2270Re: [solectria_ev] What to look for when buying a used Solectria?
- Dec 2, 2006On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 07:38:52PM -0000, mmeeddiicc wrote:
> I am planning on buying a 97 next week. I'd be interested to hearPlan on spending some money to replace this, it seems like it's not a
> peoples thoughts on the cars and on what I should look at when I
> examine the car. Specific questions
> 1. Charger - What's the best way to evaluate this? I figured I could
> take a volt meter and test the voltage across it during charging.
matter of if, but when on these chargers.
It cost me ~$4k to replace this with an NLG5xx when it failed, I think
you can do it much cheaper if you're willing to sacrifice a little on
> 2. Health of the Battery Pack - I figured a test drive over 5-10milesIf it has a working Ah gage, you should be able to determine remaining
> would be reasonable. If it's cold I may have problems. Any thoughts?
pack capacity. Charge all the way up, drive tell you're at 1.5V per cell,
and note the reading on the Ah gage.
>I've heard rumors that this is fairly cheap, but I'm not sure.
> 3. Bearings - I understand that these need replacement every 25-50k.
> What's the best way to evaluate these? Have most owners performed
> these replacements, or do they others (?who) do this. How much is
> this repair?
> 5. Controller - I suspect a test drive will tell me everything I needYea, working or not, right? :)
> to know.
> 7. Owners manual - I don't think I get one with the car has someoneYes, it's in the files section of the group.
> put these on the internet?
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