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by kiev
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: Cleverly Designed Toe-In Adjustment ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

Re: Cleverly Designed Toe-In Adjustment ?

i wrap a long string along the trailing edge of the rear tires and up along both sides to 2 jack stands about 20 feet in front of the car. i use 2 little wooden blocks (1" cubes) to space the string out 1" off the rear wheel and adjust the stands to establish parallel string lines along bo...
by kiev
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: Cleverly Designed Toe-In Adjustment ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

Cleverly Designed Toe-In Adjustment ?

i don't know if Mitsu did this on purpose, but i like to think that they did. The steering tie-rod is M12 x 1.5mm threaded rod with 6 flats in the rod at 12mm across the flats, so you use a 12 mm wrench to adjust after loosening the 17mm jam nut. The distance from the steering pivot to the tie rod i...
by kiev
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery Capacity Testing
Replies: 65
Views: 30204

Re: Battery Capacity Testing

...I have measured battery capacity at the dealer every year since I bought the iMiev i 2011: Date: Km: CPU: Battery current capacity: 27. 3.2012 19929 1917 42,3 Ah 19. 4.2013 41183 4026 40,8 Ah 17. 1.2014 58661 5596 39,4 Ah 14.11.2014 No battery report, only that "Battery is OK" 5.10.201...
by kiev
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Right hand drive lights in left hand drive i Miev
Replies: 19
Views: 6138

Re: Right hand drive lights in left hand drive i Miev

i found the elbow-point diagram in the factory service manual and the adjustment screws appear to just move the screen up/down and left/right, they won't reverse the elbow. Don't know if they can be dismantled to access the screen.
by kiev
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Right hand drive lights in left hand drive i Miev
Replies: 19
Views: 6138

Re: Right hand drive lights in left hand drive i Miev

There are adjustment screws on the headlamp for up/down and left/right, maybe those can be used to correct the issue?
by kiev
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 195
Views: 55593

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

hey datab, you will love driving that little bean and not buying gas. If you want to hear and feel buffeting, just drive around with the rear windows half way down and the fronts down a little--it will beat the ears off of your head...
by kiev
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: 2012 USA Wheelbase and Track ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

Re: 2012 USA Wheelbase and Track Measured, Toe-In Resolution

My google-fu skills seem to be lacking--i wasn't having your luck. My measured wb was 100-3/8" and front track at 56, rear at 54-1/2", so that seems to compare well with the spec. The front toe spec is 3 +/- 3 mm, which is an angle of 0.36 degrees, 0.72 max, 0d min. Your eyeball can easily...
by kiev
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: 2012 USA Wheelbase and Track ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

2012 USA Wheelbase and Track ?

Well it was bound to happen--hit a biggas pothole and it knocked my alignment out. i can easily see that the toe-in is off and causing it to pull to the left when the steering wheel is straight ahead. i can see a reduction of range too, as the scrubbing tire is an extra load and using up energy. i w...
by kiev
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery Capacity Testing
Replies: 65
Views: 30204

Re: Battery Capacity Testing

très bien, blue lightning--great collection of data and graph, plus the finding about the turtle.
by kiev
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery Failure Data
Replies: 11
Views: 5180

Re: Battery Failure Data

I bought a 2010 i 2nd hand 2 months ago, and in the 1st week i got it I had charging problems where 1 to 5 minutes into the charge it would cut out. If you sit inside you see a yellow exclamation mark in the dash before it aborts. That was interesting too that the 'fuel' gauge went from half-full t...

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