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by Kevin Sharpe
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Toyota/Lexus
Topic: Where are the cheap Prius transaxles?
Replies: 14
Views: 3031

Re: Where are the cheap Prius transaxles?

imwoody36 wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:13 pm its simple and complicated.
I fully understand... thanks for the helpful response :)
by Kevin Sharpe
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: [DRIVING] VW Touran powered by Nissan Leaf [FINISHED]
Replies: 724
Views: 138453

Re: VW Touran powered by Nissan Leaf [FINISHED]

johu wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:40 pm I reckon I should get rid of the grease on bolts and thread before applying thread lock?
LOCTITE® 2400 Datasheet - "For best results, clean all surfaces (external and internal) with a LOCTITE® cleaning solvent and allow to dry"

https://www.farnell.com/datasheets/2600329.pdf
by Kevin Sharpe
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Toyota/Lexus
Topic: Where are the cheap Prius transaxles?
Replies: 14
Views: 3031

Re: Where are the cheap Prius transaxles?

imwoody36 wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:02 pm Autobeyours.com is Americas largest prius recycler.
Can you give us some guide pricing?
by Kevin Sharpe
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Gen1 Cells state of health- your opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: Leaf Gen1 Cells state of health- your opinion?

I have an Orion BMS 2. That could explain the differences between modules. I'd recommend parking your car outside until you understand what's happening. I'd also suggest you read this post and ask yourself why we spend so much time encouraging people to use the OEM BMS; https://www.patreon.com/post...
by Kevin Sharpe
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Gen1 Cells state of health- your opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: Leaf Gen1 Cells state of health- your opinion?

What do you think? Is this the capacity to expect from the Leaf cells or should it be better? What's the history of the battery? Has it been bottom balanced? Are you using the Nissan BMS or a third party system? 3.2V is very low and a 200mV difference between cells is huge. This is a useful guide; ...
by Kevin Sharpe
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Blue Yacht : E39 + Lexus MGR
Replies: 26
Views: 6218

Re: The Blue Yacht : E39 + Lexus MGR

do you think is it possible to put two of those motors to left and right rear axle? Sure :) Would they fit side by side for example to 300 series rear axle? You'll need to confirm that and look at the impact on the body shell. The good news is they are very cheap so it's easy to buy one and try it ...
by Kevin Sharpe
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - New Member - New to EV
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Hello - New Member - New to EV

AlexD wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:08 pm I am a BMW Lover and have had a succession of them
You'll be in good company ;) Welcome to the forum.
by Kevin Sharpe
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ebay Auctions Of Interest
Replies: 165
Views: 38041

Re: Ebay Auctions Of Interest

Tesla Model 3 Long Range (75kWh) Battery in NI for 12950 GBP ONO https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tesla-Model-3-Battery-Performance-HV-High-Voltage-Pack-Module-75kWh-EV-Breakers/254644264083 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range (54kWh) Battery in NI for 9450 GBP ONO https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tesla-Model-3-Batter...
by Kevin Sharpe
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Toyota/Lexus
Topic: GS450H Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 72005

Re: GS450H Discussion

Kevin Sharpe wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:54 am I'll also try and find the inverter part number on LEXI when I'm at the workshop :)
Here is the label from our GS450H (2006 car iirc);
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by Kevin Sharpe
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Tesla
Topic: Mercedes-Benz B Electric - motor support
Replies: 103
Views: 20889

Re: Mercedes-Benz B Electric - motor support

leman2112 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:28 pm Just swap in the proper harness??
Why don't you buy the parts from Zero EV and follow their instructions? :?
by Kevin Sharpe
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Charging
Topic: Chademo Controller Development
Replies: 511
Views: 86279

Re: Chademo Controller Development

szczur333 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm I have simple ebike with 72(84V) battery and want to charge it via chademo by 30-50A
Many CHAdeMO chargers do not support batteries below ~200V
by Kevin Sharpe
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Tesla
Topic: Tesla Model 3 Charger
Replies: 143
Views: 27701

Re: Tesla Model 3 Charger

collin80 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:47 am All I know is that it has two CPU cores, either both on one chip or there are two chips on there.
I think it's one chip (see video)... i'll try and take a photo when I'm next in the workshop :)

by Kevin Sharpe
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Toyota/Lexus
Topic: GS450H Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 72005

Re: GS450H Discussion

Yes I saw that on the wiki but I don't think a GS350h actually exists.. so it might be a typo. No idea... And I have searched everywhere but all I can see is a mention of Damien saying he will try one, one day. So was just hopeful that there was something I had missed. BEXUS is using the GS450H tra...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor
Replies: 47
Views: 7762

Re: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor

Domt177 wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:52 pm Does the Zoe use its motor as for AC as well as DC Charging?
The early ZOE's (pre CCS) do not support DC charging.
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor
Replies: 47
Views: 7762

Re: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor

Where do you find a breaker. Why not start with companies breaking EV's on eBay? Also breakers in your local area? You want to call them and build a relationship in the hope that they will offer you first refusal on any new cars/parts they get. Also take a look at EV Breakers in Newry; https://www....
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor
Replies: 47
Views: 7762

Re: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor

Domt177 wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:32 pm for 44kwh of i3 batteries will cost £9225 which is basically all of my budget
reality check... 30kWh Leaf, 65K miles, 1 owner from new, 8500 GBP ONO 8-)

https://eco-cars.net/electriccarforsale ... proid=8763
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor
Replies: 47
Views: 7762

Re: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor

thinking of buying an actual wrecked Zoe instead, that way I can sell any unused parts, and it should be cheaper, one sold on copart uk recently but can't figure out how to tell how much for. for 44kwh of i3 batteries will cost £9225 which is basically all of my budget, unless there's a cheaper sou...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor
Replies: 47
Views: 7762

Re: E46 Touring with GS450H Gearbox Motor

Okay, thinking Zoe batteries (from a salvage Zoe i'll buy) anyway as i3 and others will eat into budget too much, if I strip away and install the modules what BMS can I use, as I doubt the OEM one will work? I'm not sure you'll find much difference between ZOE and i3 battery prices. No doubt i3 bat...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mercedes S123 station wagon with Tesla SDU
Replies: 10
Views: 2337

Re: Mercedes S123 station wagon with Tesla SDU

When I cannot/don't want to go with Tesla batteries, what is a BMS good for when it does not balance? I thought one main purpose of a BMS is to control Voltage of the cells to prevent under/overcharge. Isn't balancing an integral part of this? Lithium batteries do not require 'balancing' because th...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Order without VAT within EU
Replies: 2
Views: 5099

Re: Order without VAT within EU

Have you (and Damien) considered working with Lars on a single webshop that provides all the open inverter boards? It sounds like you're doing a lot of work which takes you away from software/hardware development :( Regarding the ISA shuts, I'd be happy to facilitate that. I am in the process of set...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mercedes S123 station wagon with Tesla SDU
Replies: 10
Views: 2337

Re: Mercedes S123 station wagon with Tesla SDU

Note that my advice re buying a 2018 Tesla DU is designed to help users who have little understanding of the history and don't want to risk 1000's of euros. Obviously it would be possible to develop a wider list of 'good' DU's based on part numbers but I doubt anyone will publish that especially no...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Which friction disk to match Leaf splines
Replies: 51
Views: 10392

Re: Which friction disk to match Leaf splines

Alibro wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:29 pm Am I fussing too much?
Nobody has been able to break the coupler in the Grey Goose... I think this sums up the reality nicely;
Jack Bauer wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:05 pm While a lot of people have been talking I've been driving. Please don't be afraid to just try.
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Toyota/Lexus
Topic: GS450H Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 72005

Re: GS450H Discussion

There is a 2013 gs450h coming up for salvage auction near me. Has anyone here had a go at hacking the inverters in these? Please read through the forum, wiki and review the SuperYacht ('BEXUS') project; https://openinverter.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=96 Edit: a search on the wiki says the G...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mercedes S123 station wagon with Tesla SDU
Replies: 10
Views: 2337

Re: Mercedes S123 station wagon with Tesla SDU

I thought the ceramic bearings were the fix, wasn't aware of a "real" design change... Any links to technical details? You'll need to do the research and I can't remember if Tesla ever said exactly what changes they made to the DU but it included 'grounding conductors' to route the induce...
by Kevin Sharpe
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ebay Auctions Of Interest
Replies: 165
Views: 38041

Re: Ebay Auctions Of Interest

Lexus GS450H 'gearbox' in UK for 330 GBP

***possibly missing the oil pump and controller***

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEXUS-GS-450 ... 3060066437