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  1. jharrison
    04-26-2016 09:34 PM - permalink
    Sorry it took three messages...

    Then tonight the "IMA" came on.

    Do you think it's a death sentence for the battery? Or could something else be triggering it. It really appears to be working great. After I noticed the light tonight it maintained full charge all the way home.

    Any comments or thoughts you could share would be gratefully appreciated.


    Jeff Harrison
  2. jharrison
    04-26-2016 09:33 PM - permalink
    A couple of things have happened to my car in the last few weeks. The brakes failed, I think think said the caliper locked up so I have them redone. Prior to that I had noticed the battery not charging properly in city traffic. Since I had the brakes done it appeared to be charging properly and kept good levels.

    A couple days after I got it back from the brake job the check engine light came on and it was a P420 code. They suggested I try running ethanol free premium in it when I have done for the last two weeks. My mileage has been the best ever. Easily avg. 70-75 on the hwy and over 60 in town.

    One other thing happened day before yesterday. I accidentally left the head lights on and the other battery ran dead so I had to jump it.
  3. jharrison
    04-26-2016 09:14 PM - permalink
    Hi Eli,

    Will have to send this in two parts.

    I just sent a long message and got an error so I apologize if this is a repeat.

    I have a 2000 insight with 160,000 mi. and bumblebee batter that I got from you, I'm guessing, about 3 years ago. It's given me great service.

    Tonight on my way home the IMA light came on and I'm somewhat perplexed. It shows I have a full charge and I'm getting over 70+ mpg.

    My trip tonight was about 40 mi. on open highway and I watched it carefully and seemed to be working properly. Held a full charge the whole way. At one point I ran it so the battery level would drop and it charged back properly.
  4. victoro
    12-15-2014 06:44 PM - permalink
    When you said charge until "Positive Recalibration" did you mean when it started to charge or until it the SOC was full?
  5. insightfulnoob
    02-22-2014 02:03 PM - permalink

    just ordered a battery from you guys and one of the forum members mentioned that using mike's dis/charger system is not suggested? just wondering if that were true or not. thanks!
  6. ampeng
    06-02-2013 01:24 AM - permalink
    I would like to purchase a new case for my obd guage, left mine out in the sun too long.

  7. aw80k
    04-01-2013 12:40 AM - permalink
    Eli - I have a 2000 insight and have a battery pack with a bad stick (maybe two). The pack is a Honda replacement with about 30K miles on it. Do you know if individual sticks are available? thanks, Rich
  8. rhall
    01-29-2013 07:43 AM - permalink
    Hi Eli. Have you given any thought to selling just the sticks. There is a local lady who wants me to recondition her battery but I have told her that I am losing confidence in the red sticks. I could sell her my good yellow stick battery but that leaves me with a red one.
    Rick Hall
    Caledon Ontario, Canada
  9. Base430
    01-28-2013 07:41 PM - permalink

    I posted a thread on IC. And I was referred to you by TopFuelTim. I was interested in purchasing either used cell packs or new cell packs to replace the worn out cell packs that I currently have. I am in the middle of charging and discharging the packs as we type. But, please let me know I am just trying to cover my basis.

  10. 82/ABN-INF
    10-28-2012 10:53 PM - permalink
    Eli, my name is Kevin and I am a fairly new member here on IC. I am having a problem with my 2003 m/t car. After doing all the maintainence to my car after buying it in Feb. , I also bought a refurbished battery pack from Hybrid- Revolt. After only a couple of months, I started receiving positive and negative recals, eventually resulting in an ima and cel with p1447. Matt at HR sent me an upgraded pack and it lasted about a month and half before doing the same things, except this time I got a p1568. I'm thinking it is a bad bcm or ? After consulting with Jeff, he recommended I get with you. Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kevin.

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    Portland, OR
    Hybrid Battery Vendor
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    Bumblebee Batteries, LLC - Helping your hybrid get from point A to point Bee!

    Home of the BeeMax™ performance IMA battery.

    Bumblebee Batteries, LLC

    Bumblebee Hybrid Fleet:
    2000 MT Insight @ 250k; 2001 MT Insight @ 475k; 2001 MT Insight @ 160k; 2001 MT Insight @ 201k; 2003 MT HCH @ 160k; 2006 CVT HCH2 @ 205k; 2007 CVT FEH @ 210k; 2010 CVT Insight2 @ 191k; 2001 MT Insight @ 182k.


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