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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:23 pm
by Taxidan
War For Oil

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:14 pm
by ehuna
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:25 pm
by Bud
OPEC and Preparation H

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:30 pm
by TEG
Spark plug wrench.
Timing light.
Gas can.
Jumper cables.
Air filter.
Dipstick rag.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:46 pm
by TonyWilliams
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

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

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:55 pm
by TEG
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?

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

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:33 am
by JohnnySebring
Time to stop for gas!

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

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:28 am
by derkraut
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:

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

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:33 am
by derkraut
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)

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

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:51 am
by Herm
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.