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  1. The Delta Q charger is standard fit at least on the UK version of the E1. Not sure what use the information from the app would be though, unless it can identify individual duff batteries.
  2. I've not found anything for my UK spec one either, and I agree with you about the grease points. Have you discovered how many there are on the driveshaft under the battery controller? Virtually impossible to get at without putting the thing up on a ramp and removing the bottom cover! My front suspension has got very squeaky now I've put a couple thousand miles on the clock, and I'm looking into replacement suspension bolts and steering rod tie ends as the whole thing is much looser than it should be! I would assume that the suspension hardware would be similar to some of the other Hisun U
  3. I was going to ask, re the original post - what is that socket called - do you have a link? I've looked online but can only come up with 12v lighter sockets or something designed for caravans. I might not be able to source something identical in the UK, but knowing what to look for is half the battle with search engines!
  4. If it's only done 85 miles then it sounds like something's not been tightened up properly at the factory! Best of luck tracking it down, and bear in mind what Gorj found with his drive shaft nuts. Might just be a wobbly wheel.
  5. Most likely loose steering rod ends or something else in the suspension. If you jack the front up so the wheels are off the ground then grab one of the wheels and try to rock it you should be able to see where there's too much play in any of the bolts attaching the suspension bars to the main body or in the track rod ends. These all take quite a battering, especially if you're going fast over rough terrain.
  6. Very neat. I might do this myself. The cable in the glove box is such an afterthought. Mine even has a UK plug on it that came from Tesco - our biggest supermarket chain - rather than anything branded. Interesting what you say about loose nuts. My buggy knocks and clatters like it's falling apart. Time to get the torque wrench out!
  7. I'd worked out how to do this a while back, but it's a useful tip. My biggest problem is that the mechanism gets covered in mud, as does the bit at the front which latches the brake on until you stamp on the foot brake pedal, causing both to seize up. For an off road vehicle, it's surprisingly open to the worst off road driving can throw at it!
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  9. Good to hear you managed to get it back, albeit slowly! I hope you can get it sorted without too much expense. I think I might need a name for my buggy too, rather than just The Buggy. My sister in law's called Alice though, so I'll have to think of something else!
  10. I didn't check mine at first, because I didn't have anything to do it with. My dealer came and collected the buggy after I'd phoned him about the low voltage code flashing and the almost total loss of power going uphill. Fully charged it was fine, but it would give up after four miles or so. After it had been back to the shop the first time, I bought a fairly basic Chinese knock-off battery tester, that seems to do the job. It generally shows all batteries healthy once they've been on charge overnight, but after I've used the buggy for a few miles it shows up the duff batteries. I've not
  11. I do have the owner's manual, but not a workshop manual which might be more use! Looking through that version of the manual, the isolation switch must be a UK/European spec thing. It's a big red button on the front of the battery compartment, just below the lip of the seat in the middle. You can't miss it, so if you're not seeing it, it's not there! If I press mine in, it disconnects the batteries from everything else. Mine has the Discover dry cells too. I think my dealer only replaced the ones that tested as failing, unaware that others were on their way out too. I suspect the mechanic
  12. We don't often get down to -10 here, but it's been known to happen. I'll have to keep an eye out for that, so thanks for the warning! Removing the batteries is apparently a bit of a PITA, as they're heavy and the space is awkward, but as long as you've pushed the big red isolation switch in you shouldn't have much risk of electric shock. It's not like working on a car where the battery is earthed to the body. Best of luck with it!
  13. Thanks for the useful advice. The charger fitted is one of these - https://delta-q.com/product/ic1200-industrial-battery-charger/ - and it is indeed one of the best you can get. It's reprogrammable for different battery packs, including li-ion although they recommend a battery management system for those, too. I might look into alternatives when the current batteries fail - at the moment they're working OK, seven out of the original eight being replacements. I can see keeping wet cell batteries clean being a problem with these buggies. Mine gets filthy when it's wet and muddy! My main con
  14. That's why I'm quite glad they replaced mine under warranty. The cost of the batteries seems to make up almost half the cost of the vehicle, which is crazy. I think the biggest problem is that there's so few of these machines out there. Polaris do a similar version of the Ranger, so it might worth looking in on those forums for answers too.

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