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by JTCalif
Sun May 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Two electrics in the house
Replies: 13
Views: 10975

Re: Two electrics in the house

We now have a Bolt and an FFE: each has plus's and minus's in comparison. Chevy better range of course, also better turning radius and nice seat height adjustment. Ford rides better (a matter of opinion ... wife thinks otherwise) and allows ME to decide when to turn on lights, radio, & dim the mirro...
by JTCalif
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Ford is recalling 120v chargers
Replies: 39
Views: 9839

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Swapped 120v charge cord at Ford dealer today; took about 45 minutes. Ran it for 1 hour, saw battery increase from 71 to 77% (in my 2015 FFE, with estimated capacity about 18 kWh, so maybe 1.1 kWh gain). My PG&E meter showed about 1.36 kW being sent to car. Felt just a slight warmth in the heavy cor...
by JTCalif
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 680
Views: 227807

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

Ask about outstanding "Field Service Action" items (mfr. recalls).
With the VIN you posted, can go to owner.ford.com and find something.
Think I saw "12M02" but do not know what that is about.
by JTCalif
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 680
Views: 227807

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

That advice about getting [or borrowing] an OBD2 reader to test the battery is good. I have a 2015 FFE, after driving a 2012 one for 3 years. Have liked both. Biggest problem: 12 volt battery died after about 3 and 1/2 years, and was glad I could "jump" it then. (Can use metal key inside fob to unlo...
by JTCalif
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Thoughts on a Chevy Bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 2990

Re: Thoughts on a Chevy Bolt

Bolt has real advantages (range, better seat height adjustment, turning radius, ...) but there are still aspects of the FFE I like better: it is quieter (Bolt added what sounds like a pump going most of the time), it gives me a few options missing in the Bolt (turn head lights on/off only when I wan...
by JTCalif
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: cabin heater, how does it work?
Replies: 9
Views: 3727

Re: cabin heater, how does it work?

jmueller065 wrote:Try this link for how the heating/cooling system works:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vpsdoelmahhr ... m.pdf?dl=0
Thank you ... good link.

Are there other lessons in the series?
Where could people look for such??
by JTCalif
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 680
Views: 227807

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

JELI wrote:To be fair, they [the dealership people] do believe something is not normal, but they're having some issues with pinpointing the exact problem.
Many of us are Very interested, as well as sorry to read of this. Please DO TELL here about anything useful that is learned.
by JTCalif
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: No heat.
Replies: 22
Views: 12289

Re: No heat.

Thank you!
by JTCalif
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: No heat.
Replies: 22
Views: 12289

Re: No heat.

Here is a pretty detailed description of the cooling system: Lesson 3 Cooling system (pdf) Thank you, that is cool (warm?). Can we get to others? That title "Lesson 3 ..." leads to wondering what other lessons are available, and where. (Looks like "slides" from a power-point presentation, to accomp...
by JTCalif
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cabin preheat via remote start blows cold air...
Replies: 9
Views: 7134

Re: Cabin preheat via remote start blows cold air...

[...] Pull the plug and it shuts down. Nice and warm. Off-topic, but just checking: I hope you squeeze the little lever on top of the connector and pause for a second (or so), to let the EVSE turn its power off before you "pull the plug". That avoids dragging the contacts while drawing heavy curren...

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