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supernedd wrote:Can any of those batteries be saved?
supernedd wrote: Whats d next step
supernedd wrote:How much to replace
supernedd wrote:Or car gonna be used without any batteries at all?
hotrod2 wrote:Hi Guys,
Nice post I'm glad to see a thread with info on the hybrids. I'm looking to upgrade and i was thinking about these fielder hybrid but i'm still a bit skeptical about these in terms of people servicing them, parts, battery failing etc. I just would like some good advice on which should i get the non hybrid version or the hybrid. Keep up the good work guys.
b5er wrote:hotrod2 wrote:To prevent battery failure, I suggest you get the HV Battery pack serviced and cleaned every 60,000 km to 80,000 km, or every 3 to 4 years.
Kevin_45 wrote:b5er wrote:hotrod2 wrote:To prevent battery failure, I suggest you get the HV Battery pack serviced and cleaned every 60,000 km to 80,000 km, or every 3 to 4 years.
how exactly is the battery serviced?
b5er wrote:Kevin_45 wrote:b5er wrote:hotrod2 wrote:To prevent battery failure, I suggest you get the HV Battery pack serviced and cleaned every 60,000 km to 80,000 km, or every 3 to 4 years.
how exactly is the battery serviced?
The HV battery has to be completely disassembled and cleaned to remove the build up of dust, grit dirt, etc, which gets between each module and blocks the air pathways needed to cool them. The electrical connections which terminates each battery module also needs to be cleaned to remove the corrosion which is inherent in all battery systems.
Preach ...we still need good diesel mechanicsramishrrr wrote:Ok gentlemen, I hear you.
Trinidad, being a former commonwealth country, had a large population of English cars. Japanese came on stream in the early seventies, although Toyota must have entered in the late sixties. Trinidad became Datsun (later Nissan) country with the introduction of the 120Y. As time would prove, the Japanese became a power to contend with, their teachers becoming in turn, their students.
Things are changing now with the introduction of Hybrids here, and will further change as we go fully electric.
In the auto world of Hybrids, there are many manufacturers out there now, with the German, British, Italian and American hyper-Sport-car manufacturers playing a very hasty catch-up.
While Honda released the Insight Hybrid in 1999 and Toyota released the Prius in 2003, it was Toyota that made the Hybrid car mass produced for the world market. Because of the success of the Prius, Toyota has other Hybrid models with its subsidiary Lexus. The widest range of Hybrid vehicles can be found in the Toyota line-up today. Those in the technology field will indicate rather guardedly, that many of the newcomers are copying the Toyota systems.
We have to be honest with ourselves, that no one in T&T have that much experience with Hybrids to proclaim "qualified, certified, experienced Hybrid Technician ". We are at the learning stage, the reason why some technical schools are trying to cash in on a quickie "Hybrid Technician Course".
........................But, we will get there. For sure.
Which begs the question, Which Hybrid is better...........or best ?
Well, a lot of factors have to be considered for this here your good ole T&T car market.
1. Which manufacturer has more Hybrid experience ?
2. What is the cost of the unit you are thinking about buying ? Have you compared it to the Hybrid from the other manufacturers cost-wise ? Money, 99.9% of the time is the determining factor.
2. Which brand is more popular here ? This will help you to figure out the availability and cost of body, structural, ancillary, and suspension parts. Later on, it may be the servicing of the hybrid system as technology catches on.
Yes, while we are on the road to fully electric cars, the Hybrid will be here for a while whether we like it or not. Change is inevitable.
At one time everyone had something to say about front-wheel-drive cars.
That was followed by " Boy, I know how tuh clean my kyabarator oui ! Me eh know nutten 'bout fuel-injection nah !"
If we do not go forward with technology, we will eventually realize that we are actually going backwards.
What is the procedure for inspection. If i had my engine change?venum wrote:Touching base folks, glad to see you all are enjoying the posts and content
really great posts there ramishrrr, excellent job. I have not read all as yet, but the ones i did were pretty much on point
I hope more people read these posts hoping to dispel the myths about Hybrids
This is what your HV isolator looks like in the Fielder\Axio\Aqua
It is located under the back seat, next to the battery. Its not a emergency HV isolation switch, but more a maintenance isolation\safety switch
It works similar to the one in the Prius, which is actually easier to access, from the trunk
Guys make sure to have your vehicle inspections done. 2014 model years and older would require it from Jan 2019. The process is painless and just takes some time and $300 fee. You need to have your certified copy and valid insurance. you dont need to go as teh owner, you can send someone. I did mine at Active General Traders Ltd in Balmain Couva and it was a real good experience, got paperwork and sticker same time. There are many private garages that can do it, you can go anywhere, Just make sure and do it if it is applicable to you.
I got thru .. took a few days tho . Had to go.. pay n do engine change . Then pay for updated cert..copy... then pay for inspection.. took a week . Had to go n come back three timesvenum wrote:you would more than likely have to get the cert copy ammended
you can try tho, most inspection stations not checking that
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