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by acmotor
Tue, 03 Jan 2017, 21:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4125

Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012

change the oil in the diff (auto trans fluid ATFII 750ml) if not already done   .25hr it is arguable, but change the brake fluid every 2 years, if not already done    .5hr inspect the brake pads/rotors/drums.... will be less than 5% wear if like mine and really don't require any attention as they ar...
by acmotor
Sun, 21 Aug 2016, 00:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Recalls 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5396

Recalls 2016

Since the 12V battery is not covered under the 5 year warranty maybe they are fishing for, say, $350 to replace it... otherwise they haven't sold you anything as a service centre ?
by acmotor
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 22:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Did I break any laws?
Replies: 18
Views: 2899

Did I break any laws?

Our local shire offers a $500 fuel voucher as prize in draw for early payment of rates. I challenged them on the choice (TOC)
Makes me feel better about the famous 20c worth. Image

by acmotor
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 03:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Did I break any laws?
Replies: 18
Views: 2899

Did I break any laws?

'Illegal' means there is a LAW against doing something. There is no actual specific law against emergency charging of an EV. In fact, there is no law against plugging into a power point in a public place. Regular charging would be pushing the friendship though, although my local shire welcomes me to...
by acmotor
Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 17:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 35074

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

And even more informative.... What is the Canion data of cell voltage at low SOC now ?
by acmotor
Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 03:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 35074

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Yes but forget the RR meter, what is your on road range ?
by acmotor
Mon, 07 Mar 2016, 22:50
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36833

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Was the ChaDemo plug used to smash the screen ?

Should the charge station be designed so that the plugs are locked in place until card swipe is done ?

Beautiful people share our planet.
by acmotor
Mon, 15 Feb 2016, 15:43
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36833

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Andrew's opinion is quite correct from an accountant's point of view. That reminds us never to let our lives be run by an accountant. Local councils (and the RAC) are one of the few organisations who have little vested interest in the Status Quo of ICE and oil. They are free to support new, world ch...
by acmotor
Sun, 14 Feb 2016, 17:54
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36833

Australia's first Electric Highway!

ChargeStar need a PayPal option.
by acmotor
Sun, 14 Feb 2016, 17:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Misc iMiev questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2266

Misc iMiev questions

Just my observation... I have regular dropouts using android via S4 or asus tablet with the OBDlink MX / Canion in imiev.... As others have experienced. Using the same OBDlink MX with 'OBDlink' android app off play store in Mitsi 380 or Great Wall ute works without a fault. So either OBDlink MX or C...
by acmotor
Wed, 03 Feb 2016, 15:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

Interesting theory. Just thinking on the topic.... Only the fluid in the slave cylinder would get hot. Slave cylinder is ‘sealed’. Heating that fluid above 100degC would force water back up brake line to master cylinder and reservoir. Water is still in system. Clearly best to keep moist air off flui...
by acmotor
Wed, 03 Feb 2016, 00:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

I have been going with the brake fluid change at 2 years/30,000km..... however, I am thinking that the lack of 200degC cycling of brake parts, as in an ICE vehicle, means that the cool EV brakes are just not killing their fluid. The 30,000km number just does not translate from ICE to EV with regen. ...
by acmotor
Tue, 02 Feb 2016, 15:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

Correct. our 2012 has the older e-key system. The 2010 had quite a few upmarket electrical features that were dropped for the 2011/12 model. Perhaps the more useful http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif feature introduced in the 2011/12 was the addition of 'top end of brake pedal regen' oper...
by acmotor
Tue, 02 Feb 2016, 01:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Sixth-year servicing on the iMiev

I purchased a second e-key at the time of buying our i from dealer in 2012. It cost $130 programmed and works correctly. I have been caught in the past with a faulty e-key on a Disco that cost $550 to replace so wasn't going to fall for that again. Brake wear on 2010 vs 2012 models, with regen on br...
by acmotor
Sat, 30 Jan 2016, 00:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DC Fast charger roundup
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

DC Fast charger roundup

.... My I-Miev cracked a little sad though with turtle coming up after the fast charge for about 5 minutes.... Have you identified a shortfall in the A/C cooling logic ? The turtle came on after the final top up not the FC ? Your photo shows the energy meter at 100%. You didn't get there by FC and ...
by acmotor
Wed, 09 Dec 2015, 16:37
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36833

Australia's first Electric Highway!

...and as technology does.... in the mean time the model S became available in Oz. Image
by acmotor
Wed, 02 Dec 2015, 19:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 35074

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Agreed, Kurt, you are getting a good range.
The lithium gods are smiling on you.

My best run recently was 115km to 1 bar.

Did you grab a battery status screen at the end of your 138km run ?
It would be interesting to see the cell voltages.
Typically I see 3.7V at 1 bar.
by acmotor
Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 03:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Permanent Magnet v Induction
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Permanent Magnet v Induction

Both IM and PM regen fine. It is just that a IM has control over the rotor magnetic field strength so that in the hands of a clever VFD it can optimise itself for a greater range of load conditions and frequencies.
Overall efficiency may be more a function of the VFD than the motor.
by acmotor
Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 01:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Permanent Magnet v Induction
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Permanent Magnet v Induction

"The motors were tested in three phases over a variety of speeds and torque values on the same variable-frequency drive to compare their efficiencies" So one VFD was programmed for each motor and each motor type IM/PM in turn. Considerable differences in control algorithm. There may be variability i...
by acmotor
Sun, 27 Sep 2015, 19:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev failed to proceed...
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Imiev failed to proceed...

Did they say what the errors were that wouldn't clear ?
I guess it will get pushed up the service chain until they find someone who knows what they are doing....
Yes, keep us informed.
by acmotor
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 03:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I Miev range extender
Replies: 17
Views: 4833

I Miev range extender

Skylogger, how did you get the imiev to close the DC contactor inside the battery pack so the Chademo connector was live ?

by acmotor
Wed, 09 Sep 2015, 20:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-miev Insurance (Comprehensive)
Replies: 41
Views: 4544

I-miev Insurance (Comprehensive)

You do need to check the excess and voluntary excess and the list of benefits, magazines, hire cars, roadside assist as well when comparing prices. I had to argue the case for the online pricing (as it is lower than the phone in price) but because the imiev doesn't come up on the online quote system...
by acmotor
Fri, 04 Sep 2015, 07:07
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36833

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I actually changed my vehicle insurance to RAC when they announced the eWay, even though they did not list the imiev on their online quote system. When I originally bough my i , RAC didn't actually offer EV insurance. Perhaps the eWay should remain free to RAC members ? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smi...
by acmotor
Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 05:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36833

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Mmmm, infrequent use by a few EVs is not the aim though ?

There are folk who would ban charging of EVs at home and force you to use public charging where you will be charged in line with petrol costs Image
by acmotor
Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 05:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36833

Australia's first Electric Highway!

The message still isn't honest though. The tesla, as shown in the advertisement, doesn't need a charge en-route except for some un-organised folk. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif However, whilst the energy is free (until January ?), why not pick up some charge. Once the recharge costs ...