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by mikedufty
Thu, 06 Aug 2020, 08:54
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 32
Views: 741

Re: Charging failed

another "maintenance free " EV . Hope you get it going soon. It took over 7 months for Mitsubishi to fix our iMiEV charger. People were fixing the same problem themselves in about a week with the help of others over the forums. In hindsight may have been better off if they hadn't agreed to do it und...
by mikedufty
Mon, 03 Aug 2020, 09:46
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Harley Davidson e-Motorbike
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Harley Davidson e-Motorbike

$50k seems a lot for a motorbike, but there are 5 pages of more expensive Harleys on bikesales.
by mikedufty
Sun, 02 Aug 2020, 20:59
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubco motorbikes
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Ubco motorbikes

I hadn't realised they were road legal. Presumably as a moped going by the 50kph speed. Looks cooler and more versatile than the scooters to me, but it is twice the price.
by mikedufty
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 17:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: EV Imports: the pitfalls

The safety issue doesn't seem real to me. Fairly trivial to keep a register of vehicles sold and forward recall notices. Mitsubishi replaced the Takata airbags on my Delica import recently. We can put the VIN into the japanese website to check for issues (online translation tools FTW). Did take a fe...
by mikedufty
Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 21:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6148

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Chris, you are going to be harder to spot on Leach Hwy without the Blackbird, but I'll keep my eyes out for the new Singapore taxi.
by mikedufty
Wed, 20 May 2020, 11:17
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Vampire / Phantom drain
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Vampire drain

jonescg wrote:
Tue, 19 May 2020, 13:53
Why have a Datsun 120Y when a Model 3 could be used instead? :lol:
I'm keeping an eye on that hail damaged one to see if the price drops, shouldn't have to wait more than 30 years or so.
by mikedufty
Tue, 19 May 2020, 13:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Vampire / Phantom drain
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Vampire drain

Something to keep in mind if buying a model 3 for a paddock basher for sure.
by mikedufty
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 18:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 34
Views: 1563

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

What was the charger recall about? We had ours replaced under a recall, but couldn't find any public listing of the recall, it just came up on their internal systems when I brought it in for a different one.
by mikedufty
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 16:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 34
Views: 1563

Re: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure

Mitsubishi Australia actually replaced my charger under warranty (despite the car being out of warranty) so it is possible. But it took 7 months, so I suspect you are better off replacing the capacitors even if it is covered. I don't know exactly what grounds they agreed to replace it, but quite lik...
by mikedufty
Thu, 09 Apr 2020, 21:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Nuggetgalore's iMiEV charger failure
Replies: 34
Views: 1563

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Sounds suspiciously like the same charger/dc converter failure I and many others have had. 50 pages of discussion here http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4079
by mikedufty
Thu, 09 Apr 2020, 00:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 303
Views: 37642

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

We got $13,000 for our 80km range i-Miev about a year ago. A dealer has just posted one on carsales in WA for $11,600. Is that what they sell $4000 trade in's for?
by mikedufty
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 20:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 266
Views: 43804

Re: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

It might be small but it's quite tall, a rear camera would still be handy to see close behind. And fiddling with the cable routing is the reason I never got around to adding one.
by mikedufty
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 20:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 999

Re: Imiev keyless entry

The 2010s in Australia had keyless entry, I think the 2012s all went back to key, but I'm sure it was an option somewhere in the world. May need a lot more than a key to convert it. The key certainly looks the same as other models, used to keep taking the wrong one when we had the i-Miev and delica,...
by mikedufty
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 20:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

Could possibly be done faster if we decided we needed to be self sufficient in nuclear weapons first, that seems to make a huge difference to funding and motivation and regulations.
by mikedufty
Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 17:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 303
Views: 37642

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

It has been tried with 2 standard packs. Post below from the guy who did it, which suggests you could get the extra range. (from http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2793#p23784 ,there is more discussion there ) Although his setup had the extra power going in after the current monitoring, which ...
by mikedufty
Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 11:15
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 32
Views: 2659

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

jonescg wrote:
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 21:44
Oh - that was me on Leach Hwy waving at you from the Blackbird this morning by the way.
I did wave back eventually, but the blackbird was too fast.
by mikedufty
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 21:33
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 32
Views: 2659

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

remember that an imported Leaf will have zero support from Nissan Australia I'm not sure that is entirely zero support, certainly not the support you get for an Australian bought one but there are still some mechanisms for recalls. I ended up successfully getting the Takata airbags on my Mitsubishi...
by mikedufty
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 14:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab miev revisions
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Minicab miev revisions

I don't think the Jaycar is substantially cheaper either, only advantage over the obdlink would be you can pick it up locally and return it if it doesn't work.
by mikedufty
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 21:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab miev revisions
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Minicab miev revisions

The jaycar one can work. I did have to disconnect and reconnect a bit though.
https://www.jaycar.com.au/obd-ii-engine ... y/p/PP2145
I can't find mine, I suspect I may have given it away with my i-MiEV when I sold it, but it may turn up.
by mikedufty
Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 14:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

Getting ever closer to the point where it won't be reasonable to round down to 0%
by mikedufty
Sun, 29 Dec 2019, 12:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

I think my father had an issue with his i-miev stopping charging which he thinks was happening when the grid voltage was temporarily too high (>250V I think). Not sure if that means anything, but suggests there is some sort of built in protection, and that it is fine with 240V. But only relevant if ...
by mikedufty
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 14:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

The early models (2010) in Australia had a J1772 plug, but with two pins missing and no EVSE box on the charging cord? Is that what you are talking about? Those ones will charge with the supplied cord, but not from public J1772 chargers, or other cords with EVSE. A lot were modified to work with oth...
by mikedufty
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 11:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

I would guess that it is not a problem, at least not any more problem than with the Australian delivered ones, as people have been importing the minicab i-miev to Australia, but you probably want more than a guess. You may get the best info from the http://myimiev.com/forum/ I recall reading somethi...
by mikedufty
Mon, 23 Dec 2019, 23:52
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle - SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle

Tempted, I just sold my Z750, so have I space in the garage.
by mikedufty
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 12:13
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

In theory the steep climb - gentle descent should be better, since you are not wasting the power that went into gaining altitude on brakes/regen inefficiencies. Would be more interesting to hear from someone who has tried it though. On the same theory on a bicycle I should put in max effort on the u...