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 sensors, but the local Nissan dealership had these for 100€/sensor! So ebay was naturally the next place to look, and for 17€/sensor I won't complain.
Here are the wheels fitted, stock Bridgestone Ecopias, 16", 17.1kg rims. The exact same weight as the OEM steelwheels, so not very high quality rims these. But they look better than the steelies
So, let's tackle the TPMS warnings. The Leaf warns you about the TPMS on both the lower and upper instrument cluster. It also flashes them for a solid few minutes, so you'll definitely notice it and want to fix it asap!
The solution is LeafSpy Pro. The instructions are so simple that anyone can remap the sensors. It took me 10 minutes!
After getting the car to accept the new sensors I let it cool down for 30mins. Then I filled the tires up to the eco-miling spec of 3.1bar front, 3.0 bar rear. Instrument cluster is happy again!
My 3d-priting obsession continues, I wanted to personalize the wheels, so 3d printing center caps seemed like a perfect tiny project.
Started by modelling this "Toyota Prius Wheel Center Cap - Power Symbol" https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:44003
to fit my wheels, made new hooks. It's so easy to model, using sketchup since it's free.
Printed a prototype, worked almost too good, now to print more in higher quality and paint them
I promise I'll get back to the CAN stuff soon, just wait