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by NORTON
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: service battery charging system
Replies: 50
Views: 42908

Re: service battery charging system

Side Note to this thread: I used a motorcycle battery in my Spark EV for about a month. (I was doing a proper Cap Check on the stock battery, which tested great. It's a '14.) I made up some short adapter cables. It was a sealed lead acid, I don't think it was considered an AGM. The differences are m...
by NORTON
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 115
Views: 63761

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

TheLondonBroiler wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:10 pm
SparkE wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:52 pm
I have a long list of things I do at car dealerships to (1) not get taken,
Very solid advice.
I 2nd it !
by NORTON
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 115
Views: 63761

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

...The 2020 LEAF has HEATING for the battery pack, and *passive* *air* cooling (for both battery pack sizes, 40 kWh and 60 kWh). Not the best choice for someone living in AZ. .... I believe it is just 'passive cooling' only. There are no 'air passages' or fans for air cooling. It's just a hot pack ...
by NORTON
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 115
Views: 63761

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

.....I think this weekend I'm going to go check out a new 2020 Leaf S Plus. .... the Leaf can be purchased for about 20k before any trade ins.... Nice price. Do you know if this model Leaf has an active Thermal Management System? Most didn't have TMS for cooling the pack and if you lived in Tucson ...
by NORTON
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 115
Views: 63761

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

Agree with Norton, wouldn't waste my time at the dealer. ... And I agree that the dealer only has a vague relationship to the Mother Ship. They can't pull strings and make things happen. They may have a more direct line to Tech Support, but when it comes to this issue,, I don't know how much the de...
by NORTON
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 115
Views: 63761

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

In any case, I've just scheduled an appointment with the dealership to diagnose the battery capacity. There's a $150 diagnosis fee ....I bet money that the battery is "in perfectly good health ... and they take my $150. At least it'll be documented .... Sounds like a lot of bother and $150 for 'doc...
by NORTON
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Spark or Bolt ?
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Spark or Bolt ?

Looks like new 2020 bolts are being sold for low 20s in a few places, so I’m tempted to go for the full new car. There’s a 2016 spark at car max in Reno, I may take it for a drive and see how much juice it runs going up mt rose highway, but as you state the used bolt makes sense if in the 14-15k pr...
by NORTON
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Unable to charge, error code P1EE6
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Unable to charge, error code P1EE6

Good luck at the dealership. It should be part of the Voltec warranty. You can't use the Power Train if you can't charge it. Something you might try if you're handy with a 10mm wrench or socket is, disconnect the Negative 12V battery terminal under the hood. Don't touch what's' under the Red cover. ...
by NORTON
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Reseting the KWh used
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Reseting the KWh used

Trip odometer.
Twist the twist knob. See odometer. Hold down the center button of that knob.
by NORTON
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Previous owner installed lead acid 12V battery. Should I be worried?
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Previous owner installed lead acid 12V battery. Should I be worried?

Yeah, the 'Floating Voltage' difference is minimal.
I've run mine on a mid-size motorcycle battery for a month once.
This battery doesn't really do much work in these cars.
It's big enough to keep the key fob and cell phone receivers powered up while the car is parked for weeks.

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