LincolnW
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:25 pm

Happy to report I can finally post in this thread! Last night I bought a 2013 (manufactured in 11/2013) Leaf S with the quick charge package, and 28k miles on the clock, for $7,100.

Overall it's in great shape, there are a few small scratches and I think one of the TPMS sensors is malfunctioning, but other than that it's great. The battery is in good health according to a Nissan battery report. My OBDII dongle will be here today so I'll get more granular leafspy data this evening. And I'll be installing my Leviton 40A level 2 charger this weekend.

I'll probably wait to fix the TPMS sensor and replace it when I get new tires, but in the mean time, is there a way to trick the computer to get rid of the TPMS warning? I despise TPMS systems and would love to just disable it if possible.

Anyways, this thing is great to drive! I'm loving it so far.

LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:36 pm

Enjoy the car. Don't rely on the dealer battery report for any indication of battery health, though. It's worth far less than the capacity indicator on the dashboard.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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LincolnW
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:22 pm

Yeah the report seemed pretty worthless. Other than the 5 stars it didn't provide much of any information. I suppose I took a bit of a gamble pulling the trigger before my OBDII dongle gets here, but this car was the best deal I've seen for the three months I've been watching the market on a daily basis.

LincolnW
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:45 pm

Got my Bluetooth dongle and took a leaf spy reading. Here's what it says.

AHr 59.3
SOH 90%
Hx 90.43

What other readings should I be looking at?

LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:53 pm

Those look fine. You have 90% capacity left.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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pmc
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:37 pm

Purchased my used 2013 SV this weekend (August 2013 build), 12 bars but SOH is at 86% so I'm thinking I'll be losing a bar soon. Has the 6.6kw charger but no quick charge, which should be fine for where we live... no QCs available.

I (perhaps stupidly) drove it home the 200 miles, so let's just say it was a --long-- journey home, with charging (and napping) stops. Can't say that I'd do that again, but it was an adventure and I met a lot of nice folks along the way. EV owners are a kind & generous bunch!

Now to figure out how the Guessometer actually works. I call it the Stress-o-meter for now... highway speeds sure did take a bite out of the range, so I learned to slow down and take my time.
2013 SV (6.6kw, no QC) - purchased used 4/2017
JuiceBox 40 Pro .. man, this thing charges fast!

GRA
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:48 pm

pmc wrote:Purchased my used 2013 SV this weekend (August 2013 build), 12 bars but SOH is at 86% so I'm thinking I'll be losing a bar soon. Has the 6.6kw charger but no quick charge, which should be fine for where we live... no QCs available.

I (perhaps stupidly) drove it home the 200 miles, so let's just say it was a --long-- journey home, with charging (and napping) stops. Can't say that I'd do that again, but it was an adventure and I met a lot of nice folks along the way. EV owners are a kind & generous bunch!

Now to figure out how the Guessometer actually works. I call it the Stress-o-meter for now... highway speeds sure did take a bite out of the range, so I learned to slow down and take my time.
Be sure to print yourself a copy of Tony Williams' range charts, for your level of degradation: viewtopic.php?t=4295

You should probably opt for the 82% chart for the 24kWh battery, as that will be a bit conservative for you: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sfufez3dcdvrvu9/LEAFrangeChartVersion7G82.pdf?dl=0

or you could use the 93% chart if you want to push things, as you've still got all 12 bars: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wczgxhs5e91i7og/LEAFrangeChartVersion7G93.pdf?dl=0

Just make sure you print the English rather than metric version!
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:43 pm

Now to figure out how the Guessometer actually works. I call it the Stress-o-meter for now... highway speeds sure did take a bite out of the range, so I learned to slow down and take my time.


For a more accurate estimate, press the blue button on the left side of the steering wheel. A map will appear on the Nav screen, with two concentric circles, and two range estimates. The higher one is from the GOM, but the lower one is usually pretty accurate.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:18 am

pmc wrote: I call it the Stress-o-meter for now... highway speeds sure did take a bite out of the range, so I learned to slow down and take my time.

Stress-o-meter! LOL! That's a good one.

Nice job on slowing down and trading speed for range!
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 105,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

pmc
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:30 am

LeftieBiker wrote: For a more accurate estimate, press the blue button on the left side of the steering wheel. A map will appear on the Nav screen, with two concentric circles, and two range estimates. The higher one is from the GOM, but the lower one is usually pretty accurate.


Thank you! I was looking for this info in the forums but had trouble re-locating it.

Thanks also GRA... I have seen the charts and need to print one out.
2013 SV (6.6kw, no QC) - purchased used 4/2017
JuiceBox 40 Pro .. man, this thing charges fast!

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