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  1. TigaFF

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    TEG You are correct 1038 resided both in New York and California. It was jointly by a father and son. The father who lived in New York transferred the car to his son who lives in California. As you can see by the service records it was consistently and carefully maintained throughout its life...
  2. TigaFF

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    @Logticom - thank you
  3. TigaFF

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    I apologize for the double pictures.:rolleyes:
  4. TigaFF

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Roadster Sport # 1038 will be listed soon for sale. Listing here first: I am the second owner of this lightning green roadster that I have enjoyed for 3 years.. Recent knee surgery has kept me from using my roadster so it is time sell. All records from 2012. 1038 has been serviced regularly...
  5. TigaFF

    Who has ordered?

    Dual motor ordered. Love the design. A combined Land Rover Defender and utility vehicle downloaded from the future.
  6. TigaFF

    Problem connecting new iPhone 11 to Bluetooth - phone as key works fine

    Updated my phone this weekend. Deleted my old phone from the from the lock registry and the phone registry in the car. Added my new phone to the lock registry and works fine as a key. Not able to connect to bluetooth and use the phone and media. I have done the following: Rebooted the car (hard...
  7. TigaFF

    Roadster Future - Time for a Wake Up Call?

    Obviously self serving on my part, given my roadster, however, it does have an effect on my confidence in Tesla to support their products. I have a Model 3 and pending solar/powerwalls and will be more cautious about further acquisitions. I don't have a twitter account but does it make sense to...
  8. TigaFF

    Blank screen??

    Older model S but in decent condition - would like to get the 3 back
  9. TigaFF

    P3D+ Sheet metal pop sound

    Same problem. P3D delivered August 2018. VIN 63,XXX. Clunk when changing elevation and once supercharging. Currently at the service center for a dead center screen likely unrelated
  10. TigaFF

    Blank screen??

    @gasmiser1 same problem. P3D VIN63,XXX delivered August 2018. Last week couldn’t wake the car with app. Center screen dead. No response to reboot. Could be driven. Has been at the service center for a week. Apparently engineering @ Fremont is reviewing the problem. No further information. Will...
  11. TigaFF

    Model 3 with battery popping sound while charging, should I be worried?

    Have a P3D VIN 63,XXX and heard a similar sound while driving on the highway back form Pittsburgh to DC last weekend. It happened 3 times over 200 miles @ highway speed. It also happened once while supercharging. I wondered if it was a faulty contactor. Car is currently at the service center...
  12. TigaFF

    Tesla store sent me the wrong part, can't get in touch with anybody there.

    Darren, I have the same problem. Received a generation 2 UMC from the online store with the European/Chinese version of the plug. I just sent an email to the online store. I am not hopeful. Will check with the local service center, although they did have one in stock when I wanted to buy it...
  13. TigaFF

    What happens when there are only SC.

    My wife and I are heading to an inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway that has a Tesla destination charger and a Clipper Creek charger. I have both Can Sr and Jr. with me. The total trip is 175 miles and there a brewery @ 135 miles from home (Silver Spring) on the way there that also has a destination...
  14. TigaFF

    What happens when there are only SC.

    Are there still problems with Roadsters connecting to new versions of the Tesla destination chargers? I seem to remember a thread that discussed problems with newer versions. I change at home with @hcsharp's Can Sr and and HPWC. When I first plug it in the VDS shows an error momentarily and then...
  15. TigaFF

    2.0 / 2.5 Roadster / Roadster Sport Tire Thread

    Deed West and ion_1 thank for the response. I plan on trying a set of Continentals this week. Deed West if you make it up to Silver Spring, let me know - would be pleased to meet you. JG
  16. TigaFF

    2.0 / 2.5 Roadster / Roadster Sport Tire Thread

    I am about to change back from winter tires (Blizzaks) back to summer tires. The original Yokohama's set up quite a howl. The fronts with 20,000 miles look to be original given the manufacture date and rears are worn. After reading through the thread, I would appreciate some follow up from...
  17. TigaFF

    Arrived earlier at work today and made a sticker

    Beautiful - will send PM
  18. TigaFF

    Tesla Roadster Carbon Fiber Hardtop w/ Bag - $4500 OBO

    Will buy - sent you a PM
  19. TigaFF

    Need Help Roadster #1038 - Touch screen calibration failed, Call Service

    @PV-EV I apologize for the late reply. Eventually got out of the "loop" but not sure exactly how. I will avoid the calibration screen. Everything else seems OK for the time being. Thanks again
  20. TigaFF

    New ticking noise while charging...

    Thank you all for the correct diagnosis. Indeed "leave in the fan". It looks like I have the upgrade PEM fans even though it isn't documented in the service records. Agree?
  21. TigaFF

    New ticking noise while charging...

    @DeedWest that would be fantastic. Let me know when you are in the area. My wife and I are about a 10 minute walk from the metro. We'll take you out for dinner and talk about the only thing of importance: Roadsters
  22. TigaFF

    New ticking noise while charging...

    @Nvbob - thanks for answering the question regarding procedure. I will indeed be careful!
  23. TigaFF

    New ticking noise while charging...

    Thank you @sethr and @DeedWest. I have a "grabber in my tool box. Where is the orifice to to reach the fans. I have the original 2 motor setup. (the parts for the fan upgrade have been ordered through the Rockville SC) Do I need to remove a rear wheel? @ sethr I see that you live close by. Stop...
  24. TigaFF

    New ticking noise while charging...

    Roadster 1038 arrived last week and all has been well. When I returned from work and plugged in the usual fan noise from the back started but this time there is a ticking sound that is superimposed. The noise seems louder from the undersurface at the back and I assumed that the fans that cool...
  25. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Thanks for the explanation @Carl W and @gregd, I forget that there is no ready source of vacuum without an ice. I am driving every chance I get and making the trip from Silver Spring to Baltimore on the days when I work there. New radio with Apple Carplay was a big improvement but is only useful...
  26. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Lightning green Roadster Sport #1038 arrived last week. Slowly figuring out how things work and what noises are normal. Has been a treat driving to work. Thank you all for the help. More pics to follow when I get some time....
  27. TigaFF

    Need Help Roadster #1038 - Touch screen calibration failed, Call Service

    Thank @hsull8915. I tried cycling the door 5x's earlier in the day without success. Will try again. thanks
  28. TigaFF

    Need Help Roadster #1038 - Touch screen calibration failed, Call Service

    Roadster 1038 arrived from California on Friday and I was planning to post pictures this evening. All was well until this evening when I was going though the various screens and decided to go through the touch screen calibration. After stepping through the calibration the above message came up...
  29. TigaFF

    Now Shipping: Custom Tesla Roadster 2-Piece Slotted Rotors

    Dave, I am "in" for a set. Will send you the required info via email. Jeff
  30. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Heading to California to personally inspect 1038. No obvious problems in the service records. Will attempt to download battery logs. Will a 4 gig USB drive work? I have read that a 2 gig drive is recommended. Any suggestions for key things to look at?
  31. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    @Roadster, the front TPMS sensors and antenna were replaced in March 2015 and the rear sensors were replaced in July 2016. Apparently the system was working during the full service in September 2017. I will try to get a full download of the battery info this week but I will need some help with...
  32. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Thanks, once again, to everyone who responded re. shipping and thoughts about long distance travel. I plan to inspect/drive 1038 next week. I have all the service records from early 2012 when the car was acquired. It was the NYC demo. The car was serviced yearly without fail and the last...
  33. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Thank you all for the help. One further question: My wife and I have considered driving the car home across the country. (Crazy - I know). I assume that 200 -300 miles per day might be possible if we can string together Tesla destination chargers and recharge once during the day then find a...
  34. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Thank you for the support- I wouldn't have considered owning a Roadster without such a committed and knowledgeable group of owners. I plan to fly out to California when I return from a work trip. A couple of questions: Does anyone have experience with shipping companies? Oops their closing the...
  35. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    ...Despite substantial concern about Tesla's future support I have put earnest money down on Roadster #1038
  36. 1038

    1038

    Roadster 1038
  37. TigaFF

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    TEG - Do you have any other information related to the auction? I like the specification and color but the transfer process sounds worrisome? Obviously the local Tesla service center would need close look at this one.Any thoughts.
  38. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    thanks for the "tire discussion", even after reading through multiple threads this is helpful. If I lived in a more temperate climate like @Carl W it would be less problematic but Maryland has four seasons and the I would like to use the car when the weather gets cold. (BTW @Carl W your thunder...
  39. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    @dhrivnak , that is an amazing picture! My elise was a handful in the winter as it was an early model without traction control. In bad weather I will be glad for the presence of the electronic assist in the roadster. Do you think that the lack of "tire learning for the 1.5's is a significant...
  40. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Thanks to all of you for the responses (@ecarfan and @Gary1M) ! This has been most helpful. Now that I am back "stateside" I will resume my search. I am most pleased that there are couple of Roadsters close by. @Curt I would be glad to work on adding the extra sound deadening with you and...
  41. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    @Roadster, work has interfered with my Roadster search. Currently traveling in Asia and was intending on negotiating with the Jaguar dealer to split the cost of an assessment of the AC/cooling system at the Tesla service center. I had already spoken with the service center in Virginia and was...
  42. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    @gregd, thank you for the suggestions re. the logs. I have to negotiate with the Jaguar dealer who has the car and the Virginia Tesla service center about an inspection that includes a download of the logs. I understand from reading the Roadster forum that there programs that allow one to review...
  43. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    @dhrivnak I am really glad to hear that you still love your Roadster. I enjoyed driving my Elise as an everyday car and found the Roadster even more appealing. I worry a little about Tesla's continued support but not enough to stop me from buying the car. Fortunately, my wife will enjoy the car...
  44. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Thank you @Roadster and @bolosky for the most helpful information! The Roadster I am looking is indeed #658. I spoke to a service advisor at the Tyson Corner store a couple of weeks ago and they do have a Roadster Tech. In fact they were working on a 3.0 battery upgrade when I was there on a...
  45. TigaFF

    Introductory post and roadster questions

    Greetings TMC Like many before, I have been lurking here trying to glean information before "going electric". Short personal vignette: My wife and I are in our late 60's - still working. We spent the last 5 years rebuilding an ocean going sailboat that had previously circumnavigated with the...

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