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by Kermit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: How long does 12v battery last?

...I didn't mention it previously but desulfating an AGM battery is questionable in my mind. You must overcharge the battery for desulfation to happen and then they off gas and boil off water if they are not sealed. ... This is the old school method of lead acid maintenance. This is how golf carts ...
by Kermit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: How long does 12v battery last?

Rock Auto will ship it to you: https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,2016,spark+ev,electric,3315179,electrical,battery,2476 I didn't mention it previously but desulfating an AGM battery is questionable in my mind. You must overcharge the battery for desulfation to happen and then they off ga...
by Kermit
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

I responded in your other post but EngineLink will work on your iPhone you just have to have a compatible OBDII Dongle.
by Kermit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

You will have to contact someone at Carvana either through Chat or their phone number. You should still be able to use the code as long as you are within the 7 day test drive window. Make sure you read about it. I believe when we did it we needed to know their name, phone number where they live and ...
by Kermit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

I wouldn't hesitate to send it back if you can find another one that's close to what you want. We purposely purchased our cars through Carvana from southern California off of lease to avoid any potential issues with rust/corrosion. I've always had black cars but sprung for the silver because it was ...
by Kermit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Alternatives to Torque Pro?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Alternatives to Torque Pro?

Enginelink for iOS will give you the battery capacity and other info that Torque pro gives you if you have an iPhone. You will still need to load the Bolt PIDS.
by Kermit
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Guessometer acting strange
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Guessometer acting strange

If you choose not to take it to a dealer I wouldn't suggest disconnecting the 12volt battery so the code remains stored. If the problem repeats or something else happens you will want to give them a chance to properly diagnose the problem. You can test the 12 volt and charge the 12 volt without disc...
by Kermit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Back up camera?
Replies: 155
Views: 126348

Re: Back up camera?

It appears from this video - https://www.reddit.com/r/SparkEV/commen ... head_unit/ that it should switch back. I am just plugging into the Aux In and I have to manually switch back.
by Kermit
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: B Pillar black vinyl replacement??
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: B Pillar black vinyl replacement??

Great resource in that PDF.

If you don't mind can you take a picture after you remove the vinyl so I can see what the car looks like without it?
by Kermit
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Methods to reduce battery degradation?
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Methods to reduce battery degradation?

I think if the battery is warm it can charge to a higher capacity which is why we see increases in very warm weather. If you want to track it we can all compare. Like MrDRMorgan said "It is what it is" and I'm not sure you can really get it to make a measurable increase through different charging te...

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