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by PV1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Replaced My Pack!
Replies: 22
Views: 7529

Re: Replaced My Pack!

The replacement battery continues to improve, or more likely, the slow BMS recalibration continues. For the first time in several years, I made an airport run without charging. That’s a 65 mile round trip, on a battery that was cold-soaked near freezing at both ends, on snow tires! I arrived home w...
by PV1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Add another OBC Failure
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Add another OBC Failure

Koorz nearly left me in a jam tonight. Drove it instead of the Bolt due to snow, got to work with less than half a charge, plugged in, and no charge. Of course, I didn’t find out until I went to leave. Thinking that it might have been the charging station at work, I went two miles down the road to a...
by PV1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Anyone tried wrapping iMiev with glossy vinyl?
Replies: 10
Views: 7545

Re: Anyone tried wrapping iMiev with glossy vinyl?

Since this thread came back, I'll chime in. I will say also, that when I first started looking at i-MiEVs, I originally went for silver but ended up with white once I saw both in person. Now I have one in white and one in silver. Had the 2014/2016 blue been available in 2012, there's no doubt that's...
by PV1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 3756

Re: Drivetrain transplant

Plug in some more of the components, and it'll likely stay READY. Namely, I think the car needs to talk to the heater and A/C systems.
by PV1
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 7208

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Do you hear a pump run when the car is started? Usually, a persistent tone and BRAKE light indicates no vacuum assist. When everything is working normally, it's possible to recreate this by rapidly pumping the brake pedal. See video here for the sound of the pump: https://open.lbry.com/@PV1:9/imiev_...
by PV1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 7208

Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Just got the notices in the mail for both of my cars. Maybe now I'll get the airbag fixed in Bear while I'm at it. :mrgreen:
by PV1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Shifter starting to have problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3430

Re: Shifter starting to have problems

Here we go:

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by PV1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Shifter starting to have problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3430

Re: Shifter starting to have problems

The RBS light would be caused by the redundant gear switches in the selector box not matching (think being in-between gears). This would go away with lubricating the shifter linkage at the gearbox. WD40 makes for a decent cleaner, but isn't that great for lubrication. Motor oil penetrates the bearin...
by PV1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: additional electric heater
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: additional electric heater

Heat and air conditioning are two completely separate systems. The heater circulates water from a water-based heater element through the heater core and back to the reservoir. The air conditioner is a conventional, refrigerant-based system that circulates refrigerant between the condenser coil in th...
by PV1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Fuel gauge vs tortoise
Replies: 33
Views: 6412

Re: Fuel gauge vs tortoise

Also worth noting is normal behavior of the charge gauge. Around 12.5% charge, the bottom bar (1st bar) disappears. Around 10.5%, the turtle (tortoise) light illuminates, and the car will disable cabin heat and A/C and allow only the fan to run (if the cabin air system is active). So, there is norma...

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