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  1. Plasmid_Boy

    Oil selection help

    Thanks for the info. This is great! I found that Chevron also makes an iso 150 oil that showed as equivalent to the Mobile SHC 629. Also interesting that 75w90 is iso 150 (same viscosity was the SHC 629).
  2. Plasmid_Boy

    Oil selection help

    Thanks for the info. Would you mind sharing how 75-90 is incompatible (aside from the difference in viscosity )? Trying to decide how urgent it is to drain out the 75/90.
  3. Plasmid_Boy

    Sell 2014 Model S before 8 Year warranty expires?

    Same here. I think that I will hang on to the 2014 P85+. Bought a Y for the wife. Nice car, but I like the P85+ much more.
  4. Plasmid_Boy

    Oil selection help

    Interesting. IIRC, that's what I used for the rear. I didn't understand why they specified a different oil for the front. Thanks for sharing the info.
  5. Plasmid_Boy

    You Can See CT Price in Source Code

    BTW @HellsKitchen , you don't happen to be Gordon Ramsay, are you? If so, give us an epic freak out when the price increase is announced. 😆
  6. Plasmid_Boy

    You Can See CT Price in Source Code

    The language in the contract could probably protect them in court, but it doesn't prevent losing a pissed off customer for life. I for one (currently have 3 Teslas and CT ordered) would have no problems walking away from the brand if I feel cheated, regardless of what is written in the contract.
  7. Plasmid_Boy

    Half Shaft removal LH side

    Thanks for sharing that. I will probably need to do the same thing on the 70D soon.
  8. Plasmid_Boy

    Oil selection help

    Yeah, I am not sure either. I also looked up the specs and decided on the 75/90 because I was familiar with it. It’s my go to oil for decades to fill differentials.
  9. Plasmid_Boy

    Oil selection help

    I was hoping to see a better solution for future reference. I had the problem finding the oil. Ended up using this synthetic gear oil.
  10. Plasmid_Boy

    Model s 85D 2015 won't heat

    Don’t know for sure since the part number is different from mine (6007385-00-J). I replaced with the same part number. But I would guess that the D and E versions you referenced are likely compatible.
  11. Plasmid_Boy

    No charging options in v11 (Legacy Model S/X)

    I had the same problem. But updated to 2021.44.30.6 last night and the adjustment is back, but with a simpler looking design.
  12. Plasmid_Boy

    Model s 85D 2015 won't heat

    The specs are printed on the fuses (it has been a while and I don’t remember them). I disconnected the 12v and pulled the fireman loop. I also had high voltage gloves and i pulled the HV cable going into the DCDC converter before opening it up.
  13. Plasmid_Boy

    Model s 85D 2015 won't heat

    I replaced all 4 fuses with new ones I bought from Amazon.
  14. Plasmid_Boy

    Model s 85D 2015 won't heat

    The pictures I showed above are of a DCDC converter and a junction box. They are very easy to get to and easy to open up.
  15. Plasmid_Boy

    Model s 85D 2015 won't heat

    Mine (2014 p85+) are mounted on the firewall. Pretty easy to get to. See the two boxes with yellow warning stickers in the attached picture. Just need to remove the frunk tub. You can’t miss it.
  16. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    I have just took delivery of a model Y. The price went up $8k between the $100 deposit and delivery, but I paid the price posted at the time of the $100 deposit, so it was apparently an order. When you pay a down payment for a car or a house, or any dealing, it usually means it is for locking...
  17. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    When someone orders a house to be built, he/she wouldn’t expect to pay for inflation on top of the agreed price at the time of closing about 6 months to a year after.
  18. Plasmid_Boy

    Advice on buying a used high mileage P90D

    I upgraded to MCU2 in summer 2020 because the original MCU1 (2014 P85+) died for $2,500. I was okay with it, but didn’t think the upgrade was needed for my use, so did the EMMC daughter board upgrade on our 2015 70D instead last year. I have recently upgraded the 70D to MCU2 also (for $1,500)...
  19. Plasmid_Boy

    Questions regarding PPF and Tints

    I did the whole car on our MY (all the painted surfaces) with Xpel Ultimate. I personally like 3M pro, but Xpel seemed easier to install. PPF should not be compared with painting, IMHO. Painting is usually done to restore a damaged paint to a new condition while PPF is for keeping the painted...
  20. Plasmid_Boy

    Supercharger - Pigeon Forge, TN

    Yeah, that's the one I was referring to. Didn't know that it is closed.
  21. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    😆 I did one panel a day after work. I bought the bulk film on eBay.
  22. Plasmid_Boy

    Supercharger - Pigeon Forge, TN

    The pizza place is an axe throwing / restaurant thingy. Just across the street from the charging station. Might have been called ‘West Virginia Axe company’ or something like that. Great pizza.
  23. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    The rear doors are vulnerable areas too. My MY came with partial PFF from the factory., but I removed them and PFF the whole door. I removed the emblem when I did the MS, but for the MY, I just cut around. I am happy with either way.
  24. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    Another area that I did bulk instead of pre-cut kit was the rear bumper. The two ends needed a lot of stretching because they are rounded in all directions, like wrapping a basketball. I cut the film about a foot longer than needed on each end to use as handles to grab onto for stretching. I...
  25. Plasmid_Boy

    Tons of error codes! Bms_f151 Bms_f071 Gtw_w018 Di_u014 Bms_w151 Gtw_w157

    For me, one time it was a shorted AC compressor. Replacing it fixed the problem. Another time it was the cabin heater. Also fixed by replacing the part. And another time it was the battery heater. Also replaced the part. It seems that any short or fault in the high voltage circuit could trigger...
  26. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    Thanks. I think that it’s a testament to the film's ability to stretch and shrink to fit the compound curves. When I first put he film on the car, it looked like the skirt on a hoover craft and I thought that there was no way to flat it out. But pulling the film horizontally following the...
  27. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    Yes, I used bulk film because I didn't want to have seams (all the precut kits I found consisted of two pieces). I had a roll of 56" wide film and I roughly cut it on the car a bit larger than needed.
  28. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    I tried PPFing the rear a couple of days ago. It is definitely the most difficult part of the car to do. It appeared impossible at the beginning. I almost gave up, but persisted and got a satisfactory result in the end. If you are thinking about doing this, it is doable, and just be patient and...
  29. Plasmid_Boy

    Replacing front upper A-arms

    I replaced the bolts, but I think they can be reused if needed.
  30. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    Confirmation of rear-wheel steering was a good bit of info.
  31. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    Anyone know if this issue (Cybertruck reservation prices and specs) was mentioned at the recent earning call?
  32. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    What was the purpose of stating precisely $39,990, $49,990, etc.? How many people would have ordered had the reservation site been the way it is now with no prices and no specs? If Tesla does not honor the original listed prices for the people who reserved them at the time, it would look like a...
  33. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    I agree. I would cancel my order if the price increases higher than when I reserved it, just on principle. I had a Tundra and planning to buy the new 2022 hybrid TRD Pro. We currently have 3 Teslas in the family and so I am certainly a fan, but not enough to buy into a bait and switch.
  34. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    I agree. When I made the reservation, there were three different configurations and a price for each. I reserved the dual-motor with a listed base price of $49k, should I not expect that is what the base price will be?
  35. Plasmid_Boy

    Have I locked in a price

    CT no longer shows the price and specs. Will preorder prices be honored?
  36. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    It's virtually impossible to squeegee all the water out. The thin layer under the film which you can’t really see later combines and form a visible bubble. For water bubbles, just wait for them to evaporate and disappear. Could take several days. For air bubbles, I used a needle and syringe...
  37. Plasmid_Boy

    Why are all the DCU/Tesla Rate match threads locked? Anyone gone through this process recently?

    A matter of personal preference I guess, but I don’t see a reason to pay cash for a car if one gets 1.24% interest. Stock market or leverage that as a downpayment for a rental house/apartment seems to be a better use of the cash.
  38. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    For the front windows, i made a mistake of shrinking it as shown in the video above. It shrank unevenly. So for the passenger side, I smeared a layer of bath soap (Irish Spring) on the window first and waited for it to dry. Then wiped a 4” path along the outer edges of the window (top and two...
  39. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    I bought the same kit (plus the doors, rear quarters, and A pillars) from the same vendor. Yeah, the front pumper was testing, but after peeling it back and retried several times, I got it to line up. The rest of the car were much easier. What i did was temporarily tacked the driver side flush...
  40. Plasmid_Boy

    2015 Tesla Model S 85D. First time buyer. What to llok for?

    I will pay closer attention next time I supercharge to see if it’s within the 100-110 range. In one of the pictures I captured this summer, it dropped to 127kw after adding 2 miles.
  41. Plasmid_Boy

    2015 Tesla Model S 85D. First time buyer. What to llok for?

    Some 85s are not throttled. My 2014 p85+ is one of the lucky ones. Peak charge rate this summer was 128kw.
  42. Plasmid_Boy

    Michelin Pilot Sport EV Vs Michelin Pilot Sport S4

    I need new tires too, and considering between the AS4 and the Pilot Sport All-Season (for longer tread life). Does anyone have experience with the All-season?
  43. Plasmid_Boy

    Driver's Window Problem

    I had a similar issue, but it was caused by the control module. I bought a new one from Tesla. I Wonder if there is q Mercedes equivalent also?
  44. Plasmid_Boy

    Am I getting caught up in the hype of PPF

    I got them from a website driveprotectedshop.com. Heard about them from the youtuber Bearded Tesla Guy. I used his code ‘BTG’ and 20% off (keep in mind the pricing on their website is in CAD, with is about 20% less than USD). Full front and sides costed me about $1,700 usd iirc. They are in...
  45. Plasmid_Boy

    Am I getting caught up in the hype of PPF

    I am using Xpel diy kit. Done full front and front doors, still have to do the rear doors and back. I have been doing one panel a day after work. Xpel seems easy to work with and it looks very good. One of the pictures, the front door has been PPFed and the rear hasn’t. It’s hard to tell even in...
  46. Plasmid_Boy

    Am I getting caught up in the hype of PPF

    Probably a good choice. I have had PPF installed on some of our cars since the mid 90s. We have just took delivery of a MY last week and it has has been sitting in our home garage since getting windows tinted and PPF installed (DIY). I have done the window tinting and full front, still have the...
  47. Plasmid_Boy

    I have some clear fluid from front of car that tastes acidic. Any ideas what it might be ?

    😆mever knew that you are a biologist too.
  48. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y Powertrain warranty

    About $1200 iirc. edit: Part $1100, labor $200.
  49. Plasmid_Boy

    Model Y Powertrain warranty

    I have had an AC compressor replaced on a MS and it was not covered under warranty. Also had the HV contactors replaced, which was also not covered under battery warranty.

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