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  1. DeedWest

    1086 "Charging Problem" error. Car stuck at 99% cooled. (R80)

    If you are not hearing the compressor and fans in the front of the vehicle turn on at all, that means only your coolant pump is fighting to get the car below 42C before charging can start. I would lean towards getting your HVAC refrigerant recharged first to see if they come back on. I believe...
  2. DeedWest

    1086 "Charging Problem" error. Car stuck at 99% cooled. (R80)

    I agree with @X.l.r.8 on diagnosing your HVAC system. Have you checked the HVAC refrigerant levels? Refrigerant likely needs a recharge if the car is not automatically using the A/C when plugged in to get the ESS back below 42C to initiate charging. If it were the compressor or coolant pump...
  3. DeedWest

    Roadster 3.0

    Interesting observation here. I should be getting my (now second) “next-gen” R80 within the next two weeks, so I’ll be sure to report on its cooling habits while charging.
  4. DeedWest

    Roadster Parts for Sale Listings

    Exceptional quality. Can't wait to have a set on my car soon!
  5. DeedWest

    Old Roadster pack is recovering after going below CAC 76?

    Hey @Marius - any update on the CAC and current mileage?
  6. DeedWest

    What's gone wrong with your Roadster?

    Those are the sway bar bushings. To diagnose the control arm bushings, you'll need to remove the upper wishbone assembly and you'll find two bushings. They require a bushing press tool, like this - Lotus Elise Exige Bushing removal installation too
  7. DeedWest

    What's gone wrong with your Roadster?

    If it is the upper control arm bushings, the squeaking comes from the bushing wearing down over time, resulting in metal on metal contact. The remedy is getting the old bushings pressed out, and new bushings pressed in. Any suspension shop can perform this repair, provided they have the correct...
  8. DeedWest

    Tesla Lubbock

    While visiting a friend in Lubbock, I stopped by the new location. I spoke to an employee, and evidently it opened a couple of weeks ago. They mentioned they're actively servicing local vehicles, and are starting test drives next week once their vehicles arrive. Unfortunately, there is no...
  9. DeedWest

    What color is my Roadster?

    EU 974 is indeed painted Galactic Gray, which is incredibly rare and unique. There were only 8 VINs produced in Galactic Gray. Yours is 2 of 8. I also noticed your interior, which is the rare 2012-only “Oxford Blue” secondary color interior. I’ve only ever seen photos of this interior once...
  10. DeedWest

    Roadster featured in Cyber Rodeo

    I was planning on making a thread for this, but I’m glad you already started one. I was very surprised to get a last minute invite as a +1 to the event, and got to see both Roadsters up close. I was blown away to see Engineering Prototype 2 (EP2) in Radiant Red on display, as it is likely the...
  11. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Hey Lou, I’m grateful to have owned a few since 2014, but in 2019 I found both of my forever Roadsters. I always gravitated towards the 2.5’s, as I spent the most time building Electric Blue 2.5 Sports on the old Design Studio while they were still in production. I did a ton of production...
  12. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    As I understand it, you can pay for a certification after it’s repaired to ensure there are no issues with the HV battery and other electrical systems. If it doesn’t pass, they won’t work on it apart from simple servicing such as alignment & tire swaps. This one in particular was certified in...
  13. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    In this case, rebuilt title means it’s been professionally repaired and the manufacturer has signed off on it being fully operational again.
  14. DeedWest

    Random Roadster Sightings

    Yep…unfortunately, I hear this one is slated to be dismantled for parts.
  15. DeedWest

    Repair for roadster 1.5 key fob

    If all else fails, you can order a brand new set of two from your local service center for $283 + tax. They are still in stock as of recently, as I just had this done for my 1.5. They replace the module in your dash so it’s paired with the two new remotes, which renders your old remotes useless...
  16. DeedWest

    How far should I cleanup my Roadster?

    Glad to hear you're enjoying your Roadster. As someone who had mine overhauled by Medlock & Sons, you couldn't be sending it to a better place. They are meticulous, thoughtful, and very passionate about the cars. 1.) I had the same squeak above my head in my 2011. These can be remedied if you...
  17. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    It is EU/APAC VIN 624, as VIN 717 came with Cast Wheels.
  18. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Most likely EU VIN 878
  19. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    EU Sig 250 #161...this one is making me drool
  20. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    EU VIN 270
  21. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Should be EU VIN 886...but not 100% certain on this one.
  22. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    EU VIN 884
  23. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    EU VIN 966, the last Thunder Gray produced in the EU/APAC sequence.
  24. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    VIN is EU Sig 250 #87.
  25. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    I know personally that 1169 sold. I suspect its new owner may post about it here once it comes home to him.
  26. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    This one is indeed Jet Black over Executive Black & Carbon Fiber interior (INT6). It also has the CCCF Side Ducts! Unsure about the Battery Replacement Agreement, as the owner would have to have the paperwork and confirmation of that. However, given that mine on VIN 1462 would have expired March...
  27. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    This car is 10 minutes from me. If anyone would like me to go see it in person before purchase, don’t hesitate to message me privately.
  28. DeedWest

    Random Roadster Sightings

    It’s already the rarest thing to see another Roadster in the wild, but to see a Brilliant Yellow? Wow. But it gets better. That’s VIN 984 - 1 of just 4 full-option Brilliant Yellow Roadsters produced.
  29. DeedWest

    2010 Roadster Options List

    Original MSRP $120,350 Roadster 2.0 - $109,000 Twilight Blue Metallic Paint - $1,000 Premium Beige/Saddle Rally Interior - $1,800 Body Color Hard Top - $3,200 Electronics Group - $3,000 Solar Guard Windshield - $400 Does yours have the factory paint armor? You'd want to add $1,500 for that...
  30. DeedWest

    Roadster 3.0

    I think it’s important to note that while they are not taking voluntary reservations as an accessory upgrade, they are committed to offering the 3.0 pack as a solution for vehicles with dead packs indefinitely. They just seem to be working through the backlog first and foremost, though it also...
  31. DeedWest

    Roadster 3.0

    It is no longer an accessory/upgrade program. I was also told by my SC that 3.0 packs are only going to those that have been waiting 12-18 months with dead vehicles, and to those with existing warranties. It’s increasingly obvious that Gruber’s “census” is purely a data collection effort for...
  32. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    I agree with both you and @Onepointfive. The next-gen Roadster will be a dime a dozen at its price and performance. It’s an impossible comparison to the original Roadsters with their dwindling production numbers and their irreplaceable spot in automotive history.
  33. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    I went to view this one in person, and it’s in wonderful shape. CAC is 151 of 160. Paint looks like it’s never been outdoors.
  34. DeedWest

    Jay Leno 2008 Roadster VIN?

    The vehicle in that video is indeed Founders Series 1, which was commonly referred to as the first official production Roadster, and is still Elon’s personal Roadster to this day. For posterity’s sake, Validation Prototype 1 or VP1 was Signature Green paint.
  35. DeedWest

    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Devastating to see this, but most importantly, I am very glad to hear you are walking away relatively unharmed. After seeing Medlock & Sons turn a pile of crunched parts into a functioning vehicle again, I have zero doubt that 1038 will live once again in the future. That is a very special car...
  36. DeedWest

    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    To help narrow this down, I can confirm that 703 and 707 were not on site and are safe. @adiggs also confirmed in a separate thread that 969 made it home before the fire.
  37. DeedWest

    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Based on the video it looks like 430 (Brilliant Yellow) and 1211 (Glacier Blue) were on site the day before, along with many others. To answer @Sig72, Twilight Blue was the second most-produced color for NA production cars. Electric Blue and Glacier Blue were significantly rarer, and seeing...
  38. DeedWest

    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    So far, I have confirmed the following as lost - Signature 27 Glacier Blue 227 Twilight Blue 265 Twilight Blue 516 Electric Blue 540 Glacier Blue 545 Twilight Blue 581 Twilight Blue 1125 Fusion Red 1157 Thunder Gray 1196 Thunder Gray 1216 Lightning Green 578 (Arctic White) and 1124, the full...
  39. DeedWest

    Roadster loss

    There were 6 Roadsters and a T-Zero prototype (1 of 3 produced) destroyed in 2017…making 30+ that have perished in their shop.
  40. DeedWest

    Need soft top or hard carbon fiber top

    The original owner ordered it from their service center and I have the receipt / service PDF stating the price at the time in 2012. Perhaps it went up in price after that timeframe.
  41. DeedWest

    Need soft top or hard carbon fiber top

    Wow, I didn’t know that. Was yours originally $500 when you purchased it? My service record from October 2012 had it priced at $249, so I assumed that was the norm in earlier production days.
  42. DeedWest

    Need soft top or hard carbon fiber top

    That’s because the Hard Top storage bag was a paid accessory priced around $249 when it was in production, and is far nicer quality than the included soft top bag. It could only be added on if the owner requested it, or was ordered up until 2020 when they (evidently) ran out of stock.
  43. DeedWest

    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    1218 is indeed Sterling Silver. It’s certainly a shame that Sig 75 is a parts vehicle now. That’s another gone of the 32 originally produced in that color. That means there are just 27 remaining…
  44. DeedWest

    Late-2010 Roadster 2.5 - Twilight Blue - Original Owner

    Fantastic and highly detailed listing on a beautiful Roadster with all the best upgrades! Price is a steal considering the rarity of 2.5's on the market and recent sale prices. Best of luck with the sale!
  45. DeedWest

    Roadster 3.0

    This happened to mine too. The PEM was hovering at 57C during highway driving, which I knew was wrong. I put my hand above the gap between the ESS & PEM, and sure enough, I could feel the blower sending air right up through that crack instead of into the PEM.
  46. DeedWest

    What did you park next to? (Or what makes the Roadster look tiny?)

    Two EVs in Grabber Blue…produced a decade apart…with roughly the same range.
  47. DeedWest

    Roadster 3.0

    It’s great news to see that you’re also receiving a new PEM assembly with the 3.0 board pre-installed. I too am utilizing my Replacement Guarantee, and the service center has had my 3.0 pack for a few weeks now, but still waiting on this entire PEM. Will update here as I learn more.
  48. DeedWest

    Roadster VP 23 on Display

    I greatly enjoyed reading your story, and am thrilled you’re sharing the vehicle on display to be seen by many! I recently flew up to Medlock & Sons in Seattle to test suspension upgrades they’d performed on my 2.5 Sport, and was told I’d missed seeing your VP23 by just 24 hours. Huge bummer...
  49. DeedWest

    2015 Model S 90D - Deep Blue - 21" Arachnid Wheels - Rear Facing Seats - 66K Miles - $38,000

    Thank you all for your interest. This vehicle is now SOLD and is headed to its new home today! For posterity's sake, it sold for $36,000 as-is. The owner has also asked me to sell his 2018 Model 3 Performance in red, which I may be listing here soon.
  50. DeedWest

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    It's highly likely it is indeed on a Standard Mode charge. Though they were very scarce, the few replacement 1.5 packs installed between 2019 to 2021 had like-new cells in them. My 1.5 got one in 2019, and still charges to 191 in Standard Mode. It's just unbelievable.

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