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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Wed May 10, 2017 8:11 am

There was a post about this: viewtopic.php?t=21723.

The plastic dust caps have a small hole in the top which allows water to drip into the strut housing - my 2013 did not come with the caps so I bought them. I think from 2013 forward there were no caps so water can collect. On mine the bolts were painted black but after three years it started to wear off. What I did was to plug the small hole in the cap with a small stainless steel screw; I greased the bolts and now no water collects with the caps in place. It's a cheap fix worth doing.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Wed May 10, 2017 1:22 pm

I'll add that, under 'preventive maintenance.'
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Wed May 10, 2017 1:46 pm

Maybe you might want to add this: Park in the sun when it's cold and in the shade when it's hot. If you can't park in the shade use a sun shade in the windshield. I recommend the Eclipse brand sun shade since it mounts directly to the windshield and automatically retracts making it easy to use.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:26 pm

See the first post in this topic for the Tips & Tricks.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:54 pm

Bump. See the first post in this topic for the Tips & Tricks.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:57 pm

Bump. See the first post in this topic for the Tips & Tricks.

Other people can do this bump-up too, you know!
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:38 pm

Bump. See the first post in this topic for the Tips & Tricks.

Other people can do this bump-up too, you know!
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:31 am

Partial recirculation is really good if it is cold outside and cabin is very warm
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:06 am

have you thought about adding a section for tires to the original post? summarize opinions and feedback from other forum members, so other tire options as well as the stock OEM replacements?
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:09 pm

Anyone is welcome to do that. I suggest another topic for it, though. We also still need a a FAQ on buying a used Leaf.
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