The I-MiEV is RWD

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> On Apr 28, 2017, at 5:08 PM, Cor van de Water via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> 
> wrote:
> 
> Hi Paul,
> Most cars are set for a slight toe-in, but considering that in FWD cars, the 
> wheels are pulling the car,
> Then tend to get a slight bit more toe-in dynamically when driving, so to 
> give them a neutral toe
> You need to set them a hair toe-out in rest.
> I do this myself on a flat and level road/parking lot.
> I also keep a note of how much I turned the tie rod, so I can easily set it 
> back to where it was.
> Also, I work on only one tie-rod as the changes are so minimal that you don't 
> notice the steering wheel "straight" being off.
> My last improvement from 3.9 to 4.9 miles per kWh was achieved by turning the 
> tie rod only 1/2 turn "shorter"
> (turning the inner tie rod further into the outer tie rod, shortening it by 
> 1/2 thread width)
> Using just one crescent wrench, this was 2 minutes work.
> Hope this helps,
> Cor.
> 
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> From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of paul dove via EV
> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 3:39 AM
> To: Hoegberg; Electric Vehicle Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!
> 
> I wonder if that would help on my I-MiEV ?  I thought I had lost quite a bit 
> of range but I put 40 psi in the tires and I recovered half of what I lost. 
> Anyone know the proper alignment on a I-MiEV?
> 
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>> On Apr 28, 2017, at 2:22 AM, Hoegberg via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
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>> Skickat: den 28 april 2017 02:25
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>> Ämne: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!
>> 
>>> After doing the toe-OUT on my Leaf I had parked it for a while
>> (I am selling it, as I am always driving my electric truck) But today 
>> I decided to take it to work for the day so it is not Sitting for too 
>> long.
>>> Wow! The miles/kWh varied a bit, traffic was mixed, some local and
>> Some freeway, but it stayed between 4.9 and 5.2 miles/kWh.
>> Before the toe adjustment, I had difficulty to keep it above 3.8 So, 
>> apparently this is an *important* adjustment if you are driving Your 
>> Leaf careful but are not getting the efficiency near 5 mi/kWh.
>> This is greatly extending the range of my Leaf, now that I know how!
>> Cor.
>> 
>> 
>> - Thank you for the report, interesting!
>> What is the battery-power at 70(or90) kmh?
>> 
>> How to convert that "efficiency"-number to standard energy 
>> consumption?  (kWh/100km)
>> 
>> I have done this on my Volvo V70 also some years ago, it did help a 
>> lot, but the car with more neutral toe adjustment - needs a bit more 
>> active driver on the steering wheel,
>> 
>> It would be interesting to try to adjust it *live* and watch the power 
>> needed when running 90kmh or so.
>> 
>> Also the main problem with this fossil-car is the engine..
>> it uses more energy than the leaf per km, just at no load to turn the 
>> crankshaft and other tings..
>> and about 4-5 times more energy when running 90kmh
>> 
>> It takes about 2kwh per 10 km *at engine idle* no load, with the 
>> clutch down in 60 kmh..
>> 
>> /john
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