Tool kit??

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Hill Climber
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Tool kit??

Post by Hill Climber » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:24 pm

Hello All,

Picked up my December registered Family Pro Performance yesterday - just 12 miles on the clock and great value at £30k. My first EV and just loving it so far.

The dealer had already carried out the 2.1 update on the car and it’s been fault free on the first 100 miles - CarPlay working well and wireless charging too - wasn’t expecting that after reading comments on this forum.

I have a question regarding the supplied tool kit that searches on the forum have failed to answer........

In my rear underfloor cubby hole I just have a high viz vest, electric pump with tyre repair gloop, first aid kit and an almost empty lump of polystyrene with just a towing eye and a bit of bent wire to remove the hub caps.

Should there be more? Like a jack and wheel nut spanner?
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Re: Tool kit??

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:36 pm

No I think that's all you get. Your supply of 'gloop' repairs small punctures without removing the wheel. You don't have a spare wheel, so there's no point supplying a jack and wheelbrace to remove it. I think you have the 18" wheels? Those with 19" or 20" wheels have 'self-sealing' tyres, and we don't even get the electric pump and gloop. We do get a locking wheelnut in the polystyrene mould, though.
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Hill Climber
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Re: Tool kit??

Post by Hill Climber » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:00 pm

Thanks for that - good to know I’ve not been short changed.

Just as an aside - the dealer charged the car to 100% although they recommended an 80% charge for regular usage.

Covered 60 motorway miles at 65/70 mph and 20 urban so far and still showing a range of 190 miles.

I expect they’ll be a drop off in the predicted range as battery usage often seems to accelerate as power reserves fall.

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Post by scott28tt » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:51 pm

Hill Climber wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:00 pm
Just as an aside - the dealer charged the car to 100% although they recommended an 80% charge for regular usage.

Always good to get a full “tank of fuel” when the dealer has your car, mine usually do the same when it’s been into the workshop.
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Re: Tool kit??

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:23 pm

As Scott says, it seems to be normal practice that the dealership charges your car to 100%.

You'll find lots of threads here discussing charge levels and range - it's too easy to become obsessed. The advice to routinely charge to 80% rather than 100% is to do with care of the battery. It doesn't do it any good to be charged to 100% and then left for long periods, or for that matter to leave it with less than about 20% charge. So charge to 100% immediately before a journey. Also when you charge at a rapid DC charger, the car will slow the rate of charge as you approach 100% because high speed charging right to 100% damages the battery. On a 100kW rapid charger you might be able to charge from 5% to 80% in about 40 minutes, but if you continue charging to 100% it might take another 40 minutes for the final 20% because the car manages the charge rate to avoid damage to the battery. It makes more sense to charge to 80% and then continue your journey.
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Re: Tool kit??

Post by CarterHounslow » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:54 pm

Hill Climber wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:00 pm
Thanks for that - good to know I’ve not been short changed.

Just as an aside - the dealer charged the car to 100% although they recommended an 80% charge for regular usage.

Covered 60 motorway miles at 65/70 mph and 20 urban so far and still showing a range of 190 miles.

I expect they’ll be a drop off in the predicted range as battery usage often seems to accelerate as power reserves fall.
No the usage is linear, I.e. range will decrease with distance travelled. The amount of charge won't make a difference. In fact it will actually improve as the batteries become hotter further into the journey, but that only really applies in cold weather.

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Re: Tool kit??

Post by Hill Climber » Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:51 pm

All good tips and advice. Thank you 👍

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Post by G43FAN » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 pm

The available range is based on current conditions and consumption just as it is in an ICE car.. If you drive gently down a never ending hill (hypothetically ) and then turn around and floor it back up when the battery reaches say 55% you won't make it back as the cxar will use far more energy. It's a guide that has to be used wisely.
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Re: Tool kit??

Post by Oscarg » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:47 am

Hello all new id3 owner here. Love the car, just need a doughnut spare wheel if anyone had any success in fitting one from a different model car, would appreciate letting me know. Will vw do anything about the wipers on the wrong side for lhd car?
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Re: Tool kit??

Post by kaiz » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:13 am

If you can find 18" or bigger spare wheel.
I'm quite sure, that 17" or smaller won't fit because big brake support.
Usually the spares are smaller, but PCD is same as Golf and many other VW and MB (5x112 center hole 57,1).
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