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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:55 pm
by ehuna
Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf -
Note: list is being updated as we get new answers; some items are funny or political, others more concrete - regardless, enjoy your Leaf!

1. Gas.
2. Oil Change.
3. Catalytic Converter.
4. Fuel Pump.
5. Fuel Filter.
6. Fuel injectors.
7. Muffler.
8. Tailpipe.
9. Timing Belt Replacement.
10. Spark plug wrench.
11. Timing Light.
12. Gas can.
13. Air filter.
14. Dipstick rag.
15. EGR Valve.
16. Oxygen sensor.
17. Spark-plugs.
18. Gas filler cap.
19. Smog Checks.
20. Blown Gasket Replacement.
21. Manual or Automatic Transmission.
22. Valve Job.
23. Tune up.
24. Starter.
25. Alternator.
26. Pistons.
27. Rings.
28. Connecting Rods.
29. Valves.
30. Valve Springs.
31. Camshafts.
32. Crank Shaft.
33. Engine Block.
34. Cylinder Block.
35. Cylinder Heads.
36. Valve Covers.
37. Flywheel.
38. Fuel Injector Cleaning Service.
39. Emission Control Components (you can spend some big bucks on these, for labor).
40. Brake Pad Replacements at 30K miles (regenerative braking, pads last life of car).
41. Oil Absorbent For The Driveway / garage, when you get horrible oil leaks (cam shaft & rear engine oil seals).
42. 30K, 60K, 90K etc Mile Services.
43. 6:15 AM Alarm Clock Setting (carpool lane stickers allow more sleep).
44. Add-On or Third Party Bluetooth Kit.
45. Add-On or Third Party / External Satellite Navigation System.
46. Fuel points from QFC and Fred Meyer purchases, redeemable for 10 cents a gallon discount at Shell gas stations.
47. OPEC and Preparation H.
48. Saudi Arabia.
49. Exxon, Shell, 76, Arco, Chevron, and other Gas Stations and Oil Companies.
50. Offshore and North Slope Drilling.
51. Exxon Valdez, Gulf Oil Spill, and other disasters by Oil companies.
52. War for Oil.

I couldn't find a thread like this, so started this one.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:18 pm
by DeaneG
No longer need:

Brake pad replacements at 30K miles (regenerative braking, pads last life of car)

6:15 am alarm clock setting (carpool lane stickers allow more sleep)

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:37 pm
by derkraut
This could develop into a loooong list:
Catalytic converter
Fuel pump
fuel filter
Muffler
tailpipe
30K, 60K, 90K etc mile services
smog checks

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:42 pm
by dpodoll
ehuna wrote:Things you don't need when you own a Nissan Leaf, I'll start -

1. Oil change.
2. Smog test.

I couldn't find a thread like this, so started this one.


gas

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:43 pm
by GroundLoop
Snow chains.

My ECOtality RFID card.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:43 pm
by TimLee
Oil absorbent for the driveway / garage having gotten rid of the 94 Taurus SHO that had horrible oil leaks (cam shaft & rear engine oil seals)
Also don't need the filter mask to help survive the plume of smoke from the oil dripping on the hot manifold which was especially bad when stopped in traffic.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:59 pm
by jlaw99
Replace timing belt.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:02 pm
by walterbays
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. ;)

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:06 pm
by jcesare
Exxon Mobil Credit Card :mrgreen:

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:21 pm
by ElectricVehicle
Exxon Valdez
Gulf Oil Spill