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by jray3
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 72
Views: 34899

Re: i-bargains

Thank you phxmiev. I'm open to generous offers on the battery, otherwise it goes to my dear old mom's car. I'm keeping the drivetrain for experimentation, but all exterior (blue) and interior (black) parts are available, other than the following that are sold/damged. Front bumper valence, hood and f...
by jray3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 72
Views: 34899

Re: i-bargains

I purchased a salvaged blue 2014 from IAAI Seattle this week, Vin ending in 24981, license plate BKJ3501 Anyone know the backstory on this car? I'll be hauling it on Monday, and if you need parts, send a PM or email me jray3 at a o l I won't ship the battery, it is reserved either for my mother's ca...
by jray3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?
Replies: 44
Views: 30172

Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Good luck to you, Enginerd! The similar Aussie effort has stalled, and now that I have a 75 mile one-way commute, MR BEAN in on greatly reduced duty, only doing about 250 miles per week of wifely driving, while I do that much per day on a 27 kWH Kia SOUL and my company car, a z2012 LEAF that we have...
by jray3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 4760

Re: Drivetrain transplant

Thanks for maintaining the blog. Your reverse- engineering of the gearshift is enough to help us repair the original or replace it with a push button arrangement!
https://318iev.blogspot.com/2020/02/gear-selector.html?m=1
by jray3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: using a Lev50 pack for solar
Replies: 12
Views: 4547

Re: using a Lev50 pack for solar

Thx Kenny, I finally took time to study your sketch and seem to see that 12V+ to pin 4 and 12V- to pin 6 will turn on the balancers?
by jray3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: using a Lev50 pack for solar
Replies: 12
Views: 4547

Re: using a Lev50 pack for solar

Haven't quite come up with a plan how to convert the 350-vdc to 240-vac cheaply yet. Solar (PV) inverters that are designed for 240 VAC grid tie operation can be found quite cheaply as used or salvage, and are designed for up to 420 VDC input. I expect it would survive the relatively unlimited ampa...
by jray3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: using a Lev50 pack for solar
Replies: 12
Views: 4547

Re: using a Lev50 pack for solar

Following closely, as I have the intact original pack from MR BEAN, changed out at 106k miles. I haven't yet found any info on whether the BMS is active full time or how to activate it when the pack is removed from the car. With the LEAF, it is possible using the WolfTronix LEAF Pack Sniffer, which ...
by jray3
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Business Ads, Deals, Sales and Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 4272

Re: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle

Thank you, here’s a post about our new LEAF battery upgrade services. Unfortunately there is no such option for the I-MiEV.
http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/03 ... o.html?m=1
by jray3
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 72
Views: 34899

Re: i-bargains

Here's a silver 2016 going for salvage auction soon in Virginia with very minor damage.
https://www.iaai.com/vehicledetails/35235757/1
by jray3
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Business Ads, Deals, Sales and Want To Buy
Topic: i-MiEV Repair around Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 4272

i-MiEV Repair around Seattle

Hello All, I'm no longer just a hobbyist, am now running an EV upgrade, repair and conversion shop on Bainbridge Island, WA. We specialize in VW Bus conversions and upgrade of Nissan LEAF battery packs, but as I'm rather experienced with the i-MiEV, would be happy to handle non-warranty repairs such...

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