kiev
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:08 pm

It sounds like it's working much better, nearly normal by the distance travelled and the range remaining (RR).

You should try it again--charge it up to full and see if it has 16 bars, then drive it around to under 2 bars and hook it up to charge until the EVSE is cut off by the car. This will do a calibration charge of the pack parameters for the display and may be what was causing the less-than-16-bars when full event. Then drive it around again and see how it does for range. It may take several cycles of charge/driving to get it back to full strength, but they shouldn't mind if they want to make you confident to buy it.

It would be great if you could hook up the OBDLink dongle and get cell voltage data with CanIon, or if the dealer would show it to you on the MUT3. That would be the proof of the pack, but it appears to be on it's way up.
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CGauer
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:51 pm

Yes, I definitely need the OBDLink... But won't make here due.

I'll try de MUT3 and keep you guys posted!

Thank you all!

Best


kiev wrote:It sounds like it's working much better, nearly normal by the distance travelled and the range remaining (RR).

You should try it again--charge it up to full and see if it has 16 bars, then drive it around to under 2 bars and hook it up to charge until the EVSE is cut off by the car. This will do a calibration charge of the pack parameters for the display and may be what was causing the less-than-16-bars when full event. Then drive it around again and see how it does for range. It may take several cycles of charge/driving to get it back to full strength, but they shouldn't mind if they want to make you confident to buy it.

It would be great if you could hook up the OBDLink dongle and get cell voltage data with CanIon, or if the dealer would show it to you on the MUT3. That would be the proof of the pack, but it appears to be on it's way up.

CGauer
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:36 pm

So...

I bought it!

Had no time to take pictures (coming soon), but the thing is in mint condition!

Loving it!

Thank you all, and looking forward being part of this amazing WW family!

You guys gave me the courage!

Best

Clemente

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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:10 am

CGauer wrote:So...
I bought it!
Loving it!
Clemente


Best of luck Clemente, please keep us apprised of your adventures! 8-)
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TobyGadd
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:52 pm

CGauer wrote:Thank you all, and looking forward being part of this amazing WW family!
You guys gave me the courage!
Clemente

Likewise, knowing that there are many very passionate, knowledgeable, and helpful people on this forum gave me extra confidence to buy my i-Miev. Fun place.
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bradleydavidgood777
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:07 pm

Nice Clemente! Yes these members are just super awesome! They have helped me so much and made my I-miev ownership so much better by far! Welcome to the club!!!
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CGauer
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:02 am

So folks,

it turns out that it does indeed stop charging 2-3 bars before full... But unplugging and plugging it back again, it charges another 3-4 hours all the way to the end. Weird, right?!

Yesterday, before trying this full-charge event, I drove it until and past the turtle mode. I left it in Drive with the handbrake on, to let the pack drain to the bare minimum. The creeping effect did the trick in about 50 minutes with the car fully stopped.

The range of the car is still quite good, about 62miles/100km, with a lot of stop-n'-go traffic and some good hills in-between...

I'll be flying to Austin mid Jully and the OBD link is on my shopping list, as well as a eMotorWerk JuiceBox Pro 40A, to better track the charge events (sure, I'll be limited to the i-MiEV's 3,6kW)....

UPDATE:

Later today I drove to the nearest CHAdeMO, 70km away, averaging 80km/h... I arrived there with 35% left (according to the ABB charger) and ± 5 bars on the battery indicator. Pretty good! But... Instead of charging all the way from 35% to 80% as displayed, it stoped at 72%, once the estimated time was over (22min). I did restart the charger but the car stoped it at 74%... I restarted it back again, and this time it went to 80%, and so I manually stoped it. I should also mention that I did arrive there after a monstrous hill and the day was really hot, ± 100˚F! Drove all the way back home, 70km, and I still had 18km left out of the 80% charge. So it does look that it still got 100-110km range left.

BTW, coasting in N is indeed a good advice, incredible how good it glides downhills...

Kindest regards

Clemente

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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:24 pm

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kiev
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:29 am

Thanks for sharing the pictures--it is beautiful and looks like a brand new car. The engine compartment with the charger and MCU is so clean like it's never been driven in rain.

Do you have navigation and rear camera on the MMCS? What about bluetooth and cell phone?
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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:20 am

Love the color! I wish that mine looked like that.
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