Thursday, August 6, 2009

5000+ miles

I've been meaning to get a post in when I crossed the 5k mark but I've been busy with other things and haven't found the time. I was going to post a picture of me drinking a beer in a lounge chair to demonstrate the work that went into my 5000 mile maintenance, but again, I just haven't had time.

In short, that's pretty much what needed to be done to the car, nothing. I did raise the vehicle and get under there for an inspection. I wanted to make sure no bolts were missing or coming loose. Additionally I wanted to check for stress or crack marks in the motor mounts, batter racks, etc, but everything looked perfect.

I'm actually over 6k miles at this point. Roughly I think I have about 100 cycles on the batteries after the 4 months of driving @ 1.25 cycles per commute round trip. This is a pretty rough number, but good enough for general tracking of the cells life over the months and years to come.

3 comments:

James said...

Congratulations on your achievement!

6000 Miles!

*party poppers*
*balloons*
etc. etc.

:)

Simon said...

Wow that's fast... I'm impressed. Well done and shows what a great job you did re. maintenance requirements.

Anonymous said...

I recently bought a used s2000 and the battery died on it. I was searching up cheap battery deals online when I came across your blog and it is awesome. Solar panels, electric car, and california!! Those are things I would love to do some day. Currently I have to count my remaining days of summer in the midwest.