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Old 08-25-2019, 05:58 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I changed the oil in my leaf today.
I stripped out the belly pan took it for a little 6 mile drive to churn up the oil then pulled the plugs.
The 6 mile drive warmed up the transmission some, I wonder if I could turn a drain plug into a transmission heater.

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Old 08-25-2019, 06:27 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:05 PM   #153 (permalink)
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I changed the oil in my leaf today.
I stripped out the belly pan took it for a little 6 mile drive to churn up the oil then pulled the plugs.
The 6 mile drive warmed up the transmission some, I wonder if I could turn a drain plug into a transmission heater.
I hope you got the good oil for $30, a good filter for $12 and new plugs for $2 each and chucked the old stuff in the trash.

Seriously though I won't miss basic maintenance when I cross over. Must be nice!
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Yeah the leaf transaxle has oil in it.
It's transmission is pretty much a parking lock, a single approximately 8:1 gear rario including the differential that can't be uncoupled between the wheels and motor, also some CV shafts.
Not like it has hub motors or some science fiction like that.
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Some people are reporting efficiency gains... I'll probably do this soon, myself. Nissan says it's a lifetime fluid, but this is Nissan we're talking about.

https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtop...d7ca3603f293f2
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:35 PM   #156 (permalink)
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At some point, I thought by 2015 Nissan recommend the transaxle oil be changed at 110,000 miles.
If you see it at 80,000 miles it doesn't look so good.
I did mine at 68,000 miles, should have did it as soon as I got it at 47,000 miles.

I won't really be able to tell if I get a range boost because I put my tire spats back on the passenger side after they got ripe off by a tractor trailer tire tread a few weeks ago today when I did the transaxle oil change.
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4.4 miles per kwh, 1,350 miles for September 2019.
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I put 2 Michelin energy saver A/S tires on to replace worn out ecopia tires with 71,000 miles on them and it doesn't seem to have had any effect on range.
I was running 44psi in the worn out ecopia tires, only running 38 in the Michelin tires for now.

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