The newer AZE0 model does not require any drilling of the rear supports. It is very difficult to find the packs nowadays, since more and more people are starting to search for them, so they tend to sell the same day the crashed vehicle enters the lot. Maybe look into something like pro-LOX in the NL for buying a pack?kebin wrote: ↑Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:14 amThank you very much for sharing this dala, it's very interesting, as are your other videos as well, it's nice to see that concrete options exist to keep those cars on the road!
On newer AZE0 models, do you need to drill the battery support brackets?
I have been thinking of doing this kind of upgrade for quite some time, but it's impossible to find a used battery where I live (France). Or at least I don't know how to search. I contacted some scrapyards, but they don't have Leafs.
How did you find your used battery?
It's odd because where I am, the opposite is true where my area is awash with leaf packs, 40 and 62 kwh from salvage vehicles. Maybe I should start a shipping businessalozzy wrote: ↑Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:27 amGreat video, very well explained and, other than figuring out how I would lower and raise the battery pack, seems easier than I thought it would be. Fantastic that you were able to keep this old LEAF on the road for your customer, there's finally hope for a reasonably priced upgrade!
The hard part, where I live, would be sourcing a reasonably priced 40 kWh pack. Not even sure where to begin with that hunt, but hopefully that will be easier in a few more years, when my 2013 no longer has adequate range...
Dala - if I changed the 24 kWh Lizard pack in my 2012 leaf to a 40 kWh pack , would the required changes result in the bidirectional CHAdeMO protocols to be available?
No, the bi-directional chademo is afaik a function inside the VCM.