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by SparkMoore
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Brake fluid replacement? At 30K mi?! Special procedure?
Replies: 7
Views: 6951

Re: Brake fluid replacement? At 30K mi?! Special procedure?

Thanks. I read the manual and researched online and basically came to the same conclusion. Just checking here for an additional data point.
by SparkMoore
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Brake fluid replacement? At 30K mi?! Special procedure?
Replies: 7
Views: 6951

Re: Brake fluid replacement? At 30K mi?! Special procedure?

I just took my 2014 in for troubleshooting a rattle near the steering column and performing the 3 year service ahead of the warranty expiring (expires on July 13). Although my owner's manual also says the brake fluid is supposed to be changed at year 2, the dealership has an owner's manual in their ...
by SparkMoore
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wheel/tire upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 33973

Re: Wheel/tire upgrade

RichV, I was considering the exact same set up. Can you clarify a couple of things? You mentioned that 5mm spacers did not fix the rubbing on the set up with 205/50/16 tires. Did you leave the spacers on when you changed over to 195/50/16 tires? Or did you remove the spacers? You chose not to use th...
by SparkMoore
Wed May 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Real World Range
Replies: 36
Views: 30011

Re: Real World Range

Hmm... Interesting way to think about it. I guess I've learned to be more efficient over time, and that has lead me to not notice the battery degradation. I guess at this rate, that will put me just shy of the warranty threshold in 8 years... Funny how that works!
by SparkMoore
Wed May 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Real World Range
Replies: 36
Views: 30011

Re: Real World Range

My 2014 Spark EV has recently been showing over 100 miles on the GOM now that the weather has gotten nicer and there's more daylight. So I decided to test it. I started off Monday charging at work on a Level 2. I didn't charge completely to full, but I suspect it was close. The indicator on the dash...
by SparkMoore
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Blank Infotainment Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 5351

Re: Blank Infotainment Screen

There is a knob on the left side of the steering wheel that allows you to turn up the brightness on the screens. If it is turned all the way down, the center screen will be blank under certain conditions. Turn the knob back up and you should see the screen turn back on with just a few degrees of rot...
by SparkMoore
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather Range
Replies: 60
Views: 34237

Re: Cold Weather Range

I'm in Portland, Oregon. During the recent cold spells (in the 30's) where I had no choice but to turn on the heat and use the defroster, I've consistently been seeing a range in the upper sixties. Generally 68 or 69. Plus now that its winter, its usually dark both when I leave for work and when I r...
by SparkMoore
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Back up camera?
Replies: 156
Views: 170970

Re: Back up camera?

Mostly because I didn't feel like reading through 13 pages of comments and didn't know that was in there. In hindsight, that might have been faster, but maybe not. In any case, I got some feedback that installing the camera off-center was not ideal, and I would probably have looked for an alternativ...
by SparkMoore
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Back up camera?
Replies: 156
Views: 170970

Re: Back up camera?

I did this install last weekend. It took me 8 hours on day one and six hours on day two. You can blame at least half of that time on it being the first time I did it and being a perfectionist. I didn't like the way it ended up on day one, so I re-did some of it on day two. Thanks to padavos for figu...
by SparkMoore
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Fit a bicycle??
Replies: 25
Views: 18341

Re: Fit a bicycle??

The Brompton folding bike fits in the trunk with the tailgate closed. Nothing needs to be removed from the bike. Just fold it up and stick it in. I tried a lot of different bikes (but not a Bike Friday) and most required at a minimum, removing or disassembling something. One Brompton and four people...

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