@tikeybun get David's.EDIT.
If you start looking for a junkyard Lithium CR-Z OEM pack now get the orange cable pack, boot foam inserts and any other little bits as well.
Although installing the orange cable from front to back underneath the car etc might be a royal PITA.
The diagrams for 2011 and 2013 were identical on the website I used (# HONDA CARS - Genuine Spare Parts Catalogue (parts-honda.uk) )Thanks for that do we have any links to pics? That might show a physical difference.
Several factors have influenced this.What I don't get is how is Peter able to simply swap to Lithium and no one prior even thought about it in years
4) The IMA system is also super expensive if something goes wrong and some of us are peasants. 😛Several factors have influenced this.
Yeah, not fun but doable. I've replaced fuel hardlines before that run the length of the car and up the firewall one solid piece and those seem more fragile than this giant orange cable so it should be alright even for those with just jack stands (and patience).Although installing the orange cable from front to back underneath the car etc might be a royal PITA.
If you swap out the cells I hope we get to see some photos of that process!Useable capacity reported as 52%. Battery SOC 56%. (Maybe not the healthiest OEM Lithium pack in the world!)
But I do have a big stack of brand new identical cells just imported from the US so I could swap them all out.. Hmmm...
I need to plug in my HDS now, talk to the car and find out what is bugging the IMA.
I suspect missing or extra non critical CAN packets or lack of response/acknowledgement from the Nimh ECM on one of the busses.
I'll add another factor: we just didn't have the right madlad with the skills, means, and time until now.
When you say "power upgrade" do you mean in terms of the car having more "pep" from the drivetrain or in terms of being able to hold assist for more time?I would say performance of the OEM Lithium pack falls neatly between the old Nimh and my 20kw Supercaps...
So a good fairly simple power upgrade for a tired old Nimh setup if you can find a scrapyard OEM Lithium pack..