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Recent content by Adirondack_D

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    2021 MYP Trunk Leak - bad service experiences

    Yup, add me to the list. March '21 Fremont build. Got the same "water on the wrong side of the bottom seal" issue after a heavy rain my way. Haven't called for a service yet, but probably need to with the freeze/thaw cycle here in NY.
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    Who's using what for winter tires for the PNW?

    Upstate for me = Saratoga Springs.
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    Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire Setup and Headaches (with Costco)

    I'm surprised Costco even allowed you to purchase tires that weren't of the OEM size. I had a run in with them 25 years ago; they refused to mount tires to my car because the rims I had on the car were not the OEM size. I purchased the car used, and didn't even know what the OEM rim sizes were...
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    Coolant top off

    Funny how the Tesla manual contradicts itself. It says don't touch, but then gives you the type of fluid it uses. Additionally if it was so crucial, they would not have put an easy to remove cover on the bottle. BTW, its not Walmart brand, its Valvoline brand and is the identical coolant...
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    Who's using what for winter tires for the PNW?

    Here in upstate NY we get a mix of everything from wet slush, to cold dry snow, and ice covered. I ran Michelin X-ice on mine last year, and have no complaints. My Y was 6th different vehicle I've owned that had X-ice's on them. They were hard to come by, and some state they were not made for...
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    Coolant top off

    Its the coolant for the Battery, and yes you can top it up. The bottle resides next to the cabin air intake. Unlike my Hybrid Chrysler Pacifica, it does not have a tamper proof lid. Just unscrew and add until it reaches the scribe line on the coolant bottle. As far as the manual, they would...
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    Coolant top off

    Has anyone had a need to top off their coolant? I checked mine out this week and found the level just below the "low" indicator on the bottle. It wasn't low enough to throw a warning, and suspect it had a way to go before it did. It didn't need much, but I figured I'd top it off while I was...
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    HVAC question

    I just did an evap clean and filter change on my '21 model Y. It was starting to smell like old wet socks. Got about 18 months out of the OEM filter before the smell started.
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    Rattle, Rattle goes the headliner

    It never came back. Car is very quiet..... as long as I remember to position the rear seat belt belt buckles away from the sides of the car.
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    Model Y wiper blades

    Nice! Mine are still riding a UPS truck across the country. Glad to see they are NOT made in China like just about everything else these days.
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    Model Y wiper blades

    Get them while they're in stock!
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    Snowmode for Model Y

    When in doubt use "offroad assist" mode. I've used it a few times during the winter here in upstate NY. Keep it under 50 and you'll get through pretty much anything in offroad assist mode.
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    Winter battery range

    Mythbusters did an episode on this. Need to be at least 100 ft or closer, which is really unsafe.
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    Winter battery range

    Here in Upstate NY, I went from a summer average of 270 Wh/mi to ~330 Wh/mi. Same trip (back and forth to work), but with temps in the low 20's and High 30's. We get below 0 up where I live, so it will be "exciting" to see what the car can do. So far the heat pump has done a great job.
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    Cold weather prep

    Does anyone have any other recommendations beyond treating window seals and door handles with silicon lube for deep cold winter days? I've seen recommendations for silicon or Gummi Pflege Stift for window gasket, but can't seem to decide which one is better. Anyone have any advice? It gets...

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