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  1. Graffi

    Supercharger - Chula Vista, CA (LIVE 4 Aug 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    This Supercharger should be 250kW. What gives?
  2. Graffi

    Supercharger - Chula Vista, CA (LIVE 4 Aug 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    Hello Scott, and welcome to the San Diego EV community. Thank you for your first Post and we look forward to many, many more. Please update your profile and Signature with whatever info you wish to share, such as the Tesla Model you own, etc. Side note: Since our new MY is here I want to use...
  3. Graffi

    Supercharger - Chula Vista, CA (LIVE 4 Aug 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    What are we waiting on now? ??? SDG&E ??? ??? TESLA ???
  4. Graffi

    Fit & Finish Issues Plaguing Model Y

    We just picked up our MY this afternoon in Carlsbad, CA. Finally Tesla (at least Carlsbad Delivery Center) is doing something right. With all the horror stories with fit and finish issues, along with various alignment issues, we showed up with the full expectation that we may have to refuse...
  5. Graffi

    New Tesla (MY) Owner: What Fit & Finish Issues to Look for During Delivery?

    We just picked up our MY this afternoon in Carlsbad, CA. Finally Tesla (at least Carlsbad Delivery Center) is doing something right. With all the horror stories with fit and finish issues, along with various alignment issues, we showed up with the full expectation that we may have to refuse...
  6. Graffi

    Tow Hitch (Factory) Waiting Room

    Yes, just make sure the tabs go in the correct spot. It snapped right in.
  7. Graffi

    Tow Hitch (Factory) Waiting Room

    Question for all you engineers and back-yard inventors: Would it be beneficial to reduce aerodynamic drag to fabricate some kind of hard cover over the bike rack or hitch carrier? Any other thoughts on how to not lose efficiency when using our factory installed hitch?
  8. Graffi

    Highest VIN on "View-Source" for MY

    On Sunday I got Text for Delivery 6/23 - 6/25. 6/23/20 AM no VIN on View-Source. 6/23/20 PM Vin on View Source: 17,2xx. What date and Vin when it first appreared? Does anyone know the VINs that are in Production? To Find VIN, open your account page, select you RN vehicle. Then Ctrl-U to...
  9. Graffi

    Has anyone who got the 2-4 week text gotten a VIN/delivery scheduled?

    Sunday afternoon, 6/21/20 got text delivery 6/23 to 6/25. Still no Vin. I look at View-Source but not sure where to look. Is it where the RN number is? Does Vin number replace the RN number? Another question: We will have to take delivery at the Carlsbad center but my wife (it is her car)...
  10. Graffi

    How would i calculate how much it cost me to charge?

    After the charge is finished and before you unplug check the charging screen to see how many kWh you have added to your battery. Multiply this number by $0.10 for the cost. Keep a log book in your car to know how much each month costs. Also just keep track of your miles, then multiply by the...
  11. Graffi

    For recent buyers in CA applied to CVRP rebate

    Is the Rebate $2,000 for the Model Y or does it vary with income?
  12. Graffi

    How good is the air conditioning really?

    When we first got our MS we went through the same think. We were used to ICE A/C that blows out 40*f air until the inside cools down. On our first visit to the Service Center I told the service tech that something is wrong with A/C. He told me that it only cools down to the temp I set it for...
  13. Graffi

    Ignoring the "Preconditioning battery for Supercharging" alert?

    And do not forget, we are also full of IRREVERENT HUMOR, at least in our own mind.
  14. Graffi

    Hey, I’m Getting Better Than 240 Miles on SR+

    Quick, take it back to TESLA. Maybe it was a new experimental High Efficiency prototype.
  15. Graffi

    Y makes strange sound at low speed. Not pedestrian warning system. What is it?

    It is hard to tell from the video, but I think it is trying to communicate with you in the Tesla Model Y language. To me it sounds like "PLEASE CLEAN ME. I WANT TO BE PRETTY."
  16. Graffi

    Tinting Model Y Roof

    Yes, but with the MS we waited a couple of months to get it done and was told that the sooner we get it done the less damage needs to be fixed before the coating. This way it will all be done the earliest possible and since we would eventually have done it anyway, better sooner than later. And...
  17. Graffi

    Tinting Model Y Roof

    We hope to take delivery soon. On day of delivery we will drop it off for front Clear-Bra and all glass tent, front, back, all side windows, and roof. At same time they will cover computer screen and center console with non-glare. When job done our MY will go to get Ceramic-Pro coating on all...
  18. Graffi

    Whats' the best way to drive to get the best efficiency on the highway

    I had the advantage of owning a 2013 Leaf for 3.5 years before we got our Tesla Model S 75D. With the Leaf I learned to Hyper-Mile so I could get the most range (best efficiency) I could. With the Tesla I still practice the same habits, although on trips I usually try to go speed limit on...
  19. Graffi

    Supercharger - Chula Vista, CA (LIVE 4 Aug 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    Drove by last Friday (June 5, 2020). Everything looks good, just not turned on yet. Does anyone (Including Randy) have any insight as to when this will be open?
  20. Graffi

    Tow Hitch (Factory) Waiting Room

    5/16/2017 (Tuesday noon): Took Delivery on MS (got tired of waiting on M3). 5/30/2020 (Sunday night): Cancelled M3 Reservation from the beginning. Wife wanted interior other than Black or White so waited. 5/30/2020 (Sunday night): Placed Order: MY LR, Midnight Silver, Tow-Hitch. Estimate 4 - 8...
  21. Graffi

    Has Anyone Who Ordered the Tow Hitch Received a Vin?

    5/16/2017 (Tuesday noon): Took Delivery on MS (got tired of waiting on M3). 5/30/2020 (Sunday night): Cancelled M3 Reservation from the beginning. Wife wanted interior other than Black or White so waited. 5/30/2020 (Sunday night): Placed Order: MY LR, Midnight Silver, Tow-Hitch. Estimate 4 -...
  22. Graffi

    "Less energy is available due to cold battery" trying to charge

    As far as Expensive, Long-Distance tows: Some years ago a friend of mine was about 500 to 600 miles from home when his car died. Instead of waiting on getting it fixed there, maybe rent a car to drive home, then back, he decided to go to U-haul and rent a truck and a car carrier trailer on a...
  23. Graffi

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    We just completed our first trip of the year, with more to follow. This was a short one, to Merced, CA from San Diego, CA. I wanted to also charge at Buena Park, CA on the way home this morning but the GPS did not have it listed. Anyone know why? Mar 1-3, 2019: 6 (Mar 1, 2019) Glendale, CA...
  24. Graffi

    Supercharger - San Antonio, TX

    As one who lives in San Diego, and has FREE Supercharging, I plan to NEVER have to use one of these, except for the one time so I can count them on Superchargers Visited. An hour or so of my time is worth more than the couple of dollars I would save off my home electricity bill. However, since...
  25. Graffi

    "Less energy is available due to cold battery" trying to charge

    Let us know how charging goes the next time it gets really cold and the battery is cold soaked.
  26. Graffi

    Supercharger growth in San Diego County

    As a Supercharger user while driving on our frequent trips this would not be a good location anyway. We do not need to compete for parking, and it is so nice to have 24/7 Restroom and Food areas. And do not forget, ease access to/from Freeway.
  27. Graffi

    "Less energy is available due to cold battery" trying to charge

    Two collisions with a Deer!!! Wow!!! I have never even seen a Deer while driving, much less come close to my car. There needs to be a Federal Law that allows drivers to "Harvest" any Deer or other animal that dares to run into your car, without having to purchase a hunting license or Deer...
  28. Graffi

    Most Superchargers Visited

    This is just a "FUN" game, all on the honor system, so I say that if you visited, and used, any Supercharger that anyone else can use, even at limited hours, it should still be counted. Heck, I have been waiting for more of the San Diego Supercharger locations to go online before I make a...
  29. Graffi

    Supercharger growth in San Diego County

    What was that Location? I have always thought that the Walmart Supercenter parking lot off I-8 at Los Coches Road would be great. Easy access for those coming to/leaving San Diego from the East with 24/7 Restroom.
  30. Graffi

    Cross Country trip - things to consider?

    Also, Give us your planned route and those of us with experience in the "Questionable" sections can give you more specific suggestions.
  31. Graffi

    Cross Country trip - things to consider?

    Trust your Auto-Pilot and set speed for Speed Limit. Do not rush the trip, but ENJOY the drive. If you plan to drive through the night better bring a plastic bottle for those situations where the businesses with restroom services are closed (happened many times with me as I love driving...
  32. Graffi

    Supercharger - San Diego, CA - Camino Del Sur (Black Mountain Ranch area, LIVE 11 Jan 2019)

    I suspect that he used Summon to back the Tesla into slot after exiting car from non-flood area. Then by standing on the curb he could plug the Supercharger handle into his charge port. jmho Oh, and he could avoid the flood by walking around on high side and along the curb.
  33. Graffi

    "Less energy is available due to cold battery" trying to charge

    If I understand correctly: What matters is the Battery Temp, not outside air temp. In this case, on VERY cold days or nights, make sure you charge up your battery before parking for long periods of time when the battery can get cold soaked. This way, as you use the battery it will warm up and...
  34. Graffi

    IDLE Fees questions

    I can understand the concept to reduce charge limit to 80% at Superchargers that are at capacity, then allow you to increase the charge limit if you really need it to continue your trip. However, this policy should be published and owners made aware of this policy change.
  35. Graffi

    Mobile Ranger here, ask me (almost) anything!

    A few days ago I noticed that my 20-month old Model S front license plate holder came loose from the front bumper and is being held up by the two tabs below. Looking at it it looks like 2-sided tape holds it on to the bumper. Is this something that I can call for a Ranger to come out to fix...
  36. Graffi

    Supercharger - San Diego, CA - Del Mar Heights Road (CLOSED 16 Sep 2021, 18 urban stalls)

    This looks like an easy on/off the I-5 for visitors to charge up prior to or after visiting San Diego area along the I-5.
  37. Graffi

    Towed Teslas at SFO, after getting unplugged?

    My thoughts are really simple on the charging of Tesla's at any long-term parking areas (more than a couple of hours): 1. Plan ahead, either charge up fully or at a high level at home, or if you drive a long way, find a Supercharger to get close to a full charge before you park. This is really...
  38. Graffi

    Supercharger - San Diego, CA - Friars Road (Mission Valley, LIVE 31 Jan 2019, 24 Urban + 24 V3 stalls)

    Woke up early this morning and It is raining, a heavy rain for San Diego, but just a light rain from those areas of the country that get lots of rain. Anyway, the weather app on my phone shows several days of rain this next week. Maybe they will wait until AFTER this parking lot floods before...
  39. Graffi

    How Tesla can maximize your miles, especially in an emergency

    I agree with the OP, the extra setting would be nice to have in those few occasions that it is needed. On our last cross-country we decided to use I-10 West all the way to I-8. Going through the Fort Stockton Supercharger only a day or two before it with live was "FUN". We charged to 100% at...
  40. Graffi

    Supercharger - Ozona, TX

    Thanks for posting this Charlie. When my wife and I are traveling and stop at a Hotel Supercharger we have always (so far) had very positive response from the Hotel employees. Part if this may be in the way we communicate with them. We are very friendly when we approach the employees. We...
  41. Graffi

    Supercharger - Van Horn, TX

    Actually I told them we were just there charging at the Tesla Supercharger and they invited us to enjoy the breakfast. It was very nice of them.
  42. Graffi

    Charging Model S at the Gas Station???

    My wife got an email with this video attached. Helps to understand all the Blonde Jokes. I am surprised no one else has posted a thread of this. Enjoy! Woman Hilariously Tries To Fill Up Tesla Model S With... Gas! | Carscoops
  43. Graffi

    Tires - Road Hazard Warranty? (Ran over a sheet metal screw tonight)

    If you have any Nation-Wide Tire stores near you give them a call. If they do it here, they may do it in Canada. It is really nice when you are on a trip and you can find a local tire shop that honors your warranty.
  44. Graffi

    Tires - Road Hazard Warranty? (Ran over a sheet metal screw tonight)

    Discount Tire warranty for me. It is not the nail or screw flat repair, it is the tire replacement when that screw or nail is too close to the sidewall to patch. It has happened twice for me in the last few years.
  45. Graffi

    how to remove cigarette smoke smell from car?

    That would help clear the air, but I think that the odors that have soaked into the carpet, headliner, seats, etc., would once again start filling the car once you are parked in the Sun and the internal temps get very hot. just my thinking.... Forget this car.
  46. Graffi

    Buttershrimp's FSD Coast to Coast Event- "Ride or Die"

    I see this as not just one journey, but many, using all of the coast to coast routes. Going both East to West and West to East. Maybe even the North to South and South to North. I think that we could have someone who plans to go the entire route to volunteer to coordinate each route. As long...
  47. Graffi

    IRO DashCam - Model S AP2 unboxing

    My car has been into Tesla Service several times since I installed the IRO Dachcam. It has never been an issue, they probably did not notice it was even there. Granted I have not had a problem with AP, but still, I can not imagine they would say anything or even care. The IRO Dashcam only...
  48. Graffi

    Racism issues at the Tesla plant

    True Story: Many years ago I was a Supervisor of a group for a large corporation. I had been requesting permission to hire another person, but the request kept being turned down - need to conserve budget. Anyway, a senior Engineer had a son-in-law that was laid-off from another company so he...
  49. Graffi

    NASA Announcement for the Moon

    Since SpaceX should carry some kind of payload, why not a Lunar Habitat that could be used on future flights. Even if they are prohibited from landing it they could plan to leave it in lunar orbit, but then accidentally select the "Beta Test" landing program. "Opps, my bad." Just a thought ....

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