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by Don
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Buying a used 2011 iMiev from Norway
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Buying a used 2011 iMiev from Norway

There are times when trying to save $1,000 is not the way to go in the long run . . . . and this is one of those times. Considering the health of the battery in the first car and all other things being equal, the second car is easily worth $1K more, IMO

Don
by Don
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Buying a used 2011 iMiev from Norway
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Buying a used 2011 iMiev from Norway

Much better! - That one has almost as much energy with a 75% charge as the first one has with a full charge

Don
by Don
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

According to Green Car Reports, this latest recall affects about 1% of all iMiEV's built. Any affected owners will be notified in January

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by Don
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?
Replies: 34
Views: 5100

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

Are they really Phillips head, or (more likely) tamper proof Torx screws?? The make 'tamper proof' Torx screws which have a little pin in the center, so a standard Torx bit won't fit. The special tamper proof Torx bits have a hole drilled in the center to accommodate that little pin. You can buy a s...
by Don
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?
Replies: 34
Views: 5100

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

I *think* the 2012 iMiEV airbag recall (and possibly the 2014 too) was just for the passenger side and not the drivers airbag . . . . at least that's what they changed on my 2 cars when the recall came out. Don't know if there's a way to differentiate that on the government list or not

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by Don
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

If a quick zero to 100 km time is important to you, any small EV will be problematic - While they will get up there relatively quickly, doing so on a regular basis will greatly reduce your overall range. It's just not how most of us drive EV's The early model Leafs here in the USA did experience far...
by Don
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?
Replies: 34
Views: 5100

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

I wonder where your guy found an inner steel bumper. Off a wreck? From Japan? Probably from Japan - Thinking back, it might have been 3 weeks or even a bit more before we got the car back I would do an airbag search to see which Mitsu cars had Takata recalls and then maybe source a used one not on ...
by Don
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?
Replies: 34
Views: 5100

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

If the pax airbag didn't deploy, I'm sure what you have is fixable . . . and you can probably do some of it yourself. Pretty sure you can find a used airbag from another Mitsubishi vehicle, as the steering wheels are the same My wife was hit by an F-150 that pulled out in front of her - She had her ...
by Don
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12V battery and heated seat cover
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: 12V battery and heated seat cover

If you can't find the code and don't want to take a chance, you could hook up a little 1 amp battery maintainer/charger to the positive cable and a ground before you disconnect your cables from your current battery. That would act to 'keep alive' the circuitry in the car while you swap out the batte...
by Don
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12V battery and heated seat cover
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: 12V battery and heated seat cover

While I've heard of a few people using AGM batteries in their i-miev's an AGM battery has slightly different charging regime requirements and maximum charge voltage than a normal flooded cell type, so using an AGM in these cars will actually slightly overcharge it all the time. Gel batteries don't ...

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