2271Re: [solectria_ev] What to look for when buying a used Solectria?
- Dec 2, 2006Thanks Nick
1.5V per cell
ie is there a volt meter that will tell me this, I'm
assuming it will tell me pack voltage and then divide
by # of cells. Do you know what this comes to across
Thanks for the info
--- Nick Austin <yahoo@...> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 07:38:52PM -0000, mmeeddiicc____________________________________________________________________________________
> > I am planning on buying a 97 next week. I'd be
> interested to hear
> > 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.
> Plan on spending some money to replace this, it
> seems like it's not a
> 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 5-10miles
> > would be reasonable. If it's cold I may have
> problems. Any thoughts?
> If it has a working Ah gage, you should be able to
> determine remaining
> pack capacity. Charge all the way up, drive tell
> you're at 1.5V per cell,
> and note the reading on the Ah gage.
> > 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?
> I've heard rumors that this is fairly cheap, but I'm
> not sure.
> > 5. Controller - I suspect a test drive will tell
> me everything I need
> > to know.
> Yea, working or not, right? :)
> > 7. Owners manual - I don't think I get one with
> the car has someone
> > put these on the internet?
> Yes, it's in the files section of the group.
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