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by jray3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: I bought a Chevy Bolt; i-MiEV For Sale Cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: I bought a Chevy Bolt; i-MiEV For Sale Cheap

Heads Up, this scenario is likely to repeat soon. A Seattle owner with a 2012 SE Premium (white with blue decals) has only 33k miles, and is considering spending his TESLA stock profits on a Bolt. The i-MiEV has no problems- I replaced the OBC with a salvage unit prior to the recall. It does have a ...
by jray3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?
Replies: 47
Views: 32828

Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Enginerd, glad to see that you're moving forward. I read that the project in Perth is having trouble in that the pack works and the car drives beautifully, but the additional capacity is not recognized because the car won't go past a 49 Ah discharge, regardless of cell voltages. That's interesting, ...
by jray3
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Brake light on whilst driving - vacuum pump
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Brake light on whilst driving - vacuum pump

As usual, excellent advice from Don!
by jray3
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Blink Charging Network
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Blink Charging Network

BLINK earned an awful reputation as a result of carpetbagging founders and the extended bankruptcy period with zero maintenance of the subpar equipment, but since the rush to repair before their IPO two years ago, it has definitely been the most reliable L2 and DCFC option in the Seattle region. The...
by jray3
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 72
Views: 38422

Re: i-bargains

Here's what my last auction purchase from IAAI ran. (Insurance Auto Auctions Inc). IAAI and CoPart are the two main players nationally. I'm still happy with the buy, as it was a 2014 with low miles and three good alloy wheels n tires. Lotsa labor in pulling and sending out parts to recoup the cost, ...
by jray3
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Replace Low Beam (H11) Head Light Bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 5719

Re: Replace Low Beam (H11) Head Light Bulbs

... Only 14 Watts versus 55 apiece for halogen, so that's a continuous daytime load reduction of 82 Watts, or about one mile of added range per driving hour... :roll: LOL, who ever drives their car for more than an hour at one time..? DOH- basic math error on my part. 82 watt/hrs saved per hr at, s...
by jray3
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Replace Low Beam (H11) Head Light Bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 5719

Re: Replace Low Beam (H11) Head Light Bulbs

After 110k miles I finally had a low beam burn out. Replaced both of them with Sylvania Zevo H11 LED "fog lamps" at $99 for the pair. https://www.sylvania-automotive.com/products/headlights-and-fog-lights/zevo/h11_zevo_fog.jsp Easy plug and play swap, as there's loads of room inside the ho...
by jray3
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 72
Views: 38422

Re: i-bargains

Salvage auction values are remaining strong. I watched a totaled 2012 Raspberry go for $2550 this morning. It had hood, front bumper and headlight damage.
by jray3
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Trailer Hitch Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: i-MiEV Trailer Hitch Wanted

I exhausted my appeals to Torklift to produce a few more hitches. I believe when they claim to have scrapped the jigs, but “threw out the drawings”?!! Anyway, the lightweight design posted here by a user years ago should be good for bicycles and light towing, but it’d take replication or a quality c...
by jray3
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Trailer Hitch Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: i-MiEV Trailer Hitch Wanted

Thx Joe, I spoke with the production foreman and am awaiting a response. He did recall several previous requests to restart this hitch, and should get back to me tomorrow. I told him all 2012 models with 2" receiver. I don't believe there were any differences in 2012-16, do you?
-Jay

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