smkettner
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Re: Does the Leaf have a radiator?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:43 pm

Even an ICE vehicle puts out minimal heat when the thermostat (192F?) is stuck open.....
Does the LEAF even have a thermostat? Except maybe to turn on the water pump?
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
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GroundLoop
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Re: Does the Leaf have a radiator?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:00 pm

It goes one better.. the water pumps (two of them) speeds are electronically controlled, and have several bands that they operate in, depending on vehicle speed and temperatures. There is no need for a valve/thermostat when the pumps run at variable speed.

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