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by JeffB
Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 13:14
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 27
Views: 8624

Re: Leaf Range *no discussion*

Amazing variations described in this thread: We have an April 2012 build Leaf, bought new in April 2014, and we purchased it from the original owner in October 2019. It has 33,000 km on the odo, and the SOH is 68% it will barely do 100km in ECO mode without the climate control on. :( :( That hurts. ...
by JeffB
Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 12:35
Forum: Nissan
Topic: OBD II dongles for LeafSpy
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: OBD II dongles for LeafSpy

So I bought a dongle from OBD2 Australia, a company in Perth that specializes in OBD. Cost $38, free postage, and they assured me it would work with LeafSpy. Loaded my old iPad (IOS 9.something) with LeafSpy Pro because I could not find any lite or standard versions on App Store. Plugged it in, it p...
by JeffB
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 17:26
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Black!! We live in the tropical north - white is the only colour for a car. :D
by JeffB
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 15:01
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

So we bought a Leaf! 2015 model second hand Japanese import (not imported by me). Has 11 bars on the battery condition meter. Drove around Perth for a couple of days then trucked it 3000km to Kununurra where it arrived on my wife's birthday. Nice timing. :D I will order an OBD dongle and Leaf Spy to...
by JeffB
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 22:19
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Many thanks to all of you for you input. Bladecar has hit the nail on (my) head - while I like the idea of engineering an electric car, the fact is I lack the time, inclination, and abilty to build such a vehicle. Thanks for the reality check. However I do have some technical skill, and there are ma...
by JeffB
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 08:39
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

"Garage" is a euphemism for any shady spot, though I have considered the possibilty. Since we only aircondition one room of the house it would be pretty funny airconditioning a garage. I read the iMiev uses its airconditioner to cool the battery while charging, and there is a 2010 model for sale, bu...
by JeffB
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 07:02
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Leaf in the tropical north

We live in Kununurra where summer temperatures reach 40+ and don't drop much below 30 even at night. The batteries will obviously degrade just standing in the garage, but how important will the lack of active cooling be? We have a 20km drive to town, about 80% of that at highway speed (say 80km/h) w...