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by Don
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 2520

Re: Drivetrain transplant

I thought I read that it would be difficult for the i-miev computer to work on any other vehicle because of it's sensitivity to tire size. It doesn't even like small differences. I *think* the only thing the computer really cares about is a ratio between the front tire circumference and the rear ti...
by Don
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: 14" Wheels

I haven't put a used tire on any car in at least 40 years - I hope you're reading the date codes on them and not using anything old, no matter how good they look. My motto, drilled into my kids and grandkids heads is "Quality tires are cheaper than fenders" so don't scrimp at all where the...
by Don
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: 14" Wheels

My goal here was to move from 15" rims to 14" rims to open up more options for tires. As a former owner (20 years) of a first generation NA Miata, I can tell you with much certainty that there are not nearly as many 14" tires to choose from as there used to be - The number of cars th...
by Don
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: The Magnet Hack?
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: The Magnet Hack?

A guy on a FB forum suggests the placement of a flat magnet on the AC plug will make a level 1 EVSE put 14A into the car instead of 8A. Nope - But you can make it put out 12 amps. http://www.evseupgrade.com - In addition, it will also make it put out 12 amps on 240 volts, which is a HUGE increase f...
by Don
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation
Replies: 31
Views: 8657

Re: MCU 20A 450VDC fuse investigation

I'd be up for preemptively replacing the fuse(s) if we can come up with a group buy on a suitable fuse. My fuses are probably less stressed than most as our cars have 30K and 35K on them and have almost never been charged 'full tilt' on L2 as I've set my EVSE's to a max of 12 amps and probably 50% o...
by Don
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: 14" Wheels

I've been running 45 psi in my Continentals ever since I put them on the car - Doesn't help the range any, so far as I can tell

Don
by Don
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: 14" Wheels

I currently have 185/60R15's on the rear and 175/55R15's on the front and that Front to Rear ratio keeps the car's computer happy . . . . everything works. The tires are Continental 'Eco' Contacts, but I'm not sure what they mean exactly by 'Eco' because they for sure are nothing like true LRR tires...
by Don
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: U1073
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: U1073

If his car is a 2012 with it's original 12 volt battery, that's almost certainly going to be the cause of his intermittent problem - If it was anything else, I suspect the fault would be permanent and not intermittent

Don
by Don
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: 14" Wheels

It will be interesting to see what tires sizes you end up going with , front and rear, so that ASC and regenerative braking aren't adversely affected. Hint . . . . you don't need tires the same exact circumference as the OEM sizes, but you do have to carefully maintain the difference between the fro...
by Don
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Why and how to get and program a third key :idea:
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: Why and how to get and program a third key :idea:

So the procedure to program a new key's transponder that is in the owner's manual is good. And if I were to do this again, I would have the transponder measured and compared before bothering to have the key cut. A helpful post - Thanks! So , , , , what you're saying is . . . . the original 3rd key ...

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