Taxidan
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:23 pm

War For Oil

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ehuna
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Leaf Number: 2067

Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:14 pm

Great answers, thanks! I'm updating the list at the top of the thread - it can add to our 'selling points' when we talk about the Leaf.

Bud
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:25 pm

OPEC and Preparation H
Leafed out! I got my Leaf 4/11/11
Ocean Blue ETEC
EV Project Approved
Ordered Sept 4, Campbell Nelson
VIN 674

TEG
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:30 pm

Spark plug wrench.
Timing light.
Gas can.
Jumper cables.
Air filter.
Dipstick rag.

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TonyWilliams
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:46 pm

TEG wrote:Jumper cables.



I still carry jumper cables. If the little lead acid under the LEAF's hood quits, your LEAF will not start. Just like an ICE car.

Tony

TEG
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:55 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:I still carry jumper cables. If the little lead acid under the LEAF's hood quits, your LEAF will not start. Just like an ICE car.


Yes, but hopefully they designed it to have the DC/DC converter keep it topped off with main pack power even if you left some lights on with the car "off".

And many of us have the little solar panel (SL) on the back that is supposed to keep the aux battery topped off.

Has anyone had their 12V battery in a Leaf go dead such that a jump start worked?

JohnnySebring
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:33 am

Time to stop for gas!

derkraut
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:28 am

walterbays wrote:I was showing a friend the fake valve cover under the hood, and he suggested the purpose must be so you could have some fun with the guys at Jiffy Lube. I was a little tempted to take it in for an oil change just to watch. But I'm afraid they'd bring out an old oil pump to show me, and tell me it needs to be replaced for $300. ;)


Good one, Walter! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Derkraut
Color: Cayenne SLE, ETEC trim
reserved: 5/15/2010
Leaf del. 6/14/2011
Updated on 3/20/2017, 9 bars @34.5K+mi. 100% charge: Bat temp 72.5F, Gids=189, S=95.50, C=44.62, H=46.68 Traction bat=392.0V, 12V battery =12.0V

derkraut
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:33 am

Let's add these, because every ICE car has them, and they are almost always expensive to replace:

EGR Valve
Oxygen sensor
Fuel injectors
Sparkplug wires
Gas filler cap
Emission control components (you can spend some big bucks on these, for labor)
Derkraut
Color: Cayenne SLE, ETEC trim
reserved: 5/15/2010
Leaf del. 6/14/2011
Updated on 3/20/2017, 9 bars @34.5K+mi. 100% charge: Bat temp 72.5F, Gids=189, S=95.50, C=44.62, H=46.68 Traction bat=392.0V, 12V battery =12.0V

Herm
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Re: Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf

Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:51 am

The most expensive part to replace lately has been automatic transmissions, and there have been many failures recently.. in cars 3 to 10 year old.

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