"starry" drove home from dealer and with 5 bars showing, connected the Nissan L1 EVSE to begin charging about 7:30 PM. He got about a 15-hour estimate on Carwings. Since he was parked in his driveway, he put a cover over the precious new LEAF to keep the exhaust from passing seagulls from soiling the paint.
At about 7 this morning, Carwings says 2 bars remain and 5 hours remain. Slightly strange that it did not make more progress in the 12.5 hours it was charging, but it might have been almost up to the top bar. The SOC granularity makes it impossible to tell. He sees the "third" light blinking (normal), but hears strong bubbling, like a teakettle (not normal). The battery temp seems normal when looking at the left-hand dash gauge in 2nd ACC mode. Opening the hood, the coolant overflow seems full, the coolant is quite hot, and he can see the two fans, but neither fan is turning (would seem wrong).
It seems to him that the coolant might be (is probably) circulating. I had him stop the charging to let the car cool, since even driving it to a dealer might be unwise with it so hot. Too bad, he had an 80-mile trip planned for today.
Calling dealer's Service departments from 7:30 to 8:00 AM:
1. The delivery dealer (about 20 miles away) ... Sorry, our LEAF-trained tech. only works "banker's hours" (not there until later).
2. calling the closest dealer (about 9 miles away) ...
3. calling Connell Nissan (about 40 miles away) for more experienced engineers ...
I will get him to look for coolant overflow on the ground.
Note: While the car was L2 charging at the dealer, I did not notice any cooling fan noise.
Last edited by garygid
on Mon May 02, 2011 11:49 am, edited 2 times in total.
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