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by Heima
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Flat towing revisit
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Flat towing revisit

Our cars have a permanent magnet motor. There is no clutch, there is continuous engagement of the motor, to the single speed gearbox, to the differential, to the front wheels. The wheels turn, the motor turns. When a magnetic field moves within a coil of wire a current is induced. So when you pull y...
by Heima
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Engine coolant bypass valve
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Engine coolant bypass valve

Don't know if you have the service manual. It is in the my post about the service manual. The manual says to check the connectors on the valve, check Fuse 32 in the Battery Junction Box, check the voltage going to the valve, (which is a PWM signal), check the internal resistance of the valve, and if...
by Heima
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Like New 2014 FFE Ice Storm Metallic Less Than 6K Miles
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Like New 2014 FFE Ice Storm Metallic Less Than 6K Miles

Yes, a person should research to understand what they are buying, and what the market value is. But like I said before, EVERYTHING is expensive in California, and so it is a captive market. Sure, you could look outside of the state for deals, but then there is the cost to get the car into the state,...
by Heima
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Like New 2014 FFE Ice Storm Metallic Less Than 6K Miles
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Like New 2014 FFE Ice Storm Metallic Less Than 6K Miles

Well, the dealership is now claiming it is sold. They didn't lower the price, so I wonder who bought it for how much?
Somebody here? I hope so.
by Heima
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Ford Focus RS-E
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Ford Focus RS-E

Sounds like a very ambitious project. Problems to overcome 1. Synchronizing the drive units to have the exact same rotational speed. 2. If the drive units will share the battery, preventing one drive unit from powering the other . 3. If separate batteries, where to put them, and how to beef up the s...
by Heima
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Like New 2014 FFE Ice Storm Metallic Less Than 6K Miles
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Like New 2014 FFE Ice Storm Metallic Less Than 6K Miles

Well, I decided to put my money where my mouth was, and drove down to Sacramento to buy this 2014 FFE. So...... The Good Body: looked good. No dents or scrapes. A few small discolorations but otherwise ok. No signs of an accident. Under the hood: A little dirty, but nothing a garden hose couldn't ta...
by Heima
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: transmission oil
Replies: 5
Views: 6308

Re: transmission oil

Right, we are talking about an electric car here. As of this moment, I can think of only one electric car that had anything more than a one-speed transmission. A select few Tesla Roadsters. All other electric cars have a single speed clutchless continuous engagement gearbox. Because there is no torq...
by Heima
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: NAV sync3 WIFI communication with MyFord APP?
Replies: 4
Views: 5110

Re: NAV sync3 WIFI communication with MyFord APP?

Ummm, No. GPS communication is one-way, from the satellites to anything listening. Be that your phone, your car, your garmin etrex, to whatever you own that has GPS capabilities. No one on this board has the money to buy the equipment, let alone the security clearance, for a personal uplink to a GPS...
by Heima
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Focus Electric Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: Focus Electric Newbie

Just for fun, I charged the pack all the way to 100%, and Forscan showed 27.46kW, I then drove a couple miles and charged up again. Now it shows 28.124kW. Go figure.

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