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by Don
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!
Replies: 27
Views: 1163

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: 190

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...
by Don
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims

Welcome to the forum - Glad you're here! There are several tire threads here on the forum where people have tried different tire sizes with differing results - You probably need to read through those as you research this, because if you try combinations which don't work, buying new tires can get exp...
by Don
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!
Replies: 27
Views: 1163

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

Personally, I think I'd rather have the coast switch on the shifter. My Volt has about 20 switches on the wheel and the max regen paddle behind the wheel is HUGE, but even so, it's not always easy to find when you need it if the wheel is turned. A switch on the shifter is always in the same place, v...
by Don
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires

Here's the source of the article https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/ownership/10-things-you-should-never-do-to-your-car/ss-BBLG50T?li=BBnb7Kz Much of what is there is true - Over inflated tires have a smaller contact patch (which is responsible for the slight improvement in range) and that also means l...
by Don
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 476

An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires

Found this online today under "Ten Things You Should Never Do To Your Car" Never Overfill the Tires to 'Get Better Gas Mileage' The Internet is brimming with testimonials from people who claim they upped their mileage simply by inflating their tires to the maximum pressure listed on the si...
by Don
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ha! I just made a coast/neutral button!
Replies: 27
Views: 1163

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

If your switch carries the current to power a relay, trying to use the steering wheel switches may be problematic - They are low current switches which are used to short out various mini resistors to send control signals on the buss. The clockspring in the steering wheel would not carry much current...
by Don
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 66
Views: 8256

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

All in all, I think neutral is hard to beat if you have a straight downhill stretch where the car will coast at about the speed you want without the need for either slowing or accelerating on portions of it - Anytime you introduce electronics into the equation, there are losses, caused by getting DC...
by Don
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Mitsu Stock USB or aftermarket stereo?
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Mitsu Stock USB or aftermarket stereo?

Has anyone done a replacement double din stereo? There are threads here on the forum from those who replaced the stock 2012 ES radio with a double din - They bought the factory dash part from the SE Premium and it all fit together fine. Don't recall how much the dash piece was, but since it came fr...
by Don
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 68
Views: 4609

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

Great idea!!

They claim an improvement of as much as 20 degrees, which in our case is a pretty significant improvement. One bottle should do 2 or 3 cars. I think I'll be doing it also. Every little bit helps!

https://www.redlineoil.com/waterwetter

Don

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