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by bladecar
Fri, 14 Aug 2020, 08:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How to sell a Ferrari
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: How to sell a Ferrari

Hi, Yes, my post has been a failure with a total lack of clarity :) I'll have to check out how many petrol cars of the same colour are in the long line of cars. Maybe Hyundai think it's a good colour option. I never would. There is usually one Kona electric, unmistakable by its grill or lack of (for...
by bladecar
Thu, 13 Aug 2020, 16:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How to sell a Ferrari
Replies: 3
Views: 236

How to sell a Ferrari

Hi, I reckon a good way to sell a Ferrari is to paint it Ferrari Red (or whatever colour that is) and put in out for people to see. When I go past Hyundai and more often than not see a Hyundai Kona out for all to see, my strong impression is that the colour they mostly use is ... some faded coffee c...
by bladecar
Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 13:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 34
Views: 1105

Re: Charging failed

Hi,
Great to read the goings-on out in the real world. Very interesting. Thanks for keeping us in the 'loop'. Hope this particular thing works out ok. At least the dealer people will be being trained as they do this.
by bladecar
Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 20:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6772

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Very interesting :)
by bladecar
Fri, 22 May 2020, 13:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hovercraft Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Hovercraft Conversion

I'm wondering if some of your would have some advice for me. It's a bit of an unusual vehicle. I have a small 2 seater hovercraft that I want to convert to electric. It's currently powered by two air-cooled Solo 210 engines (one for lift and one for thrust) that produce 15hp @ 6000rpm. The engines ...
by bladecar
Mon, 27 Apr 2020, 19:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV charging, J1772 testing
Replies: 50
Views: 2258

iMiEV charging, J1772 testing

Moderator note: this topic started in Any iMievs for Sale? Moved here due to topic drift. 130km on a charge, holy moly, that's the best I've seen yet (and I bought mine brand new) Yes, my 2012 has charged to 116 or so (do you call that surface charge?). That's with 73% battery condition?? I reckon y...
by bladecar
Sat, 25 Apr 2020, 07:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41096

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Hi All, Of course, with an IMiev, I have an interest in this discussion. I don't recall seeing any talk about a guesstimate of the likely total cost of doing one of these projects. Has anyone made any comment about this. It does also seem to me that it would be highly recommended to do the first car...
by bladecar
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 15:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Imiev keyless entry

There is an immobiliser chip in the plain key as well, it's just embedded in the plastic. It is read by a key reader around the ign barrel. It doesn't require a battery, when the key is near the barrel it's wirelessly powered and read by the car. The remote locking is programmed in on the 433mhz ra...
by bladecar
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 10:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Imiev keyless entry

You should be able to pair a second hand key but obviously the shaft won't turn in the barrel and the immobiliser won't disarm. The cars immobiliser is a completely separate chip in the key to the remote. The remote purely does the central locking shopping.jpeg The black tic-tac like bit is a proxi...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 18:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Imiev keyless entry

You should be able to pair a second hand key but obviously the shaft won't turn in the barrel and the immobiliser won't disarm. The cars immobiliser is a completely separate chip in the key to the remote. The remote purely does the central locking shopping.jpeg The black tic-tac like bit is a proxi...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 08:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Imiev keyless entry

http://maparts.com.au/products/suits-mitsubishi/ Its either the kf373 or kf374 for a whole key. They are available at most car part stores but I'd hit up a locksmith as well to check their supply price. A good locksmith should be able to help you cut and program I haven't thought this through. I gu...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 07:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Imiev keyless entry

Hi all, I'm am a new owner of a 2012 Imiev. Looking in the manual I see that they have keyless entry. Mine came with only a key for the door. Was keyless entry an option or standard? I asked the mitsubishi dealer about a key and the price was high - $500. My googling indicates that it might be the ...
by bladecar
Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 14:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Imiev keyless entry

To give a reply to myself because I think it needs one, I have found the 2nd key for the imiev and it works just like the main key, just not with buttons to lock and unlock the car. Thank you for your time. Also, I know about the potential to not realise you have to turn the key as though hitting th...
by bladecar
Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 21:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Imiev keyless entry

Hi I have a 2012 imiev. I use the key as shown on the right with the door open/close buttons you see in the middle of the key. This is not keyless entry. The other key (pretty sure I have it somewhere) is the minimal key you see on the left. Because I haven't used anything other than the main (one o...
by bladecar
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 15:51
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?

I remember following a conversation online years ago and someone commented that when using vectrixes in rain, the warning lights come on like a christmas tree, as anyone who's done that will know. I'm not sure if this is all you are talking about :)
by bladecar
Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 18:34
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 17
Views: 12143

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

I'm not in a Zero S at the moment. Support has become enough money. I'm observing and screaming along behind Tesla. I know if I had the money. Just owning an ev industry. Interestingly, Like Microsoft, nothing but Chinese ev s on the roads (except for tesla, and very small numbers of major manufactu...
by bladecar
Tue, 04 Feb 2020, 08:04
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Re: Notes on my commute.

memecode said: "Seating position wise I'm slightly less comfortable in that I like to keep a very upright position due to my back issues. But it kinda makes you wanna slouch on the seat with your legs forward." You can just put your feet back along the sides of the runners of course. Much less conta...
by bladecar
Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 18:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Any i-MiEV's for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: Any i-MiEV's for sale?

The free ones are the best value.
by bladecar
Tue, 28 Jan 2020, 18:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Weber & Coulomb's LyteFyba BMS
Replies: 72
Views: 35169

Re: Weber & Coulomb's LyteFyba BMS

Weber said:
"The 218 cells have been bolted up for 7 years now, and travelled 23.5 Mm".

23.5 mega-miles isn't bad over 7 years. My H2 only traveled around 1.6*10^9 m before someone pranged it and I had to sell it. :)
by bladecar
Fri, 24 Jan 2020, 08:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6772

Re: 2020 Ioniq

I reckon you'll prefer your colour.
by bladecar
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 18:30
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Owning a Tesla for a year
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Owning a Tesla for a year

Yes, Do go on, Dylan.
by bladecar
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 18:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 63132

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Mmm, Any chance of a bus to get a lift home after the party? :)
by bladecar
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 20:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: lithium-sulfur batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: lithium-sulfur batteries

brunohill wrote: Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 21:35 What is Sulfur? Is it Sulphur?

Perhaps the next step would be Aluminium Sulpur batteries?
I know what you mean but I was quoting the article's title, as written. Are we in grrrr aggreance? Even this horrid word was on the news today. One bad word is worth two in the bush.
by bladecar
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 20:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6772

Re: 2020 Ioniq

So I'm not following the economy terms very well because I don't, but I know from experience how circumstances affect the range of an ev, and probably an internal combustion vehicle, but ic's either stop more frequently for fuel or put more in it and get mildly annoyed at the extra cost. It would be...
by bladecar
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 08:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: lithium-sulfur batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 643

lithium-sulfur batteries

Hi,
Can they be used in ev's?

"Batteries made with sulfur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy"

I note the "could be".

ABC online

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-08/ ... t/11849590