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by rhills
Sat, 03 Oct 2015, 02:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New PHEV experience: "Maintain Fuel System"
Replies: 13
Views: 4021

New PHEV experience: "Maintain Fuel System"

If you were to run the fuel return line into a container on the recharge/maintenance mode you could drop the 15ltrs out and then put it back in.... or into the other ICE vehicle you own. Even sitting in the driveway idling till the eng reaches operating temp will pump out quite a large amount of fu...
by rhills
Fri, 02 Oct 2015, 08:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New PHEV experience: "Maintain Fuel System"
Replies: 13
Views: 4021

New PHEV experience: "Maintain Fuel System"

Well, I did another 40km out and 40km back today, ICE running most of the way. On the way home, on a hunch, I dropped into the petrol station and topped it up (by then the tank was down to half full) and sure enough, I drove out of the garage in silence at last! No, I wasn't told about the 15L/3 mon...
by rhills
Thu, 01 Oct 2015, 06:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New PHEV experience: "Maintain Fuel System"
Replies: 13
Views: 4021

New PHEV experience: "Maintain Fuel System"

We've had our Outlander PHEV over a year now and we're still loving it, except today I lost my "EV Grin". This morning I left home with the tank 5/6 full, full charge and 2600km so far on this tankful of fuel. I completed one of my "usual" journeys, about 40km easily on battery and plugged in at my ...
by rhills
Sat, 19 Sep 2015, 19:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home Wall Chargers?
Replies: 59
Views: 7723

Home Wall Chargers?

bmscott wrote:Now I'm a bit concerned about the range estimate it's reporting once it's charged to 100% - but I'll find the right thread to ask about that...
There is a number of quite meaty threads on that subject in the Mitsubishi Forum, but I expect you'll have seen those already..
by rhills
Fri, 18 Sep 2015, 18:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home Wall Chargers?
Replies: 59
Views: 7723

Home Wall Chargers?

Quickest and easiest (and probably cheapest) fix is one of these: http://www.jaycar.com.au/p/MS4044 . They're handy to have for when you're away from home. However, I'd get a sparky organised to install a dedicated 15A plug anyway, unless you know exactly how your house is wired and you can be sure ...
by rhills
Thu, 10 Sep 2015, 17:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 26917

iMiEV tyre wear status

I get a carefully blended, premium gas mix for my tyres, 80% nitrogen, 19% oxygen and some soothing trace gases which all help the tyres run so much smoother. Only $5 extra per topup, a bargain!

Seriously, what benefits are touted for pure Nitrogen as a tyre gas compared with just air?
by rhills
Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 20:26
Forum: Non-Branch areas
Topic: Newcastle Branch
Replies: 25
Views: 7988

Newcastle Branch

I think it's fair to say the motions proposed wouldn't affect your ability to form a branch, they'd just affect how the branch would fit into the AEVA hierarchy. IMHO, most regional branches aim to provide venues/times for enthusiasts to get together and swap ideas/stories about their vehicles/dream...
by rhills
Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 07:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs not allowed by electricity company!
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

EVs not allowed by electricity company!

We've also got a rooftop solar system and an EV (well, a PHEV, wonder how that fits their contract wording).

If Synergy approach me with that contract, it'll be the straw that pushes us to go off-grid. The only thing stopping us from going off-grid now is the 50c/KwH feed-in tarrif.
by rhills
Thu, 20 Aug 2015, 06:31
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Update your profile now - new forum coming
Replies: 0
Views: 2129

Update your profile now - new forum coming

Is your AEVA forum email address up to date? Most members of this forum will be aware of the plan to change to a new format. After an abortive attempt to move our forum to new software late last year using a commercial data converter, I have been steadily building our own conversion software. I'm n...
by rhills
Thu, 20 Aug 2015, 06:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50344

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Hi Matthew, Would you consider adding an entry for them into Plugshare? I do that wherever I find a business sympathetic to EVs. Plugshare is the first place I look for nearby charging facilities. Currently it doesn't have a large number of entries outside of urban Perth but if each of us adds one o...
by rhills
Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 05:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV
Replies: 14
Views: 6609

Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV

For those who, like me, want to learn more about this, here's their website: http://www.tyretrek.com.au/product.html . As far as I can see from your photos TassieM, you had to move your number plate to the holder that comes with the Tyre Trek, but how is the number plate light wired up? Also, the bl...
by rhills
Sun, 16 Aug 2015, 04:29
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: eFXC 2015 - Australian Electric Superbikes
Replies: 20
Views: 5999

eFXC 2015 - Australian Electric Superbikes

I could edit your post for you to embed the youtube video Image
by rhills
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 05:27
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Changing history - well, past posts, anyway
Replies: 44
Views: 8116

Changing history - well, past posts, anyway

Hi bladecar, ...It's interesting that someone said to me yesterday that I had posted something and when they looked to see what it was in response to, they couldn't find it. I was looking on someone else's computer for messages on this site to point something out and couldn't find what I was looking...
by rhills
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 05:20
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Changing history - well, past posts, anyway
Replies: 44
Views: 8116

Changing history - well, past posts, anyway

For the record, this forum does support the ability to disallow editing after a specified period of time. I am aware that the ability to edit posts has been hotly debated by a small number of implacably opposed people from time to time. Karl has long been strongly opposed to this facility, Weber and...
by rhills
Mon, 03 Aug 2015, 06:20
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership is growing!
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

AEVA Membership is growing!

In this forum, "membership" usually refers to membership of the forum, NOT membership of the AEVA. When you log in, there are three sets of radio buttons, one of which you always have to change or it won't let you log in. The middle set, labelled something like "make me an Active member" defaults to...
by rhills
Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 19:40
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50344

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Yes, good signage won't change the behaviour of idiots and bogans, but at least it will help the majority who try to do the right thing!
by rhills
Fri, 24 Jul 2015, 21:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Unplugging Experiences
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Unplugging Experiences

Hi All, I belong to a yacht club and my most common EV trip is to drive my Outlander PHEV 35km to the club, plug in to recharge, work on my boat and drive it home again several hours later. The other day, when returning to my car at the yacht club, I saw someone unplugging it as I approached. I chal...
by rhills
Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 18:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Carbon capture and storage - Worthy tech or BS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Carbon capture and storage - Worthy tech or BS?

It is my belief that more money is being funnelled into this kind of thing than into Alternative Energy solutions, but I don't have hard evidence for that. If it's true however, I'd have thought that limited public money was better spent on ramping up technologies that are proven ("unsightly" wind, ...
by rhills
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 18:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Modular Vehicles
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Modular Vehicles

I think this is a great Topic that Bladecar has raised. Woudn't it be great if we could use a set of generic, modular components to assemble our own car, just like you can with a computer these days? Of course, there are many hurdles to be overcome, particularly in the safety arena, but greater chal...
by rhills
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 18:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Modular Vehicles
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Modular Vehicles

Hi Bladecar,

As you suggested, I've moved your post to a forum that I feel better matches the topic. I've also taken the liberty of changing the subject to something that I believe better matches the theme of your post.

If you'd prefer a different location and/or topic, please let me know.
by rhills
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 18:32
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?

I'm a little cautious about who the member right really be. I am convinced that the occasional member is here to have a presence in an industry that they might not necessarily agree with. It could be a small move in the direction of having people be members in order to advertise though I have confi...
by rhills
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 18:19
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?

mikedufty wrote: And one of the votes against was me accidentally getting the wrong button.


OK Mike, I'll note that when it comes to the final count, though the "Ayes" certainly look to be romping it in at present!
by rhills
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 05:33
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?

OK, so far we have 7 votes in favour of opening the For Sale/Wanted forum up to everyone and 4 votes against.

Either the vast majority couldn't care less or they've not seen the poll.

I'll leave it up for another 48 hours and then go with the majority decision.
by rhills
Mon, 20 Jul 2015, 01:42
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

For Sale/Wanted notices: Who should see them?

Hi All, These forums include a "For Sale/Wanted" section which is currently only visible to registered members of this forum (note, members of the FORUM, not just AEVA members). It has been suggested to me that it should be opened up to be visible to "everyone", ie include casual browsers of the for...
by rhills
Fri, 17 Jul 2015, 07:40
Forum: AEVA TAS Branch
Topic: Facebook Group
Replies: 8
Views: 2840

Facebook Group

While I believe in state branches being independent, doing your own website separate from the main AEVA website may not be as good an idea as it appears on the surface. It can confuse people, especially those less web-savvy. Also, while you may well have the skills to maintain it, what happens when ...