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 on: Today at 05:26:39 PM 
Started by pantsmachine - Last post by Mostie
Pants, +1 for the waxoyl, used it for years and the cleaning of the arches, has the front got plastic liners? did you check the bit right at the bottom of the wing where it meets the sill?

 on: Today at 05:25:54 PM 
Started by pantsmachine - Last post by dan_b
5.5 hours of negative pricing tonight - wind is back!

 on: Today at 04:52:54 PM 
Started by Caesium - Last post by AndyWhittaker
The battery discharge balancing is getting better, I was about to reconfigure to use the batteries in a shared arrangement but the firmware has been updated by Lux again, so I decided to hold-off for a while.

What I am now seeing is once one of the batteries discharges to ~52% SOC, the other inverter kicks in - not perfect but better. Apparently Lux are tweaking the firmware on my setup to get the discharging optimised.

FYI my firmware is BAAB-0404

 on: Today at 04:49:37 PM 
Started by pantsmachine - Last post by andrewellis
All cars receive a strong underbody clean, dry and I then use waxoyl for its heatable, flow and reform characteristics. I reapply every few years. I've been doing this for 30 years+ on our cars and they remain mint right up until I sell them on. Well worth doing if you don't already.

Wow, that's a different picture to my leaf which is definitely looking the worse for wear post the Aberdeenshire winter salt on the roads.  How do you apply the waxoyl?

I'm also have to change the handbrake cables as they had corroded though that might have been from when I purchased it at 1 year old.  £260 from Nissan which is the only place I could get them :<

 on: Today at 03:54:49 PM 
Started by pantsmachine - Last post by MR GUS

Dan, its on the upper section (you'd have to squat to see it) but it felt a bit rough when I reached in.

I'm curious as to the new battery too, not much chance to read up on it, fighting a cold & need to do a backlog of DIY, inc immersion failure, any decent links?

I wonder how many of their U.S factory folk they transplanted to china to get it running & properly conditioned.

 on: Today at 03:30:58 PM 
Started by Countrypaul - Last post by Countrypaul
I have traced a performance problem with our ASHP to a "misunderstanding" of the installers whereby the thermistor used only applies to DHW and not to the heating side of things. As a result the ASHP is generating the water for heating at 60C even though the flow temp is set to 45C, the HP cuts out when the store temperature gets to 40C as required.  Having checked with the manufacturers they indicate that an external "mechanical" thermostat is required ideally with sensorlocated in a pocket on the store. I can find plenty of capiliary thermostats that could be used with the sensor in a packet but they all turn on and off within a very small range. I would like one that cuts in down at 25C and out at 40C with ideally both values settable. Does anyone know of one?
If not I will look at creating one using a DS18B20 along with a ESP8266 and relay, unfortunately this means another parasitic load on the electricity supply. Any other suggestions?

 on: Today at 03:15:39 PM 
Started by pantsmachine - Last post by dan_b
Could be another 2-3 years before their German factory starts to produce 3s - itís going to focus solely on their re-engineered Y for the first phase.

Interestingly there are rumours that Tesla China will be exporting MiC 3s to Europe very soon. Which could also mean the LiFePo4 battery chemistry theyíre using for the MiC standard range version comes here too...

The 3 has a split 60/40 fold rear seat so you can put long things in the boot.  I drove to the Alps in mine with 2 bikes in the boot this summer...

I havenít really looked that hard for exposed metal in the boot area!

 on: Today at 03:05:37 PM 
Started by dan_b - Last post by MR GUS
We really liked the framing the chrome gave, anyone know what the replacement (in black) is? how it has been treated or owt?

Keen to know what difference the new aero wheels give back to battery potential.

& why has the warranty on the second hand vehicles been pulverised to a year? (and what does it affect, I don't know as I wasn't aware of how far the old warranty went).

The increased performance is very welcome, as would a price cut.

 on: Today at 02:56:55 PM 
Started by dan_b - Last post by MR GUS
Had a look at the ID 3 recently ourselves, (early model) at the dealership.

The screen location & size was the wifes biggest gripe that led her to voice concern about the tesla one (but the difference in size was very apparant) ..but its the price of a 3, & although it has a ski hatch was deemed a bit naff (bad salesmen who make "jokes" about the leafs range was a major dampener, I had to tell him to "Jeff off" & learn something other than BS.

 Its fast becoming apparant that Tesla is the only company that stands a chance of getting pertinent EV info from.
(can't imagine why).

 on: Today at 02:50:53 PM 
Started by pantsmachine - Last post by MR GUS

Hey guys, last sunday wife drove the 3.

Querying as to when the german 3 will be available?

Also will it have a hole punched in the rear for a ski hatch y'think?

When I had a look in the boot (got low) there was exposed metal where i'd normally expect a rubber trim? this was towards the back of the boot (leaning in) & high up where "I guess" the boot chassis starts proper, was it missed / nicked or standard? ..any kit that gets piled high is likely to be a snowboard or ski's ..considering the wife is happy to drive to chamonix in a 3 & it would get us off planes no bad thing, but i'm concerned as to whether the exposed metal bit is standard & are here any other catch-points I missed when in the show room?

I guess I need to look at wha happened on battery day now.

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