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  1. marcad80

    Throttled supercharger speeds

    How did you find out how many kWh you’ve received? I’d like to know. My supercharging keeps getting throttled lower and lower, starts at about 45kw and goes to about 15. Really Tesla, 1.5C to 4C???? Clearly a free supercharging slap in our face. The funny thing is that when supercharging was...
  2. marcad80

    Tesla supercharger throttling lawsuit how to join

    And btw, I have the 2020.48.37.1 update and it made my 2013 model S even worse..... peak of 40kw, really Tesla! Wonder if they’ll raise it again once my warranty is up in May. Please publish the name of the lawsuit for this. Googling keeps coming up with the range limitation lawsuit.....
  3. marcad80

    Tesla supercharger throttling lawsuit how to join

    Just supercharged today and this is getting even worse. At 25% battery I was at 40kw. I end up having to spend over an hour camping in a charging spot. This has gotten progressively worse over the last year. Has anyone been able to contact Tesla and have them undo this? Time for me to look...
  4. marcad80

    Supercharger - Rockledge, FL

    No lines are painted yet, but they are close to being centered with the bollards. I would think that would be centered in the spot.
  5. marcad80

    Supercharger - Rockledge, FL

    Latest pictures (14FE), definitely a 12 stall site. Weird orientation. Not parallel to curb. Also seems like they installed them backwards. Although with how far the pilings are from the charger maybe they need that orientation to reach the car. The only other thing I can think of is, maybe...
  6. marcad80

    175 lb trunk weight limit??

    It will hold way more!
  7. marcad80

    Supercharger - Charleston, WV

    Not sure, but they are building a new hotel just off the freeway, I bet that's the location. Waffle House current in front of this site!
  8. marcad80

    Supercharger - Charleston, WV

    Charleston WV supercharger!! I may have the most travel impactful "supercharger opening" story yet. Next week we are driving from Florida to visit my wife's family, about 70miles south of Charleston. We then drive back to Florida and then fly out a day later from Orlando to Detroit (4...
  9. marcad80

    bubbles on touchscreen

    So the dealership replaced my emptying dripping goo one with one with tiny bubbles...... I guess it's better at least.....
  10. marcad80

    bubbles on touchscreen

    I just joined the leaking screen club. Hope they replace my carpet as well..... MS 2013 10xxx 39000 miles This reminds me of the old drive unit epidemic.
  11. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    I never did a 30ft picture of the Halogens, only the side by side 6ish foot with alot of stuff in the way..... This was also the non-X fluxbeam.
  12. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    Very valid points. The one thing I liked about the OPT7 was their arcbeam lens. It's a separate lens they install on top of the led to get as wide as beam pattern as they can. Supposedly 120 deg per side, so 240 total. Still short of 360 though..... I did replace my Fluxbeam with the new...
  13. marcad80

    Supercharger - Columbia, SC

    I used this charger this weekend on a drive back from West Virgina. Was able to gap this to Savannah in a 60! No more out of the way Santee! Parking spots are in a very bad location. They are very iceable. All spots would have been iced when I arrived except they had roped a couple off to...
  14. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    The cutoff is great identical to the OEM. And the light distribution is also great, as good than the OEM (which is really amazing for an LED). The luman power level is also great, as good or better than OEM. Then why don't they look perfect. Not the rest of this is just an investigative...
  15. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    Update on the OPT7 Fluxbeams. After working with the OPT7 folks, I installed the ECM capacitors (that actually came with the bulbs) and the "bulb out" warning indicator issue went away. They now run like the OEM halogens on the little toy car. The lights are really nice. I love the "color"...
  16. marcad80

    110V for short commute?

    Do I think I know more than Tesla Engineers???? Hilarious. That's why I said "I don't have alot of evidence on this" As far as the fan goes, charging at less than 1000w, I don't even hear the fan on at all. I guess a fan being off will shorten it's life though..... But again, I don't have any...
  17. marcad80

    110V for short commute?

    I do it everyday. In fact I use 110v at a 8 amp charge rate. I have a 10mile commute. I also think it is easier on the battery.... Don't have alot of evidence on this other than a couple of articles I've read, and the fact that I still have 204 out of 208 miles of range at 33k miles. I have...
  18. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    As far as the noise, it's like a laptop fan. I can only hear it when the garage door is closed. Definitely quiter than the other fan noises the car makes.... As far as the brightness, I would like them to be brighter, but I said the same thing about the Halogen. If the newly released X...
  19. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    The bulb on the left is the LED, the right is the OEM Halogen. I will now be replacing them with the new X style.... I'll take a left / right picture of the old LED and the X LED when I do this. At this point their Web site says the new X is not available in 9005 yet. The web site says they...
  20. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    The toy cars headlights are going on a off, let and right independent of each other. I'm guessing the fan motor in the LEDs is varying speed based on the temp of the bulbs, and crossing the "dead bulb" wattage detection threshold. We're the LED you tried the OPT7? What kills me here is just...
  21. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    I bought them straight off the OPT7 website. 100 dollars and free shipping. Make sure you get the 9005 bulb style. My box has a sticker on it that reads 95-HL-6.
  22. marcad80

    OPT7 LED headlights

    I have done alot of investigation on LED headlights and have come to the conclusion that the OPT7 should be what I purchase. The main reasons being the CREE LED choice they made, the compact electronics, cooling system, and all the reviews I read. I couldn't find anywhere that they were...
  23. marcad80

    Acceleration Reduced.... new problem

    2013 10xxx, its an S60 with an version A battery
  24. marcad80

    Acceleration Reduced.... new problem

    this is part of the battery warranty, the contactors are actually inside the battery module. I wasn't realm excited about them removing and opening the battery pack to get to them. This was a repair that used to only be done in California. But not anymore.
  25. marcad80

    Acceleration Reduced.... new problem

    the fault came on in the middle of my trip. I believe it was a series of 6 superchargers that kicked the fault limit counter over the max. But after the fault came on I was still able to complete the return trip of 700 miles and 5 superchargers on reduced power mode to successfully make it home...
  26. marcad80

    Acceleration Reduced.... new problem

    takes about a day to fix if you take the car in with less than 20percent charge. If not it will add another day as they wear out your heater unit.
  27. marcad80

    6th drive unit replacement and more

    the one thing I have noticed about Tesla service is that sometimes they are not really skilled at normal car problems. A car that swirves based on accel or brake is usually based on a suspension problem. IE tie rods are damaged, grommets are damaged. Some car designed use the independent axels...
  28. marcad80

    Acceleration Reduced.... new problem

    just heard back today from the Service Center. Contactors are being replaced. Looks like they did implement some sort of proactive contactor warning signal in a recent software upgrade.
  29. marcad80

    Acceleration Reduced.... new problem

    I asked the roadside assistance person, but she was only relaying messages from the only service center that was open in the area, and they closed while we were talking. I gathered from her information that she thought this was a new error code, probably added in the last update. No other...
  30. marcad80

    Acceleration Reduced.... new problem

    just received a new error message... Acceleration Reduced contact Tesla service when convenient power has been reduced to about 100kW. Tesla roadside assistance said they had not seen this error message before. They contacted the Service Center in Raleigh NC, and they said it should run for...
  31. marcad80

    Supercharger — Kingsland, GA

    Go for it! I had a miss calculation on mileage from Savanna to Kingsland and I undercharged at Savanna and left myself in trouble. There is a Nissan dealer about 35 miles north of Kingsland with always available 240/30, and a Chaedmo charger (if you have the adapter) right off the freeway. If...
  32. marcad80

    PAST EVENT: Tesla Shootout at StreetCarDrags Palm Beach International Raceway

    No ear plugs needed for this drag race.... https://youtu.be/OPUHT5SbjqQ To bad there wasn't a Tesla area in the VIP parking though. I would have liked to meet some other owners..... next time.
  33. marcad80

    EMF Radiation

    I just got off a long trip in my Model S, the whole family in the car, wife and two children. After the trip we had absolutely no noticeable effect from this car. In fact after we arrived, we test drove a Model S and thought it would be a great car if we ever had children. If I ever get...
  34. marcad80

    Very cool extension cord to have in case

    That's about what I noticed when it would current limit. On a good power supply it will work to 40amps without current reducing. The wire is a soow 12awg 6 pole. Each pole is running 2 12 awg wires in parallel so the wire is very flexible. Its gauge equivalent to a 9 awg with a little better...
  35. marcad80

    Very cool extension cord to have in case

    I made this one, 70 feet. Good up to about 30 amps. Above that the car faults and limit amperage.
  36. marcad80

    [Rant] locals clogging the Highland Park, IL supercharger

    Please don't take 100 miles as the right distance, I just picked that arbitrarily. The trick would be to pick a distance that's within the circle that these abusers are in. IE: Some greater distance than the average from home to work. I hadn't considered the legit users that need a close...
  37. marcad80

    [Rant] locals clogging the Highland Park, IL supercharger

    Take a note from AT&T and there unlimited cell phone internet usage.... Every supercharger within 100 miles of your home, Tesla limits to 5kW charge rate. Slower than the HPWC's. Therefore Tesla meets its contractual requirement of unlimited charging in the SC network, any local needing an...
  38. marcad80

    PAST EVENT: Tesla Shootout at StreetCarDrags Palm Beach International Raceway

    Sad to read about the cancellation. I had a car filled with my two sons and dad, and I didn't read the email until I was near the St. Lucie SC, so I turned around there. But..... as I stopped in St Lucie to charge, saw 5 MS's (most I've ever seen at a SC) talked to some cool Tesla owners...
  39. marcad80

    Firmware 7.1 - "downgraded" my 70 to a 60 (visual issue only?)

    Be careful S60 owners! I figured that if 70's got changed to 60's than my 60 must have gotten changed to a 70! I pushed the Autopilot on the cruise lever and my car drifted into a telephone poll.......... so...... be careful.
  40. marcad80

    Chevy Bolt - 200 mile range for $30k base price (after incentive)

    I was comparing a Cadillac CT6 to a Dodge Dart today. I couldn't believe the Dodge Dart was half the price of the CT6! It even gets better gas mileage! Can't believe they can sell Cadillac's when there are Darts out there at those prices.
  41. marcad80

    Firmware 7.1 - For Classic Model S

    Just updated... DRLs now come on when I double click to unlock door and extend handles. That's a nice feature in the garage and the parking lot.... headlights are to bright for this purpose, DRLs are very nice!
  42. marcad80

    Just bought a P85D.. did I make a mistake?

    These comments about the stereo options may be a little debated but. I have been an audiophile from as far back as the 87 with my Carver 1.0 amp, Bose 901, and NAD preamp. But since then I have been a huge student of audio systems, and sound control. All the way to working at GM in the NVH...
  43. marcad80

    Supercharger - Asheville, NC

    you have to wait for the mysterious "White Tesla" to show up. Based on reports from Kingsland, it will be there a few hours with someone sitting in it, car plugged in, man with a laptop, then walla, a few hours later the dot will show up on the map as ready. I think its kind of like Santa...
  44. marcad80

    Drafting at Highway speed..It works

    Just traveled from Florida to West Virginia drafting most of the time. 20 or so feet behind Semis, I learned quick to look for the rigs that have very good mud flaps. Learned this after taking a rock to the windshield. it basically allowed me to run at 80mph, at the energy or 65....
  45. marcad80

    Firmware 7.0

    add mine to the list of 2.9.12 intalls. OTA installation took 40min. Seems like a lot of time for a small update. This is what the release screen came up with..... looks the same as the 7.0 release, except was the recent visit map comment on the top?
  46. marcad80

    Long-term ownership opinions on black interior in sunny climate sought

    I have the worst case scenario and I'm shocked at how little of an issue it is... Black Car, Black Interior, No window tinting, no pano roof in Florida. Parks all day in a work parking lot.
  47. marcad80

    Supercharger — Kingsland, GA

    I cant wait to try it, ill get some pictures Saturday morning.
  48. marcad80

    Supercharger — Kingsland, GA

    It now shows up on the NAV app! Perfect Timing! Has anyone actually charged at the site yet?
  49. marcad80

    Supercharger — Kingsland, GA

    Thanks for stalking. This SC could save me an hour on my drive from Florida to WV on Saturday. It also may allow me to run the heater! When you stop by, let them know what hero's they are for keeping my family warm!

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