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by iDaVID
Fri, 02 Sep 2016, 17:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Recalls 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5392

Recalls 2016

Gabz wrote: Maybe i should ring Gosford or Cessnock mitsubsihi newcaslte hasn't gotten back to me on when they are going to do my recalls might of been forgotten about.


My experience with Cessnock was fine, as they are my local dealer, but they did keep my car for 3 & 1/2 weeks.
by iDaVID
Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 17:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Recalls 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5392

Recalls 2016

I hope you weren't without the car for that period? Our iMiEV is heading in tomorrow, they said it was just an exploratory stage (whole day!!!) and would need to go back if any issues were identified. Our local dealership is hopeless however it would be PITA to take the iMiEV elsewhere like I do wi...
by iDaVID
Tue, 16 Aug 2016, 19:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Recalls 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5392

Recalls 2016

When I took my 2010 Miev to my dealer, it turned out there were 5 recalls not just the vacuum pump. It took them 3 & 1/2 weeks to fix them all.
by iDaVID
Mon, 30 Nov 2015, 14:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Ok, have 2010 imiEV with range ~ 80km most of the time. In fact it increased inexplicably, having had the car for three years , a few months ago ( in middle of winter ... ) by about 5km and has been consistently higher since then. I'm going to disconnect the 12V batt and charge it since I have a 12...
by iDaVID
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 14:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

if someone else can please charge their 12 v battery I just put a DMM on my 12v and it read 13.02V about 30 mins after being driven. The iMiEV had been driven about 12km earlier today and the traction batt was not charged last night. No point in putting my 12v on charge? Well if the 12 v battery is...
by iDaVID
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 14:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

I did the test yesterday and charged my battery. It charged for about 1 min until it was full. As the Imiev already charges the 12v battery both when your driving and when it's main battery is being charged. So I'm not sure what your asking fellow imiev owners to do. Charge a battery that's already...
by iDaVID
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 21:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

After a 70 km trip today, involving 10 kms @ 110 kph, the GOM pretty much matched the distance travelled once the usage of the air con was taken into account. After a recharge this afternoon the GOM is now showing 106 kms (see photo). I've probably done as much as I can do at this stage, so if someo...
by iDaVID
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 18:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: EV saves the day? Movie "The Martian"
Replies: 6
Views: 903

EV saves the day? Movie "The Martian"

Don't forget less gravity on Mars which would have an effect on energy usage
by iDaVID
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 14:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

So the 12 v battery this morning was pretty much at max.

There's been no charge to the range as it still reads 110kms
by iDaVID
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 13:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

So the result of the overnight battery disconnect and this morning's charge is an increase of 1km. The meter now reads 110 (see photo).

I'm now charging the 12 v battery again to see if there's any effect.

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by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 21:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

don't think so. When A 12v battery get old it just doesn't absorb any charge. So old tired battery's wont suck anymore power from your traction pack. If you don't want to spend $5 on a MM to measure the battery. Go to the car with the key off and turn the lights on high beam. The start the car . Do...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 21:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Rebooting could be a possible explanation, but previously whatever I got real world distance wise, oddly matched within tolerance levels (ie 1%) the guess-o-meter. Well since the "reboot" I can report a similar match. What I'm starting to suspect is that, with these 2010 models, the 12 v battery's a...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 21:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

iDavids i-miev did have some non standard 12volt wiring like the revering beeping. so maybe it has one of the odb vehicle tracking data collection devices. sucking 12volt power in it. Meaning the battery does more work and more charging is required. That could be a reason for the odd overnight powe...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 20:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Well maybe I should say what happened with the events leading up to and including the 12 v charging. The day before I was on about a 4 bars on the main battery pack. So it was charged as I usually do. Next morning I then had trouble starting the car. As said it felt like a typical low battery routin...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 20:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Does one charge the 12v battery in situ? Will have to go out shopping for Batt charger. I want my 100km back! I got my 12 v charger a few year back. Can't recall from where. It was about $20 IIRC But it'll be interesting to see whether someone else also repeats my experience or if it's a one off.
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 20:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Did you charge the 12V battery once, or have you been doing it every main charge? Only the once Did you disconnect the battery or fiddle with the terminals when you charged it? could that have made a difference? I didn't disconnect or fiddle. I didn't even flirt    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 19:04
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Oh that's cool Kurt. All I can do is report my before and after the 12 v recharge experience. Now I've tried to think of all variables over the last 14 months. So yes winter effected the range by about 10 kms. But we've had warm weather here since early September which was obviously before I charged...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 18:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

I'd be putting a new battery in. Embarrassing to be stranded in a car with a flat 12v battery while it has 10+kwh of charge in the Li Ion under the floor. Indeed that could be the case, as the 12 v battery would be five years old, although it appears to be holding it's charge for now. The thing is,...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 16:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Thanks for doing that Kurt. Yes it's a complete mystery. Even more so is why iDavid's 12V battery was not showing full charge before he charged it with an external charger. At this point it would be helpful if Davis could put a voltmeter on his 12V before and during charging and compare to yours. A...
by iDaVID
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 16:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Thanks for the info Kurt. It confirms the charging business, but the mystery is still there. Maybe it was just something odd on my particular car, but all this started when I went to start my car 2 weeks ago & the way it behaved was just like I had a flat 12 v battery. Sure enough it was on about a ...
by iDaVID
Sun, 08 Nov 2015, 15:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

Mine's an October 2010 build if that means anything. Yes I bought it from Ryde at the beginning of Oct last year. As said, though, I've never hit triple figures for the range until I charged the 12 volt battery 2 weeks ago. And just to confirm this consistency, again after a recharge of the main bat...
by iDaVID
Sun, 08 Nov 2015, 11:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

We get about 95-103 on our guess-o-meter. I don't know how the iMiEV schedules charging the aux (PHEV does it daily @2pm) but it shouldn't take much juice? I'm thinking your aux batt might be RS? If it doesn't hold its charge maybe the iMiEV thinks it needs recharging constantly and that might drai...
by iDaVID
Sat, 07 Nov 2015, 15:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

There does seem to be consistency to my theory about ensuring that your ancillary battery charge is fully charged to ensure overall better range. Since I've done this I have hit triple figures every time. This morning has been the best to date at 105 kms range (see attached photo). I had never hit t...
by iDaVID
Sat, 07 Nov 2015, 15:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 80km range imiev in winter
Replies: 102
Views: 9081

80km range imiev in winter

As I've mentioned in another thread, if you have noticed a drop of 10-15kms range, check your ancillary battery's (the old fashion 12 volt one) charge under the bonnet. Ever since I've made sure mine has been fully charged, I've consistently had triple figures on the guess-o-meter after a charge. I ...
by iDaVID
Thu, 29 Oct 2015, 21:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Gaining extra range
Replies: 55
Views: 5556

Gaining extra range

OK, so the second recharge of the car's battery pack has seen me hit the century mark once again.

Please see attached photo.

I'm 2kms down on this morning, but that variation isn't unusual in my experience


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