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by RichV
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Vibration while braking with AC on
Replies: 10
Views: 8764

Re: Vibration while braking with AC on

It is definitely not a warped rotor issue based on the feel of things. The first explanation from the service advisor was that my non-OE wheels and tires were causing the ABS to activate. I am a certified BMW I3 technician and ex-race car driver; this is definitely NOT the issue My best guess would ...
by RichV
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Vibration while braking with AC on
Replies: 10
Views: 8764

Vibration while braking with AC on

My 2014 Spark EV has a very pronounced vibration that I can feel in the whole car while slowing down and ONLY with the air conditioning running. It has done it since new but has been most noticeable with our recent 110 degree heat wave. The dealer can't seem to find anything wrong. I plan to go for ...
by RichV
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Future Collectible Car
Replies: 24
Views: 19379

Re: Future Collectible Car

jsca72 wrote:
-Most ironically perfect name
-Best vehicle for embarrassing old muscle cars
I particularly like these last two points. :D
Not sure about the last point. My wife dusted me in our Sienna minivan. :oops:
by RichV
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How many miles on your Saprk EV
Replies: 39
Views: 31566

Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Imagine how much one would be saving if they had been coming from a big turd SUV or gas-guzzling sedan? Incredible how much money we piss away of fuel. I came from a 300hp station wagon that was averaging 17mpg, but it was paid for. After adding it all up the car cost me $30-$40/mo more than my oth...
by RichV
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Climate control grayed out
Replies: 2
Views: 3462

Climate control grayed out

Was taking the Spark to lunch the other day when I noticed the climate control temperature, settings, and power consumption was all grayed out or not displayed. All the buttons appeared to respond normally, but the displays were not functioning. After lunch when I returned the the car, all was well....
by RichV
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How many miles on your Saprk EV
Replies: 39
Views: 31566

Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

nozferatu wrote:
Yeah it's definitely not just you lol...freaking insurance companies. Such scams.
Same here, least expensive car and most expensive to insure. Certainly didn't take that in to account when computing whether the lease payments made sense for an additional commuter car.
by RichV
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: goes into reverse if not in park.after shutting motor off
Replies: 11
Views: 11116

Re: goes into reverse if not in park.after shutting motor of

NickM wrote: But when the gear selector shows forward the car should go forward not reverse.
Even more importantly, the shifter should be in the "Park" position when exiting the vehicle.
by RichV
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wheel/tire upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 33972

Re: Wheel/tire upgrade

No, traction is not the limiting factor off the line in these cars. The real issue is the torque management in the software
by RichV
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wheel/tire upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 33972

Re: Wheel/tire upgrade

Quick shot after a scrub:

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by RichV
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation
Replies: 27
Views: 22034

Re: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation

Just increasing the future cost of cars we buy new. Someone has to pay for all this litigation and it will be passed on to the consumer.

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