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Old 08-19-2018, 09:51 AM   #241 (permalink)
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Try to buy the old pack back from your dealership.

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Old 08-19-2018, 01:14 PM   #242 (permalink)
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I think they sent it back to GM for them to study - the guy that worked on it at the Chevy dealership is the only certified Volt tech there and he told me it's the first one they've ever had to replace the entire battery on
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:45 AM   #243 (permalink)
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I'm averaging well over 5 miles per kWh on my normal daily commute and today I had 15 miles of EV range left after my 38.4 mile commute. New battery seems to be working really well!



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Where I work I have to park in a different lot to charge but the plant manager has emotional problems with safety if I walk from that building to mine (which I sometimes do 10x a day anyway.

So I only park there when I need to charge which is 2 to 3 days a week


I had to recently replace a single tire (bleh just put it on) but all I could find was a Michelin green x mvxp4 ? (Something odd like that)
It was the only cheap used tire I could find in the right size, but it seems like that one tire affects my range slightly. (It is one heavy *******)

It was only $20 but now when I have to install the next pair of new to me tires I bought (also Michelin LRRs in a slightly different size and model Energies) I am worried that my range will tank . 225/50 vrs 215/55

Ah well I guess the money saved on $25 like new tires versus $130 OEM makes up for lost range, though I donít have to like it.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:13 PM   #245 (permalink)
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Passed the 150 lifetime mpg mark the other day

I'm going to have the oil changed in a couple of weeks even though the oil life is still at 98% and I still have the same tank of gas in the car from January. I have until October to get it changed for free under the certified program, so I might as well do it since they also rotate the tires and check all the fluids

Still charging it at work for free every day, so my fuel cost for the year is almost zero!

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Old 09-23-2018, 12:39 PM   #246 (permalink)
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Do you have to do anything to keep the gas "fresh" when it stays in the tank for that long?
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No, it's a pressurized tank so the gas doesn't go bad.

Supposedly the car will know when it's been in there too long and will automatically make the ICE run through the tank, but it hasn't happened yet and the gas has been in there since the first of the year. Here's a link to an article that explains how the system works:

http://www.plugincars.com/putting-th...olt-69473.html

I try to run the ICE at least once a month until it warms up to keep the engine lubricated, but I have to make it do it since my normal commute of 38 miles isn't long enough to make it kick in.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:18 AM   #248 (permalink)
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I said goodbye to High Voltage yesterday. It's staying in the family, though since my son is buying it from me.
I bought a new 2018 Volt and will try to keep up with the fuel log on this new one better than I did on High Voltage.
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Anything wrong with it? Or, just wanted something a little newer?
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Nah it's running great, and my son will be the new owner shortly

I've planned to buy a new Volt for a while, and I've just been waiting on the right time to get a really good deal. They're trying to get the 2018 models out the door now, and the deal I got on the new one was too good to pass up, and it included 0% financing for 72 months

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