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Old 04-14-2020, 12:43 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:54 PM   #362 (permalink)
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So I got a recall notice from GM on my Volt in the mail. The one for the evap line rubbing something, not anything critical (especially since almost of my driving is EV)

I called the Chevy center where they've worked on it before but I found out they laid off both of the Volt techs. I have to assume all the dealerships are like that and the EV people are probably the first to go in a crunch everywhere

So there's something to think about before any of you guys jump into the EV market
Virtually every dealer nationwide has fired all full time mechanics.

As an FYI, it might suck a long time after this.
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:55 PM   #363 (permalink)
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:10 PM   #364 (permalink)
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Well, guess I'll end up checking it out on my own at some point. Sounded like the repair was the GM version of flex seal and duct tape anyway, so if I can find it I'm sure I can fix it

Almost makes me miss my old Festiva, now that was easy to work on!
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Ruby gets decent gas mileage even when I don't plug it in

They were testing hearing this week in the shop and the van that comes in has to use my plug (it blows the breaker if we both try to use it) so I drove on gas most of the week

Probably time to just go ahead and burn through the gas and fill up again to keep it fresh
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Ruby gets decent gas mileage even when I don't plug it in

They were testing hearing this week in the shop and the van that comes in has to use my plug (it blows the breaker if we both try to use it) so I drove on gas most of the week

Probably time to just go ahead and burn through the gas and fill up again to keep it fresh
Volts are great cars. Test drove a Gen1 once at a Chevy dealer when we were thinking hard about letting go of my wife's Forester. Great fun car. How many months without buying gas do you normally go? As someone commented to MetroMPG, how many gallons per month do you burn?
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How many months without buying gas do you normally go? As someone commented to MetroMPG, how many gallons per month do you burn?
I drive the Volt 38 miles a day and charge it for free at work, and I normally only put it in hold mode (which fires up the ICE) for half of a commute at least once a month just to keep the engine fluids circulated.

That's the only gas I burn normally, so other than when I can't plug in like this week I burn less than half a gallon a month

Between both of my Volts over the last 4 years I've only gone to the gas station 5 or 6 times.
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I must be down to like 6 gal/month. That's a cool way to think about it

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