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  1. TonyJag

    Model 3 windshield shade that won't bake senors?

    I am looking for a windshield sunshade for my 2020 M3P. So far, they all seem to extend UNDER the black plastic cover ahead of the rear view mirror. That seems to form a solar oven that will bake all of the expensive Tesla sensors like 3 cameras, rain sensor. Etc. Do any of these shades have a...
  2. TonyJag

    Quick Mount for Valentine V1gen2 in 2020 Model 3

    See: Quick Mount for V1gen2 in Tesla Model 3 More to come, but I don't think it is appropriate to duplicate posts in 2 places, so I will keep them in RD Forum and reference from here. It may also be applicable to Model Y. Comments welcome, either here or RDForum. Thanks.
  3. TonyJag

    Deer Whistles?

    Deer whistles come in pairs, tuned to 2 different frequencies, that stick on the front of a vehicle and are powered by the car moving through the air. There are also units that combine both whistles in the same unit. Designed to deter deer "in the headlights", they are very cost-effective and...
  4. TonyJag

    Cone Vision as Autocross Aid?

    Getting used to my new Performance Model 3, I have noticed that it has an amazing dynamic display of its surroundings, derived from radar and cameras, that improves with every update. Version 20.20.12 nicely sees and displays traffic cones, suggesting an application in autocross. There is...
  5. TonyJag

    Under Investigation by Engineering?

    One of the items in my list for the first service appointment, as written in the invoice, was: "Concern: Customer states: Left Rear Door Jamb at rear (above dogleg) scrapes in paint near weather seal. Technician confirmed customer concern. Issue is under investigation by engineering. In the...
  6. TonyJag

    DIY Lug Nut Cover Puller

    I made it because, like may other features ranging from Frunk Bag Hooks to Dimming Side View Mirrors, Tesla no longer provides it. I used .048” copper-plated steel welding rod and 1/8” ID vinyl tubing. It took about 5 minutes with pliers. Tesla says to just pull on as many of the arms as you can...
  7. TonyJag

    DIY Rear Trunk Bag Hooks

    Trunk Hook Story for TMC. Pictures also at: Tesla This story shows how a DIY-oriented Tesla Model 3 owner can economically implement convenient multiple shopping bag hooks in the rear trunk, which has none as delivered. Objectives: 1. Low-cost 2. Simple 3. Use mostly standard hardware...
  8. TonyJag

    Rust Vulnerability Question for any Model Y owner

    My M3P, built in 2020 March, had a number of problems, most of which Tesla fixed. But they can't seem to answer questions regarding rust vulnerability. It looks like the Model Y has a better rocker design with the steel covered by plastic right up to the aluminum doors. And protective wheel arch...
  9. TonyJag

    Rust Vulnerability?

    My new 2020 M3P was delivered yesterday, Chief among the Fit & Finish issues was the following: Both left & right front plastic wheel well liners have an opening where the fenders meet the rocker panels—see photo of left side. Through it, steel with only primer can be seen. Right in the path...
  10. TonyJag

    New M3P is Here!

    I have been posting on TMC for a whiIe now and greatly appreciate all of the pre-delivery help from TMC members. My new M3P was delivered yesterday, so I am posting this introduction. I was born in Ohio and have lived in Iowa, and since 1972 in Central MA. I am a retired electrical engineer...
  11. TonyJag

    New M3P Coming; Seeking A few Answers from TMC Experts

    1. When they deliver it this week, what defects seen in past cars should I look for? I know about inconsistent panel gaps, the left front fender rear upper corner touching the body, and paint missing under the trunk lid. Are there other areas that are prone to problems? Has anyone written a...
  12. TonyJag

    Performance Upgrade Dilemma; 3 Questions

    I have ordered a M3P, but delayed it by at least a month due to the CV crisis. Now I am re-considering the "free" Performance Upgrade because it only comes with summer tires and 20" "Performance" wheels, which have many drawbacks in my case (see list below) and may not really improve straight...
  13. TonyJag

    New 2020 M3 Performance on the way...with open questions

    The test drive Wednesday was OK, but they could not come up with any 2-motor version. In another thread, I posted some Pre-Purchase questions that many Forum members helped to answer. But after more than a week, Tesla has NOT yet responded, neither corporate via the web site nor the local sales...
  14. TonyJag

    OBD?

    My Tesla Advisor said that the Model 3 has an OBD port. Has anyone connected a ScanGauge, OBD Link, or other type of code reader? Obviously, there won't be any ICE-specific info like cylinder misfire, fuel pressure, MAP, etc. What parameters are available to view and can it reset codes? Is it...
  15. TonyJag

    Pre-Purchase Questions

    This is my first post on this Tesla forum. I am a retired engineer and DIY gear-head since the 50's. I participate in Swedespeed regarding our 2015 Volvo XC60, before that on SaabNet for a series of 9000s and a 9-5, and briefly on some Acura forums for my 2002 RSX-S, which will be replaced by a...

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