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by Don
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging two i-Mievs
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Charging two i-Mievs

A single 14-50 socket near the garage door makes the most sense, if you're going to go to the trouble to have an electrician install anything. With a proper home made wye pigtail, you could easily plug two EVSE's, either L1 or L2 or one of each into that single socket. Maximum versatility, minimum c...
by Don
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Front wheel bearing replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Front wheel bearing replacement

I did a few forum searches and found no info on anyone else performing this repair. I think you're probably the first one here to change a wheel bearing - You'll be adding to our knowledge base for sure! The front spindles and bearings are different on out iMiEV's than just about any other car I ca...
by Don
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging two i-Mievs
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Charging two i-Mievs

Also, you can have your OEM Panasonic EVSE 'upgraded' to 12 amps and it will do 12 amps on either 120 volts L1 or on 240 volts L2. Since the car uses less than 14 amps on L2, an upgraded EVSE will charge at better than 90% of the maximum possible . . . . and, if you need to use L1, it will provide 1...
by Don
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: I Just Noticed That The Ammeter Moves When The Heater Is Turned ON

Joe put an ammeter on the power cable many years ago, as we were all curious about what it's telling us - It's documented here on an old thread IIRC, the full scale of the dash meter is right at 150 amps and the max regen before it pegs in the other direction is right at 50 amps, but the car will re...
by Don
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Recent recall for brake vacuum pump. Issue of distant dealership.
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Recent recall for brake vacuum pump. Issue of distant dealership.

This time I'm going to try to get them to just send me, or a local mechanic, the part. If they're smart, they'll take that route. They are smart, so they know they can't do that. It's a safety recall, so the parts have to be installed by a trained Mitsubishi technician, likely for legal reasons - I...
by Don
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

I would try the Customer Service number on the recall letter first - (888) 648-7820. This will get you to an English speaking representative located in Tennessee and they *should* be able to help you I just got off the phone with them. We no longer have a 'local' dealer and for the last two recalls,...
by Don
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging two i-Mievs
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Charging two i-Mievs

If your circuit has no other loads . . . . and if the breaker is a 20 amp one . . . . then that means for sure the wire in the wall is 12 gauge and running them both on the same outlet really poses no problem - Both the breaker and the wire can handle more than 16 amps, but for safety's sake, we alw...
by Don
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

*If* the new brake vacuum pump fixes your brake warning light issue, I would jump all over MMNA to get back the $380 you already paid to have the issue fixed . . . . and bitch real loudly that it's also cost you the use of the car for a year. No doubt in my mind you can get them to refund the $380 t...
by Don
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: additional electric heater
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: additional electric heater

I just don't see any 12 volt heater as being very practical. The OEM heating element is over 4Kw and even a 1Kw 12 volt heating element would draw about 100 amps from a 12 volt source . . . . and using only 1Kw isn't going to get you a meaningful amount of heat, let alone defrost - It might take a l...
by Don
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

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


Well, looks like both of my cars are part of the 1% - Go figure! Got my letters yesterday

Don

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