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by marspilgrim
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2020 Bolt battery
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: 2020 Bolt battery

But at that point I doubt I would install a new battery pack unless it cost 3-4 grand. In just the next two years there will be more new EV choices available, more advanced tech, and more EV's on the used market. Rather than spend $12K to $15K on a newer year battery I think a newer car would ultima...
by marspilgrim
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Anyone have this sway bar problem?
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Anyone have this sway bar problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNFRMsAMmOg

I'm only at 22K miles but about done with the 36 month basic wty. I hope it's only a subset of cars and not most of them!
by marspilgrim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Cold Weather Issues

Hasn't been below 20F in my area yet at night and they're forecasting a fairly mild December. I'm sure it will get bitter cold Jan-Feb and since I park outside most days I'll have it plugged in every night just so the car can protect the battery if it feels the need to. And I'll let it precondition ...
by marspilgrim
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Sadly Chevrolet is supporting Trump's attack on California's fuel standards.
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Sadly Chevrolet is supporting Trump's attack on California's fuel standards.

And Toyota, Subaru, Mazda etc. Basically every legacy manufacturer that is way behind in EV development because they misread the future. The leadership has spent 40 years in ICE development and it's all they know. With 20+ new EV's coming to market in the next couple years they are doing whatever th...
by marspilgrim
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign
Replies: 170
Views: 43975

Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

There are links to a few people that have inserted some extra foam into the seats. I found it easiest to get some nice seat pads from Amazon but I'm not using them now to get the benefit of the seat heaters. I'm fortunate that my commute is short enough that I get by with the seats okay. They obviou...
by marspilgrim
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Regen towing?
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Regen towing?

Probably, but nobody here knows. Try it and let us know! :D
by marspilgrim
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12 volt AGM battery
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: 12 volt AGM battery

I haven't tried it but I am positive that in a pinch a lead acid would be fine, like stranded in a ghost town and you want to get home. That said, long term I'd stick with a AGM with the same rating that came with the car, the way the engineers designed it. I know they're expensive though but fortun...
by marspilgrim
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Snow cover for the charging port?
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Snow cover for the charging port?

I found a cheap solution online in a photo. One of those plastic dome covers meant for outside garden hose spigots. I cut off the rubber tightener, sealed the hole on the end, and then used a scissors to cut about a two inch gap on one flat side. Plug in the cable and then place the cover over it an...
by marspilgrim
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: Winter Tires
Replies: 12
Views: 3680

Re: Winter Tires

You'll have to research it but I'm pretty sure that studded tires are only for roads that are always snow and ice covered and in that case yes, studs are the best bet (driving within reason and the laws of physics). On cold, dry pavement that a lot of regions have most winter days I think studs migh...

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