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by NORTON
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: TPM Sensor flaking out after tire change.
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: TPM Sensor flaking out after tire change.

These things have a lifetime. Maybe +5 years is what you got? It is strange that it began as a simple tire change. Did they go to all 4 wheels with the relearn tool when they did the 'reset'? Not much else can be done. Maybe it's time to replace all 4.... (amazon) Then take it to a shop that will in...
by NORTON
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: My 12V battery replacement, motorcycle AGM battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: My 12V battery replacement, motorcycle AGM battery

Nice job! The heat is nothing compared to a gasser or motorcycle, I would think. I used a SLA motorcycle battery for about a month while I was capacity testing the original battery on my '14 Spark EV. No problem. Although last time I tested it, it was starting to shoe its age. I'll have to probably ...
by NORTON
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Buffer after zero ?
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Buffer after zero ?

I took one for the team.
It stopped displaying miles of range, said low, said 'Reduced Power', it stopped moving.
Trust your display.
Why put a buffer in an 82 mile rated EV?
by NORTON
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Cooling/Heating main battery 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: Cooling/Heating main battery 2016

Nope, but I can tell you running it on a day when its 110º will use about 12-15% battery power just on battery conditioning. And when it's that dang hot you should have it plugged in as much as possible. It uses 'Ground Power' to keep the battery at a happy temp and then the 'Battery Conditioning' ...
by NORTON
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Reprogram BMS to use full cell capacity of 2014 LFP pack
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Reprogram BMS to use full cell capacity of 2014 LFP pack

I have found a source for LFE pouch cells of the same physical size with better amp hr ratings so as far as I can see it would possible to rebuild the pack and get better than new range of around 115 miles even without being able to change the BMS parameters. It's a long but interesting diy project...
by NORTON
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wheel Spacers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

Re: Wheel Spacers ?

1. ...suggested that I install the thickness of 15mm before and 20mm after installation. 2. Do you think the BONOSS active cooming wheel spacers' " Active Cooling" function is good? 1. No idea what you are trying to say here. Aren't you worried about buying this stuff and it make the wheels contact...
by NORTON
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: ('15) No touch screen functionality!
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: ('15) No touch screen functionality!

Did you try a hard reboot of the car?
Disconnect the Neg 12V battery. Leave it disconnected for ~10 mins for good luck.
by NORTON
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Edmunds/Carmax offered me $10,100 for 2015 Spark--Should I Sell?
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

Re: Edmunds/Carmax offered me $10,100 for 2015 Spark--Should I Sell?

Dang! That would be tempting! But then used Bolts are going up in value also. What will you replace it with? I understand the Phoenix heat issue. Unlike the Bolt, I don't believe the Spark EV will use battery power to run the TMS when not plugged in. But if you can keep it plugged in when it's kille...
by NORTON
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wheel Spacers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

Re: Wheel Spacers ?

Are you asking for a wheel size to go with these ? 15mm ? spacers?

What's the end game?
To have the wheels back to the original position where they need to be to clear the wheel wells?
by NORTON
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WHEEL SPACERS?
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: WHEEL SPACERS?

"Active cooling"?
Did you know an EV's brakes rarely even get used?

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