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by jray3
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tires
Replies: 17
Views: 8876

Re: Tires

Though our i cars have 15" wheels, the bolt pattern is ultra-common 4x100, and lotsa Mitsu kei cars in Japan have come with 12" wheels. It looks like the 13" rims on my '92 Civic would have plenty of clearance around the brakes. I've been meaning to get around to a test-fit and if the...
by jray3
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range
Replies: 189
Views: 38332

Re: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range

I agree that the heater is mediocre, which should've been a slam dunk in an EV, and I haven't completely figured out the remote preheat option. It seems to have a 'sweet spot' of around 15 minutes, and shut down in 30 minutes or so, after which the car cools down very quickly. When not playing with ...
by jray3
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: iMiev not selling well?
Replies: 130
Views: 21233

Re: iMiev not selling well?

Yep, no feeding frenzies going on 'round here. The Seattle EV Assoc is the largest EAA chapter in the country, and quickly raked up a pile of Leafs, but so far my i is the only one. My dealer hasn't sold their second car yet. I tested the resale waters after deciding i'd prefer a ChaDeMo-equipped ca...
by jray3
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Let the Hacking Begin
Replies: 108
Views: 33167

Re: Let the Hacking Begin

I've posted some closeup shots of the i's mechanical parts on my weblog. http://karmanneclectric.blogspot.com/2012/01/duh-i-ssection.html Final hours of the i-auction too... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mitsubishi-MiEV-highway-capable-electric-car-less-than-one-month-old-/190628877292?pt=US_Cars_T...
by jray3
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: AVAS
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Re: AVAS

I'd call it an electronic resonant humming, something UFO-like, more modern than the Jetson's car, but never to be confused for infernal combution! My kids say it goes woo-woo-woo. :D
by jray3
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Overview
Replies: 18
Views: 4533

Re: EVSE Overview

Okay Joe, I'll try my SPX on 120V. In order to measure the amperage with my kill-a-watt, will have to build the proper adapter instead of just opening the case and 'lifting a leg'.
8-)
by jray3
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Overview
Replies: 18
Views: 4533

Re: EVSE Overview

Thanks Joe, that's a fine summary of EVSE. I'll note that the Blink Level 2 home stations show current and total energy delivered. I agree with you on picking the SPX unit. Compact, affordable, versatile and powerful. Can you confirm that regardless of the Level 1 EVSE used, the car will only pull 8...
by jray3
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: proud new owner of an 'i'
Replies: 63
Views: 11549

Re: proud new owner of an 'i'

[quote="JoeS"]A simple throttle is more efficient than a cruise control, and I may put in an aircraft one with its vernier control (I have one in my Gen1 Insight - 77.7mpg lifetime) :? How's that work Joe? I'd think that the slower hand control of speed could be a safety liability (though ...
by jray3
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 9207

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

Don't waste your money on another Level 1 EVSE. Unless I'm very mistaken, the car will not pull any more than 8 amps at 120V, regardless of what Level 1 charger it is plugged into. Same story on Level 2- the car will not pull any more than 3300 Watts at 240V, even when provided by much more powerful...
by jray3
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: $7500 dollar rebate
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: $7500 dollar rebate

My initial i is now on EBay, item#190628877292 Check it out before Friday!
If you are a retiree with low tax liability, this is a chance to buy an i below MSRP, thereby 'sharing' my tax credit.

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