-bargains

We just bought a third one - A 2012 SE Premium in Raspberry which had sat unsold on a dealers lot for 3 months . . . . with gas here at $1.60 a gallon, they're not big sellers right now :? When we bought our SE brand new in May of 2012, the dealer had a purple one, but since it was a Premium, it was...
by Don
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 2494

Re: Drivetrain transplant

I thought I read that it would be difficult for the i-miev computer to work on any other vehicle because of it's sensitivity to tire size. It doesn't even like small differences. I *think* the only thing the computer really cares about is a ratio between the front tire circumference and the rear ti...
by Don
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: 14" Wheels

I haven't put a used tire on any car in at least 40 years - I hope you're reading the date codes on them and not using anything old, no matter how good they look. My motto, drilled into my kids and grandkids heads is "Quality tires are cheaper than fenders" so don't scrimp at all where the...
by Don
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: 14" Wheels

My goal here was to move from 15" rims to 14" rims to open up more options for tires. As a former owner (20 years) of a first generation NA Miata, I can tell you with much certainty that there are not nearly as many 14" tires to choose from as there used to be - The number of cars th...

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