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by Don
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Routine Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Routine Maintenance

Come this May we've had our first one for 6 years and it has about 30K on it now - Many others here have double or near triple that mileage and over a shorter period of time. We still have the OE rear tires on it . . . . replaced both fronts when I hit a chunk of asphalt that fell out of a dump truc...
by Don
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System

If I lived where it gets cold, *and* I was thinking of using an iMiEV for my daily driver in all weather conditions, my very first mod would be to install a fuel heater - No question the best 6 or $700 you could spend, hands down! Since the car's heating system uses electricity to heat water, a fuel...
by Don
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 5865

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

Over all I think the idea of the isolated 12v battery pack just for the 12v heater extends the range by 5 to 12 miles in Winter. Thanks for your observations. If it keeps you from using the car heater, it's gotta be extending your range more than 5 or 10 miles But, the question remains, does it pro...
by Don
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Car preconditioning while charging?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: What can I do while charging?

If you have the remote control that came with the car, you can indeed heat it up while it's plugged in. Assuming the only EVSE you have is the 120 volt 12 amp L1 unit that came with the car though, charging will pretty much stop while it's heating up as the heater will use most all of the power comi...
by Don
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Should we get a 2014?
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Should we get a 2014?

The battery is warranted against failure for 10 years or 100K miles, so getting a 2014 gives you a couple extra years of warranty vs buying a 2012. How the battery holds up has proven to be pretty much a non-issue. Failures are pretty rare and Mitsu has been great about getting the car fixed at no c...
by Don
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Future of the Dealership EV Model
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Future of the Dealership EV Model

Something needs to change, that is for sure. How many people buy a car (ICE or otherwise) and then have it serviced at a local shop? Dealers are so often, not as good and/or much more expensive for regular maintenance, anyway. They are doing everything they can to make it where the ONLY place that ...
by Don
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Searching for Used Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Searching for Used Parts

What parts are you looking for?

Don
by Don
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: FS 2012 I-Miev ES 38k miles
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: FS 2012 I-Miev ES 38k miles

Where?

Don
by Don
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Problem Charging but it isn't the battery
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Problem Charging but it isn't the battery

I'm guessing you'll be pretty happy with the Kia as it 'solves' many of the things most of us think are shortcomings with our iMiEV's - If I didn't already have two of them, I'd be trotting over to the Kia dealer to take a look A 27 Kw battery, 6.6 Kw charger, actual range of 100 miles or better, al...
by Don
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Larger capacity battery replacement (20+kwh?!?)
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Larger capacity battery replacement (20+kwh?!?)

The RR meter is a computerized projection of how far you should be able to go based on the energy used over the previous 15 miles - You can't 'fudge' it to 96 miles, but if you lived in the valley and you drove to the top of a hill where you had 15 miles of downhill driving to get to there you're go...

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