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Old 12-09-2011, 04:21 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I'm sorry, I don't know. It all depends on what error codes you've got with your battery.
P1433 and p1600
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:31 PM   #102 (permalink)
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P1433 and p1600
Grid-charge the heck out of it and drive it gently for 20-30 miles and take it in. It might work.

And buy a BetterBattery. The P1433 will graduate to something more serious in a couple months.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:41 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Grid-charge the heck out of it and drive it gently for 20-30 miles and take it in. It might work.

And buy a BetterBattery. The P1433 will graduate to something more serious in a couple months.
Actually it's already been a couple of months....
Something more serious? What's more serious than a dead hybrid battery?

I've been delaying buying a battery only because I'm burning oil and have a loss of power in the engine. I want to make sure I can fix the gas engine before I invest into a battery. I plan on replacing the valve seals on my own to see if that'll fix it, but I need to get warm outside first.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Actually it's already been a couple of months....
Something more serious? What's more serious than a dead hybrid battery?

I've been delaying buying a battery only because I'm burning oil and have a loss of power in the engine. I want to make sure I can fix the gas engine before I invest into a battery. I plan on replacing the valve seals on my own to see if that'll fix it, but I need to get warm outside first.
Yours isn't dead, it's crippled. P1433 is "below 10% of original 6.5Ah capacity" or in other words, weak but balanced.

Your battery is extremely susceptible to becoming unbalanced because the difference between full and empty is such a small amount of power.

At some point it will turn into a P1449 overheat and shut down the entire IMA system.

What's worse than a dead battery? How about no 12V charging?
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:29 PM   #105 (permalink)
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We're catching up on them. Hopefully by the end of the week.
Hi Ron, My car is still running great with the rebuilt battery. I am looking forward to installing the grid-charger. It has been two months since we last spoke. Please send charger to:
John Collins
144 pearson Hill rd
Webster, NH 03303

Thanks....I know you are busy!!!
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #106 (permalink)
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My pack was rebuilt in Mar. '10 by Hybrid Battery Repair. I get a few recals on hard usage like in hilly areas but aside from that seems to be performing normally. I grid charge it regularly (2-3x /week). Just adding to the databank.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:08 AM   #107 (permalink)
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My pack was rebuilt in Mar. '10 by Hybrid Battery Repair. I get a few recals on hard usage like in hilly areas but aside from that seems to be performing normally. I grid charge it regularly (2-3x /week). Just adding to the databank.
Did you get your grid charger from HBR? Did you install it yourself?
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:20 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Thanks Ron.
Brian contacted me this morning and said I could expect something next week.

Appreciate you nudging this through for me.
Ron, it's been a month and 10 days since this message (and the battery was received in your shop for warranty repair on July 13, 2011).

Can you please find out why this battery has not been repaired?

Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Hey Ron, Happy new year. What's the good word on deleivery of my grid charger? Please send to:
John Collins
144 Pearson Hill Rd
Webster, NH 03303

Thanks!
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