SeasonsAfter wrote:My warranty is up in 19 days. Keeping my fingers crossed that I see that 4th bar drop. Forum gurus, any suggestions? I live in sunny San Diego and have been leaving the Leaf to bake in the sun at work. Top of the parking structure on the 7th floor!
Time for a road trip. You need to QC, drive, QC, drive..... until the battery temp is at the top of the gauge and limiting charge level. Parking in the sun will not do squat in 19 days. You have two weekends, good luck.
And, drive it like you stole it. While hot, you gotta do max acceleration and max regen repeatedly to keep that battery HOT!
Run the battery to near dead then QC to heat up the battery, drive till near dead, QC to heat, etc. You gotta be like this guy: https://web.archive.org/web/20170717073 ... hp?t=22134
where it's limiting his regen and acceleration.
If it's cooler outside at night than in your garage, don't leave it outside to cool. Maybe you can get someone else to do a QC, drive, etc. roadtrip when you can't.
There is a risk though that your SOH, Hx and AHr numbers will improve as a result of the QCing and fuller charge/discharge cycles... Hope the heat helps negate that. At this point, I don't think you have choice, if you're going to try to lose that 4th bar in time.