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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:00 pm

kiev wrote:Was the cell located where you expected it to be in the pack?


Hello!

No - it was in the 8er module in back, not in the front, as somebody has shown us.

So i think numbers beginn in the back with left, upper corner, goes done to the right, bottom corner, same with the two 4er modules in the middle, same with the 5 8er modules in the front.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:48 pm

... en route with a Citroen C-Zero, Bj. 8/2012 (http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/532466.html)
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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:23 am

I am 64 years old, and bought my first car 48 years ago. It was 1967 Ford Mustang. To keep it running, I did all of the tire rotations, oil changes, grease jobs, and maintenance myself. I owned a timing light, dwell meter, and all of the tools needed to rebuild a carburetor, repair the brakes, and replace shock absorbers. Back then, people like me were called Saturday mechanics or shade tree mechanics, because we worked on our cars outside on Saturdays when we were not at work. As time went on, ICE cars became too complicated to simply replace spark plugs. Four years ago I spent $800 to have the spark plugs changed on my F150 truck. That is half of what I paid for my first Mustang.

The single feature of my I-Miev that I love most, is the I-Miev’s simplicity. When friends talk about car repairs such as a fuel pump, transmission, muffler….. I say my car doesn’t have one of those.

Now to the point of this background. I was delighted to watch this video and see a car owner replace a single failing cell in a battery pack. This takes the fear out of a battery replacement for me, and I hope many others. Should my battery fail after warranty, I will try to fix it myself. Maybe EV’s will bring back the Saturday mechanic.
Thanks for sharing your video.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:46 am

Hello!

The Dismantling Guide from Mitsubishi was very useful also: http://elvsolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2012_I_Dismantling_guide.pdf


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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:23 am

Great Video! Thanks for sharing. You guys work fast too.

Will you be dissecting the failed cell to determine cause of death?
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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:57 am

Fantastic video Martin!
Essential tools include a voltmeter and torque wrench. Were any other special tools required?
There have been some battery cell failures on this forum. Do you charge outside in the cold in the winter?
Thanks,
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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:53 am

just one minor question: why no protective gloves? When I work on my KNDI Kd08e electric car there is a lot of residual voltage hiding around.
I noticed no gloves most if not all of the time?
Just curious. Would hate to have someone inadvertently get shocked or worse.

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:42 am

Good questions, and one more: where did you find the auto and battery lifts and what lifts were they? Perhaps a tranny shop?
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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:47 am



Awesome Martin, Thank you!!

Downloadable version available anywhere??

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Re: Single LEV50-cell wanted for our Citroen C-Zero

Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:53 pm

Awesome. Yellow LEV-50 cells originally. Interesting.

Regarding the cell numbering scheme, would left/right hand drive make a difference? I've seen photos of the air intake on the same side as the service disconnect switch (right hand drive cars... NA models properly equipped have it on the other side), so there is some difference between left and right hand drive cars and their packs. Then again, if the front and rear groups were swapped, the air duct placement wouldn't have an effect then, right?
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