I'm attempting to put a 2014 Leaf drivetrain into a classic Mini. I've ditched the Nissan VCU in favor of an aftermarket solution, and I'm working on sorting out the cooling.
If I can, I'd like to use the Leaf coolant pump, but it's controlled by the VCU. I can't get it to spin by applying 12v to various pins.
1) Can this thing be controlled by PWM or would it necessitate CAN bus communication?
2) Does anyone know the raw specs (power draw, flow rate, etc) if I need to source a standard replacement? I couldn't find anything in the shop manual.
3) Does anyone happen to know the operating temperature range of the motor and inverter? I'm trying to figure out what temperature to keep the coolant beneath (ie, when does the radiator fan kick on).