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by jray3
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Business Ads, Deals, Sales and Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

i-MiEV Repair around Seattle

Hello All, I'm no longer just a hobbyist, am now running an EV upgrade, repair and conversion shop on Bainbridge Island, WA. We specialize in VW Bus conversions and upgrade of Nissan LEAF battery packs, but as I'm rather experienced with the i-MiEV, would be happy to handle non-warranty repairs such...
by jray3
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Electrify America CHAdeMO Possible Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Electrify America CHAdeMO Possible Issue

Indeed, the Electrify America CHAdeMO units have been very buggy, I’ve had almost as many free sessions as paid (always call the hotline if you have trouble). I have expected the super heavy cables torquing the connector to be a problem. The heavy cables on loose-fitting handles are definitely an is...
by jray3
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Replaced My Pack!
Replies: 22
Views: 5228

Re: Replaced My Pack!

Regarding that 65 mile airport run, I guess I neglected to say that yes, of course I exercised “rather attentive driving”. Hypermiling an I-MiEV is the epitome of attentive driving. However, I did not set out to hypermile on the outbound leg- I was simply faced with gridlocked highway traffic so too...
by jray3
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Replaced My Pack!
Replies: 22
Views: 5228

Re: Replaced My Pack!

The replacement battery continues to improve, or more likely, the slow BMS recalibration continues. For the first time in several years, I made an airport run without charging. That’s a 65 mile round trip, on a battery that was cold-soaked near freezing at both ends, on snow tires! I arrived home wi...
by jray3
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 4406

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Especially for those of you with distant dealerships, I'd recommend that you call ahead and confirm all is ready for your repair, and in no uncertain terms. I scheduled my recall appointment for Jan 20th, but had free time yesterday on the 15th. I called to check for an open appointment, mentioned t...
by jray3
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging two i-Mievs
Replies: 17
Views: 2892

Re: Charging two i-Mievs

Sounds reasonable, though you might be able to install the 14-50 outlet near the garage door and on the passenger side such that the EVSE's original cord will reach the charging inlet when the car is parked inside or outside without any extension cord. I did this, simply running the J1772 cord benea...
by jray3
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 2483

Re: Drivetrain transplant

318iEV thank you for posting, and I'll follow with great interest. If you set up a blog or post photos elsewhere, please link here.
by jray3
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Anyone install the Navigation system / backup camera?
Replies: 7
Views: 3492

Re: Anyone install the Navigation system / backup camera?

I tried to install the Premium Double DIN navigation unit in a 2012 base trim. The brackets matched, but the necessary extra wiring harnesses were absent and even the three connections to the basic stereo were keyed differently so as to not fit. I didn't go further with it and kept the nav unit as a...
by jray3
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging two i-Mievs
Replies: 17
Views: 2892

Re: Charging two i-Mievs

Charging two cars EVen with the 8 amp EVSEs on a single circuit would be running a 20 amp circuit at it's absolute maximum (derate by 20% for a continuous load). My household now has two electric daily drivers (we added a 2016 Kia SOUL EV), and though I had fretted about coming up with two L2 EVSE o...
by jray3
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 4406

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Wow, MR BEAN is also a one-percenter! Impressive for a 2012 that already had the previous vacuum pump replacement... :roll:
I'd love to see some detail on this fix versus the previous fix.

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