sandange
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Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:21 am
Location: Quebec, Canada
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Re: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test

Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:16 am

Glad to hear of other i Miev owners getting upwards of 100K Miles (160K km).
All i Miev owners having reached the 100K mile (160k km) are encouraged to share their experience here.

Congratulations jray3 on passing 100,000 miles with Mr Bean. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Great plan on your Mr Bean refresh approach. From our experience,
I might suggest that you check out, clean & lubricate the floor gear shifter & linkage, as several other members have experienced trouble in this area.

At the writing of this posting Bluey is now at over 120,xxx miles (193,xxx km)
and running well.
In anticipation of our Tesla Model 3 delivery, we did some preparation to sell Bluey.
I got lucky with locating a salvaged 2016 Miev with 3,700 miles (6K km)
So I bought & replaced all 4 shocks on Bluey.
I also bought 4 new tires & did a wheel alignment
She’s running fine.
We’re already sad to have to part with Bluey, she’s served us well.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
180,xxx miles, 190,xxx km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 221,630 miles (257,000 km)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

jray3
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Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:05 am
Location: Tacoma area, WA
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Re: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test

Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am

Oh yeah, thx for that linkage reminder. What about that 3700 mile battery, and how’s the pack capacity looking in Bluey?
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 102,600 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

sandange
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Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:21 am
Location: Quebec, Canada
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Re: 4 Years & 100k miles/160k km Review & Range Test

Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:20 am

Bluey is still on the original 12v & traction batteries. Both are still working well.
I would guestimate that the I am getting close to a 10% range drop judging by the regular driving routes I've taken over the years.

Up here in Quebec Canada, we run the heater on our cars for a good 5-6 months a year.
I'm wondering how many charge cycles on the main pack have been saved by running the
diesel heater over all these years. I'm sure it has helped to preserve the pack to some extent.

Since we're moving on to the Model 3 & selling the i Miev I'm not considering investing into upgrading Bluey with a newer traction battery..
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
180,xxx miles, 190,xxx km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 221,630 miles (257,000 km)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

jray3
Posts: 1622
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:05 am
Location: Tacoma area, WA
Contact: Website

100k mile brake report

Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:50 pm

I got an alignment this week, and as expected, I had 0.8 degrees of negative camber on both sides, explaining the tire wear I’ve observed. They also reported -0.24 toe on the left rear and +0.24 toe on the right rear. I hadn’t noticed the car crabbing sideways and that can’t be adjusted out, plus no visible damage to repair, so ce la vie! The brake pads were all at 7 mm. Assuming they started at 12mm and will be replaced at 3mm, that’s only 55% worn at 103k miles, with an expected total service life of 187k miles on the original brake pads! :D
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 102,600 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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