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by bmscott
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 18:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2010

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

FWIW I accepted a deposit on the iMiev today - this is end of my EV journey for a while, until such time comes when I need to drive more than 2-4km per day... bye folks! And thanks.

In the unlikely event anyone needs to reach me, umm, just wander around knocking on doors and hope you get lucky.
by bmscott
Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 14:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 117
Views: 5462

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Could some of you make a comment on the meaning of no error/fault codes stored from a system point of view. I have a blue-tooth gadget plugged into it. This could have this sort of effect on the system, do you think. My understanding of most ODB-II dongles is that they're only capable of reading, n...
by bmscott
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 08:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2010

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

That 2010 is silver just like my old one but those dented doors on both sides would really bug me. I would have to repair both, and the bumpers both ends look like the gaps aren’t right. Scuffed mirror I can live with but not the doors. Price point for both being a 2010 and the repairs needed seems...
by bmscott
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 07:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wangaratta?
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Wangaratta?

Spotted this little fella in Wangaratta the other day - is it any of your'n?
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iMiev in rural Victoria
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by bmscott
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 15:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2010

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

there is a one Imiev for sale for about 13k and it has accident damage all down one side. Interior looks dirty and its a 2010. That's still mine, and please let me know what leads you to think the interior is dirty? It's like new, in person, so I must've taken poor pictures... it's got a couple of ...
by bmscott
Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 12:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1678

Re: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?

Do you have the blue light down near the gearshift which flashes when the car is locked? I gather that is an immobiliser which is not on all iMiEV, maybe that is what was preventing me from starting ours without the FOB chip powered up? Yep, I have the immobilizer - the blue light stops blinking as...
by bmscott
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 13:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2010

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

I see there is a $13,000 one in Vic on car sales now, sounds a lot like ours except for the rather battered doors. That'd be mine - I ended up deciding to discount the sale rather than fix the damage. I would have bought the iMiev if it had no glass and doors hanging by one hinge... I don't care ab...
by bmscott
Thu, 07 Jun 2018, 07:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1678

Re: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?

if your key's battery totally dies, while you can use the physical key to open the door and even turn on the ignition by removing the key-cap, it won't start the iMiEV so you can't drive. That sounds crazy! My 2010 starts and drives just fine with only a copy of the original key. I have only one ke...
by bmscott
Thu, 07 Jun 2018, 07:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: wrecked i-miev for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: wrecked i-miev for sale

FWIW (not much at this stage) the relevant post is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576239 ... 616279720/
by bmscott
Fri, 09 Mar 2018, 10:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 5959

Re: 10 Amp charging

I have a Jaycar 15 to 10 amp adaptor that is out of spec Ie allows 13 amp thru for imiev. Wanted to get another but now they are in spec. I think that's the case with Ampfibian too - the new one we got uses a different circuit breaker which pops after a few mins charging an iMiev, but I ordered a r...
by bmscott
Wed, 07 Mar 2018, 06:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 5959

Re: 10 Amp charging

Get a 15a socket? I think ours only cost about as much as 2 ampfibians. We got a quote of more like $400, and haven't done it in the 2-1/2 years I've owned the car - at this point we're planning to put it up for sale soon, so I doubt we're gonna... But yeah that would be the best way to go. I was j...
by bmscott
Wed, 07 Mar 2018, 06:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell
Replies: 22
Views: 2850

Re: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell

Supercapacitors would not be practical for a car - they still offer 1 4 of the energy density of today's Li-ion cells. I'd always thought they could be very helpful as a supplemental store of charge, though. Recoup more from deceleration, feed back into the battery pack more slowly. Or just store a...
by bmscott
Tue, 06 Mar 2018, 19:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 5959

Re: 10 Amp charging

If yours is the same as mine as i think it is, it draws 12.5 A +-0.2A. Because it ramps up very slowly to max draw, the Amphibian can handle that little over and above 10A until it gets too warm for too long then trips. My Ampfibian has been getting steadily worse over the past couple of months and...
by bmscott
Thu, 22 Feb 2018, 07:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev won't start!
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: iMiev won't start!

Well now I'm wondering if it was a false alarm - I drove it a lot yesterday and near-fully charged it last evening before unplugging for the night. This morning (mildly chilly, as was the initial morning) I thought I'd check the voltage before trying to power up - and I got 12.8 volts. That's not qu...
by bmscott
Tue, 20 Feb 2018, 14:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev won't start!
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: iMiev won't start!

Even a little ex UPS 20ah unit would do That's actually a great idea - and not - because I have the perfect battery already, a half-dead 12v/10aH battery that charges up to about 12.7 and gives me ~10 mins on the electric mower before fading to the point where it drags down the other (good) one. I ...
by bmscott
Tue, 20 Feb 2018, 12:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev won't start!
Replies: 11
Views: 911

iMiev won't start!

My 2010 iMiev wouldn't start this morning. The symptoms seemed odd - the 'fuel'/charge meter acting differently, and a previously-unheard beep tone. I immediately suspected the standby battery; after all, it's nearly 10 years old at this point! And a multimeter showed it reading a pathetic 7.5 volts...
by bmscott
Fri, 16 Feb 2018, 17:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 33
Views: 4423

Re: Tyres??

Have you tried looking for the options discussed in this thread, Kumho's seem to be available cheapish on tyresales.com.au and elsewhere. The 10mm wider option (155/60) may be easier to find than stock too, seems to fit very well. I've READ the other options but not sure what my mechanic wants to u...
by bmscott
Fri, 16 Feb 2018, 16:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 33
Views: 4423

Re: Tyres??

Our family's trusted-for-many-years mechanic is evaluating my 2010 iMiev for a roadworthy cert as I'm preparing to sell. He says the only thing it needs is front tires, and so far he can only find them for $200+ each, though he's going to keep looking. Anyone found better deals in Victoria?
by bmscott
Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 20:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 5959

Re: 10 Amp charging

2010 I-Miev's pull 13 Amps all the time. that will explain the continuous tripping or the breaker in the Amphibian. My 2010 iMiev charges with an Amphibian all the time and only pops the circuit breaker on days when the outdoor temp is in the high 30s or above - or if I leave it in direct sunlight....
by bmscott
Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 20:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

reecho wrote:
Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 16:30
I sold my 2010 for $12,500 a year ago with similar mileage. The battery replacement cost is about that too. Redbook is about right...
Thanks for that - but I thought the battery had gotten significantly cheaper since the car was first released? Like, down to the $8000 range?
by bmscott
Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 12:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 60
Views: 5494

Re: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

I get similar geuessometer readings after charging. But sadly this reading goes down by about 3 to 4 km after 1 km (and I use eco with a very light foot). I get about 7 km or more out of every kWh charged (measured at the power point that includes the charging losses). The battery capacity has redu...
by bmscott
Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 19:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

I suspect the EVbatmon app output is the closest thing around to a battery condition report, but I can't get it to work on mine. Canion allows you to show the cell voltages. The RR reading is probably a good thing for sales. Would certainly be harder to sell if that is showing 60. I can certainly g...
by bmscott
Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 19:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 60
Views: 5494

Re: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

nuggetgalore wrote:
Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 11:09
There are now at least 4 or five 2010s I know of in Melbourne that struggle to keep going for 100km on a charge.
I snapped a photo at 8:30am this morning: https://imgur.com/gallery/nMK0m

Brag, yes; humble, not really...
by bmscott
Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 10:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: How to value my iMiev for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: How to value my iMiev for sale?

On the other hand, if anyone really wants an electric car under $20k, there is not much available so you might get $15,000 for it. There are usually one or two listed on carsales.com.au at $15k-$20 at any given time. Currently only one there, asking $19k. Yeah, I don't think the book value means mu...