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by ricardar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: New Transmission on 2016 Soul EV
Replies: 10
Views: 12559

Re: New Transmission on 2016 Soul EV

Yep, reduction gear oil lubricates the gears and (in some EV motors) also helps aid in cooling. The oil tends to stay way cleaner because you don't have combustion, but under severe usage (again, in some motors) the rotors/stators can get hot enough to start breaking down certain types of oils, and ...
by ricardar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 330
Views: 153751

Re: Charging Fault error.

Bummer that he was out of them (I could have sworn he told me he still had another one after mine was replaced), but hopefully he gets more in stock soon. I borrowed my in-law's Highlander for a couple days over the weekend while I was waiting to take my in Monday morning and Ill admit I've gotten v...
by ricardar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: what other cars did you consider?
Replies: 24
Views: 17454

Re: what other cars did you consider?

Briefly Ford Focus electric, and Volt. Went with the Soul EV as it has the highest (then) range as well as the heat pump/heated steering wheel/ventilated seats (my wife likes the comfort features) and it allowed me to do my full round trip commute charging only at work. Parking at work was always a ...
by ricardar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Lease Return or Buyout
Replies: 8
Views: 7840

Lease Return or Buyout

Might be a little early to start asking this, but I am curious if anyone has started hitting the end of their leases and can weigh in on whether Kia is willing to deal (similar to how Nissan is desperate to stem the tide of depreciated leafs..). I got a 3 year 45k mile lease Feb of 2015 so I am bare...
by ricardar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 330
Views: 153751

Re: Charging Fault error.

New OBC. After celebrating my wonderful photos from last time, I could not shoot a decent photo this time around. Guess I shot off my mouth too soon :lol: Though looks like it isn't the latest version... http://i.imgur.com/lzHZnkY.jpg http://i.imgur.com/2KTC9u4.jpg
by ricardar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 330
Views: 153751

Re: Charging Fault error.

KEVIN GRAYBEHL. Tell him Ricardo sent you, he has the parts in stock. Says he hasn't had a single car come back twice for the OBC issue.. *fingers crossed*
by ricardar
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 330
Views: 153751

Re: Charging Fault error.

Thanks for the help!
by ricardar
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 330
Views: 153751

Re: Charging Fault error.

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by ricardar
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 330
Views: 153751

Re: Charging Fault error.

No kidding! My local kia dealership has been really pro-ev and were one of the earliest to get them (i got my 2015 in February of that year). Apparently when any other Souls in the east/northeast bay have issues they get brought into this dealership because other dealers don't want to work on them. ...
by ricardar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 330
Views: 153751

Re: Charging Fault error.

I got pictures of it, it had the date of 20140730 on it, build location Daewoo Elec. My dealer was able to get it swapped out this morning and I've got a new one! (Need to take some pictures of the new OBC). I'll be keeping a very close eye on the behavior of this one and see if it is working normal...

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