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  1. First Oil Change!

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Folks, I just did the first oil change on my 2015 Volt. Some observations: 1) The car needs to be jacked up. Make sure you know where to put the jacks (Google it). 2) The car feels heavier than my other cars (Prius, Yaris). No big deal. 3) The oil filter takes a standard cap wrench ("B"...
  2. EMM/FMM and Electricity Generation

    Propulsion Systems - Chevy Volt
    I just had my first EMM since I've been using my OBD to monitor things. I was under the impression that EMM simply switched to gas mode to get things running, and otherwise normal operation, despite having battery left over. And that any unused power from the engine spinning the generator would...
  3. How often and under what circumstances does the Volt force gas burning in EMM or FMM?

    Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    I'm a newbie and am certain this has been previously discussed but I couldn't find it in one thread on this forum. If the Volt is driven in EV mode exclusively, how often does it burn gas in engine maintenance mode (EMM) to keep the ICE happy? and is there any warning? I think I read that if...
  4. Maintenance mode charges battery! Doesn't show on MyVolt but does in car.

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Had something interesting happen the other day. I was showing a friend the Volt (he has a Prius) and had the hood open. I turned on the car, which invokes maintenance mode, and of course the engine started. We could both hear the inverter singing. This appears to charge the main battery...