LeftieBiker
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Re: Hello everyone

Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:26 am

With no ICE to suffer from insufficiently heated lubricating oil or a gummed up transmission, a Leaf would suffer little to not at all from very low mileage. The brakes might be a little rusty, but if it's only surface rust it isn't a big issue - they all get that after a long rain anyway.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Lancpudn
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Re: Hello everyone

Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:05 am

LeftieBiker wrote:With no ICE to suffer from insufficiently heated lubricating oil or a gummed up transmission, a Leaf would suffer little to not at all from very low mileage. The brakes might be a little rusty, but if it's only surface rust it isn't a big issue - they all get that after a long rain anyway.



I was wondering if such little usage for a 2014 car might have an adverse effect on the battery pack!

Lancpudn
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Re: Hello everyone

Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:06 am

Lancpudn wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:With no ICE to suffer from insufficiently heated lubricating oil or a gummed up transmission, a Leaf would suffer little to not at all from very low mileage. The brakes might be a little rusty, but if it's only surface rust it isn't a big issue - they all get that after a long rain anyway.



I was wondering if such little usage for a 2014 car might have had an adverse effect on the battery pack!

LeftieBiker
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Re: Hello everyone

Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:24 am

Lancpudn wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:With no ICE to suffer from insufficiently heated lubricating oil or a gummed up transmission, a Leaf would suffer little to not at all from very low mileage. The brakes might be a little rusty, but if it's only surface rust it isn't a big issue - they all get that after a long rain anyway.



I was wondering if such little usage for a 2014 car might have an adverse effect on the battery pack!


No, as long as the usual precautions were followed (no chronic undercharging or letting it sit for days or more at 100% charged), the pack would be in better, not worse, shape than average.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Lancpudn
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Re: Hello everyone

Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:48 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Lancpudn wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:With no ICE to suffer from insufficiently heated lubricating oil or a gummed up transmission, a Leaf would suffer little to not at all from very low mileage. The brakes might be a little rusty, but if it's only surface rust it isn't a big issue - they all get that after a long rain anyway.



I was wondering if such little usage for a 2014 car might have an adverse effect on the battery pack!


No, as long as the usual precautions were followed (no chronic undercharging or letting it sit for days or more at 100% charged), the pack would be in better, not worse, shape than average.



Ah! Thanks for that information. :)

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Re: Hello everyone

Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:37 pm

I know of a dealership that has a 2016 leaf SV with 17 miles on it. It appears to have never been fully charged, ever. I'd lease that if they'd just give me a price on it...
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Hello everyone

Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:18 am

It's highly recommended to get LeafSpy, especially when evaluating used cars.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Lancpudn
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Re: Hello everyone

Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:04 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:It's highly recommended to get LeafSpy, especially when evaluating used cars.



Yes I think I should, mind you I need to drag my old behind into the 21st century & replace my old (not smart) mobile phone :roll: There's another thing I was meaning to ask, whats a GID! is there a reference table on this site you could point me to with the meanings! :)

I'd have to do more swatting up as to whats a good reading on Leafspy & what to avoid when I go to look at one.

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Hello everyone

Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:44 am

You'll find all that on this forum. Try the search function. I'm fairly old and compuchallenged myself, but others here are pros at pointing to specific threads. Gary Gid is one of the founding fathers and credit for Gids goes to him. You have much to learn. Dive in.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


6.72 kW Array

LeftieBiker
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Re: Hello everyone

Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:39 am

A "GID" is a unit of power that some Nissan engineers programmed into the battery management system, as the smallest increment of measure of pack charge. It wasn't named that by them, and LeafSpy isn't a Nissan app. Gary Gid is the guy who discovered the units. IIRC, they are about 8 watt-hours each. Keep in mind that Nissan originally wanted Leaf drivers to know nothing about the state of the battery pack beyond what the wildly approximate "bar gauges" on the dashboard read.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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