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by stevewa
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Weathertech ... Soon
Replies: 31
Views: 20369

Re: Weathertech ... Soon

Just got the Weathertech installed this weekend. Very nice materials and fit. The Weathertech liner for the driver's position locates very solidly on the two anchor pins provided in the floor of the car, I have no worries about these sliding around. From the picture the Tuxmat looks to be made of le...
by stevewa
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Winter Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 2204

Winter Tires

The nights are getting longer and colder and it's likely we'll see at least some of the frozen variety of precipitation this season here in the Pacific NW. IIRC the owners manual indicates even type "S" tire chains are a no-no for the Bolt EV. Has anyone come across a favored winter tire (...
by stevewa
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Who has over 15,000 miles?
Replies: 5
Views: 4333

Re: Who has over 15,000 miles?

Did not get a car wash at 7500, but then they still haven't managed to upgrade the infotainment system correctly (still at rev 13.4).
by stevewa
Sat May 20, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What are the Trailer Interface Module fuses for?
Replies: 11
Views: 8293

Re: What are the Trailer Interface Module fuses for?

So do not be surprised if the Ampera-E is rated to tow in Europe with low-tongue-weight trailers at low speeds (as is done with other small cars there). The Bolt presumably has no tow rating because towing a trailer with a low enough tongue weight would be unsafe as soon as the combination gets to ...
by stevewa
Wed May 17, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Energy Score -> Climate Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 6573

Re: Energy Score -> Climate Settings

There is no heat pump in the Bolt. Just a resistance heater and a little heat exchanger to scavenge a little heat from the drive system. Seriously, no heat pump for heat? That would be very disappointing considering the Leaf ditched resistive heating pretty early on (5 years ago). Doesn't make sens...
by stevewa
Wed May 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Management
Replies: 76
Views: 40375

Re: Battery Management

I'd like to reiterate my earlier comments with data to support IT IS GOOD TO FULLY CHARGE at least once per month. Recently I went 2 weeks without fully charging. I kept the car in the "comfortable" range for me of 35% to 85%. Then I needed to take a long trip. I wanted 100%. I went to a ...
by stevewa
Tue May 16, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: PDX to SEA trip report
Replies: 2
Views: 3489

PDX to SEA trip report

As I mentioned in the charging forum, I had plans to make a Portland-Seattle round trip which I completed on Sunday. Here's a brief recap of my experience: I left my home in N. Portland about 12:45, with 100 percent charge. I kept mostly to the speed limits on I-5 (a mix of 60 and 70 in WA) with a s...
by stevewa
Tue May 16, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Rattle noise from the center console screen area
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: Rattle noise from the center console screen area

Usually this kind of problem is covered under the "adjustment period" which for most manufacturers is 12 months, 12000 miles.
by stevewa
Tue May 09, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Infotainment current version
Replies: 36
Views: 21968

Re: Infotainment current version

Ironically got a card from my selling dealer on Saturday claiming "Our Chevrolet Certified Service technicians are experts who know your Chevrolet better than anyone", offering me an oil change for $49.95. To be fair, the "Service Alert" box in the fold-out did say the service o...
by stevewa
Mon May 08, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Infotainment current version
Replies: 36
Views: 21968

Re: Infotainment current version

Ironically got a card from my selling dealer on Saturday claiming "Our Chevrolet Certified Service technicians are experts who know your Chevrolet better than anyone", offering me an oil change for $49.95. To be fair, the "Service Alert" box in the fold-out did say the service on...

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