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    ​We have steel parts which require Zinc Phosphate surface treatment in accordance with DOD-P-16232 and are to meet a 0.6 micro-meter surface roughness or better after processing. The specification DOD-P-16232 Section 3.9 states that "Items shall comply with surface texture requirements of the drawings ...

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    The I-miev is chilled air. Toyota PHEV is Chilled air.  The Bolt is Dexcool  GM . (PN# 12378390 and #10953456 in Canada).  ------------------------------ John Howell Teaching Laboratory Coordinator Iowa State University Ames IA ------------------------------

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    ​Years ago, I helped on two teams at CSUS. We got first and second place wins at El Paso and Wisconsin. If I recall, the car used off the shelf front ATV rotors/calipers, and a single home made rear disk with off the shelf caliper to fit our solid rear axle.  The design used dual master cylinders with ...

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    What I could see in my time testing these systems was that the manufacturer kept the coolant the same as was being used in their ICE versions .  Usually a Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT)  or Organic Acid Technology (OAT)  variety. ------------------------------ John Howell Teaching Laboratory ...

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    Chevrolet volt uses Dexcool   part number 12378390 (in Canada, part number 10953456).  http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=2382 Ford Focus uses Motorcraft Orange Antifreeze/Coolant Prediluted VC-3DIL-B ------------------------------ John Howell Teaching Laboratory Coordinator Iowa State University ...

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    The Nissan LEAF battery is air cooled while most other production EV batteries are liquid cooled.  The Chevy Volt and Bolt, Ford EV and PHEVs and the Teslas use a 50-50 water to glycol mix which allows battery heating in cold temperatures as well as cooling when hot.  The BMW i3 differs from these in ...

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    What is the rating of waterproofness? What happens in an accident? Years ago when 48v was heading for cars and trucks, I think the issue of a small electrocution in accidents and 1st responders killed it off Has anyone seen crash testing of cares with HV batteries? Cheers Campbell ------------------------------ ...

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