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

    Anyone else remember watching the stock climb up past 800 a few weeks back and thinking "Man, I missed out. If this thing drops into the 700s again, I am loading up"...and now sitting here saying to themselves "Hmmm...I should wait for it to drop to the 500s".
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Ecotality/EV Project Part 2: The Reckoning
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    The inclusion of Volvo and Polestar on the list is especially odd...given that they have basically teamed up with the competition (Google) and are already using Android Automotive (the auto OS - not to be confused with the phone screen sharing Carplay equivalent Android Auto) - the Polestar 2...
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    Comparison Between Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2

    Great info. Did either of you (or anyone else) ride in the rear seat before/after the suspension setting change/ Did you ever happen to test drive a car w/o the performance suspension to compare?
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    Comparison Between Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2

    Here is my review of the Polestar 2 (posted on the Polestar forum) after my one day Turo test drive last September...I did this right after my 2 day Turo test drive of the Model Y Long Range: *********************** So here's my whopper first post to the PS forum and it comes as a "first...
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    Comparison Between Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2

    Would be very interested in hearing about the ride quality over a variety of surfaces with the performance suspension. I think Polestar sets the Ohlins (for the U.S.) to a slightly softer setting than midpoint now. It was the one recurring complaint from test drivers (the firm ride)...
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    Are you planning to own post-warranty?

    OP Here - I think it is important to note that many "manufacturer's" extended warranties are actually provided by third parties. In general, however, anything provided through the manufacturer (or with their "stamp" on it) will tend to be the best bet if you venture into warranty-land. I'd...
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    Are you planning to own post-warranty?

    Good replies all. I do fear that we will see a lot of "Friggin' Tesla wants $$$ to replace X on my Model 3! My Camry/Accord/Subie never needed more than $ in 10 years!" posts in the coming year or two. Tesla parts (even on the "cheap" cars) strike me as - probably? - being priced like late...
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    Are you planning to own post-warranty?

    So what was your decision on your 2017 100D and 2018 Model 3? Just rolling the dice?
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    Are you planning to own post-warranty?

    Hello All, So I currently own an older Model S, and have considered getting a Model 3 or Model Y. As I typically own cars well past their original warranty, I either consider getting an extended warranty or roll the dice and pay up for any repairs. In the past I always rolled the dice since...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Must keep reminding myself these are "buy" opportunity days. Indeed, if we all believe Tesla is going to 1200 or 1400 or 1800 or 4000 or 8000 THEN all of these <1K (and even greater) are the "discounted sale" days. The $700 or $800 or even $900 buy points are sort of in the noise relative to...
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    Ear pain/Pressure help

    If it is anything like the Model S, I'm guessing if you sit inside the car while someone takes the side of their closed fist and hits the hatch glass you will clearly hear the Boom, Boom, Boom. I did a bunch of deadening in my S hatch area, but it was only the firm rubber stoppers (cut down...
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    Thoughts on carrying a tire patch kit instead of

    Another tip on those 12v inflators, start them pumping BEFORE you screw it on to the tire valve. Any air pressure in the tire (assuming it isn't 100% flat) pushes on the pump and the pump can struggle to start up...and pop the 12v outlet fuse. If you start it before you attach it to the tire...
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    Redwood Ohlins coilovers vs KW Variant 3 coilovers

    For a test drive of another car with Ohlins dampers, you guys could test a Polestar 2 with the performance pkg (assuming you have a Polestar "gallery" anywhere near you). Not apples to apples of course, but at least another data point. I will note that virtually all the reviewers felt the...
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    High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) Issue - Questions

    Well, Tesla service called and indicated the battery coolant heater is failing - so they will be replacing that (about $900). This does make at least SOME sense to me given that when this happened before it was tied to cold weather. One other tidbit, before it went dead this time I had reduced...
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    High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) Issue - Questions

    Well, a year later and my car exhibited the same issue earlier this month (note: did not replace anything after this happened a year ago). Came out, screens were blank, popped nosecone and 12V was down to 11.4 volts. Charged the 12v battery, screens immediately popped up and got the same...
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Actually, I'm a lot more concerned that something happens to him (crashes driving a plaid, pancreatic cancer, whatever!). Although Apple moved on w/o Steve Jobs (before he came back), it wasn't pretty for a while there, and Elon is certainly part of the Tesla magic/mystique.
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    Plaid Impressions, Road Noise & Real Solutions

    Agree 100%. The frameless doors seemed to be a.) a cost cutting measure and b.) a Mechanism to allow for Tesla’s less than precise fit and finish (more “wiggle” room in fitting door).
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    Help with die transfer from seatbelts in 3rd row to the seats.

    Ironically, I had this same problem on my 67 Firebird. I re-dyed the original seatbelts using RiT dye to make them nice and black, washed them a few times and they looked great. I then installed them ...with my new parchment seats. Needless to say, they bled onto the seats...would not come...
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    Mustang Mach-E GT Performance VS. Model Y Performance

    Agree with Mach-e GT Performance Edition's biggest advantage: the adaptive Magneride suspension. it is a shame it is available only as part of the $5K performance package. The flipside, as others have noted, is the abysmal trap speed in the 1/4 mile (whether due to the max 7 seconds of...
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    Considering a Model Y

    Part of your challenge is that the CX-5 (esp in Grand Touring trim) shoots way above its weight class. Power is nothing like the Y, but it's a really solid ride (my son has one).
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    Anyone come from an older Model S? How is the Y in comparison?

    Recently test drove a Model Y LR 20" rims for two full days (Turo - lots of driving). Decent car, but ride was definitely rougher than our 2013 Model S (P85+ no less...air suspension). The Y was not horrible, but just busy all the time...and definitely worse in the backseat (Model 3 is same...
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    Easy and effective low frequency fix

    @MY-Y How tight are your new "adjusters" against the base now - say with the "paper" pull test (put a piece of paper on the stops, shut the hatch and try to pull them out. Is it so tight it will tear the paper or can you still pull the paper out with a heavy drag? In addition, it looks like...
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    Ear pain/Pressure help

    I actually solved (as much as it can be solved) this same issue on my S a few years ago with (essentially) the same method. I ultimately determined the durometer (hardness) of the rubber adjusters will still allowing hatch movement and making the hatch a big speaker - no matter how tight it is...
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    Easy and effective low frequency fix

    I ended up doing a similar fix a few years ago in my Model S. I tried the PVC, but it was so stiff that it transmitted other harmonics so I settled on stiff rubber dowels (much stiffer than the S' soft rubber...which is a lot softer than the Y I think). See post 78 in this thread:Pressure...
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    Sound Deadening Model 3

    I see the front upper control arms have a "J" suffix in the parts catalog. Tesla SEEMS to increment those suffix letters as their parts get revised (note: I don't think all revisions get released)...still "J" would seem to indicate some revisions occurred along the way. My guess is the part is...
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    Model S Delivery Event on June 10, 2021 [Rescheduled] - What to expect?

    I heard they were going to throw steel balls at the windows...
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    Goodyear Tire Video - Do Foam-Filled Tires Really Make EVs Quieter

    Having spent more hours than I care to admit trying to evaluate NVH items. I believe the foam lining does indeed make a difference. One of the better comparisons I read is to the sound a basketball makes when bounced. You can hear a sort of hollow ringing sound on the bounce. The foam seams...
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    Why is the Model S so expensive compared to Model 3...

    Because of the 8 ft lumber/trim hauling capability...
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    High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) Issue - Questions

    Sorry, I meant to come back to this thread. Ultimately, nothing. I picked up the car in mid-January (when I last posted) and it has been fine ever since...about 1000 miles worth of driving ago. I have been carting around jumper cables ever since, but so far, no need. We'll see if it crops up...
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    Ear pain/Pressure help

    If you are ever in the Grapevine area, and are willing I'd love to take a ride-a-long with you in your Model Y (I have the perfect washboard street by my house). After dealing with this on my S, I specifically looked for it on the Model Y we drove and it was actually worse in many...
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    Owning a M3S+ in Central Texas sucks...

    The best way to get a feel for this is to try it out. Charge to 100% and drive up to the Alvaredo Supercharger, charge to 80% an then head back to Waco. Drive your normal speed, etc. to get a feel for it. Maybe eat at Babes in Burleson.
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    Owning a M3S+ in Central Texas sucks...

    We own a 2013 Model S P85+ (with 19" rims). At full charge it charges to 250 miles. A new M3SR+ charges to 263 miles per Tesla's website, but not sure what yours is at. Regardless, we life in DFW and my wife has driven to see her sister in Boerne (outside of San Antonio) several times. She...
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    NHTSA asks Tesla to recall 158,000 [now 135,000] vehicles for eMMC failure. Voluntary Recall issued

    Mine does not show up either in the recall list. I suspect that lookup tool isn't quite working yet...may have run our of memory...Ha!
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    New 2021 Model S Unveiled January 27, 2021

    My initial reaction as well. When I saw the earnings miss on the stock, I thought "Well, the refresh might help"...nope. It isn't just "gotta get used to the new one" either. I agree that from a design aesthetic it looks like they just tried to jam the Model 3 "look" in there. I know it is...
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    Ear pain/Pressure help

    Basically, this looks like a version of what I did on my Model S. On my S I replaced the body side hatch adjusters with firm rubber dowel to stop compression movement. I also added additional reinforcement around the hatch side adjusters. In the case of the Model Y, I noticed the body side...
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    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    I was hoping this might have a positive impact on the stock, but it could be a wash...unless they basically declare "we are in production with our new battery that will further reduce our costs significantly and are launching it today in the Model S and X with ranges of xxx and yyy respectively...
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    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    If this ends up being little more than a wide body kit to accommodate plaid, that equals a big MEH for most...the battery may be the bigger news. We'll know soon enough I suppose.
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    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Boy, that does seem to imply this isn't going to be minor (aka not just an interior refresh). Heck, almost seems to imply an embargo might be lifted as soon as tomorrow (although 01/27 seems more likely).
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    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Yep, I think on Reddit one of the "in the know" guys posted that...may have even ended up in this thread somewhere. Let's face it, the S doesn't need to be a "slightly nicer / bigger S with a hatch"...it needs more to distinguish itself from the 3 sitting next to it in the showroom, otherwise...
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    High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) Issue - Questions

    Rooter, I'm not sure I follow. You indicate this is NOT an HVIL issue, but then say Tesla (who said my issue IS an HVIL issue...tied to the DC2DC lid switch...which likely doesn't actually exist) was on the right track?
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    High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) Issue - Questions

    @ElectricTravel Thanks. Found the bulletin, but it applies to cars built before mine(My car was an August build, and bulletin applies to cars built before April 8, 2013) - https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2014/SB-10052449-1693.pdf We haven't driven the car a ton (Covid-life) since I got it...
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    7 Seater Pics and Details

    Yep. No A/C + claustrophobic seat with no view of the road ahead + what will undoubtedly be a bumpy ride back there = Vomit Comet.
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    High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) Issue - Questions

    Hello All, So a week or so ago, our 2013 P85 threw a slew of errors at home as we went to leave (i.e. Unable to Drive: Voltage supply too low; Electrical system power reduced: Vehicle may shut down unexpectedly; Power reduced: Vehicle systems shutting down; Vehicle may not restart: service is...
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    Ear pain/Pressure help

    As an aside, I did record (with my phone) the portion of my test drive with the buffeting, but as with my own Model S recordings, it just sounds like static "pops" so it isn't too exciting. I think the pressure just overwhelms the tiny Samsung S9 mic (not sure what its dynamic range is either).
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    Ear pain/Pressure help

    Per some of my prior posts, I have a Model S and have experienced the boominess and buffeting with that car so I know exactly what folks are describing with the Y. As my (bad) luck would have it, two of the roads I routinely drive on near my house have a slight washboard surface which allows me...
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    Weird issue with 12V Battery

    Any update on this? My car (a 2013) threw these same messages the other day. The battery was at 11.6 or so volts. I put it on my 12V charger and it charged up fine and the error messages went away. I was able to drive it to the service center and now, a couple days later they are indicating...
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    Ear pain/Pressure help

    something like what is described in this mammoth thread...I’m thinking a thin (1 or 2 mm) steel plate placed on top of a couple sheets of melamine foam placed on the floor of the hatch area...maybe even in the well area. My Experiment with a Metal Panel Absorber - Gearslutz

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