Heat is a factor but precip is what gets you. I also push 250 miles at this time of year when the weather is mild but add some rain and I am seeing as low as 200 miles. The other day, I was averaging 195 miles on half my trip (temp in low 40's, dry pavement, speed 65-80 mph) and 205 on the 2nd half (temp in low to mid 30's, rain heavy at times, standing water on road, speed 45-55 mph)
Marginally if any. Rain is the great equalizer. Gas or electric; it doesn't matter. Efficiency takes a dive on everything.dmacarthur wrote: ↑Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:40 am"... precip is what gets you." I have noticed this also, rain really reduces range. Just the car tires shoving all that water out of the way I guess, plus the tiny amount of power used by the wipers.... Both of my Leafs have had Ecopia tires, Michelin might be different?
Agreed. I would think that much would cook a wet cell battery. Even a desulfation charge using my battery tender wouldn't go that high.
jdcbomb wrote: ↑Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:27 amUpdate on the 18 MY SL: Dealership informed me they are flying in a senior regional Nissan tech next week to listen for himself the "tocking / knocking" sound coming from the left side. Existing TSBs, loose nuts, axles, ruled out by local and regional techs as root cause. Gonna be interesting. Still racking up miles on an otherwise great car (now nearing 8,500 miles 6 months into ownership of this unit).
jdcbomb wrote: ↑Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:00 amUpdate on my other 18 MY SL that has a different sound emanating from the same area under the same driving conditions (left u-turn or sharp left turn).
Nissan manufacturing still determining what could be causing the "tock" sound to occur. The entire left axle was replaced but it didn't really do much. Regional Nissan tech is mystified and I find it fascinating that I have presented them with two LEAFs with frame sounds that take months to resolve. Customer service at the dealer is very good.
Good thing is they've ruled out it's a safety issue so I've been able to drive this vehicle normally without having to use a ICE loaner.
jdcbomb wrote: ↑Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:30 pmFINALLY: After 2 weeks of testing and investigating by a combined team at the collision center and suspension specialists, it was determined that a combination of the motor mount + crossbar (non-critical) interacting with the chassis was causing the noise. The components were replaced / tightened and it appears the bolts for the crossbars were just a quarter turn too loose, causing the play with the chassis. It took so long, and was such a unique issue, that the main tech lead at the collision center said he lost sleep over racking his mind on what could be causing it. They even rolled up the carpet, took out the front seat, and sat in a lawn chair in the vehicle to nail down the source. I miss this car and just glad I will be getting it back, but appreciate that Nissan / Gerber took the time and effort to solve the issue once and for all. Now I get to have them look at an eerily similar but different sounding issue emanating from the steering column on my other 18 MY LEAF!