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by JoeS
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Alignment Issues and Discussions
Replies: 31
Views: 7427

Re: Premature Tire Wear

Hi jray3 - just got back from a 2500mile trip (in the Insight, not the iMiEV). Checked my iMiEV's tires with a magnifying glass and see absolutely nothing abnormal other than perhaps more pebbles trapped between the treads than my other cars. 60psi and about 4500 miles. Dug into the "i" Se...
by JoeS
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Stroking Batteries in Hot Weather
Replies: 19
Views: 6240

Stroking Batteries in Hot Weather

In this myiMiEV Forum we have had many discussions about the care and feeding of our traction battery pack, with some of us favoring - - Not fully charging unless a long trip is imminent - Never fully discharging - Keeping the battery around 7-8 bars if storing the car for an extended period of time...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Let the Hacking Begin
Replies: 110
Views: 38530

Re: Let the Hacking Begin

jray3, thanks for the postings. I had hoped they'd come up with an all-aluminum demountable hitch, as 42# is simply too much back there!

Good to know the CHAdeMO interface can at least be purchased.
by JoeS
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Speed vs. Power Gauge: Request for Data
Replies: 30
Views: 11023

Re: Speed vs. Power Gauge: Request for Data

... For example, repeated runs in the very early windless morning on the flattest road I could find resulted in a speed of 22mph with the needle sitting right on the bottom edge of the green zone.... iMiEVNZ7, this is the reading with the needle right on the edge of the green, NOT halfway between g...
by JoeS
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Speed vs. Power Gauge: Request for Data
Replies: 30
Views: 11023

Re: Speed vs. Power Gauge: Request for Data

As y'all might recall, I started this thread in an attempt to determine the power consumption of our iMiEV at different speeds in order to quantify what I believe is the iMiEV's greatest range robber: aerodynamic inefficiency. Enough datapoints would give us the ability to plot an energy-consumption...
by JoeS
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 28
Views: 11670

Re: Seat covers

Beautiful! The red color insert sure spices up the interior. 8-) Thanks for posting.
by JoeS
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 53
Views: 19475

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

Neil, welcome to the myiMiEV forum. I recall all your wonderfully-informative posts on the Aptera forum. Thank you for the update about the boat tail. We also have a thread on drag coefficient: http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=264 Where jray3 already posted a great picture of a Gen1...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Staying On Topic
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Re: Staying On Topic

Don - thank you for the compliment. Guess I'll have to get used to rambling meanderings... (something I really discouraged when I ran meetings in my past life unless they were brainstorming sessions :twisted: ) If you're ever coming to the SF Bay Area (even if by ICE), do give a shout and we might p...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Range Remaining meter
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Range Remaining meter

Inasmuch as we live up a hill, the RR display usually goes UP when we first start driving. The trick is to go to town and put on 10-20 miles and then arrive home with a RR greater than one had when leaving! What's even more fun is to watch the Fuel Gauge go UP when regenerating on a long downhill. I...
by JoeS
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Another hatchet job review: USA Today
Replies: 14
Views: 5063

Re: Another hatchet job review: USA Today

Inasmuch as I disagree with many of Healey's opinions and started making a detailed rebuttal to his comments, I've decided that life is too short to waste... I mean, how do you respond to statements saying that the "i" looks and corners like an "egg in heels"? I did like his comm...

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