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Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:47 pm
by Shauny
I just stripped the modules from a UK 2012 pack keeping all the bus bars (orange bits), BMS wiring etc reusable by someone else. Message me if there is anything anyone wants before I scrap it.

Stay well

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:39 pm
by jkenny23
Looks like my BMS has finally finished adjusting to the new capacity:

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Sadly it seems I'm not going to hit the initial value (read from the salvage vehicle's BMS) of 58.69AH. Still quite happy with the ~60 miles of range I'm getting now. Still shows 5 bars on the dash, not sure when/if that will update.

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:24 pm
by NiallDarwin
Nice charts.

My car was down to 10 bars before I dropped in a 12 bar battery a year ago. The bars have not returned despite LeafSpy having shown the SOH gradually recover to 90%. (It has since gradually ebbed to 87%)

Re: Anybody with 2011 or 2012 interested in upgrade to new battery?

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:30 am
by Rktennis
I haven’t been on mnl for a while. I have a 2011 leaf with 55k miles. Appears I will lose my 4th bar soon.

From reading through the thread, this is what I gather:
1. Nissan will not discount a battery replacement for me (I was going to try to put a warranty claim in even though I’m way out of the time frame...and hope they’d discount as a good faith effort)
2. Finding a 3rd party mechanic cheaper replacement isn’t very probable (I’m in GA where there are a lot of leafs and was hoping there’d be a market here) due to necessary programming vs labor intensity...I don’t have the skills to do this kind of work myself.

I’m stuck right now. The car still works for my or my wife’s commute, but is getting annoying planning weekend trips around range issues. I’d be willing to spend $6k for a replacement, but it seems like a lot of risk vs buying a newer leaf resale (in case of total loss accident). Also, GA is punishing ev users by an annual $200 ev fee (I understand roads need to be paid for, but this seemed arbitrary). I may get as much use out of my 11 and then reassess what’s out there.