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by LouB
Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 14:04
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi Mike, I think you've nailed it :lol: I forgot to add in my initial post that for a <4mm hole there's no way I would even consider using the supplied sealant. I too carry a plugging kit. It is fairly basic comprising of: a reamer, a threader , a couple of plugs and a tiny jar of vaseline. Together...
by LouB
Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 10:37
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi T1 Terry, I don't know if the new stuff is better, but in my old Cox ride-on mower the tyres came pretreated with something called Sheeld. In the blurb that came with the mower there was much hype about protection from punctures. Sure enough, the first time I had a puncture, the stuff fizzed out ...
by LouB
Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 14:40
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Emergency spare wheel

The Renault Zoe, in common with many other 'modern' vehicles, does not come equipped with a spare wheel & tyre. I must admit, when I looked under the boot floor covering I was taken aback, to say the least. There it was: a little compressor gadget and a spray can. No wonder the boot capacity is so s...
by LouB
Wed, 08 Aug 2018, 11:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Hi people, Thank you for providing some very useful information on this topic. Thank you Dave for the in-depth research in your last post. I am now definitely leaning towards the Zoe as the best answer to our urban transport needs. The battery thermal control is the clincher. I found this 7 part tec...
by LouB
Tue, 07 Aug 2018, 08:30
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Hi Dave, You're not wrong about the dangers of 400Vdc, especailly coupled with the very high Amps available. I have had some fun plugging your table into a spread sheet and performing some simple calculations. What stands out is the reduction in range due to temperature differences for each constant...
by LouB
Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 14:43
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Hi Dave, That's great table you produced from the simulator. It makes it so easy to understand how the range is affected by variations in sustained speed and ambient temperature. Iv'e copied it into my information file for the Zoe. I must tell my wife that, if we buy it, she should only drive the Zo...
by LouB
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 10:07
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: Zoe energy use

Hi Bryce and Doggy You have both provided some very useful information. I completely agree with Doggy's view of the horrible situation in Oz, with lack of incentives, increasing pollution and active government discouragement, all painting a bleak picture for EV uptake. But, as with the increasing an...
by LouB
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 13:06
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: Zoe energy use

Hi Once we had returned to the dealership (Sydney) from our test drive of the Zoe, the salesperson was very keen for us to put down a deposit. He explained that the vehicle had to be ordered and that it would take some weeks to delivery. In the meantime, he suggested we also order what he called the...
by LouB
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 14:53
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe on steep hills
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Zoe on steep hills

Hi It's reassuring to see that the Zoe can easily negotiate quite steep driveways. I had my first test drive of a Zoe Intens last week from Sydney City Renault. It felt quite zippy but, because of the 60 kph limits in that area, I did not get the chance to try it at highway speeds. How does it perfo...