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by WetOne
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Soften the suspension?
Replies: 8
Views: 6085

Re: Soften the suspension?

You can greatly affect the ride by lowering the tire pressure. Take it down 5 psi and the ride will be noticeably softer. You will lose a portion of your range, but it beats not driving at all!
by WetOne
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Non low-rolling resistance tires and efficiency
Replies: 8
Views: 5013

Re: Non low-rolling resistance tires and efficiency

I wore the original front tires to a mninimum tread depth in 13,000 miles. The back tires are looking nearly new. I replaced the fronts with Yokohama Avid Ascends, based on the recommendations from this group. I have noticed a tremendous improvement in handling, and am able to smoothy zip through a ...
by WetOne
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
Replies: 8
Views: 7328

Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

Has anyone successfully programmed a fob? Lost one of the keys, so ordered a new one from the local Chevy dealer. Had my locksmith cut it to match, figuring that I would follow the owners manual instructions to program it. The first step, after turning off the car and sticking the original key into ...
by WetOne
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Loss of Range and Battery Not Charging to Full
Replies: 12
Views: 7973

Re: Loss of Range and Battery Not Charging to Full

The difference in range between cold days and warm days is dramatic. Our ambient temperature has swung from 50 degrees to 30 degrees over the past month, and I've seen a 10 mile swing in expected range. The power management chart shows more battery management drain, and there is some heating for the...
by WetOne
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Wiper motor won't shut off
Replies: 2
Views: 3576

Re: Wiper motor won't shut off

UPDATE- I pulled the wiper fuse last night when I plugged in. In the morning, my car was fully charged and when I re-installed the wiper fuse, the wipers remained off. My commute was normal, and the wipers behaved themselves in the light drizzle. I let the local Chevy service manager know that the p...
by WetOne
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Wiper motor won't shut off
Replies: 2
Views: 3576

Wiper motor won't shut off

It's been raining lightly for few weeks , and on my daily commute the intermittent wipers would occasionally flip to standard continuous wiping without input from the control stalk. Turning the stalk to the off position didn't always stop the wipers. Occasionally the wipers would stay on even when t...
by WetOne
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My, my, my regeneration
Replies: 14
Views: 9318

Re: My, my, my regeneration

8500 miles on the odo, and I experienced the 'no regen' symptom for the first time today. Live near top of a hill and started off fully charged. There has always been room in the battery for a little more charge on the way down to the highway, but today it did not regen, and I had to use the frictio...
by WetOne
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Just got into an accident...
Replies: 24
Views: 21019

Re: Just got into an accident...

Back on topic, does anyone knows what will become of this totaled-out Spark EV? Will Chevy crush it? If it is sold as-is, will anyone grab it and take the opportunity to hot-rod this car!
by WetOne
Wed May 28, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Breaks and Gas pedal reversing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 7795

Re: Breaks and Gas pedal reversing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I second the call on this troll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fourteen exclamation points on the initial post title? Oddly vague term of ownership (not nearly a year?) Too low mileage for an actual user. The grammar is very alarmist/ reactionary as well. Well, 'NotImpressed'? Any other details you'd like to share?
by WetOne
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: AM radio as motor monitor?
Replies: 2
Views: 2371

AM radio as motor monitor?

Has anyone else found that by tuning the AM radio to an empty frequency band between stations, you can listen to the power pulses being fed to the motor? It is especially striking at low RPM. I am picking up audible information on what the controller is sending to the motor, and can hear when the po...

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