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by Dala
16. Jun 2019 14:12
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

Now here's some progress, I took delivery of the first batterypack from Norway! It was dusty, came from a crashed 30kWh Leaf. Shipping from Norway->Finland was only 200€! https://i.imgur.com/ar21co5.jpg After getting it home and cleaning it up, the label identifies it as a 30kWh pack made in the UK....
by Dala
31. May 2019 18:00
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

So let's talk wheels. Winter is long over and it's time for summer tires. This is the first car I've owned with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). I got a new to me set of alloys, and naturally wanted to keep the TPMS functioning. First order of business was to order another set of pressure s...
by Dala
23. May 2019 21:32
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

Now something completely different. My friend Johan was bitten by the 3d-printing bug, and I am so intrigued! I searched thingiverse for a J1772 holder, and found this simple design: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2481870 So I sent him a message, and little over an hour later, a prototype was pri...
by Dala
16. May 2019 12:36
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

The Man-in-the-middle attack CAN prototype boards from Muxsan arrived today. This thread is going to get quite technical soon...
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by Dala
13. May 2019 21:25
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

Soo, the Leaf developed a leak... quite a big one too! Not so fun to see it drip from the side airbag :D https://i.imgur.com/8Ds6BBJ.jpg Tore the interior apart to investigate, it leaks on the top part https://i.imgur.com/PgkmIHp.jpg Spread the rubber gasket with zipties, blowdried it https://i.imgu...
by Dala
29. Apr 2019 20:12
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

Another Sunday, now both rear wheelwells are protected against the elements.
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by Dala
26. Apr 2019 20:46
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

So, now that the weather is getting warmer, it is way more inviting to work on the car. First order of business, getting the undercoating tiptop. This is what the stock rear wheel-well looks like https://i.imgur.com/cGFKHDj.jpg Not very protective at all, when you run on gravel roads, the noise is a...
by Dala
01. Apr 2019 16:15
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

I went and added the garage to the Plugshare map, in-case someone is close to getting stranded in the middle of the Kvarken world-heritage archipelago :D

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It sure is an EV dead-zone out here :D
by Dala
27. Mar 2019 15:30
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

I'm in the local paper!

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I'm currently in the process of starting up my own company, aiming to be the first in Finland to offer 3rd party EV battery service/swap/upgrades. It's gonna be a wild ride! :)
by Dala
10. Feb 2019 13:08
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

Status update on the Leaf! I assembled the OpenEVSE unit. Now I need to decide where I mount it. I will most likely make it open to the public on all charging apps, since it probably goes in the middle of nowhere :D https://i.imgur.com/zA3QtLO.jpg We have also had a fair bit of snow in Vaasa :D http...
by Dala
22. Jan 2019 12:21
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

I now have some capacity numbers to share, and time to make a decision. Test, 5Amp discharge, from 4.1V -> 3.3V USA cell: 39,77Ah Italy cell: 43,30Ah So presuming I have an USA cell from the same batch, If I upgrade to the Italy cell, I'd get a 9% range increase! I could also try looking for better ...
by Dala
11. Jan 2019 12:00
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

This showed up in the mail. https://i.imgur.com/1FlsIWz.jpg Now I can start capacity testing the big Leaf cells! I settled on the reasonably priced Antimatter charger/discharger. It can do 10A charge and 7A discharge. I started it a bit more gently, and the test is going to take some time. I set the...
by Dala
08. Jan 2019 19:59
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

I finally caved in, and started renting a garage space 200m from the apartment. It costs 50€ per month, with unlimited electricity. This solved my range anxiety issues permanently. I am limited to 8Amp charging, but that is OK, I only need this space once or twice a week. I should have just done thi...
by Dala
23. Dec 2018 14:31
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

Happy holidays! The Leaf is happily churning out spruces as I drive, very festive :) https://i.imgur.com/YakumgF.jpg I am continuing the LED upgrade, here is the boot space lamp https://i.imgur.com/vdOS2B1.jpg And here is the dome light. Both got 31mm wedge LEDs. https://i.imgur.com/n3U0yfM.jpg I ne...
by Dala
19. Dec 2018 21:18
Forum: Omat projektit
Topic: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: Dala's Leaf buildthread (2015 Nissan Leaf)

So Christmas came early, and the previous owner sent me an identical cell from the batch he used to 'fix' the car. It is from USA and has 30 written on it. If I were a betting man, I'd say that the 30 stands for 30Ah measured on one 4V cell. That would be a 33Ah->30Ah, 90.1% degraded cell, which mak...