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2018 Nissan Leaf Pre-order Q&A Specs

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Deal Guru
Mar 22, 2004
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So my brother just texted me saying his wife's 2018 Leaf when she got to work would not shut off/power down.

Any one know of a way to do an emergency shut down?

Nothing is apparently working to shut down the car and no specific combination of different things are working to shut down the Leaf.

They are heading to a Nissan dealer in a few.
Newbie
Dec 13, 2004
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Toronto
fromano wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 5:51 pm
Does anyone know if this TPMS kit will work with the 2018 Leaf?

https://www.amazon.ca/MaxiTPMS-Programm ... 0YQKGKYFS1

Has anyone tried this out? If it's required to read existing, and it's possible I also have LeafSpy.
I haven't used the pad, but here is a video showing you how it works.



I use the tool in this video to program the TPMS for my cars. He shows you all the different methods.

Newbie
Dec 13, 2004
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Toronto
Andro wrote:
Nov 6th, 2018 1:49 pm
Depends what tires, rims, TPMS.

Here is an example :

Aftermarket hubcentric steel wheels + no name tire (Evergreen) ~$540+tax

If you want sensors (aftermarket) its additional $200+tax. Around $740 +tax for everything.

However, I would suggest to skip TPMS and pocket the money for something else. Light is not that annoying and TPMS are not that accurate anyway. There is no all in one solution, as you customise what wheels, tires, sensors you want. I've seen quotes as high as almost 2k. All depends on what you want to buy. I have no complaints with what I have, but some people only want brand name, so it depends.

I've found the TPMS to be very accurate. When the temperature dropped, I noticed the tires had a slight bulge at the bottom. I used two different digital pressure gauges, and they both read 36.5 psi. I used an analog pressure gauge, and it read 36 psi. After driving for a bit, the TPMS registered the tires to be at 34 PSI after driving for a while it rose to 36 PSI, and the bulge was gone.

I've passed on the TPMS on my previous cars, and for me, it wasn't worth the anguish of hearing people complain that I installed the tires wrong or that there is something wrong with the tires because of the orange light on the dash. For $100-$140 I think it is worth the peace of mind. If you are the only one driving the car, then I think it is fine, but if someone else is going to drive your car occasionally, then I think it would be best to install the TPMS. If they get into the habit of ignoring the orange light they might just drive on the highway with a flat or bare rim. Trust me it is cheaper to put the TPMS in than to deal with the damages.

You may be competent, but you can't speak for everyone else who might drive your car.
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Dec 13, 2004
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Toronto
If anyone needs a good impact wrench for tire changes, there is a good deal going on for the cordless Dewalt Impact Wrench. I find it has more torque than the corded version. You still need a torque wrench to set the correct torque at the very end.

amazon-ca-dewalt-dcf899hp2-dcf899p2-bru ... 6-2241132/

Another good deal was the Milwaukee m12 free battery deal. Bought the cordless hand vac and the cordless air pump last night. Hated using the air compressor or the 12v accessory air pumpers.

home-depot-milwaukee-m12-tools-free-bat ... t-2236571/
Deal Guru
Mar 22, 2004
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quyngo wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2018 8:49 pm
If anyone needs a good impact wrench for tire changes, there is a good deal going on for the cordless Dewalt Impact Wrench. I find it has more torque than the corded version. You still need a torque wrench to set the correct torque at the very end.

amazon-ca-dewalt-dcf899hp2-dcf899p2-bru ... 6-2241132/

Another good deal was the Milwaukee m12 free battery deal. Bought the cordless hand vac and the cordless air pump last night. Hated using the air compressor or the 12v accessory air pumpers.

home-depot-milwaukee-m12-tools-free-bat ... t-2236571/
Any deals on jacks?
Newbie
Jul 18, 2018
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ysl5710 wrote:
Apr 18th, 2018 6:56 pm
What evse is every one using for level 2 charger?

Did you had to submit both charger and electrician receipts together to get the 50% discount? Or Was it done individually?
I've had my Leaf SL for a few months and haven't installed a home charging station, yet. Please clarify why I would need a charging station if a 240 volt (220?) Nema 14-50R receptacle gets installed in my garage? A 40 or 60 amp breaker would be installed via a sub-panel. Can't I just plug my Leaf charging cord that came with the car into the newly installed receptacle?
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Thanks
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May 1, 2012
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suzukilzx6 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2018 3:34 pm
I've had my Leaf SL for a few months and haven't installed a home charging station, yet. Please clarify why I would need a charging station if a 240 volt (220?) Nema 14-50R receptacle gets installed in my garage? A 40 or 60 amp breaker would be installed via a sub-panel. Can't I just plug my Leaf charging cord that came with the car into the newly installed receptacle?
Nema.jpg

Thanks
There used to be a time where trial and error was king. Maybe you should try that.
Jr. Member
May 24, 2018
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Yes, just plug the EVSE that came with the car into 14-50R receptacle. I rely on the supplied EVSE and did not buy a separate home charger, it works just fine.
Newbie
Mar 8, 2018
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Anikiri wrote:
Nov 27th, 2018 3:42 pm
There used to be a time where trial and error was king. Maybe you should try that.
You could use the Leaf charger. I love my JuiceBox Pro 40 (and don't regret it at all). It provides a level of charging control not offered by the Leaf (as I only charge to 80% unless going somewhere far away). The Leaf charger is also very cubersome. Seeing as you will be playing with this thing regularly...I think it's worth it. That being said, the decision is a bit different now without Ontario rebates. As others have said...try the Leaf one..if you hate it...but another.
Newbie
Apr 22, 2015
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Ottawa, ON
suzukilzx6 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2018 3:34 pm
I've had my Leaf SL for a few months and haven't installed a home charging station, yet. Please clarify why I would need a charging station if a 240 volt (220?) Nema 14-50R receptacle gets installed in my garage? A 40 or 60 amp breaker would be installed via a sub-panel. Can't I just plug my Leaf charging cord that came with the car into the newly installed receptacle?
Nema.jpg

Thanks
You cannot do that because the leaf charging cord is 110v 12 AMP

Its an easy conversion to change to 220v 12 Amp though. I did it myself in under an hour.
Deal Addict
Aug 3, 2008
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snowcow wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 8:07 am
You cannot do that because the leaf charging cord is 110v 12 AMP

Its an easy conversion to change to 220v 12 Amp though. I did it myself in under an hour.
Are you talking about <2017 leaf? Because 2018 and 2019 comes with a dual cord that works both on 110v (12A) and 220v (32A)
Newbie
Apr 22, 2015
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Ottawa, ON
seafish wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 9:22 am
Are you talking about <2017 leaf? Because 2018 and 2019 comes with a dual cord that works both on 110v (12A) and 220v (32A)
Yeah the 2017. Thats pretty cool about the 2018 though.
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Sep 1, 2004
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alanbrenton wrote:
Dec 4th, 2018 1:22 pm
Any chance we are going to see a lease deal such as this in the States? When building a Leaf, I don't even see leasing options in ON, Canada.

https://insideevs.com/should-you-lease-an-electric-car/

$229/month lease for Leaf S
36 months, $3979 initial payment
I thought these leases are usually in California because of EV mandate. I believe you can get a 500e for $99/month in Cali at one point.

I don't think Canada is in a position to mandate anything.

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