Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fixing the Bugs

Like every project, you find bugs and problems every so often. I now have over 650 miles on my EV and one of my new rear springs seems to have failed! Its completely compressed, and it shouldn't be even with the battery weight!

So this Friday I am going to replace the spring, take the control tray out to fix the clutch cylinders and get the heat working. It's a good amount of work to do, but I now have time to do it this Friday. Last year, on Halloween, we had a nasty snow storm so I want to make sure my EV is fully running with heat and proper suspension before we get any surprises.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Loading Up the Miles

I now have over 450 miles on my EV! I have been commuting with it everyday since getting my new plates, and I am not worried about range at all.

However, I have blown out the master clutch and slave cylinders. I have new ones I picked up from Honda, but I was sick all weekend so nothing got done. I also have to finish up my heater by wiring in the last relay, then fill the system with antifreeze. The weather has been cold recently, we have our first frost yesterday!

I am also waiting for a new volt meter, then I will setup my volt and current meters so I can properly monitor my battery pack.