1st Service Done and the Cowboys are pushing new Tyres.

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  1. outoftheknow

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    i haven’ t checked but maybe it is all about the AC in an EV not taking as much power so the batteries don’t die (edit too quickly). Simply more expensive lubricant to achieve that whereas in an ICE car the saving in fuel can’t be justified.

    That’s all I can think of - or it is just EV bollocks to make some money :D
     
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    I prefer the unicorn fart interpretation.
     
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    Got the car back today...nothing bad showed up, so it was just a health check, change/inspect (?) the pollen filter, check tyres and main battery and a wash and vac....OH! and got my service book stamped too :D

    Got a bit of paperwork with all the correct boxes tick :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks!! I think :)
     
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    Initially they sent me a short video of the eVision check, which was really was a waste of time...it lasted 11 seconds :thumbsdow
     
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    :facepalm:
     
  7. PRESSTOG

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    Sounds Like my one, It was mainly a report on the front number plate looking at the video

    HG67AXH
     
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    Brilliant, didn't realise it was a two wheeler :D
     
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    Someone is extracting the urine.
     
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    Ours was free :clap: No advisories either :)
     
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    I recently completed a course on how to work on EV,s safely ,and the tutor was telling us that one of the main problems on these vehicles is the brakes seizing through lack of use ,because under gentle braking your not actually using the brakes as such ,the braking comes from the electric motors,so remember to give them a workout every now and again .
    Also ,and it may sound obvious ,but don’t be messing around with any of the electric drive components if you don’t know how to make these systems safe to work on , as you could end up dead !!
     
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    The brakes seizing is a non issue, as when the car is fully charged the regen braking does not work so for the first few miles after a full charge the mechanical brakes take the work on, and although regen helps with braking the Mechanical brakes always take over to stop the car in the end, the only real issues you are likely to have with an EV are, a light coating of rust on the discs from under use which could lead to pitting if the car is not driven a lot.

    As for working on the High Voltage system, I doubt most people would be daft enough to go poking around in a 400v system and if they did well thats just Darwinism at work... ;-)

    Where I am the main danger to the 400v system is the local rodents who love to take out the wiring in the local cars. I must admit I am dreading getting in the car one morning to the "Danger Electrical Failure" dash message and finding this

    electrocuted_rat.jpg

    Congrats on your EV Course @wezzywebb I am currently trying to encourage some local grease monkeys highly trained technicians to take the course as a way forward for the independent mechanic in the changing automotive market.
     
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    The way it was explained to us ,was that the initial xxpercent of travel at the footbrake used only the motors for braking ,any further travel bringing the hydraulics into play (we were looking at the Nissan Leaf at the time).
    As for people poking around in a 400v system ,well lets just say nothing surprises me anymore after being in the game for so long :laugh:
     
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    As the saying goes, make something idiot proof and the universe will build a better idiot :facepalm:
     
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    Very true
     
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    The brakes on the leaf are the same as the Zoe it's a fly by wire system pressing the brakes signals the computer which responds with regen braking and if further force above the available regen then uses the hydraulics yes. But if the battery is full or nearly full any press on the brake pedal will generate a computer says no response and the hydraulic brakes do a the work till there is space in the battery to accommodate the amount of regen.. it's a very complicated setup with the hydraulics always there as a safety net if anything goes wrong
     
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    Thats probably what the tutor said ,but at my age you only remember so much ,plus dont forget we are only grease monkeys :rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    How can you make a monkey from grease? :lease:
     
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    After 3373 miles our front brake pads were 20% worn and the back pads 10% worn, so they must be doing something...
     
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    Are you sure you aren't using it as a foot rest ,20% wear seems high for the miles
     
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    Very sure, I was slightly surprised too. Perhaps the Nissan mechanic was exaggerating? :D. And that's driving around in B mode (Leaf).
     

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