LeftieBiker
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:41 pm

Thanks - I was afraid of that. I guess I'll have to get out the lug nut "keys" (the car came with locking lug nuts) and see if I can bust them loose. I already have a rubber 'puck' for my floor jack. I'm faced with choosing between getting my reluctant housemate to follow me to the 45 minute away dealership twice, riding with my Sister who wears her mask much of the time, or doing the wheels myself so I can just have it inspected at the dealership 15 minutes away. Trouble is, there is also the battery bonding plate recall, and the codes the car quietly threw...
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:03 pm

BrockWI wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:44 am
If there was a public CCS in Wausau...
I was thinking that I should call Kocourek Chev and tell them that I'll buy a Bolt from them if they put in a DCFC. Their location is 2 miles south of the 51/52/29 interchange, which would be better... but they are next to Walmart and lots of shops. If you're going to charge on a Chevy-branded 25kw DCFC, it's a good place to be stuck for an hour. (but, I think thef only sell Chevy pickups and Hyundai cars, so they may not be interested until their electric pickup comes out).
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BrockWI
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:08 pm

If you call them add my name to the list that would use it as well :)
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:37 am

I really wish evgo or a Nissan would put a Chademo in Green Bay. Its crazy they don't have one as a city. Even Fond du Lac has one now.
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:00 am

For sure, no ccs or Chademo here in Green Bay, you would think it would be a good place to stop on the way to Door County :)

specialgreen you probably already saw this and it has been on the list for more than a year, but Escanaba and then more recently they added Marquette on the list for Superchargers.
2013 S model with QC package Mar of 2013
lost first bar @ 72k
@100k miles - 57.3Ahr - 87.62SOH - 84.13Hx - 241GID
3.3 kw solar pv - XW6048 - eight L16's
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:30 am

The Leaf is still leading in Ukraine!

https://open4business.com.ua/nissan-sti ... n-ukraine/
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:33 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Thanks - I was afraid of that. I guess I'll have to get out the lug nut "keys" (the car came with locking lug nuts) and see if I can bust them loose. I already have a rubber 'puck' for my floor jack. I'm faced with choosing between getting my reluctant housemate to follow me to the 45 minute away dealership twice, riding with my Sister who wears her mask much of the time, or doing the wheels myself so I can just have it inspected at the dealership 15 minutes away. Trouble is, there is also the battery bonding plate recall, and the codes the car quietly threw...
What is the puck for?

FYI; I rotate my own tires and I make it as easy as possible. I have two floor jacks so jack up one side use cheapo 12 volt impact to remove and swap then do the opposite side. In a hurry, I could probably do it in 15 mins. I generally take 25-30 and not gonna lie. That includes stopping to respond to something on my phone and all that crap.

Did you know that TPMS is self registering? I did the 10,000 mile rotation a week ago and it took about an hour but the swap was recognized by the car. Nice!
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 11,333.1 mi, 93.73% SOH
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:04 am

Dave do you mean you swapped to different tires with different TPMS and the car found them? Or do you mean from the rotation it figured out which was in which location? How could it do that?
2013 S model with QC package Mar of 2013
lost first bar @ 72k
@100k miles - 57.3Ahr - 87.62SOH - 84.13Hx - 241GID
3.3 kw solar pv - XW6048 - eight L16's
4 ton GSHP - 1 ton ASHP
2003 VW TDI 210k miles - 52 mpg lifetime
EVSE level 2 - Clipper Creek HSC-40

DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:50 am

BrockWI wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:04 am
Dave do you mean you swapped to different tires with different TPMS and the car found them? Or do you mean from the rotation it figured out which was in which location? How could it do that?
same tires, different position
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 11,333.1 mi, 93.73% SOH
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:49 am

I never bothered to rotate the OEM tires on my 2019, but was pleasantly surprised to find out that the car relearns the sensor positions. After I left the tire shop with new tires, I noticed one tire was at 51 psi (sidewall maximum) while the other three were at 37 or 38 so the technician probably inflated all to maximum to seat the tires on the rims and forgot to bleed one down. The 51 was showing at left front position and then changed to left rear while driving (probably 4 or 5 miles after leaving the tire shop). I suspected the sensor was damaged or there was electrical interference, but I checked the pressures when I got to my workshop and they matched the displayed positions. I adjusted them to four different pressures and drove a few miles to confirm.

Like LeftieBiker, I use hockey pucks with slots cut in them to spread the load and protect the paint at the jacking points.

In answer to the original question (title of thread): I would definitely buy another if something happened to my SL Plus. Other than premature battery capacity loss on the 2011 (which Nissan replaced under retroactive capacity warranty before the class action lawsuit), my previous cars were very reliable both electrically and mechanically. The 2019 has had no issues so far in 11 months and 18,400 miles.
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