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  1. Motor/Generator and clutch parts

    Hello here is a good video showing the motor/gen parts and how they work. For a description of how the 4 modes of operation work there are other...

    Started by Tim S FL, 2 Weeks Ago 10:05 AM
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  2. Anyone have non-Mexican ICE?

    Does anyone have a 2017 Volt where the ICE (gas engine) is NOT made in Mexico? I've seen posts elsewhere of people asking, where everyone replying...

    Started by cardude, 11-11-2016 01:10 PM
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  3. Questions about stoplight crawl (creep?) and other things

    I have a Gen2 and feel like the engine tries really hard to crawl / creep when I am going very slow or slowly starting. Honestly, I'd like to turn it...

    Started by 2017voltowner, 10-21-2016 07:40 PM
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    12-29-2016 01:54 PM Go to last post
  4. Poll Poll: Motor bearing failure

    Hey folks, The increasing number of motor bearing failures seem to indicate either a faulty batch of parts, a bad design or something else. I...

    Started by bart_dood, 03-02-2013 09:24 PM
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    12-13-2016 03:40 PM Go to last post
  5. 2016 Volt gas engine efficiency

    We have both a 2010 Prius and a 2016 Volt LTZ. Recently with temps 40's to low 50's I noticed that as usual the Prius takes a big hit in mpg. Last...

    Started by alfon, 11-30-2016 02:04 PM
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    12-01-2016 02:39 AM Go to last post
  6. Using premium fuel in a Gen2 Volt

    Locally regular 87 octane gas contains up to 10% ethanol blend while premium 91+ octane does not. I know the Gen2 runs on 87 octane but would using...

    Started by 3LeggedCrab, 05-06-2016 07:31 PM
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    10-22-2016 04:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Ford Energi design vs. Chevy Volt

    You know.. I've been thinking about this for the last few months on and off. And the more I think about it, the more I think Ford may have a better...

    Started by adric22, 08-24-2015 06:28 PM
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    10-12-2016 07:59 PM Go to last post
  8. 2015 Volt - Propulsion Power Reduced

    I've owned my 2015 Volt for a little less than three weeks and have 400 miles on the odometer. I've been reading with interest about other peoples...

    Started by Brooks, 04-06-2015 03:22 PM
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    09-28-2016 06:55 PM Go to last post
  9. Does Fast Acceleration in ICE Draw more KW from battery

    Hello..... When I accelerate in ICE the yellow bar to the battery (to the left) is always at least 25% or even more longer then the yellow bar that...

    Started by Tim S FL, 08-05-2016 07:21 PM
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    08-06-2016 06:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Question How does the Volt dump kinetic excess kinetic energy?

    I have a question for the engineering geeks here: Let's assume I am at the top of a mountain, and I've fully charged a Gen 1 Volt. Then, as I...

    Started by kohnen, 06-29-2016 09:44 PM
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    07-04-2016 02:46 PM Go to last post
  11. Mountain Mode Charging

    I appreciate that using Mountain Mode (MM) to charge the battery is inefficient. But if you, like me, are going to use Hold on the highway regardless...

    Started by hanick, 04-17-2015 11:00 AM
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    06-13-2016 12:30 PM Go to last post
  12. EMM/FMM and Electricity Generation

    I just had my first EMM since I've been using my OBD to monitor things. I was under the impression that EMM simply switched to gas mode to get...

    Started by canehdian, 09-12-2014 08:57 PM
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    05-01-2016 01:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Could the volt be made faster, theoretically?

    Not that I'm complaining at all, my 2017 is plenty fast. I was just wondering from a theoretical standpoint, if it would be possible to make it even...

    Started by adric22, 04-18-2016 05:25 PM
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    04-19-2016 03:41 PM Go to last post
  14. Engine revving in mountain mode

    I've had my Volt for a while. I always thought mountain mode was the same as hold mode except MM is preset to hold the charge at about half. It turns...

    Started by CurrentEvent, 02-27-2016 11:26 PM
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    03-01-2016 10:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Question about running to gas tank "empty" on a Gen 1 Volt

    Some details for the following tale. 2014 Volt. Today was clear weather, 45F temperature, and travel speed of 35mph during the "incident" described...

    Started by Mike-o-Matic, 02-21-2016 12:43 AM
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    02-24-2016 06:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Short ICE sessions bad?

    I remember learning that it was bad for regular car engines to take short trips that do not allow the engine to fully warm up because the water...

    Started by Stromfahrer, 07-05-2013 02:25 PM
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    02-11-2016 08:51 AM Go to last post
  17. Question re: "Power Split (i.e., hybrid) Mode"

    My Volt and I just celebrated our first anniversary, and most of our 5,000 miles together have been all-electric. I do have a few hundred miles on...

    Started by spanman, 09-28-2015 07:15 PM
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    01-17-2016 04:47 AM Go to last post
  18. 2016 EPA MPG ratings / 10% Ethanol in gas??

    Does anyone know when the EPA test are conducted for the 2016 vehicle ratings, for instance the 2016 Volt, when the gas engine mpg estimates are...

    Started by alfon, 01-06-2016 10:30 AM
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    01-06-2016 11:41 PM Go to last post
  19. Weight that gas engine generator feature (need to add weight of fuel, etc. Also)

    Some Leaf salesman said why do you want a Volt if you are running on electricity most of the time? You are just hauling around the "dead weight" of...

    Started by Duffy, 01-04-2016 03:43 AM
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  20. Gen 2 Volt Combine Peak System Output?

    Based on this video posted by another forum member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7IXoZ5g-cw It seems Gen 2 Volt's gas engine can send torque...

    Started by eigenmeat, 08-26-2015 12:29 AM
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    10-01-2015 08:16 PM Go to last post

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