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Recent content by mpt

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    Sudden Unintended Acceleration

    Definitely. It takes a while to get used to using your left foot without any force ( compared to the clutch pedal some old piston cars have to have) but yes, there’s a reason why race drivers use both feet!
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    Lowering the Model 3

    Interrrrreeeessstttingg... My TSportLine springs have been problem free for a couple of years but started creaking recently. They're sending out some plastic sleeves to resolve it.
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    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    As your car was post May I don't think that you ever had it. I suspect you just didn't notice it. The way we've detected it though has been to bang on the floor to see if it resonates, not actually press hard like that. Maybe you could mention it to your service center next time it's near.
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    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    From what we know, this is more cosmetic than structural - this is still a Model 3 with a 5-star+ safety rating so, I would think that your son is as safe as it gets! The difference between your car and mine is that when the metal flexes a bit, there's a bit of fluffy padding under the metal...
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    Traffic aware cruise control - initial set speed?

    Finally! Tesla's FSD Beta has a new Speed Limit Cruise Control feature It's in beta, 'Cruise Set Speed'
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    Any Luck Hearing Back from RoadsterServiceNA?

    I feel that we were duped... again. I and a few friends have emailed the support line with no response at all.
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    is it normal for the clunk noise from rear when accelerating/deaccelerating

    It is absolutely normal, the slack in the transmission is spectacular. Fix: transition from drive to regen gently. You can get the same by pushing the car back/forward on flat ground with handbrake off and in park.
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    What is a BSM Fault? What is going bad?

    Battery Safety Monitor is a popular fault, it's usually damp in the cabin heater causing great fear in the high voltage system monitors. If you can, wheel it out into the sun to warm through or, if you can, turn on the blower fan or heater and chances are it'll clear. If not, come back the...
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    Vendor T Sportline Tesla Model 3 Lowering Springs

    I'd not anticipate an issue, the car's the same weight no?
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    Factory Model 3 Screen Protector?

    OK, so, I had to share, I've never been super impressed with the image quality on the screen on my Tesla Model 3, it had a few imperceptible scuffs and some possibly bad pixels. Two years in I started to notice a blister in the bottom corner and...
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    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    I do it every time I get into a Model 3 but, you know, that's between you, me, my therapist and the TMC crowd.
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    Xenon HID upgrade

    Shouldn't need resistors to fake the extra load. The ones I selected don't trigger any mis-diagnosis of failure.
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    Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility

    According to the original press release details, the facility had been extensively modified from Office to factory/showroom. That's a lot of work and creates something fairly specific in nature.
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    Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility

    8300 E. Raintree Dr. in Scottsdale, AZ has been sold to a Chinese Investor. Cushman & Wakefield handled the sale. I wonder if this is for someone like Byton or BYD? Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility
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    DMC FW: Line Current Not Equal Request fault

    Happy days, all fixed! For me it was the heater fuse: 20 mins reading TMC 10 mins ordering online 10 mins discovering I don't have a T-20 security bit and ordering one on Amazon 10 mins avoiding everything else that took my interest on Amazon 3 mins to open the PEM, take out the right fuse...

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