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by tonymil
Tue May 13, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 6022

Re: Pothole damage

Isn't that part of maintenance rotating tires in our case from side to side?
by tonymil
Tue May 13, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 6022

Re: Pothole damage

Don, those were my concerns too, but Firestone finished the work, the rim and tire look good, at least from the outside, I drove it to work and it felt, sounded fine, no noises, no pulling, no issues at all. And only $70 labor. I'm at 19,000 miles and haven't rotated the tires yet so I'll be doing t...
by tonymil
Tue May 13, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 6022

Re: Pothole damage

Latest update, the mechanic told me he got the tire off and it's not damaged. Said he should be able to repair the rim. Thanked me for bringing the car, said he's never seen one and it's "really cool" - his words. So far so good, although I'll still have to get a new hubcap.
by tonymil
Tue May 13, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 6022

Re: Pothole damage

I'm taking everyone's advice, I'm at Firestone waiting to see if they can fix it. I'm shocked the tire didn't pop too after seeing the damage to the rim. I hadn't checked the tire pressure in a while and it may have been under inflated. The alignment seems good but the tire is giving a low rumble. I...
by tonymil
Mon May 12, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 6022

Re: Pothole damage

The Mitsu repair guy didn't say anything about the suspension. It seems to be handling well. There is some noise from that end but it may be that the tire is slightly out of balance.
by tonymil
Mon May 12, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 6022

Pothole damage

I hit a very deep pothole and it sent my hubcap flying and bent my rim. Pics below. The Mitsubishi service person said he could try to bang it out but recommended I get a new rim, which costs $150 plus labor. He said banging it out could damage the tire. Any thoughts? The tire seems to be ok. It los...
by tonymil
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A Case of Diminishing Return
Replies: 28
Views: 11560

Re: A Case of Diminishing Return

Every time I read about someone wanting a 20 or 24 Kw (or larger) battery in their iMiEV, I do a mental calculation of the costs and efficiencies involved and it becomes obvious it wouldn't work for me - So far, the range of our car has never been any limitation . . . . we don't charge it everyday ...
by tonymil
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Why do Li-ion Batteries die?
Replies: 32
Views: 20998

Re: Why do Li-ion Batteries die?

Although the Idaho National Lab used Leafs for testing, it seems using the DC quick charge doesn't damage the battery much. Undoubtedly it saves wear and tear on the inverter. http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/17/dc-fast-charging-not-as-damaging-to-ev-batteries-as-expected/ http://green.autoblog.co...
by tonymil
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Cabin Air Filters
Replies: 108
Views: 64229

Re: Cabin Air Filters

jjlink, I will need the cabin filter. Those links on Amazon and e-Buy show sold out items. Do you plan another group purchase? I would be interested to get a couple of them. Thanks, Stan Try this: http://www.autopartsway.com/PartList.cfm?Mitsubishi/2012/i-MiEV/ES/-L_--/allB/HVAC/Filters/Cabin_Air_F...
by tonymil
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Assembly Line
Replies: 1
Views: 1904

Re: Tesla Assembly Line

Just about everything that company does impresses me.

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