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by mdbuilder
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tire shop hillarity
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Tire shop hillarity

So, my 2012 which bought 2 years ago with 11K miles on it has now reached 25K and the OEM set of tires is worn out. The stock tires are ridiculously priced @ >$150 per tire. Tire Rack had the Yokohamas at a decent price so I bought them and head them shipped to the local MR. Tire for installation, a...
by mdbuilder
Tue May 30, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Volt
Replies: 8
Views: 1957

Re: Volt

My wife bought a Prius Prime which has a 25'ish mile battery range. Her commute is something like 15 or 16 miles so she gets to work and about halfway home on E power each day. She is averaging a 'fillup' on the 10 gallon tank about every 6 weeks and the cumulative mpg dash calculator varies between...
by mdbuilder
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Annual Battery Calibration check $130.00?
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

Re: Annual Battery Calibration check $130.00?

No longer exists, your manual should have an orange card added loosely which advises not to bother you can do it yourself. Drive to less than 2 bars, plug in and recharge fully. The card has lines to note the "test date"
by mdbuilder
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: DCQC Costs
Replies: 15
Views: 3555

Re: DCQC Costs

Snowy roads implies 0C temps. I'm pretty certain there is some max charge rate logic in the car for low temps...
by mdbuilder
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Chevy Bolt production version
Replies: 104
Views: 17057

Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Looks to be 2 or 3 feet longer from the pic, that is not significant?
by mdbuilder
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: What's the WORST range you've gotten
Replies: 27
Views: 6526

Re: What's the WORST range you've gotten

Today's driving - starting RR was 64, heat off although I had preheated for a few minutes. 35 miles actual driving, not much heat used on the 7 mile trip to work. some heat used in the middle 20 mile lunch trip. Full blast heat on the way home. Pulled in to the garage with 2 flashing bars and 6 mile...
by mdbuilder
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: What's the WORST range you've gotten
Replies: 27
Views: 6526

Re: What's the WORST range you've gotten

I've been close to 1/2 a charge per day lately, usually 7 bars consumed. My per day mileage is 20, + or - 1.5 miles. Heat set to full blast :D
by mdbuilder
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Don't Forget That It's Possible to Disable the Traction Control System!
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Don't Forget That It's Possible to Disable the Traction Control System!

Yep, good reminder! Just be careful for those with less experience in snow with rear wheel drive. Probably a good idea to turn it back on once you get moving again...
by mdbuilder
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Connector/charger problems.
Replies: 17
Views: 2478

Re: Connector/charger problems.

If you are asking about the blue tooth adapter needed: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H9 ... UTF8&psc=1
by mdbuilder
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Connector/charger problems.
Replies: 17
Views: 2478

Re: Connector/charger problems.

60 miles with any degree of heat? Nothing wrong with the battery!

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