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by Don
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: RR in kilometres
Replies: 10
Views: 2044

Re: RR in kilometres

So far as I know, everything (odometer, both trip meters and the RR display) are all the same, displayed either in miles or kilometers. My wife accidentally switched her car to Km's one time and was a bit perplexed why 60 was so slow . . . . . When I switched it back, everything went back to miles w...
by Don
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims

rmay635703 wrote:The narrow aluminum pizza rim spare from an Insight should fit fine up front

Please verify that before you advise it here - A 14 inch diameter wheel will not clear the brake rotor. I think Joe still has an Insight . . . . maybe he can verify fitment?

Don
by Don
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires

Did you take into consideration tire diameters between old tires and new? I replaced all four tires last September with same tires, Yokohama Avid Envigors, and took a mileage hit but I believe the old tires were over-reporting miles a little. That's certainly part of it - Old, worn, nearly bald tir...
by Don
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Used Electric Car Dealer
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Used Electric Car Dealer

... I lost track of him, but the 240Z would have made him well One of my all time favorite cars - I drove one for about ten years, including the 3 years I spent in Germany running up and down the Autobahn at 90 or 95 ;) After years of sticking their heads in the sand, the Mississippi legislature ha...
by Don
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims

I would run Insight space saver rims just because 14” treads including the re92’s are cheaper than odd 15” sizes But no 14" wheel that I'm aware of will fit on the front, so you will probably have problems finding a 14" tire size for the rear which will work with the stock front 15" ...
by Don
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 68
Views: 3604

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

Another thought. Since the factory liquid cooling loop doesn't seem to be absorbing much of the heat generated by the charger, could it be that the cooling system needs to be flushed and new coolant installed? Chevy mandates this every 5 years for their Volts and our 2012's are probably all beyond t...
by Don
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: dead charger
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: dead charger

Worst mistake ever, buying that IMEV! I suspect you would be saying the same thing had you bought an ICE which was outside the factory warranty and had a transmission go out on it. Whenever you buy something really cheaply with no warranty, you're taking a chance. Luckily, your charger can probably...
by Don
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!
Replies: 27
Views: 746

Re: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!

Shifting to N while at max regen is probably a dumb move--there is a lot of energy stored up in the rotating magnetic field that will need to be dissipated, and blowing up the MCU would increase operating and repair costs beyond any benefit from this mod... That *may be* one reason why Mitsu never ...
by Don
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!
Replies: 27
Views: 746

Re: Swapped wires for pins 12 and 14

i used a small flat blade screwdriver to release the Orange secondary wire lock, then used a small allen wrench (0.028") to depress the tab and extract the sockets for D and B and swapped them. Now i shift directly into B from N. So, are you saying that you have switched 'B' to where 'D' used ...
by Don
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" rear tires
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: 14" rear tires

A 14" wheel of the correct offset will indeed work on the rear of the car - I've used a Miata 14" wheel and tire as an emergency spare before, to get the car back home after the wife had a flat. The tire size on that wheel (195/55R14) did not jive with the computer, so regenerative braking...

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