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by f1geek
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Electric motor.....
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Electric motor.....

There already is a dedicated electric motor for A/C. Any ancillary device uses power and HVAC is probably the largest non-motive user of power in an EV. There is no around this situation other than turning off A/C. If you are really concerned then maybe you need a car with a larger battery pack, if ...
by f1geek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Battery degradation
Replies: 32
Views: 33216

Re: Battery degradation

Strangely, the larger capacity pack for my car "only" lists for $22k. VW could have saved themselves some money if they gave your car more range.
by f1geek
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Unlocking charger port
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Unlocking charger port

I didn't design the car, so I'm only guessing here: 1. In Europe, Type 2 is the standard and the cable is owned by the driver. Even when charging is complete, it does not makes sense to unlock the cable because nobody wants their cable stolen. 2. VW got lazy and carried over the EU logic to all mark...
by f1geek
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: e-Golf News
Topic: Error: Electrical System. Stop!
Replies: 24
Views: 15841

Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

I do hope it takes much less than 10 years for OEMs to get equivalent repair times as ICE (2-3 years, I hope). I agree cost and time are way too high. Consumer Reports found Nissan Leaf is the most reliable car you can buy, but of course those oil teat suckers then said it’s not exciting enough to d...
by f1geek
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: e-Golf News
Topic: Error: Electrical System. Stop!
Replies: 24
Views: 15841

Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

Thanks for info. Isn't battery pack warranty 8 years or 100k miles? I think "easy repair" is relative. Dropping the pack doesn't look that easy to me. But I suppose Tesla would replace the entire pack instead of changing modules for Model S or X, but maybe not for Model 3 or Y. Did you use OBDEleven...
by f1geek
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Help! My car won't go into reverse (just moves forward)...
Replies: 34
Views: 20109

Re: Help! My car won't go into reverse (just moves forward)...

I looked over this thread and saw so many times the phrase "this happened to my wife...". Seems to be happening mostly to women. I wonder why? Did your wife see the EPC indicator on the dashboard or the Ready indicator? Can YOU reproduce this? Can you watch what your wife does to have this problem?
by f1geek
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: e-Golf (2017) drove forward when "R" on gear lever selected
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: e-Golf (2017) drove forward when "R" on gear lever selected

Not heard this before. Park engages a mechanical lock but I believe all other “gears” are electronic. Motor can either spin forwards or backwards depending on current flow.

Was car on a hill?
by f1geek
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2014 e-golf only charging when ignition on
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: 2014 e-golf only charging when ignition on

Not seen this error. Maybe an independent EV mechanic can fix it and you can avoid dealer high prices. Maybe get OBDEleven so you can dig into problems more?
by f1geek
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: A/C Expansion Valve and Cut Off Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: A/C Expansion Valve and Cut Off Valve

I looked up the parts. I think you mean "shut off valve". The parts do cost about $240 if you buy them yourself. I'm guessing installing them isn't that hard, either, but the refrigerant will need to be captured prior to breaking any seals, and then once everything is reassembled, refrigerant will h...
by f1geek
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: spare steel wheel part number
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: spare steel wheel part number

I think the cheapest one is for a compact spare.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-vol ... 01027c03c/

I'm not sure about the other ones.

How much for an OEM alloy?

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