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by RickCH
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Questions about Tire Sealant and Comoressor Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Questions about Tire Sealant and Comoressor Kit

The compressor and tire sealant kit only came standard on Canadian Bolts. So, yes, assuming you're in the US, only having the tow eye bolt under the false floor sounds right.
by RickCH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Extending battery life
Replies: 19
Views: 2221

Re: Extending battery life

The expertise on this topic is based on chemistry, not EE, and this is the expert that Tesla contracts: https://www.dal.ca/diff/dahn/about.html Jeff Dahn's simple recommendation is to charge up to 70%, and to 100% when needed. He hasn't said anything specifically about the low end, but that's probab...
by RickCH
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: New 2019 Color "Shock"
Replies: 13
Views: 2761

Re: New 2019 Color "Shock"

This color chip was posted in a couple of other groups.

https://ibb.co/cF68qd
by RickCH
Fri May 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Saw new recall on mychevrolet today
Replies: 31
Views: 3258

Re: Saw new recall on mychevrolet today

astroboy wrote:seriously??? it would be nice if the letter stated that. i have nothing on mychevrolet regarding this 2nd patch so it seemed the letter was referring to the one i quoted above.


Weird thing that I found was that the new recall isn't listed on the MyChev/MyGM website, but it is on my phone app.
by RickCH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Battery life
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Battery life

With only a bit over one year on the market, we won't find any data and conclusions on the Bolt's battery longevity. But we can draw conclusions from other EVs, with thermal management systems for their batteries, that have been on the road longer: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1102736_durabl...
by RickCH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Bolt, battery suspected
Replies: 32
Views: 5052

Re: Dead Bolt, battery suspected

SeanNelson wrote:When they showed me the printout from the battery tester I had to point out to them that they'd set it to "Previa" instead of "Prius C". Big difference.


Imagine if they left the setting on Tundra or Sequoia :o
by RickCH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Bolt, battery suspected
Replies: 32
Views: 5052

Re: Dead Bolt, battery suspected

These batteries are just regular starting batteries, and the dealership has a device that measures the capacity of these little batteries in CCAs. Exactly. The "health" of a 12v automotive/vehicle battery is measured on a load tester (at a garage, or many auto supply stores) that tells yo...
by RickCH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Door closing difficult
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Door closing difficult

The lower mass of the doors, because of the aluminum used in its construction, also doesn't help in their ease of closing. Coming from a two door sport coupe where the mass of the doors gave them really nice momentum after a gentle push, the Bolt doors need a more assertive closing motion.
by RickCH
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Tips for Long Distance Travel
Replies: 15
Views: 2738

Re: Tips for Long Distance Travel

Those numbers look like they could be how many kwh have been supplied to the car. The Chargepoint chargers list that stat in the data that it scrolls through when it's in operation.
by RickCH
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Any concerns with never fully charging battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Any concerns with never fully charging battery

Kirknc wrote:What about cell balancing.


On another forum, a member collected data from their Juicebox EVSE that showed cell balancing happens when hill top reserve is on and the battery reaches its "full" charge. That would be the gentlest way for the battery to get it to balance the cells.

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