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by 85turbo
Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 17:10
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.

The car was sold today is on its way to a new life in SA.

Thanks Terry, and all those that showed interest.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 17:45
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.

I believe the car has now been sold.

T1 Terry will be coming to inspect next weekend.
Pending being happy, the sale will go through.

I will update / close the thread once that happens.

Thanks all that have shown interest.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 13:56
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.

Hi all. Just updating this thread. I have had 3 people contact me regarding the car. Initially I had said that I wanted to wait til I have the new car,but I’ve been thinking it over and it will work better for me if I can sell it sooner, then I can use the funds as deposit on the new car and reduce ...
by 85turbo
Sat, 01 Sep 2018, 11:53
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

2006 Prius plugin for sale. NSW.

Hi all. The time has come to sell my Prius plug in. Here are all the details I can remember in one place, but there are bound to be some that I missed. Prius NHW20R itech 2006. Silver. 258k km November 20th rego Ready for sale as soon as I take delivery of the new car in 3 or 4 weeks. Or sooner if a...
by 85turbo
Fri, 12 May 2017, 07:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Somewhere around 65km. I've not pushed it to the limit in ev mode.
But the numbers would seem to point to around 65km.

I'm doing my daily 35km commute and most nights I'm getting home with 45% or more left.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Fri, 12 May 2017, 06:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

I have now driven around 800 km in forced ev mode. Average is around 18kwh per 100km now. Also done a 350km drive in blended mode. I got better than 2.5L per 100 in blended mode, and consumed around 24kwh for the trip. (170 odd km each way, with a charge each night) Turns out the useable capacity is...
by 85turbo
Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 09:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

So it's taken a bit longer than anticipated, but the car is now completed.
I have driven about 300 km in ev mode so far, and I'm getting around 16kwh per 100km.

Pics and other info are in the thread linked earlier.

Thanks to all that have contributed helpful info and advice.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 03:01
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: GBS cell smell question
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

GBS cell smell question

Thanks heaps for the advice and reassurance. I aim to have the system up and running this weekend. Weather permitting. I have only a carport to work under, So the rain might play a role in what gets completed this weekend. I am really looking forward to driving the car in EV mode. Thanks again. Jaso...
by 85turbo
Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 00:06
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: GBS cell smell question
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

GBS cell smell question

thanks for the advice.

the car was parked up in 30c sun for a few hours after the cells were first installed.

i think i will go ahead and measure them again, and if they are all in the 3.2v range, i will go ahead and hook them up, keeping a very close eye on them.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 04:44
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: GBS cell smell question
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

GBS cell smell question

I have emailed Rod at EV-Power to ask for his input here.

I sure hope I don't have to return them all.
The cost and time would be not good.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 03:50
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: GBS cell smell question
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

GBS cell smell question

That's what I was afraid of.

These are brand new cells never used.
They have been mounted into the box, but nothing else.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Sun, 19 Mar 2017, 21:07
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: GBS cell smell question
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

GBS cell smell question

Hello. I need some advice. As some of you might know, I've been converting my car to plug in hybrid for a while. I have the cells now mounted in the car and I'm about ready for the final hook up. But, I have a bad solvent smell in the car. When I go to the garage in the afternoon to head off to work...
by 85turbo
Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 16:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Thanks. I did look on eBay, but all I see there are rubber mats, and most of those are for the 3rd gen. I can make a carpet mat without too much trouble. I still have the template that was used to make the polycarbonate cover, So I'll just use that to trim some bunnings grey carpet. That's what I di...
by 85turbo
Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 16:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help with Prius
Replies: 24
Views: 1914

Help with Prius

Glad you got it sorted. I usually fill up not too long after I get 2 bars left. That way I'm in zero danger of running out. I usually get around 820km when there are 2 bars left. Once my conversion is completed (hopefully next weekend) I will be getting more like 1800km (or more) on the same amount ...
by 85turbo
Sun, 12 Mar 2017, 22:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help with Prius
Replies: 24
Views: 1914

Help with Prius

one thing to be aware of, is if the 2nd gen prius runs out of fuel, and is continued to drive on the HV battery, it will cause this kind of behavior. if it's out of petrol, and there are 3 attempt to restart the car, the system shuts off (to protect the HV battery i think). have you tried disconnect...
by 85turbo
Sun, 12 Mar 2017, 22:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

i have uploaded most of the install pictures to this album on photobucket. album sort the album by oldest first to see them in chronological order. the car should be drive able as a EV next weekend. if all goes as planned. big thanks again to Geoff at GT Tooling for the battery box and some other st...
by 85turbo
Sun, 12 Mar 2017, 02:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Yeah, the Prius chat forum has been having trouble lately. Sometime it works and other times it does not.

I'll see what I can do about getting pics here.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 21:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Easier to post a link to the plug in conversation thread.

Click me
by 85turbo
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 20:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Got the box and batteries in over this weekend. With many thanks to Geoff at GT tooling. Still have some work to do in wiring up the pack, but that should hopefully be finished next weekend. Can't upload pics as the forum says they are too big. But I'm very happy with the result. I'll try to upload ...
by 85turbo
Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 20:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

I'm not entirely sure the Australian spec Prius has the bladder.

I've certainly not noticed any of the issues that they seem to have in the USA.

I think it (the bladder) was a North American requirement for emissions testing.

Jason.
by 85turbo
Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 17:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

I was able to get well over 1600km per tank with the inferior enginer system. So should be able to do way better with this system. I always fill up around 2 bars left, and always stop at the first click off too. I've been using an app to track fuel economy and that requires the same fill method each...
by 85turbo
Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 16:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Great to know what to expect.

My work commute is 38km round trip and mostly flat.
So the plan is to run in ice kill mode all week.

And use blended mode for longer trips on weekends and holidays.

I'll have a look at the updated info on the blog.

Thanks again,
Jason.
by 85turbo
Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 08:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Because I wanted a display of volts and AH and percentage of discharge. Plus I have a feeling that the EV power unit might be just a little better at protecting my expensive battery pack. I know I could have saved some money by not using the unit from Rod, but it was just a personal call. The bigges...
by 85turbo
Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 06:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Hi Jason, Sorry about the no reply - I don't understand that - I always reply. The template is a cardboard cutout, there is no file. Eric (EVPLUS) No problems. Don't know why I didn't see any response. I tried a SMS to the phone number on the blog, and a reply to the blog post too. Not a big deal. ...
by 85turbo
Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 06:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

G2 Prius Plug in Purchased....

Hi Jason, If you are using the Plug-in Supply kit, the contactors come with the kit. They use 2 contactors one in the negative line and one in the positive. These are controlled by the PIS Rear Controller box. Also the charger connection uses a contactor. (I used 2 on that as well, to ensure the ch...