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  1. Fraank

    Messed around by Octopus for 3 years - advice welcome

    Interesting to know, thanks for that. An option if I don't get anywhere now. Thanks, wil do. Constantly no availability, for a period they suddenly told me I couldn't have a smart meter, I won that battle - but then same again - no availability. I understand the terms, but they put in writing...
  2. Fraank

    Messed around by Octopus for 3 years - advice welcome

    I signed up with Octopus Go in September 2019, and 20+ attempts later, via email, phone and the online booking form, have still not had a smart meter installed. Due to the extremely disappointing customer service, Octopus agreed in Nov 2020 to refund me the difference between Octopus Go 5p KwH...
  3. Fraank

    M3P 2021 ride quality on UK roads?

    I think it really depends on your road quality. If the LR was that good, you probably have good roads where you live? We have some awful roads here and the LR is not comfortable at all on them, and therefore the P would be even worse. On good roads the LR has a brilliant ride, and therefore I...
  4. Fraank

    18 inch tyre rotation

    Just did my LR rears at 18.5k, the guys were amazed at how light the alloy was! Felt really light to me also. They said it was lighter than expensive performance alloys. Was also their first Tesla, and chatted to me for half an hour and took one of them for a spin 😄 My fronts are down to 2mm...
  5. Fraank

    Acceleration Boost £1.5k

    According to Wugz on Reddit, it's 11% bhp and 12% torque increase. Can definitely feel the torque!
  6. Fraank

    Acceleration Boost £1.5k

    Yes, think it's about 50bhp and a bit more than 10%.
  7. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    https://unchainedpodcast.com/bitcoin-vs-the-petrodollar-which-is-more-environmentally-friendly/ Very interesting podcast relating to much of the conversation here, recommend a listen.
  8. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    My point was it is perfectly reasonable to place value in Bitcoin as it is in gold. It has both scarcity and utility. You are right that it is based on faith, but the economic model is actually genius. Every 4 years or so we have the halvening and bitcoin 10x in price. It's built in to it's very...
  9. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    Wasn't intended to patronise, but same could be said for someone consistently telling me my career is pointless and has no value to the world. Rotor2k hasn't listened to anything anyone has replied to him with, but just states more "facts" (which are far from factual). If this was on twitter I...
  10. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    Oh, I am not giving him a pass. I opened the thread saying it made me reconsider buying a Model Y next year. Plus you may not have seen the original thread title, which the mods perhaps wisely changed... I absolutely detest market manipulation, he has lowered himself to the next John McAffee...
  11. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    As for the Topic at hand, Elon tweeted this morning: His tweet was perfectly timed to manipulate price: -BTC at expected support of $42.5k -BTC chart making a double bottom -BTC price at the lowest point of it's move -Hourly candle about to close 🤦‍♂️
  12. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    You just answered yourself, even though you said it's not a good answer. Blockchain let's you decentralise the network, that means whether it's Trust (such as in currency transactions), governance (such as a DAO), or the many other forms of emerging participation - these all become possible. A...
  13. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    You clearly hate cryptocurrency for some reason, which is fine. But it does seem you have a particularly unbalanced view of it. Perhaps you should read the bitcoin white paper to understand it better. I would also suggest starting to withdraw your savings and keeping them under the mattress, to...
  14. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    I'm sure your sentiments were repeated by the naysayers of the internet in the mid 90s. You best let IBM, Microsoft, Google and Amazon to stop playing with this pointless tech!
  15. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    £36 is still cheap for huge transfers, but yes Bitcoin can't do micro transactions without offchain solutions, like lightening network. Other cryptocurrencies can. Nano for example is completely free and almost instant settlement. I anticipate it to be huge in the future. Western Union are...
  16. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    Thanks for the topic rename mods :) BTC, and crypto, is of course very volatile - and that's just a reflection of how young the markets still are. It hasn't been that long that institutional money has started to flow into BTC, and of course there's not yet the Billions in pension funds etc. The...
  17. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    You're absolutely right, and I've used that same logic on myself in the past. At least there's plenty of time before we get the Y...
  18. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    I didn't understand the relevance of anything you just said, so yes, I may be clueless.
  19. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    A lot of his tweets had timing that was too perfect. I doubt he acted alone, unless he's also a genius on the charts. A chance yes, but more than likely they got burnt. Both 420 and SNL were dump fests as expected, but not what he led people to believe. If he wanted to make people money he...
  20. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    Not sure what you mean? He's not affecting my view on the market, but he's profiting from market manipulation.
  21. Fraank

    Elon and influence on crypto currency markets

    Moderator comment - thread renamed from "Why is Elon such a kn*b?" He's been manipulating the crypto markets for weeks, and pocketing huge sums from doge crypto currency. And now that his influence on doge buyers has waned he has perfectly timed a tweet to negatively impact Bitcoin price. He...
  22. Fraank

    Auto-park bashed our neighbour's car - should Tesla pay both repair bills?

    There's also a stereotype that some men are particularly chauvinistic and enjoy mansplaining their cars to women. But maybe there's less truth in that one eh?
  23. Fraank

    Acceleration Boost £1.5k

    I'd love to know if the acceleration boost has a less severe power reduction curve for battery %. Was really surprised at how good the car felt in the 20s. And well done for doing your part as a spokesperson for EVs ;)
  24. Fraank

    Acceleration Boost £1.5k

    Car went in for a rear heating element fix this week (which surprisingly needed a whole new rear window). Came out with an extra 50bhp :D Thanks for the heads up, the service department added the upgrade no issues. Car feels fantastic to me, feels very torquey. Also noticed on driving home when...
  25. Fraank

    Acceleration Boost £1.5k

    Ah, cool. Presume mine will be fine with it. Car is already going to Cardiff SC next week...
  26. Fraank

    Acceleration Boost £1.5k

    Oh gosh, this is dangerous information after thinking I couldn't get it anymore... Will you tell your lease company?
  27. Fraank

    Model Y - UK estimated dates and pricing.

    Same here. I think the EV6 styling is pretty fantastic.
  28. Fraank

    UK and Ireland sub forum - your thoughts

    Choosing to spend time reading or contributing to a forum is a form of community. I don't think it's surprising that a lot of us find it incredibly easy to feel comfortable hanging out here, whereas engaging on a US centric forum would have quite a few hurdles to achieving that feeling of...
  29. Fraank

    Have I done the right thing? New LR vs s/h Performance

    A Direwolf in sheep's clothing?
  30. Fraank

    Have I done the right thing? New LR vs s/h Performance

    That's cool. Leasing with Leaseplan, and they aren't available. They were originally, but the upgrades became hidden at some point.
  31. Fraank

    48.26 UI Changes - thumbs up or down?

    Interesting, will give that a go. But doesn't really improve things for me, when I look at the directions I also want to see the map to visualise the next turn.
  32. Fraank

    48.26 UI Changes - thumbs up or down?

    I used sat nav for the first time on this update today. I wear glasses and the edge of my lens isn't as clear as the centre, they are quite big lenses I guess. With the sat nav directions shifted to the left I now have to turn my head to read them, as opposed to just move my eyes. It now feels...
  33. Fraank

    I miss having a dealer network.

    Without a rear windscreen wiper, the only way to clear the rear window (and side mirrors) of rain or spray is by heat. I'm guessing you don't live in the Welsh valleys? :) Update that isn't an update. Spoke to Tesla twice since above. Very nice people apologised and told me they would ensure a...
  34. Fraank

    Ford Mustang Mach-e spotted in the wild

    I saw my first Taycan this week. Beautiful car in black. But I did get to smile... They were on the 7kW pod point at Elveden, whilst I was on the adjacent SC 150kW.
  35. Fraank

    Ranger service unavailable?

    How did you do that, was it by phoning your SC?
  36. Fraank

    I miss having a dealer network.

    Thanks for that, in the queue now. It's not misting that's an issue, but all last week it was ice, and this week rain/spray. Heating the car with plenty of time before departure partially helps.
  37. Fraank

    I miss having a dealer network.

    I raised a service issue over 2 weeks ago after my rear window/mirror defrosters stopped working. Any other marque and I would have been in to a garage for a diagnosis (and probably new fuse), within a few days tops. I would have also been able to phone and speak to someone. The compromises...
  38. Fraank

    Stick on vinyl number plates

    Thanks, may pick up one from there as it's a good price also.
  39. Fraank

    Stick on vinyl number plates

    The car had just been detailed, so was as clean as a whistle! At the time the front plate wasn't sticking very well at the edges, and now a year later both plates have peeled. Either there was an issue with the plates adhesive or they didn't like sticking to the ceramic coating. I always wash...
  40. Fraank

    Stick on vinyl number plates

    Thanks guys. Mine are from there as well Roy so that's good to know. The detailers fitted them for me so would have thought they did it correctly but perhaps not.
  41. Fraank

    Stick on vinyl number plates

    How are people's vinyl plates looking after a year? Both my front and rear are peeling around the edges. The shop isn't offering any replacement - I have to buy a plate again (they are just giving me last years price). I'm going to use 3M tape and the metal place on the back, and just replace...
  42. Fraank

    Tesla All Weather Protection Kit [mudflaps/ppf] - Anyone in the UK Been Contacted?

    Just ordered mine. Thanks Tesla, I guess!
  43. Fraank

    Sound Quality lost after Update 2020.44.25

    Not sure if same issue, but my sound was working fine the morning after too :)
  44. Fraank

    Sound Quality lost after Update 2020.44.25

    Interesting. I've lost ALL sound in the car after updating. Phone, Spotify, radio... but worse than that, indicators, parking sensors, safety alerts... Decided to leave it tonight and will do a reset in morning if still not working, and raise a call after that if needed.
  45. Fraank

    How NOT to park your EV

    Original thread says he was reaching into rear seats of car and accidentally floored it. Also says the car was 2 hours old. Glad no one was hurt, other than pride of course!
  46. Fraank

    Noise Reduction Kits - Yes or No

    Very much so. I recently had a hire car for a couple of weeks, same spec as my LR but an earlier plate. It was only when I got back into my car that I realised there was virtually no wind noise from roof area in the hire car! I'll now be getting the roof seal, so it's interesting to read your...
  47. Fraank

    Tints

    Anything is fine on back, 70% light through front side windows - which means no added tint. I've got 35% on back, which is darker than I had expected, but I like it.
  48. Fraank

    What did you do to your Tesla Model 3 today?

    It's all on the insurance - it went on a flatbed to the closest repair shop, 70 miles away, and a courtesy model 3 provided. They will be giving the door a fresh ceramic coating too. Not the cheapest "ding" repair ever I'm sure!
  49. Fraank

    model 3 performance Wh/m rate

    It's also got pretty cold and wet now, depending which part of country you are. When did you start driving the car? Averages excluding Oct even would be a lot better. Heater use, denser air and rolling resistance from wet roads!
  50. Fraank

    What do you miss about your previous car?

    I am sure I doubt you will regret moving to a Tesla, but you will always have nostalgia for the Mini, and that's OK! We build emotional relationships with our cars, which is unsurprising considering how many life memories they are connected to. I still remember my first car fondly, a 1997...

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