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Finally the time's come to part with my beloved Ampy! Purchase of Ioniq 38 forces sale, I can't really justify running 2 EVs!

Extras fitted:
Jul 2015 Vx floor mats, Vx Ampera rubber boot mat
Aug 2015 Spare Alloy Ampera wheel, 3mm tread Michelin Energy Saver fitted
Aug 2015 Vinyl zip-case for Spare so can live in boot space ok
Aug 2015 Aluminium jack ex-Audi SUV, plus blocks to make it useable. No wheelbrace - supply your own!
? 2015 Tyre Protectors fitted to Ampera Alloys to reduce kerbing damage
Dec 2015 Set of 4 Nokian Winter WR4s on Alutec Alloys
Feb 2016 10m Type2->Type 1 Evconnectors cable
Feb 2016 Ampera-logo'ed Keyring
Mar 2016 12V LED monitoring meter installed + custom 3D printed holder so can see while driving
Sep 2016 Radiator Protective Mesh Grille fitted
Sep 2019 Charging Horn-Beep Eliminator device fitted to shut the thing up!
Sep 2020 13A Evconnectors "Granny" EVSE (charger), 6/8/10/13/16A selectable!!!
Apr 2021 4 Door switches replaced with my reliable replacements
Apr 2021 AmpyShelf fitted, previous trampoline can be used if preferred

History of the car, and (most of) the replaced parts:
Full service history, serviced entirely at Bellinger's, Wantage since I bought it.

Sep 2012 New, bought for London driving. did 17k miles in 3 years, mostly petrol!
@10k miles Radiator replaced under w'ty, no doubt a stone damaged it!
Jun 2015 @17k Bought by me.
Dec 2015 All 8 Disk Slider-pins shimmed to stop brake-rattle. Useless Rear Harmonic Dampers discarded.
Mar 2016 12V Battery failed, damaged contactors. Bricked. Repaired at B's under wty.
Mar 2016 Bosch S5 AGM battery bought to replace previous OEM AC Delco
Nov 2016 Charge Port got damp in, shorted itself. New Charge Port fitted under w'ty at B's.
Aug 2017 Replacement Steering Lock fitted at B's. "Service Steering Lock" rarer now! But still occasionally.
Aug 2018 4 x Vredestein Ultrac Satin tyres replaced Michelins.
Sep 2019 Lucas Fusion AGM 12V battery replaces Bosch which showed 11.9V for a split second.
Dec 2019 2 new Discs & Pads fitted at rear
? 2019 back right bodywork scraped against low wall. Tidied up & resprayed by me, amateurishly.
Aug 2020 2 new Discs & Pads at front
Sep 2020 5-yr old original "Granny" EVSE blows up, damages car's Charge Control Module but car still charges intermittently.
Oct 2020 2 new CV Driveshafts (OEM GM, not clones) fitted.
Dec 2020 8Litres Gulf Dexron VI bought to change the Transmission Fluid.
Dec-Feb 2021 Car at Bellingers, Transmission fluid changed, Charge Port replaced, Charging Module replaced.

Generally condition is excellent, these are well-made cars. A/C works as do all the otehr bits, as far as I can tell! Hard disk plays nicely through Bose subwoofer etc.
Alloys are suffering the usual corrosion, they may look great, but the next job I'd have got done if keeping it would be to stick the Winters on for a bit & get them properly recoated. The Winters have a bit of kerbing damage, as the spokes do bulge outwards a little from the side of the car, deffo not as slim as the originals.
Winter tyres both LHS have 3.7mm tread remaining, RHS are both 3.9mm.
I'll measure the Summer tyres & update here after lunch...

Car has been brilliant. The only major 3 faults have been caused 1) by the original 12V battery failing suddenly so teh contactors fused, 2) by water getting into the Charge Post & shorting that, and 3) by the granny EVSe blowing up & damaging it. From which I've learned:
1) Watch the 12V like a hawk, and change teh 12V battery the moment there's any sign of degradation.
2) Clip polythene sheet over cable when charging in damp conditions, always dry the Charge Port.
3) Use Granny EVSE as little as possible as they wear out!

Minor faults are the "Service Steering Lock" message will appear if you don't park 100% perfectly straight! This is despite getting the new upgrades Steering Lock motor a while back. The mechanism noise changed, but the message can appear! I just ignore it, and it goes away. Never had to do the "Pull F7 Fuse" trick to un-brick the car.

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More pics:
AmpyShelf
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Radiator Mesh Grille
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Console + 12V LED monitor. Bit sticking up is Mio Satnav holder. Hole for gge door opener.
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More pics, max is 10 per post:
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Michelin spare. Wheelbrace NOT for sale!
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Yet more pics...
Spare Tyre
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Reversing Camera view at night!
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10m Type 2 cable laid out
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Nw the body damage... :-(
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Back right, brush with granite wall!
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Back left, small scrape
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... Now the Winter Tyres. between 3.9 & 4.5mm tread remaining on Nokian WR4s.
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Might want to remove the LED bulbs as they're now an MOT failure (March).
Good point!
Technically yes! But have sailed through MOTs with no probs for several years now! And far safer, IMHO. No glare as cut-off is excellent.
 

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Good point!
Technically yes! But have sailed through MOTs with no probs for several years now! And far safer, IMHO. No glare as cut-off is excellent.
I appreciate they have before, but rules changed this year specifically to fail LEDs in halogen housing.
 

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Only prob is I can't find where I stashed the halogens I removed !
 
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