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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:09 pm
by LeftieBiker
Looks like that's the type of pipe wrap that was linked, I'm guessing this would only be required for the '11/'12 model year Leafs? the ones with a liquid heating loop as opposed to post '12 Leafs with the hot air heating?


He's apparently talking about exposed refrigerant lines between the heatpump unit and the firewall.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:27 pm
by jjeff
LeftieBiker wrote:
Looks like that's the type of pipe wrap that was linked, I'm guessing this would only be required for the '11/'12 model year Leafs? the ones with a liquid heating loop as opposed to post '12 Leafs with the hot air heating?


He's apparently talking about exposed refrigerant lines between the heatpump unit and the firewall.

I've also read there are benefits of wrapping the glycol lines on the older Leafs but I haven't personally looked into it, maybe next summer :)

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:58 pm
by LeftieBiker
If it looks doable and easy in cold weather, I might crawl under the car this Winter and do it, to extend my mild weather range a bit.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:20 am
by hornstudio
yes its exaclty as you describe it. the lower the temperature the more the heat pump becomes useless. like in any household. so thats what the ptcs are for. my english is too bad to describe it as good as you do. (the eNV200 only has ptcs inside and i love it. )

yes i am talking of the 2014-2017 leaf model as it is sold at the moment. its much more easy to do (half an hour) than on the 2011-2013 model with liquid heating.

you can isolate "cold and warm" lines behind the charger together with a bigger tube diameter untill they disappear in the fire wall. not very easy to reach but possible if you put a cloth etc. over your fenders.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:24 am
by LeftieBiker
In the US at least, the heatpump is present beginning with the 2013 model year, in all but the S model. Maybe I'll just live with the heater as it - is is frigid here, with no end in sight! If you can give us the insulation or tubing sizes, and maybe a picture or even a drawing, I'll add this to the Tips & Tricks. If not I can still add a general description.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:50 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post in this topic for the FAQ.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:15 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post in this topic for the FAQ.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:21 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post in this topic for the FAQ.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:42 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post in this topic for the FAQ.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:36 am
by jlv
Sadly, partial recirculation mode works exactly the same way in the 2018: turn on, then press and hold until it blinks. Still no indicator that it's engaged.