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by siai47
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: IMIEV chassis pictures, with body removed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: IMIEV chassis pictures, with body removed?

The I-MiEV is a uni-body car. The chassis is the body. If you wanted to make a dune buggy or something like that out of one, there are two partial subframes. One for the front suspension and one for the rear. You would have to build your tube chassis to attach to the mounting points on the existing ...
by siai47
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Annual inspection and "required" maintainence?
Replies: 17
Views: 6134

Re: Annual inspection and "required" maintainence?

The battery capacity test isn't a bad thing----and it is something I would require if purchasing a used I-MiEV. The BMS hides any battery degradation until they are really in bad shape and the range drops quickly. Anyone who owns an I-MiEV should also have the CANION program to monitor the battery p...
by siai47
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: New I-MiEV's --- Maybe, maybe not
Replies: 42
Views: 25995

Re: New I-MiEV's --- Maybe, maybe not

Just an update. I have the new Volt and am happy with it so far--nice car but not quite the "grin's" I had with the I-MiEV's. Too expensive and complex to start cutting apart to see how it works. I am going to give up on the Outlander PHEV as it is delayed again. I think the Mitsubishi dea...
by siai47
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Car won't start after storage
Replies: 42
Views: 8446

Re: Car won't start after storage

A lot of the numbers on the dash display are wrong or impossible. Were you even able to pick up cell voltages with the CANION? Even if there was a bad cell, the data displays are all wacked out so something else is going on. You may have a ECU issue giving bad information to the rest of the systems ...
by siai47
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: SE vs ES and Range and Capacity Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 7514

Re: Difference between the SE and ES Models

If you are in southern Florida and your car is equipped with the CHAdeMO quick charge port, you should look at posts and threads related to battery cooling and make any one of the suggested modifications to your car. It will like you for it and return many extra happy miles of trouble free driving.
by siai47
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Imiev efficiency on the highway
Replies: 31
Views: 7965

Re: Imiev efficiency on the highway

A little of topic but the last reply mentioned a 8.5 KW generator would be capable of running the I-MiEV at 45 mph continuously. The problem with the "range extender" issue is how much power you really need to complete the task. On one hand the required source of extra power adds weight (a...
by siai47
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 83
Views: 20549

Re: Hatched a Tesla

Love your posts about your trip. Sorry we couldn't have met when you were in Florida. That being said, I am going to take the Tesla from Florida to Michigan next week. This will be my first multiple supercharger road trip. Lots of superchargers on the trip (I-75) so it shouldn't be a big deal---more...
by siai47
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!

The way the radio and other controls on the steering wheel operate is though a limited number of wires (as few as two) for some of the systems. For the radio, each button on the steering wheel (which is a switch) is connected to a resistor. Each resistor is a different value for a specific function....
by siai47
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I towed my car!
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: I towed my car!

You could have put it in "Drive " or "B" and towed it and charged it at the same time! If you are going to do one thing you are not supposed to do, you might as well do two. At least you wouldn't have to push it to your EVSE to plug it in when you got home :lol: .
by siai47
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Service and Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 2546

Re: Service and Maintenance

First, good luck with your project. However, I don't think it is really going to happen anytime soon in the EV market. Right now, the market is very small relative to the larger ICE market. It's even hard (and expensive) for branded dealers to sell and service their own EV's. You have landed on a fo...

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