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  1. PhilRogers

    Battery percentage drops when parked at work

    This happens to me---and as I said in another post, I park indoors. No one can determine why it happens. Lose about 5% while my car is parked at work.
  2. PhilRogers

    Vampire drain issue

    I don't have smart summon. And as I said in my post, I have read the manual.
  3. PhilRogers

    Vampire drain issue

    I have an 18-month old Model 3 SR+. When I'm at work, I park in downtown Chicago in a fully enclosed temperature-controlled garage in a high-rise office building. I am losing anywhere from 5% to 7% when parked, during my 8 hour work day. I have tried shutting off WiFI and that didn't do...
  4. PhilRogers

    Voice command for phone calls

    Thanks to all. This happens when I have cell service---and with numbers that otherwise dial just fine from the car. So, for example, sometimes it will call my wife, sometimes it won't. Sometimes it will call work, sometimes it won't. These are not occasions of bad cell service. And I can't...
  5. PhilRogers

    Voice command for phone calls

    Model 3. SR+ I'm running 2021.24.4. (I have read the manual. Please don't yell at me). There are other threads on this topic but they are all pretty old. In fact in some, they indicate that their problems have been resolved. But I am having a current issue that is intermittent...
  6. PhilRogers

    What is the Model 3 SR+ battery size?

    Fascinating. The bottom line is that everything seems to be functioning normally. I recently drove from my home near Chicago to St. Louis. The car had me stop twice en route---to throw in a little charge here, then a little charge there, before I arrived at the destination. I have never...
  7. PhilRogers

    What is the Model 3 SR+ battery size?

    This is unbelievably helpful! Of all the posts I've read this best explains what I'm seeing. Just one question---do you know what Teslike bases its table on? In other words, who did the tests? Thanks a million. This is a huge help!
  8. PhilRogers

    What is the Model 3 SR+ battery size?

    Great post. (Yes, I'm just now reading it!) That still would come close to the advertised 240 mile range had you taken it to zero? I'm not seeing that kind of efficiency. Even driving conservatively, in perfect conditions, flat terrain (Illinois), and no significant use of air, I ALWAYS get...
  9. PhilRogers

    New Range Question

    To everyone who gave me a kind reply, thank you very much. Many of your answers were really useful and constructive. And you were nice. But not everyone. It's astonishing that on these boards, one has to say things like, "Please don't flame me," and "I've read the manual." Once again, many...
  10. PhilRogers

    New Range Question

    It's me again. Model 3 SR+. I had been charging to 80%. A Tesla technician told me I should go ahead and start charging to 90%, and just not charge it every night at home----let it go a few days. So I did. Using 77% of my battery, down to 13%, I went only 135 miles, over about 3 days. That...
  11. PhilRogers

    Strange development---need your input please

    The only app I have is the Tesla app. I briefly tried Teslafi but found it confusing and deleted it.
  12. PhilRogers

    Strange development---need your input please

    UPDATE: The Tesla folks were correct. The breaker had tripped on my 240 outlet (not sure why). That's what had interrupted my charge.
  13. PhilRogers

    Strange development---need your input please

    Folks keep telling me that. But I found their interface really difficult to understand and really sort of 1998 looking. Wish they'd update it to be a little more contemporary.
  14. PhilRogers

    Strange development---need your input please

    Many thanks to everyone. Tesla tells me they believe it may have been a power failure which interrupted my charge---or that possibly the breaker tripped on my 240 outlet. I will check that when I get home. I am concerned about what seems to be excessive vampire drain---but hopefully this is...
  15. PhilRogers

    Strange development---need your input please

    This morning I had something weird happen with my Model 3. I always set it to 80%, and have it set to begin charging at 1am. This works well. This morning I came out to drive to work, and the battery was at 62%. That is more than where it was when I pulled in last night, but far short of...
  16. PhilRogers

    Scheduled departure anomaly

    Usually park it at about 7pm Lately however, I've been delaying charging until 1am.
  17. PhilRogers

    Scheduled departure anomaly

    Interesting. this is the first time this has happened. In the past, it's always been loyally sitting there at 80% (or sometimes 81) no matter what time I've come out.
  18. PhilRogers

    Scheduled departure anomaly

    Your explanation makes sense---albeit worrying me a bit about exactly what you described---trying to second guess when that topping off procedure kicks in! Thank you for your guidance on navigating B.C. I was just thoroughly blown away. Never got as far inland as the area where you live...
  19. PhilRogers

    Scheduled departure anomaly

    Camalaio thank you! A couple of things. How could standby power drain the car when it was plugged in? My understanding has always been it hits the number and keeps you there. (For example, leaving the car plugged in while on vacation). Please forgive me, as you well know, I don't understand...
  20. PhilRogers

    Scheduled departure anomaly

    I charge my model 3 to 80%. I have a scheduled departure time of 8:30am. This morning I left a little late, at about 8:50. I came out, and as I was unplugging my car, noticed it was charged to only 77%. (BTW, the second i backed out onto the driveway, it immediately dropped to 76%). Any...
  21. PhilRogers

    Whipping a dead horse

    That's kind of my thinking too. I totally get being a Tesla fan. I'M a Tesla fan---it's the reason I bought the car. But we can still say, "Hey wait a minute---this isn't quite what we were expecting..." It doesn't mean the car isn't incredible---and it doesn't mean I'm not on board. It...
  22. PhilRogers

    Whipping a dead horse

    Thank you everyone--- John in Audubon PA, your analogies are spot on. And let me tell you the things I love about this car. I love the fact that I have not been in a gas station in 3 months. I love just plugging it in and forgetting about it (the car does all the work). I love the way it...
  23. PhilRogers

    Whipping a dead horse

    I am sorry---but I just disagree. If I bought a "color television" in the seventies, and was promised "full color programming" only to learn that it only is available when the temperature outside is exactly 70 degrees on a clear night with no wind, and that at other times I would face...
  24. PhilRogers

    Whipping a dead horse

    Thank you to all for your really kind comments. I think the finer point on this is the question of the 240 miles versus true performance. I always worry there is something wrong with my car. Tonight I went for dinner at a friend's house---lengthy trip---85 miles round trip. Started at 80%...
  25. PhilRogers

    Whipping a dead horse

    I know that's what many on this forum will say I am doing. But I have now had my car (SR+) for 3 months. I love it, but I am not enjoying it, because I just worry constantly about the fact that my range is so low. There is no other way to assess it. It's low. Let me explain. As you can see...
  26. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    Thank you. And I just want everyone on this thread to know how much I appreciate your collegiality and helpfulness. I've encountered some really negative stuff in the past which really took me aback. There are a few die hard believers out there who react strongly to anything they believe is...
  27. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    These are all wonderful! Thank you for all of them. I especially like, "It can't slow down unless you use the brake pedal?" These are great!
  28. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    Thank you! I’ve come to the same conclusion!
  29. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    Thanks very much. I don’t use Sentry mode but I do try to pre-cool the cabin and I assume I have overheat protection on (I’ve never looked, where do I find that?). Is it a big factor and should I not be using it? Sounds like it may be important!
  30. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    you are quite correct. I stopped and put in a destination, so the range graph only shows that Portion of the trip. Many thanks!
  31. PhilRogers

    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    Toolman you are too kind! Thank you for your kind words. And in Rochester you certainly know a thing or two about cold weather, right? Much of my situation doesn't involve mad rush. It just involves day to day life. Where I live, it doesn't have to be a road trip to rack up 150 miles in a...
  32. PhilRogers

    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    Wow thank you so much! I was starting to wonder what had happened to my original question. And yes---I didn't buy this car to be a PhD thesis on quantum physics. I bought it to be a car. This is not a knock on anyone who wants to do a deep dive into what's happening beneath the floor. But...
  33. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    I think you are really right about that last point! Many thanks!
  34. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    Thank you. That is a really kind reply and I truly appreciate all the information. As you can see I’m still learning! Regarding ABRP others have also suggested it. I must be really technically challenged because I finds its interface really primitive and difficult to use. I wish there was a...
  35. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    I failed to answer what may have been your best question---about my wheels. I bought the 19" sport wheels because I liked their appearance more---I just don't like the aero covers and the gun-metal grey is not my cup of tea underneath. I have since learned about the mileage loss. On the 240...
  36. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    Thanks to all for these very informative replies. I do truly appreciate it. I think the heat pump in the Model Y is probably a very big solution. Driving my car and roasting to cut down on battery consumption does not strike me as a blow to fossil fuel use. My friends in gasoline powered...
  37. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    Thank you for both of these replies. Oddly enough, another user on a previous thread told me to switch FROM miles to percentage---said it would make me less crazy. RE: HVAC. You have to use it. Otherwise you'd be miserable. But just let me ask. Do you believe just that minimal use of the...
  38. PhilRogers

    Still baffled by range issue

    I love my car (SR+) and I have read the manual. Please don't flame me. I have posted elsewhere, but I am still concerned by range. One bit of background. I got it in April, and actually it already had 600 miles on it when I got it. (It was a demonstrator at the dealer and yes, there was a...
  39. PhilRogers

    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    RIGHT! Thank you so much!!!
  40. PhilRogers

    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    Wow---thank you for your really kind note. In all of my replies, that was the best one so far---and really understanding of my situation. Since I posted that I've learned a lot. Switched to percentage instead of miles on the display---and I have found that the energy graph really gives me useful...
  41. PhilRogers

    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    Very wise advice. I would be interested in the best battery management advice for keeping it healthy. I bought the car with a long loan, so I need to keep the battery in as good a shape as possible!!! My largest usage is my commute, about 35 miles each way. I charge to 80% and usually get...
  42. PhilRogers

    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    I may have read this wrong---but I seem to see a contradiction. On the one hand you indicate that we need to occasionally let it discharge to about 15% then recharge to about 90. But on the other hand "habitually storing the battery above 90%, especially in hot weather, and routinely deep...
  43. PhilRogers

    Vacation charging

    Ok thanks to everyone. I usually keep it set at 80%. If it's fully charged at 80% and I leave it plugged in while I'm gone, that's OK?
  44. PhilRogers

    Vacation charging

    Hi everyone, I'm leaving for a week and my Model 3 will be in the garage. Do I leave the car plugged in while I'm gone or charge it fully before I leave and then leave it unplugged? I have read the manual. Thanks very much!
  45. PhilRogers

    New owner —Worried

    This is very helpful! Thanks very much!
  46. PhilRogers

    Model 3 Charging Question

    One more thing. Maybe I just never noticed it before but I'm noticing something now----when I unlock the car which of course wakes it up, I'm hearing a clunking sound, from underneath in the vicinity of the left rear passenger door. Is that normal and does anyone know what it is? I'd never...
  47. PhilRogers

    Model 3 Charging Question

    Thank you. I did not set any rules. Couldn't tell how to cancel but saw on another posting to delete the token and change my password, which I did. I hope that does the trick? Is there another way to cancel the whole thing outright? You were so kind to suggest it to me, and I really...
  48. PhilRogers

    Model 3 Charging Question

    OK help me out here. I signed up for TeslaFi but its user interface is not the most intuitive thing in the world. My car was set for a 9a departure today. I plugged it in when I got home last night around 7p. Ended up not leaving this morning at 9. But when I did get in the car at about...
  49. PhilRogers

    Model 3 Charging Question

    How do you do that? On the app, just by turning on the heat, does it precondition the battery too? What about in the summer?
  50. PhilRogers

    Model 3 Charging Question

    Thank you very much---that's really helpful. I will check that out! I see you're in the Bay Area where it gets pretty cold, but not the sub-zero stuff we deal with here in the midwest. I haven't gone thru a winter yet but I'm already thinking about it!

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