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Re: car honks when inflating, once at 36 psi, double hit at 40 psi

Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:46 pm

I also found 40 psi is a sweet spot on Leaf.
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Re: car honks when inflating, once at 36 psi, double hit at 40 psi

Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:17 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:Better to use a proper dial gauge, sensors can be way off at times.



Right on, EVDRIVER. The day I'm too lazy to use a tire pressure gauge will be the day I quit driving cars. If Nissan wants to impress potential customers, how about giving us an accurate driving range gauge, or a traction battery temperature management system .
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Re: car honks when inflating, once at 36 psi, double hit at 40 psi

Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:58 am

derkraut wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:Better to use a proper dial gauge, sensors can be way off at times.



Right on, EVDRIVER. The day I'm too lazy to use a tire pressure gauge will be the day I quit driving cars. If Nissan wants to impress potential customers, how about giving us an accurate driving range gauge, or a traction battery temperature management system .

I found range gauge very accurate - it shows projected range based on current average driving conditions. I could assure you there is no accurate gauge that will predict exactly the range as condition could charge any moment, like you take exit or got on high way. Perhaps analyzing Range Chars published on this forum would help to understand and anticipate when you going to get a slack or going to take a hit because of only you know where you going, car could not figure this out, at least not yet in the near future. My average is 6.1miles/KWH.
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Re: car honks when inflating, once at 36 psi, double hit at 40 psi

Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:22 pm

derkraut wrote:If Nissan wants to impress potential customers, how about giving us an accurate driving range gauge, or a traction battery temperature management system .


An accurate driving range gauge would need to read your mind. Which way are you going at the next fork, up the pass or down the valley. Answer needed, as the pass is steep uphill, and the valley is flat to downhill. The range depends on which way you turn.

A passively cooled battery is a better design for a commuting car, especially in cool places. I'd rather have a passively cooled battery.
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Re: car honks when inflating, once at 36 psi, double hit at 40 psi

Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:38 am

WetEV wrote:
derkraut wrote:A passively cooled battery is a better design for a commuting car, especially in cool places. I'd rather have a passively cooled battery.

I agree with this as well. And it looks like 40KWH is a bit above the threshold though. Also, folks in hot climate would loose battery capacity rather quickly without BMS. North East and North West seems to be an optimal zone for Leafs.
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Re: car honks when inflating, once at 36 psi, double hit at 40 psi

Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:12 pm

North East and North West seems to be an optimal zone for Leafs.


Maybe for pre-2016 Leafs. The later packs degrade pretty fast here as well.
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Re: car honks when inflating, once at 36 psi, double hit at 40 psi

Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:53 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
North East and North West seems to be an optimal zone for Leafs.


Maybe for pre-2016 Leafs. The later packs degrade pretty fast here as well.

This post makes me feel lucky. Honestly, I did not research in great details Leaf battery vs. model year. I could only confirm my 2015 Leaf has 102% battery capacity after 3 years. Lately I got surprise from range estimator showing 105 miles estimates (took picture just make sure it is not a dream, lol). BTW, I read other post referring to 2015 as the best year for battery chemistry.
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