HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

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HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Post by Randall679 » Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 16:48

First time I have had a debilitating problem with my Blade where it absolutely "ceased to proceed."

It was 38F ... driving a hot black road ... suddenly *chug-chug-chug* ... like an ICE missing, seizing or running out of petrol. It sounded and felt horrible.

Decided to wait and recharge ... I was on 20% ... and 90 minutes later with a full tank, I took off again ... it's even hotter ... but driving fine ... suddenly, same thing.

I deduced it was the heat from the road and the motor underneath ... not a good combination ... apparently, later model Blades had a water cooling system, but not mine ... a 2008 ...

Any other Blade owners have this or a similar problem?

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Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Post by antiscab » Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 17:01

What drive train? Azure?
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Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Post by Bryce » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 04:23

Possibly overtemp sensors limiting power. Could be controller, motor or BMS. If it does not reoccur in cooler weather - that probably is it. The Blades without cooling do not like really hot weather.

Given the difficulty (read: 'impossibility') of getting into the programming for either the AZD controller or Blade BMS program code - there's no way I know of to read the error codes in an original Blade with these components.

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Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Post by Randall679 » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 12:00

Bryce wrote:
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 04:23
Possibly overtemp sensors limiting power. Could be controller, motor or BMS. If it does not reoccur in cooler weather - that probably is it. The Blades without cooling do not like really hot weather. Given the difficulty (read: 'impossibility') of getting into the programming for either the AZD controller or Blade BMS program code - there's no way I know of to read the error codes in an original Blade with these components.
Thanks, Bryce ... I will let her cool and do a manual reset ... as well as fully recharge ... that seems to help in other instances, like the AUX motor. I was driving with Scott, the Blade electronics wiz, when it happened ... he thought it was heat.

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Post by Randall679 » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 14:10

antiscab wrote:
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 17:01
What drive train? Azure?
Yes, Matt ... it's an Azure motor ... it's right on the bottom, so getting the heat straight off the bitumen. Seems letting it cool, recharging and resetting has done the trick ...

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Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Post by brunohill » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 20:44

I wasn't expecting it to cool down until April.

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