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by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 12 Jan 2014, 19:38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AEVA for Senate?
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

AEVA for Senate?

They seem to have got in bed with Palmer. Under the bluster his main interest seems to be his personal interest in getting to export as much coal as possible. Yes, but Palmer has also said that he is a proponent of EVs. I agree, it's just not really on anyones radar, probably because it's nearly im...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 12 Jan 2014, 14:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AEVA for Senate?
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

AEVA for Senate?

Last year I took my converted charade to Summernats in Canberra as part of a static display that the AEVA Canberra branch put on. I have a perspex cover over the engine bay and everything labelled so there is a lot more to see than in a commercial EV, and easier to make sense of. I found the recepti...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 23:17
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Demister/Heater Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 4543

EV Demister/Heater Selection

I have a 900W resistance heater in my converted car and it is barely adequate in a Canberra winter. The rest of the family say it is not adequate at all. It is slow to defog the windscreen. The aircon defogs very quickly so I am glad I got that going. It makes a big difference having 4 passengers br...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 23:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Gen 1 Honda Jazz as donor vehicle?
Replies: 20
Views: 3430

Gen 1 Honda Jazz as donor vehicle?

I don't expect replacing the battery on the iMiEV will be a big issue by the time it is needed (many years). Most likely it will either be easy to do or you won't want the old iMiEV any more. I did a conversion 5 years ago and the cells are still going fine. I also now have an iMiEV. I am pleased wi...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 04:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: *Recall*Vacuum pump for brakes
Replies: 44
Views: 7057

*Recall*Vacuum pump for brakes

I asked about mine. I have a silver pump. The service guy checked and said for my particular vehicle the only thing to be done was a software update which had been done.
It makes sense that the problem might have been only one batch of silver pumps, not all silver pumps.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 06 Jan 2014, 20:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holy Hydro Batman
Replies: 15
Views: 2277

Holy Hydro Batman

Johny wrote: ... I get "Oh, I'm surprised the engineer approved that!"...

I'm pleased to say (showing off) I have never got that!
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 06 Jan 2014, 18:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holy Hydro Batman
Replies: 15
Views: 2277

Holy Hydro Batman

...What's going on with Hydrogen? It has risen from the dead again, like a flesh-eating zombie apocalypse http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley15.gif ... Every time I have done a show and tell with my converted EV at least one opinionated person (always male and over 60) tells me "…of course, hy...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 03 Jan 2014, 15:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: tyre pressure monitoring
Replies: 0
Views: 434

tyre pressure monitoring

I just got some of these: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-AUTO-CAR-TIRE-TYRE-AIR-PRESSURE-ALERT-INDICATOR-VALVE-STEM-MONITOR-SENSOR-CAP-/271300627121?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f2ac70ab1&_uhb=1 for a few dollars. If the tyre pressure is 36psi they show green on the valve stem. If the pressur...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 03 Jan 2014, 00:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holy Hydro Batman
Replies: 15
Views: 2277

Holy Hydro Batman

The worrying thing about "sir Clive" is that he is so inconsistent. Just when you think you've got him neatly boxed next to Barnaby Joyce, he comes out with something that makes utter sense and is in the national interest…. I guess if he talks long enough some of it will make sense. Perhaps he want...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 02 Jan 2014, 15:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 266
Views: 47469

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

ZIPPIE11CAR wrote: Most roads nowadays are sealed anyway...

And my iMiEV did just fine on its first excursion out to the countryside visiting a friend at the end of several km of single lane, unsealed, loose gravel, farm track. I just took it easy as I would in any other 2WD car on a dirt road.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 01 Jan 2014, 17:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 266
Views: 47469

i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

Without doing anything special, our normal driving around Canberra - hilly, summer, mostly 80-90kph roads, the guessometer tends to show around 110km on the next full charge.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 29 Dec 2013, 01:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Power lobby moots petrol kick for electric cars
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Power lobby moots petrol kick for electric cars

The breakdown of the reduction in electricity consumption is teased apart here:
http://theconversation.com/why-is-elect ... alia-20998

by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 21:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home and Car based i-MiEV charging hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 4630

Home and Car based i-MiEV charging hardware

how do you guys secure the Delta-type charge coupler in public or are you nonplussed about it? My experience of charging in public is with my converted car, not yet the i-MiEV. It has been infrequent and generally at some event when I would be hanging around anyway such as a winery with restaurant ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 18:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home and Car based i-MiEV charging hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 4630

Home and Car based i-MiEV charging hardware

After we purchased our new i-MiEV, we needed to give some consideration to the most convenient way of re-charging the little EV both a home and away. ... It is supplied from Holden dealers and is a spare/replacement unit for the Chevy (Holden) Volt. The Holden part Number is GM-22942881 and the cor...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 17:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV article on The Conversation
Replies: 3
Views: 854

EV article on The Conversation

Another interesting article on The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/trial-complete-electric-vehicles-can-work-in-australia-18843 AEVA people really should go to that site and comment from personal experience of using EVs and debunk some of the usual nonsense. I think comment at The Conversat...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 17:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: The i-MiEV and windy conditions
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

The i-MiEV and windy conditions

In my converted 91 charade, I sometimes notice cars coming up behind when I am stopped at lights change to be in the other lane behind the other car also stopped at the lights. I then make a point of showing them they made the wrong choice. They would know my car is electric because it says so on th...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 16:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: J1772 connector care
Replies: 13
Views: 2648

J1772 connector care

offgridQLD wrote: ... a lifetime in excess of 10,000 mating-unmating cycles ...

>10,000 mating events in a lifetime should be enough to satisfy anyone.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 12:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: J1772 connector care
Replies: 13
Views: 2648

J1772 connector care

I would not spray hexane on my finger. An organic chemist once pointed out to me that it is preferable to use other similar alkanes as laboratory solvents because hexane has surprisingly more toxicity than, for example, pentane or nonane due to some quirk of biochemistry.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Dec 2013, 12:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Servicing
Replies: 53
Views: 6875

i-MiEV Servicing

Mine was ex demo with a several thousand km but more warranty left and the sat nav compared with another at the same price near by to me with fewer km but also several months less warranty and no sat nav.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Dec 2013, 02:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Servicing
Replies: 53
Views: 6875

i-MiEV Servicing

offgridQLD wrote:
g4qber wrote: since a non-sat nav imiev can be got for $29,990 drive away


$25,000 drive away .Though I think some one has purchased the one I linked to last week.

Kurt

Mine, a few weeks ago was the sat nav version for $24990 on the road.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 04 Dec 2013, 23:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: sun screen
Replies: 14
Views: 2431

sun screen

Here are the photos that I was sent by the manufacturer (www.westsunshades.com.au). It actually sits a bit flatter and fits a bit better than it seems in the photo. The price was $72+9.55 postage = $81.55. The material and the way it folds up is the same as the ordinary cheaper ones. The difference ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 04 Dec 2013, 15:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying an i-Miev in Australia - different radios
Replies: 55
Views: 8972

Buying an i-Miev in Australia - different radios

i doubt we'll get the 2014 i-miev But I think it could be ordered by anyone prepared to purchase without the benefit of a test drive through the dealer. If those of us with i-MiEVs of the current batch offer rides and test drives at EV shows we might encourage some sales. Perhaps we could even make...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 04 Dec 2013, 00:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying an i-Miev in Australia - different radios
Replies: 55
Views: 8972

Buying an i-Miev in Australia - different radios

http://www.carsguide.com.au/cars-for-sale/D_1686044/new-2012-MITSUBISHI-I-MIEV--GA-MY12-Automatic-Other-Hatchback-in-QLD-SunshineCoast.html Kurt Yes. Excellent deal. If I had not just bought one I would grab this. Look on Carsales. There are 28 left and nearly all have coalesced on about $25K as th...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 02 Dec 2013, 16:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: sun screen
Replies: 14
Views: 2431

sun screen

I could not find a longer sunscreen in Canberra so I just ordered the more expensive but made to fit one from www.westsunshades.com.au. I certainly is a neat fit and I would recommend it. The material does not appear to be any fancier than the usual cheaper screens but what you are paying for is to ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 29 Nov 2013, 13:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Headrest
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Headrest

Just having adjustable reach on the steering wheel would over come a lot of the issues with arm to leg ratios. Yes, except that I still prefer to have the seat back in its most upright option in our petrol car, even though it has adjustable reach on the steering wheel and I have it pulled out for t...