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by siai47
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Level 3 DC Quick charger upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 4144

Re: Level 3 DC Quick charger upgrade

To install the lever to release the QC door is simple. In fact if you remove some of the rear carpet you will find what holds the door shut. The latch and cable for the door is already there--however it is shorter than the actual one you will need to run to the front seat. You only need the handle a...
by siai47
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Is anyone getting a bit upset with Tesla owners?
Replies: 17
Views: 3995

Re: Is anyone getting a bit upset with Tesla owners?

Not really. The Volt fit my driving profile for what I wanted it to do a little better than the BMW (specifically the I-3). The Volt was the ultimate replacement for the I-MiEV. Similar EV range of the I-MiEV, but provided a serious long range ability (double the I-3 on a tank of gas) if desired and...
by siai47
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Is anyone getting a bit upset with Tesla owners?
Replies: 17
Views: 3995

Re: Is anyone getting a bit upset with Tesla owners?

It's all in perception. I posted earlier on this thread but no longer own a Tesla and in fact no longer own a BEV. However, I now own a Volt which is a PHEV. Therefore, I have no need to ever have to use public charging anywhere. With current gasoline prices vs. public charging prices it is certain ...
by siai47
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Service, Diagnostic Troubleshooting and Repair, MUT 3
Replies: 24
Views: 10331

Re: MUT 3 diagnostic tool

There are members on this forum that have them and I am sure they will respond. That being said, there are different quality levels of the MUT 3 out there---some are really good clones and some barely work. The provided software is also the key. If you can find someone that has used one purchased (u...
by siai47
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: What's up with the Traction Control?
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: What's up with the Traction Control?

The I-MiEV has a traction control system and a stability control system. Both are active at each ignition? (ready) cycle. The TCS is active at all speeds, stability control above 9.3 miles per hour. The TCS should have done something when you encountered wheel slip. That something is as follows: 1. ...
by siai47
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Brake problems?
Replies: 16
Views: 3879

Re: Brake problems?

Just a note---The vacuum pump may be bad on the OP's vehicle. However, if it failed the only problem would be loss of power assist to the brake system. Although that is alarming and requires more pedal effort to stop the car, it wouldn't explain the fact that the OP's brake pedal will eventually go ...
by siai47
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Brake problems?
Replies: 16
Views: 3879

Re: Brake problems?

Yes, you need to get the car in for service. The brakes are very conventional on the I-MiEV, so they should act like conventional brakes. They are vacuum assisted power disc/drum brakes and are not connected in any way to the EV system. The EV regen system is actuated through a sensor that measures ...
by siai47
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Tesla-J1772 Adapter
Replies: 22
Views: 7260

Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Hopefully just a glitch---however second delay. I was hoping to be an early adapter adopter :lol:
by siai47
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Tesla-J1772 Adapter
Replies: 22
Views: 7260

Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Kickstarter campaign start date has been moved to September 16th for some reason. However, (like all Kickstarter projects) the money paid is to develop the product and get it into production. The price paid is also to set the price of the item you will receive. In essence, you are risking your money...
by siai47
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Tesla-J1772 Adapter
Replies: 22
Views: 7260

Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

I am going to order one (via Kickstarter) tomorrow. It will make the Tesla HPWC hanging on my wall more useful as it can then charge J1772 vehicles. No---it cannot "supercharge" your I-MiEV but there are a lot of Tesla HPWC's in the wild and they will work just like any level 2 EVSE does w...

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