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Just found that I had a misunderstanding about the cycle mode 6.

The MaxChgTime* is not the variable that is used during the cycle mode 6 to stop the charge due to it running too long. That is the case for regular charging, but in mode 6, we use the MaintRunTme* variable that we have been setting at 540 minutes, so some of you have been having chargers stop prematurely do to exceeding this time. R3 is the code.
The fix is to simply put the same recommended 1400 minutes into the MaintRunTme* variable.

IMA-EV mod workshop 1 discussing the options
The options discussed for the mod covered a of of things so I will try to filter it down based on the final consensus A stub axle firmly attached to the motor output flange would be the best place to start, so we will make the shaft as soon as a bearing ... more
IMA-EV mod workshop 1 gen 3 civic to gen 1 Insight IMA differences
Had a fruitful day discussing the pros and cons of various ways to make the IMA motor separate from the engine for a true eV mode. Also got top compare a gen 3 civic IMA motor with an Insight which was very interesting. The two types of IMA motor aluminum ... more
IMA-EV mod
the IMA rotor modification... more
engine to rotor interface
A close look at the rear of the rotor and the Engine output flange... more
removing the (IMA motor
Next we need to remove the IMA dust cover and the central bolts. The bolts are very tight so an anti rotation bar can be set up to prevent the rotor from turning until all the bolts are loosened.... more
disassembly of clutch and flywheel from IMA motor
got the clutch and flywheel removed from the IMA motor. As well as measuring the force required to press the clutch throw out springs fully. I put the clutch spring assembly on bathroom scale while pressing in the spring with my drill press. Took ~370 lbs ... more
IMA-EV mod
2016 Hybrid festival at Geralds place was a great gathering. The highlight for me was to see that Mudder was so far along on his Linsight project and the end was in sight. For me this is a dream come true, big batteries means MIMA is not limited any longer... more
Getting in shape while making electricity
Got tired of bringing the hand crank Prius transmission to renewable energy fairs so I got busy mounting an Insight IMA motor on an exercise bike chassis. The main task was to make a core for the rotor and mount it on bearings. I used aluminum for the rea... more
Retired Again Yea!
After working with Greentec on some chargers and testing systems I am now going to work on the projects that I need to do on my property and things that I am interested in. Hope Greentec does well and I enjoyed Working with them.... more