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Re: 2019 leaf no going into gear

Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:59 pm

And to Leftie's point.....computers really do come on almost instantly these days, but it takes time load RAM and do various self-calibrations before they are ready to accept any user commands. On a desktop, if there is a hard disk drive, it has to spin up the disks to operating speed which will take several seconds and then there are also more calibrations done but if the drive has flash instead of a HDD the start-up is almost instantaneous even if it takes a while before the system is loaded and ready.
Thus my use of the term "boot up." I wasn't trying to say that the processor had to have a cup of virtual coffee before it would process, but that the system as a whole took a few seconds to be ready to run the car.
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Re: 2019 leaf no going into gear

Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:52 am

GerryAZ wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:40 pm
I always depress the brake pedal and hit the start button as soon as I get in. I then buckle my seat belt while the LEAF is "booting up". It is ready to accept shift commands by the time I am buckled in. I use a similar approach with internal combustion vehicles by starting the engine first then buckle seat belt, adjust mirrors, etc. That gives the engine a chance to build oil pressure.
What? change my life-long (bad) habit of driving off and THEN putting the seatbelt on? I am waiting for self-installing seat belts... and I suppose I will get used to the Leaf delay, but seriously if an older ICE can engage a starter motor, crank an ICE, get gas thru the injection system and get the ICE runnig, and be put into Drive in 1/3 the time I think Nissan could do some catch-up. For example, how long does it take to get a Tesla going?
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Re: 2019 leaf no going into gear

Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:01 am

I am waiting for self-installing seat belts.
You missed them, in the Nineties. Power shoulder belts that enveloped you.
but seriously if an older ICE can engage a starter motor, crank an ICE, get gas thru the injection system and get the ICE runnig, and be put into Drive in 1/3 the time I think Nissan could do some catch-up.
Modern fuel injection systems are always pressurized.
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Re: 2019 leaf no going into gear

Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:36 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:01 am
I am waiting for self-installing seat belts.
You missed them, in the Nineties. Power shoulder belts that enveloped you.
My wife had a Ford with those infernal contraptions. God I hated that car!
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: 2019 leaf no going into gear

Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:04 am

dmacarthur wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:36 am
We have a 2012 Nissan Juke with push-button starting, it starts the ICE, puts the car in gear, and is driving within a second of pushing. The Leaf simply has to have its little moment of "hurry up and wait", watch the speedo zoom up to 100 and back and then watch the little car icon turn and drive toward you, hold firmly on brake pedal, MAYBE it will actually drive? We all know how fast electrical current flows, somewhere around 186K miles per second, must be some long wires in there! I use these moments to breath deeply- and, I have gotten used to it.
Don't know how it is on the new Leaf models, but the older ones (like I have) can still go into drive the second the I power it on (well I would say it takes at least 1 second after power on) even while it is still doing the screen checks and such before the start sound even finishes. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2019 leaf no going into gear

Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:25 am

dmacarthur wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:52 am
For example, how long does it take to get a Tesla going?
I think the car is ready by the time I sit down but I don't know for sure because like Jerry, I strap in first. I also have set the car to require a second factor PIN I input on the screen before driving is allowed so between these two (PIN and seatbelt), the car is pretty bored by the time I am ready to go.

It's a good 10 seconds from the time my rump hits the seat until the car is rolling. I've watched ICE cars and they are *much* slower for whatever reasons.
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Re: 2019 leaf no going into gear

Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:27 am

Again?

Interested in hearing the resolution for a change...


This not only the first time I have heard of this issue but its so unlikely to be real I have to think that the OP is a troll.
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