greenbaarron
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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:44 pm

Did this about a month ago@62k miles, the mi/kwh meter has increased from 4.7 to flopping between 5.0 and 5.1. About 950 miles into the fluid change w/ Redline D6. The before estimate was determined over the course of the month preceding. The power pulled from the wall as also decreased by the same. 2011 Leaf.
2011 Leaf - purchased at salvage auction in early 2017:
- Pizza pie tin covers, 2/3rds grill block, 39psi cold inflation on Ecopia 422s
- Vortex generators on the read deck lid
- 95% 2013 interior, a cesspool replacement

camasleaf
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Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Camas, WA

Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:53 pm

I am at 82,000. I should change it. How many quartets?
2011 SLe 06/17/11 Over 82000 miles 66%SOH 14.6kWh
2018 Honda Clarity PHEV $120 gasoline in 5600 miles
5.7kW DC System

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Nubo
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Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:43 pm

camasleaf wrote:I am at 82,000. I should change it. How many quartets?


You'll need 2 quart bottles. Iirc, the capacity is 1.6 quarts.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

camasleaf
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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:02 pm

I replaced the gear oil on our 2011. It was dark in color and felt less viscous than the new Redline D6. Little accumulation on the magnets. After 7 years of no car maintenance I did not realize I did not have the Allen wrench sets anymore. Gave them away to afriend years ago to unblock the garbage disposal. So after removing the tray/shield, I put the wheel back for a day. The next day I was too lazzy to remove the wheel again and did the oil change and put the tray back without jacking the car. I have long hands but I am not a slim guy. A steep driveway helped when I reached for the back bolt on the tray.
2011 SLe 06/17/11 Over 82000 miles 66%SOH 14.6kWh
2018 Honda Clarity PHEV $120 gasoline in 5600 miles
5.7kW DC System

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