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by invader166
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: seat covers? seat cleaning?
Replies: 11
Views: 5640

Re: seat covers? seat cleaning?

Well, let's just say I decided to start the year with a little car make-over. I pulled the trigger on a complete set of universal car seat covers from a local seller/installer in my city. The result was far better than I expected. https://ibb.co/HzNYBvM https://ibb.co/dc8Zmpj Almost a full color mat...
by invader166
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Cooling fan Service/Cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Battery Cooling fan Service/Cleaning

Well, had a look at the fan...really nothing to report. All practically brand new.
I guess it is true. The battery pack is kept under vacuum by the fan, not pressure as I was expecting to find.
by invader166
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Cooling fan Service/Cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Battery Cooling fan Service/Cleaning

Good day all, Does anyone have information with regards to how regularly you should service/clean the HV/traction battery cooling fan in the lower trunk area of the car? I'm nearing the 2 years of ownership mark, and have yet to find any mention of such maintenance. Either online or in the manual. I...
by invader166
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: End of the line for combustion engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 15502

Re: End of the line for combustion engines?

The article points out that HFC vehicles can be FC/hybrids (like the Clarity) , i.e. they have motive-power batteries and provide regenerative braking and instantaneous power increase, with which a pure FC vehicle has difficulty. It doesn't say this, but I imagine, when the vehicle slows or stops, ...
by invader166
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: End of the line for combustion engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 15502

Re: End of the line for combustion engines?

And when I suggested fuel cell/battery hybrid for heavy vehicles, I didn't realise this is already available in the Honda Clarity FCV. Not just Honda, Toyota and Hyundai are following along, and have hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in production as well. For heavy commercial vehicles, hydrogen is defin...
by invader166
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: New software update installation (video)
Replies: 81
Views: 118191

Re: New software update installation (video)

The new update actually added a new feature called "Sounds of Nature". I first noticed this in my father-in-law's 2020 Niro PHEV.
Now I have an even better chance of falling asleep while driving. Thanks Kia!
by invader166
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Make your own trunk shelf?
Replies: 13
Views: 4350

Re: Make your own trunk shelf?

The spare tire has the same bolt pattern and centre bore diameter. It will work just fine. :) Thank you for all of the information. You're making it almost too easy for me. :lol: All parts are on order now. They should arrive within the next few weeks. I will let you know how everything works out. I...
by invader166
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: End of the line for combustion engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 15502

Re: End of the line for combustion engines?

I think it's important to remember that internal combustion engines will still be produced and sold even after 2035. They will simply not be used in any light-duty personal vehicles or medium duty commercial fleet transport. Heavy-duty, industrial and probably military equipment will still be exempt...
by invader166
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electric Vehicle Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 3198

Re: Electric Vehicle Brakes

Yours might be a bit of a special case, as I'm sure you probably store your sports car inside a garage somewhere, where it's protected from the elements.

If you don't, then I must say, I am truly impressed! Do you remember what brand they are? Do you have any photos of them?
by invader166
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Make your own trunk shelf?
Replies: 13
Views: 4350

Re: Make your own trunk shelf?

That is a great way to install a spare. I think I'll do the same with my '19 Soul as well. I have a spare tire from another Kia vehicle I used to own. I just need to get to a hardware store and get a piece of threaded rod with the same thread as the insert, and cut it to size. Throw on some washers ...

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