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by Don
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Almost owner .. again
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Almost owner .. again

The map does all 50 states

That said, we never use it - A 'navigation system' in a car with such a limited range seems a bit odd to me - Pretty hard to get lost within 35 miles of home :lol: . There are other aspects of the Premium sound system which are very nice to have though

Don
by Don
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: after a full charge how many miles supposed to show on the miev display?
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: after a full charge how many miles supposed to show on the miev display?

It is based on energy consumption during your most recent 15 miles of driving, and on a battery with at least 80% of original capacity, you should see more than 62 miles after a calm drive on level terrain. Depending on how and where you drove those 15 miles, the number will be all over the place. ...
by Don
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Fuel tank for diesel heater
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Fuel tank for diesel heater

Well, and that's what I was wondering. Lots of room behind the motor, but filling could be problematic. I was contemplating installing one, years ago, and my plan - For a non ChaDeMo equipped car - Was to put the tank in the back as you suggest and then fabricate a fill hose which I could access fr...
by Don
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Fuel tank for diesel heater
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Fuel tank for diesel heater

I don't have the heater in my car, but from my experience with those using similar heaters in boats, you could not stay in your car if you were actually using .5 liter per hour, so that's making your tank choice lots bigger than I think it needs to be I'm sure you'll get some good advice here from t...
by Don
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Almost an owner ... but need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Almost an owner ... but need advice

Mitsu extended the battery warranty to 10 years, 100,000 miles and they have been very good about replacing any defective batteries. Degradation is not nearly the problem it is with the Leaf. There are many cars beyond the 100K which still have 80% or better of the original range With the Mitsu, you...
by Don
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project

Well, it might be just my imagination, but with 40 psi in the 175's (same pressure I always ran in the 145's) the tires seem much 'cushier' when you hit a bump, like the tire is absorbing more of the shock. I'm sure there *is* more cubic inches of air in the tire, but the sidewall is the same height...
by Don
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: happy new owner
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: happy new owner

Congratulations!! - Great first car for a college student, especially one who has a free charging location right on campus I think we can pretty much guarantee it does have a drivers side seat heater - Every 2012 made came with one, regardless of trim level. Perhaps the switch went bad and someone r...
by Don
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging from 48V DC
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Charging from 48V DC

Most DC to DC converters also go from DC to AC and then back to DC again - I would be surprised if that's much more efficient than your current inverter

Don
by Don
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project

For anyone wanting wider front tires, a simpler solution might be to find a pair of iMiEV rear wheels and mount a pair of 175/55R15's on them and try them on the front. I know that if you pull the steel collar out of the front hub, a rear wheel will bolt on the front - I tried that long ago. The cen...
by Don
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 45
Views: 2634

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Appreciate the report! I'm not sure I would have noticed. Your post about 'full power around a corner from a stop' got me to thinking - Don't think I've ever done that in the wet or the dry The OEM Dunlops I took off my car when I put the Mini wheels on still had half tread or better after 25,000 mi...

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