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by mcudogs
Wed, 04 Mar 2015, 23:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

I am still very happy with my PHEV. I don't really drive much and most of it is electric. The petrol engine turns itself on every 2 months to remind me that the fuel in the tank is getting stale, so then I just top up the tank to get it to turn off again. I tow a boat regularly and don't have any pr...
by mcudogs
Mon, 07 Jul 2014, 01:18
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Qld Gov links
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Qld Gov links

We had a part in formulating the Qld government EV road map some years back now. With the change of government they junked all that.
by mcudogs
Mon, 26 May 2014, 00:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

Yes, it comes with a compressor and a bottle of repair liquid.
by mcudogs
Sat, 03 May 2014, 00:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

No I haven't tried that yet, I might try it on the weekend.
by mcudogs
Fri, 02 May 2014, 03:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

just under 10 amps
by mcudogs
Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 00:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

No, the engine is not connected to the wheels when in regen. When driving in traffic I drive in braking mode and then adjust the level of regen between 0 when accelerating or coasting then progressively from 1-5 when stopping, lightly touching the brake when I want to slow down faster. This also giv...
by mcudogs
Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 06:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

I have found that the regen breaking changes depending on whether you have applied the brakes or not. In B5 mode removing your foot from the throttle kicks in an amount of regen equivalent to heavy engine braking. If you lightly touch the brakes the regen braking increases greatly.
by mcudogs
Sun, 20 Apr 2014, 16:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

The battery is 12kw/hr but you can only use about 10kw/hr. Every full charge I have done so far equates to a little under 10kw/hr. With charger efficiency under 100% that means the figures are more reasonable.
by mcudogs
Sat, 19 Apr 2014, 04:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

It's a lot bigger and heavier than the Volt so it's got to use more power.
by mcudogs
Sat, 19 Apr 2014, 01:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

Went for a run today to see what sort of range to expect. I had the air conditioner off and all of the windows down running in ECO mode fully charged. I didn't do any freeway driving but there was a fair bit of 70-80km/hr limits. I drove in braking mode and used the paddles to do most of the braking...
by mcudogs
Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 00:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

The smartphone app is a bit restricted. The car will not connect to your home network but becomes a hot spot in itself. You have to disconnect from your home network and then connect to the vehicle before running the app. The hot spot is only active when the car is on ie either charging or turned by...
by mcudogs
Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 04:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

Around $59,000, it's a lot more of a car than the volt and around the same price.
by mcudogs
Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 03:38
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Outlander PHEV

Just taken delivery of a Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire PHEV. The 1st day of driving I managed 100% EV driving. The configuration of the drive means that if you run in normal mode the petrol engine cuts in every time you accelerate quickly. If you run in eco mode it stays in EV mode until you floor the...
by mcudogs
Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 03:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1998 Mazda 121 automatic hatchback EV for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 251

1998 Mazda 121 automatic hatchback EV for sale

For Sale, my converted 1998 Mazda 121 automatic hatchback EV. I am selling due to no longer having the room for 2 cars. The car was converted in 2010 but has not been driven much. The batteries have only been charged 45 times in all and about 2,000 kms. The car is registered until October 2014 with ...
by mcudogs
Thu, 13 Sep 2012, 01:38
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: September Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 609

September Meeting

The September 2012 meeting will be our Annual General Meeting for the Brisbane Branch and it will be held on Wednesday 19th September at 7:30PM at the Albion Peace Centre 102 McDonald Rd Windsor. Annual General Meeting - AGENDA Treasurers Report Election of Office Bearers Future plans for the club M...
by mcudogs
Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 00:54
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: August Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 630

August Meeting

The August 2012 meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th August at 7:30PM at the Albion Peace Centre.

AGENDA
Member build reports
Open discussion
Tea & Snacks

All welcome, see you there
Don
by mcudogs
Tue, 22 May 2012, 23:37
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Queensland’s Electric Vehicle Policy
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Queensland’s Electric Vehicle Policy

I received the following email this morning from our contact in the Department of Environment and Resource Management regarding the closure of their Electric Vehicle Policy initiatives. That's forward thinking for you! "Good Morning, Due to state election commitments relating to Queensland carbon sc...
by mcudogs
Tue, 15 May 2012, 19:24
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: May Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 670

May Meeting

The May 2012 meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th May at 7:30PM at the Albion Peace Centre.

AGENDA
Member build reports
Open discussion
Tea & Snacks

All welcome, see you there
Don
by mcudogs
Wed, 21 Mar 2012, 00:23
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: March Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 596

March Meeting

The March 2012 meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st March at 7:30PM at the Albion Peace Centre.

AGENDA
Member build reports
Open discussion
Tea & Snacks

All welcome, see you there
Don
by mcudogs
Mon, 16 Jan 2012, 21:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: EV,LANDROVER
Replies: 25
Views: 4716

EV,LANDROVER

Hi John, The esc is expecting the output of a remote controlled receiver to drive it. The signal output from the receiver is a series of pulses of varying duration between approx 1-2 mS in length. The throttle is probably a hall effect device with an output on the yellow wire varying between 0-5 vol...
by mcudogs
Mon, 16 Jan 2012, 18:47
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: January Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 594

January Meeting

The January 2012 meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th January at 7:30PM at the Albion Peace Centre.

AGENDA
Member build reports
Open discussion
Tea & Snacks

All welcome, see you there
Don
by mcudogs
Mon, 19 Dec 2011, 01:30
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: December Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 686

December Meeting

The December meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st December at 7:30PM at the Albion Peace Centre.

AGENDA
Member build reports
Open discussion
Tea & Snacks

All welcome, see you there
Don
by mcudogs
Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 18:46
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: 2011 AEVA EV Conference & Festival
Replies: 23
Views: 12250

2011 AEVA EV Conference & Festival

Once again I would like to thank everybody who helped us in the presentation of the Convention and Festival. There was a great deal of work put in by the volunteers and everything went very well on both days. Special mention has to be made of Simone and Graeme's efforts, as without them I don't thin...
by mcudogs
Mon, 17 Oct 2011, 18:47
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: October Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 722

October Meeting

The October meeting will be held on Wednesday 19th October 7:30PM at the Albion Peace Centre.

Agenda
EV Convention & Festival - final to do list - it's less than 2 weeks
Member build reports
Open discussion
Tea & Snacks

All welcome, see you there
Don
by mcudogs
Thu, 13 Oct 2011, 19:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 324001

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Hi Weber, Sorry I didn't elaborate on that. Coulomb has it right and that is the pump I have used complete with picture. Unfortunately it doesn't come standard with a suitable diaphragm for ATF but I managed to buy a replacement Geolast diaphragm that did the job. It is not suitable as a power steer...