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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:45 am 
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Milam wrote:
Pearl

Thank you for the help.

I purchased an used Leaf adapter. It works great.

Do you recommend any particular unit?

I am having a Ford Level 2 Charger installed as we speak.


I bought a JuiceBox 40 Classic. So far it's working great! No frills, just an aluminum box that does the job.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:31 pm 
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The FFE has no spare tire. I'm assuming you meant the tire slime and air pump? I did pick up a spare tire from a JY for $35 that I hope to never have to use. I just leave it in my garage. With the limited range I'm never far enough from home that it's not a big deal to get a ride home and take the tire, jack, and lug nut wrench back to the car. That way I can shop around for a tire and not just be stuck with whatever the closest shop has in stock.


Be careful about buying slime! I wanted to save the one that was in the emergency kit and used Slime instead and it clogged the tire monitoring valve and ended up with having to bring the whole wheel to Pep Boys (who were nice enoght to clean it)

Make sure you buy slime with the label TPMS SAFE.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:19 pm 
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Thank you for the advice.

What I did.

1. Purchased two tire inflation kits off of eBay. They ran approximately $50.00 each.
2. Purchased an used Leaf 110 volt, level 1 cable. Paid approximately $100.00 for that.
3. Purchased a 2015 owners manual, with case and extras. I think that I paid
$28.00. Would love to have a 2016 manual. But I have not found one yet.

Any other suggestions?

The car is getting everything updated.

I believe that they are putting in a new modem?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Personally I would never use a tire inflation kit.

They coat the inside of the tire and wheel with sticky goo and usually requires (expensive) replacement of the pressure sensor (ruined by the goo).

I have had great success with repairing minor punctures with the non-messy and simple DynaPlug product:

https://www.amazon.com/Dynaplug-Tubeless-Tire-Repair-Tool/dp/B00BBE7KAM

All the repairs I did (nail punctures, and once a large screw) lasted until the tire had to be replaced from normal wear. The plugs simply do just that... plug the puncture. No goo or mess.

I keep a DynaPlug tool and several plugs in my FFE at all times. Very compact, in the back of the glovebox.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:49 pm 
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Add to WattUp's kit, the compressor and you can get on your way. Or add a AAA subscription and don't worry about any of those things!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Or add a AAA subscription and don't worry about any of those things!

I have AAA too, but I think a DynaPlug kit is also very cheap insurance in case you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, AAA is hours away, or maybe there is no cell signal to even call them.

(I agree, none of those scenarios are very likely in an FFE, but I like to be self-sufficient.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:31 am 
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WattsUp wrote:
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Or add a AAA subscription and don't worry about any of those things!

I have AAA too, but I think a DynaPlug kit is also very cheap insurance in case you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, AAA is hours away, or maybe there is no cell signal to even call them.

(I agree, none of those scenarios are very likely in an FFE, but I like to be self-sufficient.)


I have one of the cheapy plug kits from Walmart in my car as well (in fact, in all of my cars). I've only had to use it once. However, within a few days I took the car to Discount tire for them to remove the plug and properly patch the tire from the inside. Since I buy my tires from them, they do this at no charge.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:18 pm 
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campfamily wrote:
within a few days I took the car to Discount tire for them to remove the plug and properly patch the tire from the inside.

Fwiw, my DynaPlug repairs lasted for about 20,000 miles.

It will not work for all punctures, but for a small nail or something else simple, it seems to work great.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:08 am 
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I agree that DynaPlug works great only for small punctures.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:03 pm 
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edisonb5 wrote:
I agree that DynaPlug works great only for small punctures.

Au contraire. Common misunderstanding. They work on any size hole in the tread (they do not work in the sidewall - nothing works there). The Dynaplug website has some outstanding videos on how to use them.

https://youtu.be/EjmPOrdd5b4

http://www.dynaplug.com/videos.html

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