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  1. jgs

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Ouch. I had a GPS like that. Back in 2004.
  2. jgs

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    There's "slower" and then there's "basically nonfunctional" which is where mine has gotten to. As an example of what I mean, I'm talking about "put car in reverse, wait two or three minutes for reverse cam to come on". There are many more examples, but this isn't the place for an exhaustive...
  3. jgs

    10+ minutes to start my "old" tesla is just an inconvenience b/c I chose to do the eMMC recall and install firmware updates

    Thanks, I will do so if necessary. I haven't given up on the company, but I will certainly factor the outcome of this experience into future buying decisions.
  4. jgs

    10+ minutes to start my "old" tesla is just an inconvenience b/c I chose to do the eMMC recall and install firmware updates

    I had the recall done. Some (weeks? months?) later I noticed similar symptoms to what OP reports -- unacceptable freezes, getting progressively worse. Some of these are safety-relevant, for example the reverse cam failing to engage for minutes on end after putting the car in reverse. I also have...
  5. jgs

    Supercharger - Findlay, OH

    I have a trip coming up to Springfield and idly put it into the nav system, and it found me a route with a charging stop in Findlay. I was surprised. I guess the nav system wouldn’t have offered it to me if the site weren’t live — but Tesla’s web page still shows it as “coming soon”, so I’m a...
  6. jgs

    VW will trample tesla

    I've kinda stopped following the overall EV market since we've got our two now and I don't expect to replace either for some years to come. So, my recent impressions of who is, and isn't, crushing EV sales has a lot to do with what I see on the roads in my neck of the woods, that being Michigan...
  7. jgs

    Porsche Mission E

    The article said it was 55F, hardly a big power-suck, although indeed in the sweet spot for heat pumps. For that matter as a cold-weather driver I’m not particularly convinced a heat pump would be a huge win, unless automotive heat pumps have gotten a whole lot better since last time I looked...
  8. jgs

    Porsche Mission E

    That sounds right. That said, for my purposes (and, I would guess, those of most drivers) range is most important for highway driving. I for one have never come close to burning through a full charge in around-town stop-and-go driving. I do also agree with @ICUDoc that the failure to drive the...
  9. jgs

    SO WHATS with the extended warranty?

    I just reread it and I’m still not seeing it. That said, it’s completely possible. There’s a reason Poe’s law was coined.
  10. jgs

    SO WHATS with the extended warranty?

    I would. You may not think the ESA is a good buy, fine — but the above is just fearmongering.
  11. jgs

    SO WHATS with the extended warranty?

    I did it simply for peace of mind. As luck would have it, just a few months after it came into effect, my air suspension needed more than a thousand bucks worth of work, so it's got a good downpayment on paying for itself already.
  12. jgs

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    I've recently noticed two changes in AP1's behavior. I'm currently at 2019.40.21. First, it's possible to dial TACC down all the way to zero if I want to. It used to bottom out at 18 mph. Second, and I think related, I don't think TACC used to blend in brakes to maintain the set speed, it would...
  13. jgs

    How to save a lot of time on long trips

    One thing that's not obvious to new owners or those who don't drive in the cold that often, is that range loss in the cold is highly dependent on trip length. For short around-town hops, I sometimes see the energy meter reporting range of less than half nominal. I think that's attributable to...
  14. jgs

    How to save a lot of time on long trips

    My understanding is that it's considered ideal for average SoC to be 50%, meaning that if you expect to use (say) 20% during a given day, you'd plan to start the day at 60% and end at 40%, thus cycling across 50%. That said, that's the ideal, not mandatory, (and I'm neither an authority nor do I...
  15. jgs

    Tesla Takes Tug-of-War With Ford to Twitter

    I agree with that part, especially since Tesla is offering a RWD version of the Cybertruck. On that part, it really depends on what the test is meant to prove (or "prove"). Someone upthread pointed out that if the question is "can my truck pull your truck out of a ditch?" then "hang on a few...
  16. jgs

    VW will trample tesla

    I said just now I plan to make my first billion by next Tuesday. I'm targeting the launch of my Mars colony near the end of 2021. Relevant Shakespeare quote. Relevant idiom.
  17. jgs

    UMC2 handle won't latch

    Thanks. Perversely, after my car finally finished charging at 16A, when I went out to unplug and move it (so my wife could charge) I found the handle had finally engaged. Go figure. Me too. The one that melted had been plugged in for months. I guess maybe the lesson is leave it in, but check it...
  18. jgs

    UMC2 handle won't latch

    The UMC2 handle is definitely snug. I've considered putting some silicone grease on it, but overall it didn't seem like a prudent thing to do. I don't have a caliper to check it with, but using good old stare-and-compare it sure looks as though the notches are in the same place -- but I guess if...
  19. jgs

    UMC2 handle won't latch

    I normally charge my early 2015 Model S using the original-version 40A UMC that came with it. But, that one is out of commission for a while ever since the NEMA 14-50 outlet I had it plugged into melted down. At least it didn't catch on fire, quite, though it was only dumb luck that I happened...
  20. jgs

    Annoying to Full Press Break to Avoid Rolling?

    I don't understand (or agree with) this point at all. It's funny that you present turning creep off as "pretending" something -- surely turning creep on is a way of pretending that you're driving an automatic ICE with a torque converter? In any case, creep or no creep, the points you raise are...
  21. jgs

    Annoying to Full Press Break to Avoid Rolling?

    Huh, there must be substantial variability between cars I guess. Moderate pressure is enough to engage hold on my early 2015 Model S. I had a loaner of similar vintage recently that required much more pressure for similar braking.
  22. jgs

    Tesla submitted a proposal for a heavy duty charging standard (3MW)

    Unless I've slipped a decimal place somewhere, an array with a nameplate rating of 1MW would require around 3,333 panels, which works out to around 58,500 square feet, or a square 240 feet on a side, ish. Call it 100 yards on a side, conservatively, because you need some spacing between rows to...
  23. jgs

    Here's How Tesla Managed To Increase Model 3 Range Rating

    I've seen it claimed elsewhere, and have no reason to doubt it, that hard acceleration is in fact not more energy-hungry than mild acceleration. You just get to your target speed faster -- you're consuming more power, but for a shorter time, so energy can be a wash. Of course speeding up and...
  24. jgs

    Here's How Tesla Managed To Increase Model 3 Range Rating

    Right. This should be burned into the memory of anyone who lived through the 1970s and the "drive 55" campaign in the USA. That was all about trying to get people to drive in the sweet spot of fuel efficiency in order to weather the OPEC embargo. (It worked predictably well, of course.)
  25. jgs

    v10 absurdly huge web browser window

    My tweet for your upvoting pleasure. “@elonmusk v10 web browser grabs the whole screen, makes it a bad citizen, no longer useful for TeslaWaze, etc. Audio that goes to 11 = awesome. Browser window that goes to 11 = no bueno. Please to shrink (or make resizeable)?”
  26. jgs

    v10 absurdly huge web browser window

    Thanks. I've done so, though my past results with servicehelpna have been... not great. I might also tweet at Elon, apparently that occasionally produces results.
  27. jgs

    v10 absurdly huge web browser window

    I don't use the web browser very often, but when I do it's usually for TeslaWaze, which in turn I am using for obstacle warnings (including speed traps, duh). When I do this I'm also using the builtin nav system, I'm not actually relying on TeslaWaze for nav. Imagine my surprise and non-delight...
  28. jgs

    Incandescent heat pump stuff (out of main)

    How much home heating is required across the majority of India or Nigeria? If (as I think is the case) the markets you’ve named require mostly cooling, how much scope is there for wizardry to really improve cooling? The Carnot Cycle is pretty well understood already and every new AC unit already...
  29. jgs

    Porsche Mission E

    Disclaimer, I haven't yet read the Jalopnik article. However, my impression to date was that the transmission was to get a handle on heat at high speeds, something that people constantly rag on Tesla about. No?
  30. jgs

    Incandescent heat pump stuff (out of main)

    It must vary regionally. I don't think they're that common in my area (natural gas is the norm) but much more common than resistive electrical heating, which accounts for approximately nil point nil of the market. I guess? Though that assumes you've decided to hedge against the grid going out...
  31. jgs

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    You can also install the loop vertically. I have four 200' deep wells drilled alongside my driveway for this purpose.
  32. jgs

    Porsche Mission E

    Sure. It's evidence Tesla's not just going to rest on their laurels, though. (You could refer to it as "heavily modified", or you could refer to it as a prototype. The latter implies intent to put the technology into production, which appears to be true.)
  33. jgs

    Extending Cabin Overheat Protection With App

    If only. I paid for the rearview mirror replacement, it was out of warranty. And not cheap. They broke the windshield when doing the repair, so they had to comp me that.
  34. jgs

    Extending Cabin Overheat Protection With App

    Well, sort of. Tell it to my last Audi, where the self-dimming glass in the rearview mirror burst when I left it parked outdoors one summer. I ended up getting a whole new windshield out of that deal.
  35. jgs

    Porsche Mission E

    Yeah, many of the people commenting there just don't get it (but are convinced they do). Same, although the proof of the pudding is in the driving and it's possible Porsche might not be complete idiots. I think the question is whether the reason for the choice is that they're terrified to make...
  36. jgs

    Porsche Mission E

    My guess is that, perversely, the higher the price, the less important the range (and the charging network), because... ... that is exactly what they'll be. I dunno, maybe I'm wrong, after all people are constantly trying to tell me I must have a cheap gas car for long distance driving and I...
  37. jgs

    Porsche Mission E

    I guess maybe? On the other hand, I use my S for road trips all the time, it's never made me say "oh I really wish I had an X for this".
  38. jgs

    How to save a lot of time on long trips

    Yes, keeping in mind that you don't have to confine yourself to Tesla branded destination chargers, and also to look for places with a close by charger, it doesn't necessarily have to be right onsite. PlugShare is your friend. The last hotel I stayed at was a 5 minute walk from a free J1772...
  39. jgs

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

    Except I wonder how many of those miles are given back by butchering the aerodynamics of the car?
  40. jgs

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

    Sure, no doubt. I guess I'm still struggling to get over the scarring from too many meetings where I heard "we really want to liquid-cool this widget, but whenever we propose it to the customers they tell us to go to hell" and similar. (In a completely different problem domain.)
  41. jgs

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

    No kidding? OK, live and learn.
  42. jgs

    Electric Pickup Roundup: Musk Says Tesla's Cyberpunk Truck is Months Away

    "With [...] a top speed of about 30 mph, the company [Kaiyun Motors, that is] believes their mini electric vehicles are more than enough to meet consumers’ daily needs." What the I don't even.
  43. jgs

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

    I'd be really surprised if any of the onboard processors were liquid cooled.
  44. jgs

    Michigan Supercharger Locations

    Yeah, a few weeks ago I went through there on a Sunday afternoon and I had to wait (I was the first of two waiting). It's the first time I've ever had to wait for a stall (yes I know the Californians are laughing at this point).
  45. jgs

    Latest Price Drop Discussion

    I guess if they find the need for 14-50 in the field is low, it's a sensible corner to cut. I confess I've never once used mine other than in my own driveway.
  46. jgs

    Latest Price Drop Discussion

    OK, that annoys me more than any of the price decrease stuff I've read on this thread. It doesn't even affect me and it annoys me. Is Tesla trying to upsell everyone to HPWCs or something?
  47. jgs

    Latest Price Drop Discussion

    No. I get that you are, though. Wait a minute, they've stopped providing a 14-50 adapter?!? That's just bizarre. It's, like, the standard way to charge.
  48. jgs

    Latest Price Drop Discussion

    I guess it's highly dependent on individual psychology, but I can say from experience that having my wife's LR Model 3 parked next to my S85D, doesn't make my car "feel" less to me. OK, thanks. (The other stuff isn't relevant to the "stable price" thing so I'll just leave it there.) I've read...
  49. jgs

    Latest Price Drop Discussion

    I'm genuinely curious where they're making these claims? I'm familiar with the "price is the price, there is no haggling" pitch. But prior to diving into this thread I hadn't been aware there was a belief that the price was additionally going to be "stable", whatever that means, much less that...
  50. jgs

    Latest Price Drop Discussion

    Sadly, experienced Elon-watchers have figured out that Elon's comments are not something you can take to the bank, and apply a hefty discount. And they do at any given time. But just because they don't have dealerships, doesn't mean they're immune to market forces.

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