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by CometBoy
Sun, 04 May 2014, 21:47
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Forum integration with the main site
Replies: 133
Views: 17934

Forum integration with the main site

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by CometBoy
Fri, 28 Feb 2014, 15:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric
Replies: 38
Views: 5585

RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric

Thanks for the excellent summary covering your background and total commitment in performing faithful restorations. I did think it was worth mentioning as I have seen the results of some real cowboys over the years and it has complicated many of my restoration projects. In your case, I apologise for...
by CometBoy
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 23:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric
Replies: 38
Views: 5585

RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric

Pretty well anyone can put state of the art components in it but it takes a lot of research and skill to faithfully refabricate and/or restore period components. Would not be easy agree but well worth the time investment in my view if you have the skills base. See http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forum...
by CometBoy
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 22:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric
Replies: 38
Views: 5585

RMLane's 1912 Baker Electric

Some might argue you are about to destroy a piece of history?
by CometBoy
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 20:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

Ok here are the results from the Grill-O—Meter on four different style grills. Briefly the best grill from my tests for the i-MiEV would be NO grill. Acmotor is spot on in early comments about basically any form of grill restricting airflow to a reasonable degree. Kind of interesting to test.... I f...
by CometBoy
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 18:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17352

iMiEV tyre wear status

Zippie11car you are right I’m not a ‘REAL’ i-MiEV driver it is my wife’s car and I would be lucky to driver it 5,000km a year so I will stop posting more.... But will make final posts on the following to tie up some loose ends... 1 - Re the tyres, I repeat, I find it hard to accept a comparison base...
by CometBoy
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 17:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17352

iMiEV tyre wear status

Sorry, absolutely don’t want to rubbish your opinions! You are most likely correct....

Just not sure that is a great way to compare?

I don’t use the i-MiEV much anyway so I’m a poor person to ask about handling.

BTW what took 5,000km to settle in? Just confused about that statement??

Bruce
by CometBoy
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 13:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17352

iMiEV tyre wear status

Bob Jane here in Adelaide doesn't have the I-MiEV data in their system so this might help..... They normally use a 'TIGHTENING TORQUE" of about 100 n-m for small wheels anyway. WHEEL_SERVICE_SPECIFICATIONS.pdf And alignment data is as follows: FRONT_WHEEL_ALIGNMENT_CHECK_AND_ADJUSTMENT.pdf Bruce
by CometBoy
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 13:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 17352

iMiEV tyre wear status

Can’t believe you are trying to compare the difference between tyres that have done 40,000km with new tyres! Surely the only comparison should be between the same vehicle with new tyres fitted in turn? In your case acmotor if you didn’t notice a large improvement I would be very surprised... "It too...
by CometBoy
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 20:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

Received a reply back from Martin re caniOn additions including AAT etc as follows: “Hello Bruce! We are also interested in these temperature data. But we do not have any documentation from the i-MiEV's can-bus-data. All data we found are explored on base of comparison with the peugeot garagetool an...
by CometBoy
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 20:27
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: TPMS on i-MiEVs
Replies: 22
Views: 2997

TPMS on i-MiEVs

Wow 6 or 7 years after the US laws! Lots of newer cars have TPMS already here. The comment was more about retro fitting especially the external ones like I use. Many disadvantages.... expensive if you buy a good quality unit, ugly and largish sensors, can be stolen easily (even with the Allen key lo...
by CometBoy
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 19:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: TPMS on i-MiEVs
Replies: 22
Views: 2997

TPMS on i-MiEVs

Thanks acmotor. I’m sure this was a one off issue and you guys most likely don’t have a problem! Just I should have noticed the problem sooner and assumed incorrectly they all had a problem. Another 48 hrs will show no drop on tyre 3 I’m sure. Was getting so bad that 1 to 2 PSI in 24 hours could be ...
by CometBoy
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 16:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: TPMS on i-MiEVs
Replies: 22
Views: 2997

TPMS on i-MiEVs

Well problem solved. Tyre 3 once again lost pressure in 24 hours? (@ the same temperature) http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/282/tyre_fianl2.jpg The car was due for its 1500km post sales service yesterday (she had done closer to 3,000km). She had absolutely nothing she could fault on the car! But th...
by CometBoy
Mon, 06 Jan 2014, 00:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: sounds like a torque wrench
Replies: 5
Views: 655

sounds like a torque wrench

Ya it's just the self-test for the antilock braking system....

Well covered here, we all have it.

http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=219

Bruce
by CometBoy
Mon, 06 Jan 2014, 00:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: TPMS on i-MiEVs
Replies: 22
Views: 2997

TPMS on i-MiEVs

Interesting info on OS 2012 i-MiEV tyre pressure and monitoring here: http://tagore.drivingforceauto.com/sitemedia/1959/758/Docs/CSControl/tsb1231001.pdf “-Tire pressure should be checked and adjusted according to instructions in the owner’s manual. Slight air loss may occur over time under normal c...
by CometBoy
Sun, 05 Jan 2014, 23:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: TPMS on i-MiEVs
Replies: 22
Views: 2997

TPMS on i-MiEVs

Thanks for the ideas Kurt. Have soap tested the valve stem on the worst tyre and can’t see anything obvious but such a slow leak could be hard to see (maybe?) The TyreDog gives me temperature as well and I have taken that into account. Actually number 3 is the warmest wheel on those last photos, so ...
by CometBoy
Sun, 05 Jan 2014, 21:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: TPMS on i-MiEVs
Replies: 22
Views: 2997

TPMS on i-MiEVs

My wife noticed the tyre alarm on the way home last night and to my amazement one of the tyres had dropped to the low alarm limit I had set (34 psi) at the time I installed the TyreDog monitor. This now verifies what I saw happening prior to the addition of the monitor. Here are screen shots of the ...
by CometBoy
Sat, 04 Jan 2014, 23:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

Ok got the DIY anemometer working nicely with a reasonable voltage curve. Too gusty here to get good data but did a return run and averaged it to get a reference curve (ie no grill) that corresponded to 500mv @ 60km/h. Then I quickly did a worst case scenario run with the closed mesh (as shown in pr...
by CometBoy
Sat, 04 Jan 2014, 15:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

No question about any grill or filter of any type affecting airflow to some degree. The challenge is to find the balance between a slight reduction (hopefully only a few %) and the benefits of adding some useful protection from foreign objects. Re the drag co-efficient, sure it is going to change bu...
by CometBoy
Sat, 04 Jan 2014, 02:21
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

No, want to hear the ideas that challenge the concepts! That is great keep it happening.... Back to the issues.... Anyone used one of these? http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=QM1646 I can borrow one to do some grille tests but would need to make an extension lead to be useful. Not sure it ...
by CometBoy
Fri, 03 Jan 2014, 18:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

Hey great I can keep you amused! The reason for posting some of this stuff is to try and get constructive feedback on improving in every way the first concept that comes into prototyping. It is never the final outcome and many versions are tried along the way. By posting here I am looking for other ...
by CometBoy
Fri, 03 Jan 2014, 04:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

Interesting the more you look at things… Perhaps the idea of Active Grille Shutters should be look at for the i-MiEV? Seems to be integrated well into the Spark EV http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?64369-Active-Grille-Shutters . The concept has been around for many years but seems only recentl...
by CometBoy
Thu, 02 Jan 2014, 02:38
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

Yep you win the prize BigMouse it’s the AAT (Ambient Air Temperature) sensor and very easy to get at like most things on these! Discovered it a couple of weeks ago when pulling the front bits off to have a look. Lots written up on ecomodder.com on grill designs including mesh materials and lots of i...
by CometBoy
Wed, 01 Jan 2014, 19:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: A/C condenser protection?
Replies: 31
Views: 3881

A/C condenser protection?

The little i-MiEV just had its first real wash and clean and one thing that has become obvious is the amount of bugs and road litter already collecting on the A/C condenser which is wide open and unscreened. Neither is there any protection from stone damage. The condenser is well back from the front...
by CometBoy
Tue, 24 Dec 2013, 00:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev measured data
Replies: 506
Views: 39861

Imiev measured data

Adelaide-EV stopped in day to use the caniOn app to check the balance status of the pack in her beautiful new i-MiEV.

Here is the result....

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Another well balanced 88 cell pack!

BTW caniOn worked 100%?

Bruce