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My VM ID3 1st Plus: Captains log: 23 Sept 2021

  • 25-09-2021 12:46pm
    Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Bikes will be much higher up but at least the lights work now on the bike rack, never did on leaf

    Bike tow bar 1,300 lids, fitted

    In passing, is it possible to measure individual journey distances: the leaf has trip A, trip B

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,033 ✭✭✭ eagerv

    Yes there is a re-setable trip meter, which I have never used, think it's in the Interior menu. Normally I use one of the 3 screens "Since charging" "Since start" or "Long-term". The "since start" resets if the car hasn't been used for a number of hours. They can be re-set if you so wish.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Results from first road trip

    First one: Nenagh to Tralee, slow traffic from Adare to Tralee: left Nenagh at 4:40, arrived before dark

    2nd One Tralee to Nenagh, left Tralee at 21:30.

    Drove at speed limit pretty much all the way, 55 kms is 120, the rest is mainly 100, wet and dark

    3rd one shows what was left

    so, at speed limit speeds, its 300 km range at a push based on the above

    was 100% charged

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    When at a location that you want to return to, is there any way to store it from the map.

    In the Leaf there is


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    This allows you navigate to any spot on the map, what you can't do is use it to save where you are as a waypoint, as you can't navigate to where you already are 😎

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Nenagh Portlaoise at m/w speed, dry, daytime, no wind

    225 kgs wood pellets

    round trip, 140, at 120

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    In relation to the proported misreading of the speed signs, my take, based on a round trip to Cahirsiveen, 200 km from nenagh, is that the gremlins are on the mapping software and not the signage.

    Driving along in middle of nowhere and it says 30 kms/h detected and brakes.

    Does the same in Nenagh

    Having said that its lovely car to drive with the lane management, auto dim and bendy lights set up at night and the adaptive cruise control.

    CCS in newcastle west was down, had twigged it on plugshare before hand so drove at 90 for 90 to that CP (14.2 kms/100 km) spent an hour 43 mins plus 17) getting back to 97% on the AC and then drove at 100 or 80 the rest of the way, got a few electrons over 2 hrs on a 13 amp in the hotel and drove back at speed limit in the dark: 17.4 kms/100, got home with 51 kms left. dry night no wind, 10 degrees, and not stressed after a 2:45 drive, it did message me to rest a while 😎

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    OH took car at 07:00 this morning, 3 degrees, came back in a few minutes, lack of power and red lights on the dash: rabbit/tortoise/T rex or something, it was gone when she got back: has been to Dublin and back since: was it the cold?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ the_amazing_raisin

    That's a pretty severe response, normally turtle mode should only kick in at a very low SoC

    Sounds like there was a momentary fault, might be worth getting the garage to look at it

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Dingle to Nenagh 22:00 to midnight, c 4.0 degrees C. mainly dry, no wind, drove it pretty hard on the 80 km limit roads from Dingle to Tralee via the coast road to Castleisland, 57 kms, and then at speed limit plus 5 for the balance, c.50km at 125 and the rest at 105: left with 90%, 11% or 34 kms left.

    Went looking for charging this morning. Lidl down again, rapid/AC under repair.😀

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Anyone got a photo of inside the meter box where the cable to the EVCP came from the meter box and not the CU?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Came back from a trip yesterday, 3% and turtle just as I reversed into the drive.

    Started the granny cable charger and left it.

    100% dead when I went out this morning

    Used key to open it.

    I guessed the 12v was flat so once the 12v was charging for a bit, its all back and granny cable charging is now working as well/

    It looks like it charged to 5% and then died.

    Car is 5 months old/ 11,000 kms

    Is there some point at which the 12v is not charged by the big battery?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ the_amazing_raisin

    I think there is a level where the 12V won't charge but not sure what point it is

    I believe it also changes the 12v at the end of the charging cycle, so it was probably low at the start of charging then died

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭ ewj1978

    shouldn't it have topped up the 12V while you were driving?

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Phone call today from Al Hayes, Portumna.

    Want me to book my car in for a service.

    Asked what it would cost

    2 prices 195 and 245

    whats in the 245



    oil filter


    brake fluid

    pollen filter

    rotate tyres

    and some other stuff

    When she was finished I told her I was driving an Elec, that had been in for some recall work last week and the service clock was now set for 2 years out.

    In passing what is the service interval for the ID3

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,595 ✭✭✭✭ ted1

  • Registered Users Posts: 337 ✭✭ sh81722

    I apparently once got an oil change done on the leaf back in 2016 or 2017. At least the invoice said so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ the_amazing_raisin

    I was happy to see that my wife's Leaf passed all the exhaust and emissions checks at its last service

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Which is more than can be said for most of us after a feed of beer and MSG laden fast food 😎

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,926 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Interesting this article where it references elec price increases in Germany as well as charging costs

    Picture Mad Lads next car, c/w 2.4 on the assembly line...don't tell him

    I count 11 guys, reminds me of Dagenham in 1990 where 4 guys had time for a game of cards between fitting tyres on cars on the assembly line