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Given the warranty is finished and it is in Darwin, what I would do if I lived there would be to get a test kit (I assume such should be fairly cheap) and change fluid when required but not bother about getting out every little bit of fluid nor getting that special tool. But that is my personal opinion and justy a thought to ponder.
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I'm going to give to Mechanic and see what he does and report back. Service due end March so I'll do first week April 2022!
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Damn, that's a long way to go if you need major work done, I was worried that our closest dealer is in Launceston, 160km away!
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I figure if the battery or charging system breaks I'll have to throw the car out!
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TomZoe wrote: Sun, 13 Feb 2022, 19:12 I figure if the battery or charging system breaks I'll have to throw the car out!
there's no preventative maintenance to be done on either of those things tbh
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Just to return to my original post in this topic.

It is over two months since I replaced the 12V battery with a nice new AGM of better specs and everything has been perfect since. The idle traction battery drain is definitely completely gone and the car has been back to original performance for keeping SOC. Not only that, but the actual energy usage has returned to what it used to be now that there is no "vampire/phantom traction battery drain" distorting the driving figures.

I have been using the old Renault battery for testing various electronics projects as well as for my spot welder and even though it behaves strangely in several respects, it is still of some use. It definitely has some internal losses even though the internal resistance is not too bad (I am pulling a couple of hundred amps for the spot welder).

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As a matter of interest, which AGM battery did you use, it seems to need a battery pretty specific in shape, given the tight space and all the crap mounted on the battery terminals
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Don't worry, found it in another thread...
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