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by Stephan
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 09:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

Thanks Brandon I think this comparison with water flow and volumes if very useful! 4.) replace the power steering pump. a) I also looked into the option of a pump on the steering shaft but too complex for now b) the model as in the video as in the link above, yes it may be slightly better. I like my...
by Stephan
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 13:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

Thanks for your replies. It helps me to decide what to do next. 1) Yes this battery is in the car for a little over 2 years. The battery is very weak. And the DCDC does probably all the work. And with only 600W this seems not enough. Note that I have my car 2 years, but never been able to drive it y...
by Stephan
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 22:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

Hi, Finally after all my car conversion issues, I am testing my car by driving it a few meters on my driveway. I am not allowed on the road yet. For power steering I have a basic ev conversion set up with a DCDC (around 600W) and a small 12v battery (PC680 - 24 ah) and an Astra PS pump installed. 1....
by Stephan
Wed, 02 May 2018, 06:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Re: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Hi, thanks for your reply about the motor type code. I don't know yet. Last week I spend some more time with fellow EV club members on diagnosing and there is a new problem with the controller. The 12v to the LCD display or handheld device for checking the parameters is now broken. This is practical...
by Stephan
Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 20:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Re: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

5 months later, this problem is still not resolved (tragic to see that I haven't progressed since Nov last year..). This curtis does not seem to have a calibration routine, or none that I could find, I checked standard maintenance/tuning functions but I cannot find any calibration. Note -About the t...
by Stephan
Fri, 29 Dec 2017, 08:39
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Re: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Hi Woody Thanks for your calculations. Your calculation seem indeed more accurate. For now in short term when I get this car on the road I will only going to use 3rd gear and reverse. That is due to a practical constraint with the gear switch lever that I took out of another Mazda tribute and attach...
by Stephan
Thu, 28 Dec 2017, 19:42
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Re: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

The progress on this project delayed significant. I hardly were able to work on this. Progress in 2017: Most little problems are fixed and a list of nearly 20 minor safety compliance issues are resolved. I drove approx. 30km to go to the Engineering Inspection workshop. It failed on little things th...
by Stephan
Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 16:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

This car is nearly ready to go for inspection to hit the road. .. To be fixed is the Instrument Cluster / ODO meter / Tacho meter 1. first attempt with original cluster. Integration of the ODO / Speed / Tacho meter seems difficult. I stopped trying. The signals seems to come as digital from the comp...
by Stephan
Thu, 10 Nov 2016, 03:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Hi guys, Now I am interested to learn if my initial calculations of the expected speed are going to be correct. An update: 1. Progressing well; as in my first update early Sep-16 I removed the engine and lots of other parts and I am starting building it back up. 2. Replaced the gearbox with a Mazda ...
by Stephan
Thu, 01 Sep 2016, 01:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

What a fantastic stats you guys are showing me!!! I can't believe what a great community in the AEVA with so much experience. I love to be a bit better prepared and with your stats that helps a lot. I am planning to drive not more than 30k average. Would that mean topping up at 30-50% each time? > A...
by Stephan
Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 04:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Hi John - thanks for your feedback. The voltage is calculated to be 112 V and 120 Amp. For this I need 28 Leaf modules. With the 28 I make two series of 14. What range are you getting with your battery pack and how do you find it driving your car? Over the last few years that V6 was already not perf...
by Stephan
Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 01:11
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Hi My project is the conversion of my Mazda Tribute, which is an ordinary family car, with AC-50 motor and 12Kwh Leaf battery. With the conversion the car weight is reduced from 1,500 to 1,300 kg. For blog details see http://tribute01.wixsite.com/mysite I am keen to get feedback, both on the usage a...