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  1. xrayvsn

    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 - Charge data, battery discussion etc

    I ordered a model 3 SR+ which originally would have been delivered in time for my daughter's 16th birthday (end of October). Yesterday I got an email stating that due to battery issues the delivery has been postponed now to end of December or January (which is still not guaranteed). I was...
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    Half shaft cured my issue

    I didn't try it but on reading other people discuss this "milling/grinding noise", they said it was more reproducible when setting the air suspension (if you have it) on high or very high. It accentuates the problem. And if your car "shudders" when hard accelerating even without the noise, I...
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    Signature Red Loaner Car (and thoughts on it)

    Amazingly the odometer on this was around 37k (and given my 2 yr 90d just hit 50k it was not driven a lot). Surprisingly when I commented to the tech manager who gave me the loaner saying wow, you have a signature as a loaner, she replied, yes and we have a signature green one as a loaner as...
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    Signature Red Loaner Car (and thoughts on it)

    Just finished posting another thread about the issues I was having with my car (solved by replacing the left and right half shaft) so if interested in that please go to that one When I did turn in my car I was really pleasantly surprised that the loaner I received was a Signature Red Model S...
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    Half shaft cured my issue

    For the longest time I thought the way my 90D accelerated was normal (on heavy acceleration the car would shudder a little bit) and that the noise in the interior cabin was expected (a turbine type whine). However right before my 50,000 mile mark (where I would lose my warranty) I began to...
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    Question on Regenerative braking

    Thank you for the very informative post. I think I was looking at it all wrong when I first started the thread. I thought that the way the motors were designed they always had high resistance present which one had to overcome by pressing the go pedal and once we let go of the go pedal it would...
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    My experience with AP2 vs AP1

    Unfortunately the roads I traveled weren't too challenging for either system. I do think on local roads in current state AP1 I felt handled better, in some cases AP2 wouldn't allow me to go over the typical 5 mph speed limit on local roads that AP1 usually allows me to do. Also hard to...
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    Question on Regenerative braking

    I agree, during braking it definitely puts energy back into the battery, my question is mainly does it use more energy when no braking but just cruising along highway on long road trip (i.e. are you using more electricity constantly to overcome the regenerative effect of the motor when you do...
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    Question on Regenerative braking

    First off, I am a big fan of regenerative braking, absolutely loving "one pedal driving." I was wondering however if during periods of non-braking, does it actually create more electricity requirement? If I let go of the accelerator in an ICE vehicle, there only rolling resistance of the tire...
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    My experience with AP2 vs AP1

    Recently had my car in for the 37,500 mile service and got a brand new (24 miles on odometer) 75D Loaner with AP2 hardware. First thing I noticed was that for about the first 100 miles it would not allow me to use both the autopilot as well as cruise control with the message that it was...
  11. xrayvsn

    Anyone from Murfreesboro, TN here?

    I just saw a couple of days ago that there will be a tesla supercharger site planned for Manchester TN. It's pretty much half way between Nashville and Chattanooga. Even though I live in Manchester I kind of wish it was in Murfreesboro since I would make use of it more. It will be nice to see...
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    Has the touchscreen glass improved?

    I definitely think skin type has an effect for sure (oily I would suspect be the worst), but since I was pretty much the only user both before and after the swap I served as my own control. The only thing might be temperature I guess since it is clearly winter now (but I still can't remember...
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    Has the touchscreen glass improved?

    As I mentioned on a prior post I had the 25k service and at that time the service center ended up taking out my old touchscreen and giving me a new one (had a minor problem where I would have occasional frozen screen with "contact tesla service") On my prior screen I had a protective film...
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    Pleasant surprise at 25k service

    Wow. I am not sure if it is different driving styles causing that kind of wear. I rotated my tires at 6k initially, then 25k. My tire depth reported on this service is 5's across (outer, inner, center) on both front tires and 6s on both rears. I personally thought a heavy car such as a...
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    Pleasant surprise at 25k service

    Wow. I am not sure if it is different driving styles causing that kind of wear. I rotated my tires at 6k initially, then 25k. My tire depth reported on this service is 5's across (outer, inner, center) on both front tires and 6s on both rears. I personally thought a heavy car such as a...
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    Pleasant surprise at 25k service

    Just picked up my car from the annual 25k service. I had originally reported issues with the touchscreen that in the beginning would freeze and say contact Tesla service very occasionally in the morning. The service advisor asked if I had plugged anything into the USB port (I had a USB...
  17. xrayvsn

    Autopilot and Abandoned Vehicles

    With the latest update I received (the one which restricts autopilot to the exact posted speed limit on non-interstate/highway roads), I have noticed a disturbing trend: Every time my car is driving on the interstate and their happens to be an abandoned vehicle on the side of the road, for some...
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    Has anyone noticed longer time for limited regen to go away?

    I definitely time my charge in the morning to end close to leaving for work, so that definitely has worked in the past and continues to work. It's mainly the drive home from work that I run in to the problem of extended limited regen. I am guessing it as at least 5x longer under similar...
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    Has anyone noticed longer time for limited regen to go away?

    Well here in TN it just started getting cold enough for the dreaded dashed yellow lines signaling limited regen to pop up again. I've had my car one year now and have experienced the same thing last winter, however this time around it seems that it is taking forever for the dashed yellow lines...
  20. xrayvsn

    Have a couple of questions on daily operations of car

    1) I currently have my garage door set to open and close with my homelink which works perfect. However whenever I choose to skip the closing of the garage door (for instance if I want to back car out of garage to wash it and do not want the garage door to close), it seems that the autoskip...
  21. xrayvsn

    12500 mile Service, loaner car observation, and test drove a model X

    Took in my car to do my 12500 mile service today and to also look at some of the autopilot issues I was having (Lost Autopilot and other functionality :() Anyway, I got my first chance to test drive a model X and have to saw wow, that front windshield was amazing. And love the white ventilated...
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    Lost Autopilot and other functionality :(

    I checked the homelink settings which were still as I had left them (open and close automatically at the two sites). Did not check the suspension though but will do so on drive home from work today.
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    Lost Autopilot and other functionality :(

    Not sure if it is a coincidence or not, but after coming home from a 11 day trip abroad, had a touchscreen error on Saturday July 16 (had them periodically happen before) which went away after doing the reboot. The following day got notice for a firmware update which I did without problem. The...
  24. xrayvsn

    Went to the Nashville dealer and got a special treat

    Had a pleasant surprise when I stopped by the dealership when I was in the area. Got to actually see the car that started it all for the first time. Even a decade later it still was stunning and can see why it could jumpstart a company. Also got to see the Model X which they finally had to...
  25. xrayvsn

    Autopilot Achiles Heel?

    My version is 7.1 2.20.30. Did not notice this behavior prior to this version (especially the strong fighting back of the car going in opposite direction of where I am trying to nudge it)
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    Autopilot Achiles Heel?

    Honestly I haven't paid attention to the dash when this happens because when this happens I immediately am trying to actively avoid going into the truck and actually fighting (more like wrestling) with the steering wheel (it actually does a significant counter swerve to my guiding it away from...
  27. xrayvsn

    Autopilot Achiles Heel?

    I am a HUGE autopilot fan and engage autopilot every chance I can get on the highway. There are some limitations however that have made for some uneasy behavior which causes me to take over (even though there is no warning given from the dash): I find most of these instances occur when there...
  28. xrayvsn

    Xpel saved my skin 2x in one week.

    Just have to give props to the paint protective film Xpel, for it definitely prevented some paint issues with two incidents I had this week (I got the full body Xpel coverage) The first was when I parked in a public covered garage near the Chattanooga Aquarium. When I got home from the visit...
  29. xrayvsn

    TACC & Slowdown due to Car Ahead Changing Lane

    I've noticed the same thing and pretty much use the same solution you do (press the go pedal). If I'm in the far right lane and people are braking while already on the off ramp, it still seems the car will decelerate quite rapidly, even when the vehicle is further ahead than what would...
  30. xrayvsn

    Saw 3 model S refreshed colors in Nashville dealership...

    According to the salesman I was talking to there, they said that the front license plate holder can be removed and not leave any holes. I'm not sure exactly how it is attached then but it is good to know
  31. xrayvsn

    Saw 3 model S refreshed colors in Nashville dealership...

    Ask and you shall receive. Lol. These are the remainder of all the pics I took
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    Saw 3 model S refreshed colors in Nashville dealership...

    Well I was a skeptic when I saw images of the new model S online but I have to admit in person they looked really impressive. There were 3 colors in the showroom (multicoat red, Grey and black). Of all of them I thought the black looked the best with the new look. I also got to compare the...
  33. xrayvsn

    Poll: How often do you use AutoPilot?

    I use it daily on my highway portion of the commute (about 20 miles out of 37 each way) and absolutely love it. In fact when I get on the highway I can't wait to engage autopilot and let the car take over. The latest firmware update was the icing on the cake (for me it dramatically reduced...
  34. xrayvsn

    My best autopilot commute ever after firmware update

    Haven't had stop and go traffic to test it out, but I thought it followed the car in front of me a lot closer than previously (on same setting) but wasn't 100% positive on that.
  35. xrayvsn

    My best autopilot commute ever after firmware update

    I didn't manually reboot after the update. I think the car automatically does but could be wrong.
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    My best autopilot commute ever after firmware update

    Yesterday I updated to the latest firmware (I think) of 7.1 (2.17.37) and it seems to have almost perfected the autopilot experience. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my previous update (the MarioKart rainbow road one), they had improved autopilot driving where the car was now near dead...
  37. xrayvsn

    Autopilot improvement in "MarioKart Rainbow Road" firmware update?

    So I may have spoken a bit soon. I did a couple of auto lane changes on way home from work and again this morning and experienced the "near overshoot" into the lane beyond the lane I was going into. I actually called Tesla and they started a case. Sent in a picture and a short clip video of...
  38. xrayvsn

    Paradigm Shift Happening with My Driving

    I agree. I still have 2 ICE vehicles (my previous daily driver a 2004 C320 Mercedes, and an SUV 2006 Land Rover). It actually is an odd experience when I do drive these vehicles (never thought they were noisy drivers before but it is amazing how much you notice engine noise now coming from a...
  39. xrayvsn

    Paradigm Shift Happening with My Driving

    I have already extolled the virtues of Autopilot and how it has made my morning commute so much more enjoyable (see: How Autopilot has added years to my life.). One thing I'm noticing is it has been a complete 180 in terms of what actually makes me happy when I drive. Before Tesla I...
  40. xrayvsn

    Autopilot improvement in "MarioKart Rainbow Road" firmware update?

    There is an easter egg that Elon Musk tweeted about a few days ago. If you do have the latest firmware update (and you have to have autopilot), you engage this easter egg by first doing autopilot as you would normally (pull stalk 2x toward you). Once engage, you then pull it 4x rapidly...
  41. xrayvsn

    Autopilot improvement in "MarioKart Rainbow Road" firmware update?

    And you are positive you have the latest firmware update (the one with the rainbow road trick?). I just got mine updated yesterday so it is pretty new I think. on a funny note: I had read about the rainbow road easter egg on a webpage a few days before I got the actual update and I kept...
  42. xrayvsn

    Autopilot improvement in "MarioKart Rainbow Road" firmware update?

    I'm not sure what my firmware version was before this, but it was pretty updated (had probably 3 update notices since they added the summon feature). Up until this last one, it seemed like it still had the right side lane bias and with it the overshooting when changing lanes (it really never...
  43. xrayvsn

    2016 Model S Refresh Mega-thread

    @Reekdog Sorry bout that, added link. It's the 2nd picture from the top. You use the bar to move left and right and see the 2 versions Tesla updates Model S with new front end, air filtration system, and faster charging
  44. xrayvsn

    Autopilot improvement in "MarioKart Rainbow Road" firmware update?

    @tanner: Congrats. You are going to love it. Absolutely amazing technology and a huge game changer for your normal commute to work etc
  45. xrayvsn

    2016 Model S Refresh Mega-thread

    This is a great link where you can see visual changes of model S classic and new overlayed (use mouse to move left to right on picture) Tesla updates Model S with new front end, air filtration system, and faster charging
  46. xrayvsn

    Autopilot improvement in "MarioKart Rainbow Road" firmware update?

    Just got the newest firmware update yesterday (the one where you can click autopilot 4 times to get the rainbow psychedelic road Elon tweeted about). One thing I have noticed is that the car in autopilot behaves a lot better, similar to the original autopilot update, driving closer to the...
  47. xrayvsn

    Wow TN electric rebate funds almost depleted

    Just received my check from Tesla yesterday for the $2500 TN rebate (car was delivered mid December) Checked the website and as of april 11, they had $14,500 left (i.e. less than 6 Teslas). Well it was a great program while it lasted.
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    2016 Model S Refresh Mega-thread

    I am curious with the letter from Tesla saying since you ordered the car you will be given the new model S nosecone and headlights for free. If you did place an order and actually prefer the old (I guess now called classic) look, would you have option to have that instead (or are you forced...
  49. xrayvsn

    2016 Model S Refresh Mega-thread

    I wonder if the new LED lights with cornering would be retrofittable on original version. That would be cool to be able to do that. I also just noticed on the website on the specs page that it says navigation and maps updates are free for 7 years. Was it always like this? I knew that...
  50. xrayvsn

    Carpool Etiquette

    I think one of the greatest parts of owning a Tesla is the ability to use the HOV/Carpool lanes (definitely helps with morning and evening commutes from work). Have a couple of questions about the carpool and how most people would approach it: First off, as a driver, I am one of those people...

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