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by Don
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: new owner question
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: new owner question

Welcome to the forum! Sounds to me as though maybe your car has a bit of toe out - That can cause what you're describing. Run the palm of your had across the tread on your front tires both ways. If they are wearing properly, there should be no difference in feel from either direction. If you feel an...
by Don
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Aftermarket Wheels
Replies: 55
Views: 15505

Re: Aftermarket Wheels

Yes, those are the stock alloy wheels for the 2012 North American SE and SE Premium editions of the iMiEV. The ES model came with steel wheels and plastic wheel covers

Don
by Don
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Options for repairs when service is now sparce and distant?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Options for repairs when service is now sparce and distant?

I'm in the same boat. Our local Mitsu dealer was only 10 miles away, but he closed a year or two after we bought our first one. Now the closest dealer who services EV's is in Pensacola, 110 miles away. Like you, I raised enough ruckus with Mitsu that when we needed warranty work, they trucked both c...
by Don
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Will not preheat when fully charged.
Replies: 16
Views: 1350

Re: Will not preheat when fully charged.

The remote is at best - to be kind - sorta flakey. It amazes me that a company built a car as well sorted out as this one and the same company was somehow responsible for the remote they sent with it - Maybe they turned that project over to a junior engineer who wasn't allowed to touch anything when...
by Don
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Will not preheat when fully charged.
Replies: 16
Views: 1350

Re: Will not preheat when fully charged.

I *thought* is did preheat when the battery was full - It's been years since I used it though, so my memory may be wrong. If you're preheating with the OEM Panasonic 8 amp EVSE, it doesn't hardly get warm if you do it while the car IS charging, I do know that - The car uses most of those 8 amps and ...
by Don
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Aftermarket Wheels
Replies: 55
Views: 15505

Re: Aftermarket Wheels

Great find!! Those are much nicer looking wheels (IMO) than the factory alloys that came on the North American version of the iMiEV

Don
by Don
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Neutrik Powercon True 1 connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Neutrik Powercon True 1 connectors

For all the folks using extension cords - look online at voltage drop calculators and try to keep it to no more than a 5% drop. This can be figured out with the extension length & gauge, and amps load. And then there's de-rating for things like running across a hot asphalt parking lot... Also, ...
by Don
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Neutrik Powercon True 1 connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Neutrik Powercon True 1 connectors

I think he chose the Neutrik connectors because they are waterproof and there's no way you can shock yourself using them in a wet environment - We can't say that about very many NEMA choices

The other adapter that I carry (in my Volt) is a NEMA 6-50 Welder Plug

Don
by Don
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Aftermarket Wheels
Replies: 55
Views: 15505

Re: Aftermarket Wheels

Yes, fronts are larger You can see the steel collar on the photo at the top of this page - It's a little rusty on that car, but you can see that if that collar was removed, a wheel with most any centerbore size would bolt on the front My 5" wide Mini wheels fit the front, but anything wider wil...
by Don
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Aftermarket Wheels
Replies: 55
Views: 15505

Re: Aftermarket Wheels

On the iMiEV, the front spindles have a pressed on steel collar whose only function it to make sure some idiot doesn't try bolting a rear wheel on the front - The collar makes the front centerbore need to be larger than it is for the rear wheels If the I wheels you buy all have the smaller centerbor...

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