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Re: Tire Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:36 pm

Powersurge said: "All this computer and phone app crap is turning us into a society of obsessive compulsive pussy willows that have to get their data just the way they like it or they have an embolism. They are probably the same ones that get their meal ingredients ordered by mail so they don't have to cut their own vegetables... As proof, there is even a guy that posted he is going to harrass the shop about it."

I couldn't have said it better myself. Seems like we're getting to the point where we expect someone to wipe our butt when we're done with business. Technology is wonderful, but I think it has its limits, if you want to enjoy life. :roll:
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Re: Tire Registration

Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:38 am

powersurge wrote:The TPMS goes on when ONE of them goes below a certain point. That ALERTS YOU that a tire is below pressure, and you should check ALL of them.

That is just because Nissan implemented a dummy-light on the dashboard. The car knows which of 4 sensors is reporting the low pressure -- in fact, the car knows what the exact tire pressures are. The car just doesn't tell you that because someone decided it's sufficient to just provide a the equivalent of a check engine light ("something is wrong; check everything and see what it is").

A better car interface would show you the four tires and the pressures. Leaf Spy Pro does that - and it's an advantage. Tesla does that on the dash.
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BrockWI
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Re: Tire Registration

Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:41 pm

I thought about resetting them after I rotate them viz leaf spy, but then I thought, why bother? As others have said the only "real" thing the car will tell you is if one is low.

Does the car really care which is which? As in if it saw the front left was low does it actually do anything at all or different from if it saw the back left was low?
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Turbo3
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Re: Tire Registration

Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:44 pm

BrockWI wrote:I thought about resetting them after I rotate them viz leaf spy, but then I thought, why bother? As others have said the only "real" thing the car will tell you is if one is low.

Does the car really care which is which? As in if it saw the front left was low does it actually do anything at all or different from if it saw the back left was low?

The DTC error codes for TPMS problems will point to the wrong wheel. This could be a problem if the tech person does not verify correct registration or does not use the external TPMS tool to verify which wheel has the problem. But to the driver it makes no difference if they are not using LeafSpy to see the tire pressures. I like to know which tire needs a little air so I keep them registered correctly. But it is definitely a personal preference.

You can set LeafSpy to not show tire pressures at all if it really bothers you.

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Re: Tire Registration

Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:50 pm

I am fine with seeing it in Leaf Spy and I don't count on it being in the correct place, If I see a tire off I check them all manually, honestly I check them more manually than with Leaf Spy.

I was just wondering, if TMPS being in the wrong location could affect say ABS or traction control or do those systems just do what they do?
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Re: Tire Registration

Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:15 pm

BrockWI wrote:I am fine with seeing it in Leaf Spy and I don't count on it being in the correct place, If I see a tire off I check them all manually, honestly I check them more manually than with Leaf Spy.

I was just wondering, if TMPS being in the wrong location could affect say ABS or traction control or do those systems just do what they do?

I would not think TMPS is used for anything other than the tire warning light. Tires get moved around all the time.

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