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by Don
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Range Remaining Lower at Full Charge
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Range Remaining Lower at Full Charge

I usually charge it every 3 days or so, which means it's at 25-35% battery, occasionally I take it to 1 or 2 bars. My round trip commute is only about 15 miles, occasionally more if I have errands during the day. The difference could also be that occasional deviation from your usual round trip comm...
by Don
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery pack replacement, complete 50N pack?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Battery pack replacement, complete 50N pack?

I *think* JRay3 has done this a time or two - I'm sure he'll chime in directly

Don
by Don
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 45
Views: 28282

Re: What tire would you recommend?

IMO, the iMiEV is a great 'second car' . . . . even when it's the one that gets driven 90% of the time. You can buy a more expensive car that you really like, whether that be a Tesla, a Corvette, a conversion van to travel in . . . . whatever, and that other vehicle will last you nearly forever beca...
by Don
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Maintenance of gearbox ....
Replies: 18
Views: 12698

Re: Maintenance of gearbox ....

I guess it's no surprise that Castrol recommends a Castrol lubricant for just about every vehicle made - What is surprising here though is that they recommend four very different ATF's for our gearbox . . . . which might lead you to believe that any ATF made would be suitable for the job. But, bear ...
by Don
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Lost a Bar Overnight First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Lost a Bar Overnight First Time

If you're still concerned, go to a Tesla or KonaEV dealer this week to see what trade-in value they will give you for one of their EVs as they attempt to meet their year-end numbers... if you trade it in for an ICE vehicle, I won't ever talk to you again! The trade in you get with a 2012 iMiEV will...
by Don
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: additional electric heater
Replies: 15
Views: 5152

Re: additional electric heater

I suppose you may be able to come up with a solution which could slightly improve on the efficiency of the OEM system, but IMO it would be amazing if you could make very much of an improvement - The engineers at Mitsu were certainly concerned with squeezing out the maximum range possible while keepi...
by Don
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 45
Views: 28282

Re: What tire would you recommend?

Dunlops on TireRack - $652 Yokos on TireRack - $225 The big advantage to the Dunlops is . . . . the car goes about 10% farther on a charge than it does on the Yoko's or most other tires. So, if an extra 5 to 7 miles of range is important to you, then I guess they're worth the price. They also last ...
by Don
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Lost a Bar Overnight First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Lost a Bar Overnight First Time

You don't say where you live, but USA cars had the factory battery warranty extended from 8 years to 10 So long as it still serves the purpose you bought it for, I wouldn't be trading it in - I have 2 cars with batteries worse off than yours and I'm keeping them . . . . but I will admit I kinda hope...
by Don
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: AC Compressor Mount Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: AC Compressor Mount Failure

. . . . . let alone what a dealer would want to install them!

Don
by Don
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: 2016 iOn with 34k km / 21k miles
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: 2016 iOn with 34k km / 21k miles

The dealer seems honest and upfront - Not trying to hide anything. I would ask them what the AH figure for the car would have been when new as I'm not sure all models were the same as the North American versions To buy it or not depends largely on the condition of the car and the price. IMO, the bat...

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