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  1. alstoralset

    Elon Musk

    I've updated my shrine. The Ayn Rand one was getting a little dated.
  2. alstoralset

    Elon & Twitter

    Long line today at the Twitter shredders.
  3. alstoralset

    Should I talk my wife out of an X and into a Y?

    I own neither an X or a Y (M3) but a couple of years ago a Tesla mobile service technician was lamenting about how bad the X reliability was (in the context of saying how thrilled he was with M3 reliability). Breakdowns or extended service visits does not equal happy wife. But, maybe X...
  4. alstoralset

    California bans small gas engines including gas generators

    I've switched from "gas" to electric three times: * with model airplanes * with power tools (including chainsaws) * with cars I was at first skeptical about each of these transitions, but would never consider going back to gas with any of them. Now boats, please.
  5. alstoralset

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    This is a win-win. My car came with the mobile connector, increasing its resale value, and now I can get another one for $200 cheaper. ;)
  6. alstoralset

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    I suspect that these became unobtanium due to the chip shortage, and were hence removed. Same as the passenger seat lumbar support and the radar.
  7. alstoralset

    My first accident

    That's encouraging about the pants. The NHTSA guy here showed up in a wrestling singlet. ;)
  8. alstoralset

    My first accident

    I'm no expert, but I hear that those skilled in the art can locate people with an online presence in about 15 minutes. :) That said, you're probably right about the guy just seeing the car. Will be interesting to hear how it turns out - assuming diplomat33 decides it's our business ;)
  9. alstoralset

    My first accident

    Diplomat33, sorry to hear about your crash. I enjoy your posts and hope you will continue posting even if your car is out of commission for a while. Here are a couple of thoughts: Insurance: in my experience, it's common for insurance companies to send you a check for their (always absurdly...
  10. alstoralset

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    No, I don't have any more details. Note that the breakdown I posted is visible by clicking on the manufacturer bar graph in the OP link.
  11. alstoralset

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but the Model 3 does relatively well - on par with some of the cars of the top rated car manufacturers. The other models bring the score down dramatically.
  12. alstoralset

    Wiki FSD Beta 10.4

    I've been wondering the same thing. With "traditional" product development, typically you iterate on releasing to an audience just large enough to uncover bugs, then fix those and and expand the audience as appropriate. But, NN training is (at least to me) a dark art, so who knows how much...
  13. alstoralset

    I messed up my new Tesla Model 3 LR !

    I did something similar to my pickup truck. Since it was an out of pocket repair, I had it bondo-ed and sprayed at MAACO. Very inexpensive, virtually unnoticeable, and it can easily be replaced with a new bumper later - after a few more dings, maybe, This feedback may (and probably...
  14. alstoralset

    Blog Tesla Moving Headquarters to Austin, Texas

    Who is John Galt?
  15. alstoralset

    New FSD Beta Button for 2021 Refreshed Plaid and Long Range

    Tesla realizes that only unsafe drivers would even consider using Autopilot? ;)
  16. alstoralset

    Replacement battery pac [replaced with remanufactured per warranty]

    I speculate that range calculations (based on historical BMS data) are handled by the main CPU. If the results of those calculations are not reset when the battery is replaced, it would explain why you are seeing similar range prediction with your old and "new" battery. If this is the case...
  17. alstoralset

    2021 MXP “Low Coolant- schedule service” safe to drive?

    Is there any blue (or other) liquid under the car?
  18. alstoralset

    A yoke or a joke?

    Good news. A more traditional wheel option is now available.
  19. alstoralset

    Can I lock my car without the screen or phone?

    Oddly, voice commands require the mobile data connection. I'm confident the data connection is lost during screen reboot, so it's unlikely voice commands will work in this scenario.
  20. alstoralset

    Lets get an official TMC Vote on the Horn Location Change

    I think left-handers may struggle the most with the change. The M3 has/had a defect that caused the left upper corner of the horn button to malfunction, but this design takes anti-left discrimination to a new level. ;)
  21. alstoralset

    Strange behavior with Voice Control

    I had that problem but then realized it was my wife talking to me.
  22. alstoralset

    Car Crash 6/10 [is this repairable?]

    Do we have information on how many are unable to come here to post that question? Hopefully the number is very small.
  23. alstoralset

    will yoke steering be non-linear?

    Yes, but steer-by-wire will only be available with radar equipped cars (while supplies last).
  24. alstoralset

    MASTER THREAD: Auto Wiper functionality, complaints, praise, etc.

    There is this product: https://ingenext.ca/collections/bonus-module/products/bonus-module-tm3 My preference would be to dedicate the right scroll wheel to the wipers, as I rarely use speed control, but that wouldn't work for many. From the manual:
  25. alstoralset

    [UPDATED] 2 die in Tesla crash - NHTSA reports driver seat occupied

  26. alstoralset

    Ingenext Boost Modules [aftermarket]

    Cool! Confirming this is the Ghost mod?
  27. alstoralset

    Ingenext Boost Modules [aftermarket]

    It appears from the photos and descriptions that it is on top of the motor, on the right rear side.
  28. alstoralset

    Ingenext Boost Modules [aftermarket]

    Mine does appear to be an outlier. Haven't seen any others before 2019. There's slight hope that they just ran out of labels and grabbed a 990 one instead of a blank one, but that's pretty flimsy. It looks like at least some of the RDUs have another indication of the motor type. Will check...
  29. alstoralset

    Ingenext Boost Modules [aftermarket]

    Just a heads up that I have an early November 2018 AWD M3 with a 990 motor (or at least a 990 label). I'm in a dubiously exclusive club apparently. Looking to buy a better label.
  30. alstoralset

    [UPDATED] 2 die in Tesla crash - NHTSA reports driver seat occupied

    Based on that, driver/passenger demographics, and others' speculation, I'd think an Occam compatible sequence would be: 1) two guys go for a test drive. 2) driver (or collision avoidance?) swerves to avoid hitting a deer, presumably in the middle of the road. 3) battery damaged by tree impact...
  31. alstoralset

    [UPDATED] 2 die in Tesla crash - NHTSA reports driver seat occupied

    There are apparently deer in that area. I wonder if the driver swerved to miss one.
  32. alstoralset

    Ingenext Boost Modules [aftermarket]

    I was on the fence about Ghost (Oct 2018 M3 AWD) but abruptly fell off the fence. Discovered when changing the tires that I had a 990 motor. :( Do I have the only 2018 990 in the world? Still working through the Kubler-Ross stages of grief.
  33. alstoralset

    Model 3 remote controlled [Model 3 RC car]

    Gap within spec. ;) Hmm, actually better than mine. Amazing work!
  34. alstoralset

    Is the HomeLink menu a pain for anyone else?

    OP, I am also annoyed by this. Just in case you're not aware, tapping anywhere on the left side of the screen near the car depiction (IIRC) clears it.
  35. alstoralset

    will yoke steering be non-linear?

    See, I was right. They've dropped it for something more traditional.
  36. alstoralset

    No longer sleeping after 2021.4.11

    One more data point: I'm not seeing this on on 2021.4.11 with an M3 LR AWD. But, I have HW 2.5 and no FSD. Could this issue be limited to HW3?
  37. alstoralset

    ex-demo purchase woes

    Musk Foundation ;)
  38. alstoralset

    will yoke steering be non-linear?

    It seems very unlikely to me that the yoke wheel will ever see the light of day, due to the numerous engineering complexities, additional failure points, and regulatory hurdles. I suspect the yoke is from the marketing department, to foster social media interest. If so, they've succeeded.
  39. alstoralset

    Charging with a gas generator?

    OP, thank you. I have a 5KW generator with 240V/20A plug, and with the extended power failures we have here in the winter (unrest in the forest/trouble with the trees), it's good to know this option is potentially available.
  40. alstoralset

    People are so confused with the door handles

    Based on M3/MY adoption rate, everybody on the planet will soon know how to use these handles.
  41. alstoralset

    Tesla FSD Subscription Could Come in Q2

    Price will be $69.42 per day.
  42. alstoralset

    Ingenext Boost Modules [aftermarket]

    Based on frequent TMC posts, it appears that Tesla regularly denies warranty coverage for things that would seem to obviously be warranty issues (i.e., yellow screens, fit and finish, EMMC). They do seem to come around when the number of complaints, or the number of government investigations...
  43. alstoralset

    Serious 12v battery corrosion. Normal?

    I would definitely send the photo to Tesla support and request it to be fixed, to at least make them aware of the issue (in case it damages something later).
  44. alstoralset

    Redmond/Bellevue Apartments/Townhomes with charging

    If budget permits, I would suggest searching for townhomes with integrated garages, similar to the below. The complex would probably let you install a wall charger, if 110V wasn't adequate. Apartment
  45. alstoralset

    New 2021 Model S Unveiled January 27, 2021

    Looks like Tesla listened and already updated the steering wheel to something more workable.
  46. alstoralset

    Model S refresh!

    Approach - Neuralink :)
  47. alstoralset

    Cruise control / Auto Pilot is Garbage

    I've been flipped off exactly once in decades of driving. It happened during my M3 autopilot trial in late 2018, when it phantom {braked, broke} on the interstate. Immediately became an ex-user. But, it sounds like they are improving it at a brake-neck pace!
  48. alstoralset

    Tesla Insurance Claim Check Bounced

    Unwanted trivia: Barry Manilow wrote this jingle.

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