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by knightmb
Fri Sep 22, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids
Topic: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 82510

Re: Nissan Ariya to be announced for the JDM July 15, 2020

We had an EV event in the tiny town, population 1100, near where I live, with more than a dozen different models of EVs. The Grand Junction Nissan dealer brought an Ariya — first one I've ever seen up here in rural mountain Colorado. Even though it was fairly pricey, of interest to me was the stick...
by knightmb
Fri Sep 22, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: Batteries & Charging
Topic: 2016-2017 model year 30 kWh bar losers and capacity losses
Replies: 2428
Views: 592564

Re: 2016-2017 model year 30 kWh bar losers and capacity losses

My 2017 just lost it's 4th bar Is it advisable to get it to the dealer ASAP to start the process? ... or is there a scenario where the bar comes-and-goes for awhile -- i'd hate to take it to them and have them find it's not yet ready for warranty Yes. As far as I know, the bars only go one way, down.
by knightmb
Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: New Members & Newbie Questions
Topic: Winter range
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Winter range

The ability to pre-heat will save a good chunk of energy. Also, don't be like my wife and set the heat temperature at 85F and then start cracking windows when it gets too hot inside. :roll: Instead, set it to something lower, but enough to take the chill out of the air. I usually have mine set for 6...
by knightmb
Tue Sep 19, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 100 thousand miles and still going strong.
Replies: 21
Views: 5607

Re: 100 thousand miles and still going strong.

I just passed +73K on my 2020, at this rate, should hit +100K next year. So far so good, only had to change tires and windshield washer fluid :D
by knightmb
Tue Sep 19, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 12V battery went "bad" after VCM recall?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: 12V battery went "bad" after VCM recall?

Welcome. If you live in a Hot or Cold climate, then four years isn't unusual. It would be a little soon if your climate is mild. I agree that they may have managed to run the battery down during the update, but that may be hard to prove. Hard to prove and also a death blow to an aging SLA unfortuna...
by knightmb
Tue Sep 19, 2023 5:42 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Molykote M77 for axle click fix
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Molykote M77 for axle click fix

- I am ready to do this same thing - The noise been very annoying, perhaps after I remove and check the front/rear brake pad ( sparkling new at 120k miles ) ... dont know if I loose anything, but wheel remove/torque so I don't think anything loose since . Anyone who done this, is this solve the fro...
by knightmb
Sun Sep 17, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: EVSE / Charging Equipment and Networks
Topic: CHAdeMO
Replies: 39
Views: 14353

Re: CHAdeMO

I feel the same way. ChaDeMo was just a published protocol that was open. Anyone can download the tech documents for it and create a charging station if they really wanted to (over simplifies the complexity, yes I know). For reasons we all know ($$$), no one else wanted to work with it. Then countri...
by knightmb
Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Batteries & Charging
Topic: Extension cords
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Extension cords

From personal experience with a family member. Back in 2015, a family member bought a new 2015 Leaf. They only had the EVSE that the Leaf comes with (120V model) before I helped them install a 240V EVSE months later. While using the 120V EVSE, they had a garage with an outlet, external type since th...
by knightmb
Sat Sep 16, 2023 1:40 am
Forum: Batteries & Charging
Topic: Extension cords
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Extension cords

As already mentioned earlier, extension cords are discouraged because they introduce extra points of failure. If you are well versed in eletronics and the science of electricity, then you can make a better determination of the risk, but not everyone that reads this public forum is. That's why I woul...
by knightmb
Wed Sep 13, 2023 12:45 pm
Forum: New Members & Newbie Questions
Topic: deciding between 2021 vs 2020 SV Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: deciding between 2021 vs 2020 SV Plus

The brakes may or may not be lower quality on the '21. What is certain is that they feel much weaker. I've had my '21 start to slip forward with my foot on the brake while stopped, and normal braking requires noticeably more pedal effort. This alone would have been a deal breaker for me - had I kno...

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