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beaty68 05-30-2015 07:11 AM

RE: New Motor Required
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alexmol2
what I find strange is that usually controllers/motors are more prone to insulation loss in wet weather or weather favoring condensation. This happened when the weather was dry and warm.

Yes it's not the usual pattern of stuff getting wet and thus experiencing decreased insulation resistance. As far as I understood, it's an insulation failure due to material failure or mechanical protrusion, kind of design flaw thus.

What exactly was the error message in your case? How does it compare to my motor story https://renaultzeforum.com/forums/Thr...35034#pid35034 ? Really curious if it's a similar issue or not...

alexmol2 06-01-2015 03:34 AM

RE: New Motor Required
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beaty68
What exactly was the error message in your case? How does it compare to my motor story https://renaultzeforum.com/forums/Thr...35034#pid35034 ? Really curious if it's a similar issue or not...

The error message was different from yours. It was in red, not in orange, and it was "Avaria motor electrico" wich translates to motor failure or malfunction. Alternating with that was a "perigo avaria electrica" wich translates to danger electric failure.

I'm still waiting for the replacement motor to arrive.

Buzby 06-01-2015 08:35 AM

RE: New Motor Required
 
Can you still use it with the warning, or is it gathering dust in the dealership whilst you wait? I certainly would be very unhappy at paying a battery lease for a vehicle Renault were preventing me using due to spares availability!

donald 06-01-2015 03:03 PM

RE: New Motor Required
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alexmol2
It was in red, not in orange, and it was "Avaria motor electrico" wich translates to motor failure or malfunction. Alternating with that was a "perigo avaria electrica" wich translates to danger electric failure.

This is what mine was telling me too, however I was told that it was the inverter that needed replacing.

These Continental motors seem overly sensitive to any closed resistance to ground. Very, and overly, sensitive.


alexmol2 06-03-2015 11:24 AM

RE: New Motor Required
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzby
Can you still use it with the warning, or is it gathering dust in the dealership whilst you wait? I certainly would be very unhappy at paying a battery lease for a vehicle Renault were preventing me using due to spares availability!

No, its a RED warning, the car won't go into GO mode.

I think that maybe if it happened during travel it would let you continue (if you could stand the beeping sounds), but once you turn it off it won't pass the diagnostics check when you start the car.

It was gathering dust on the Renault ZE services shop for 1 week while waiting for the new motor that finally arrived today.
I asked for more detailed technical information about the malfunction and they said they will give me more details when the car is ready.


Buzby 06-05-2015 04:36 AM

RE: New Motor Required
 
Good to know - keep us posted!

alexmol2 06-08-2015 05:19 AM

RE: New Motor Required
 
The car is ready, I'm just waiting for it to arrive to my local Renault shop.

I spoke with the technician that changed the motor. The reason for the problem was the "infamous" isolation fault to the chassis, the same problem as report by some users.


Buzby 06-08-2015 06:11 AM

RE: New Motor Required
 
That's a relief - but it still cannot be called a global fail as we don't all suffer from it (yet?)

alexmol2 06-09-2015 12:06 PM

RE: New Motor Required
 
My Fluence has returned home :D

It may be just my impression but I note 2 changes:

1. The sound. The motor sound is slightly different and seems louder than the original motor.

2. Regenerative braking. When releasing the go-pedal the regeneration comes in more softly but then grows to a point that seems more agressive than the original motor.

Maybe point 2 was some kind of firmware update...

Also they exchanged the menekkes cable (blue) by a new one (black).

Buzby 06-09-2015 12:42 PM

RE: New Motor Required
 
That's the second time I've heard of this on a motor swap - different supplier? Shame about the cable, I like the ice-blue lead as it marches the car.


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