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  1. J

    Enhanced Autopilot $6k

    You arent buying a license, you are paying a one time fee for an ongoing service as long as you own the car. Tesla needs to maintain their processing infrastructure and data analytics to make it all work at the end of the day. I'm sure the actuaries calculated the business cost with average...
  2. J

    coolant leak in rear drive unit (12k miles on odometer) and Tesla says someone touched it so the warranty NOT applicable

    Did they provide pictures of the hose placement and documentation of what it should look like?
  3. J

    Tesla Registers New Radar Unit With Government

    Look into Arbe. Tesla was rumored to have been testing their 4D radar sensor with references in the source code as far back as 2021. https://arberobotics.com/ I've always speculated Vision Only was a sales tactic to keep selling "safe enough" cars during a global parts shortage.
  4. J

    Tesla Insurance

    For those who are getting dinged for "other" drivers, this is still a valid factor in regional insurance rates. Not just your personal history of traffic infractions/accidents. Tesla may or may not be gathering data on ALL drivers (even non-Tesla). If you live in an area with bad drivers...
  5. J

    Turn signal display

    T Top left corner overlay of the map area would be best, to be honest. Same with text messages and other alerts.
  6. J

    Turn signal display

    Totally something I want to do while merging, changing lanes, or fleeing the school bully of Springfield. Some things should just not be on a center display below the dash line requiring the driver to take their eyes off the road around them.
  7. J

    Charging stats disappeared in the Tesla app today

    Mine still has it
  8. J

    Just picked up our Model Y this past Monday, and noticed that while backing down the driveway, the car is making some crackling noises? any help?

    Mine went away after a few thousand miles. I kinda miss the sound of the army of ants while backing in/out of the garage... Tesla "new car sound"
  9. J

    Water in Frunk after touchless car wash

    Mine leaked with a low pressure hand wash
  10. J

    Water in Frunk after touchless car wash

    Does the excellent point justify water intrusion into a closed/sealed storage compartment of a 50~60k non convertible? Easiest answer ever, No it absolutely doesn't. "That one car I had, that isn't a Tesla did the same thing" and comparing apples to oranges... yep, both fruits.
  11. J

    Water in Frunk after touchless car wash

    Water in the recessed storage area, not molding.
  12. J

    Where do I find my payoff for a financed Model Y?

    I might have been guilty of reading OP a little too early in the morning after a night of lots of crying baby. I was going to follow up with, if he goes to the one time payment options a "full payoff" might be an option as well.
  13. J

    Where do I find my payoff for a financed Model Y?

    Assuming you have made payments via the app, are there any options for a "one time payment" as described on the Tesla Lending FAQ: https://www.tesla.com/support/lending#payments.
  14. J

    Water in Frunk after touchless car wash

    I washed my car the other day by hand, never opening the frunk. Went to pack for a trip and I had a bit of standing water in the compartment as well, and had condensation forming on the underside of the hood... wasnt too happy about it. I'll be making a mental note to dry it out after washing.
  15. J

    4680 Battery Cell

    You've also got other deltas between SR and LR, namely SR is a single motor and LR is dual motor. 2 motors can do things more efficiently by sharing the load on takeoff and turning off when not needed.
  16. J

    4680 Battery Cell

    They dubbed it SR+. Less components (IE semiconductors, motor and batteries (nickel)). Very good chance other creature comforts/"premium" safety features requiring redundant chipsets might be reduced as well. They are trying to keep up delivery numbers in a supply constrained world. I...
  17. J

    14-50 outlet and 40' distance

    Also, if you want to tackle it from the other end of the charger: https://www.evseadapters.com/products/tesla-extension-cord/
  18. J

    14-50 outlet and 40' distance

    By "it" I was inferring OP's planned 14-50A solution/predicament. If installed per code for EV, "it" would be required to have a GFCI breaker, making the extension safe(r) if precautions are taken. As more people camp/charge in their Teslas at RV camp sites, I'm sure code will change to...
  19. J

    14-50 outlet and 40' distance

    Here's the 50A Y splitter I got: Parkworld 692095 RV 50 AMP Splitter Adapter 14-50P Male Plug to Dual 14-50R Female Connector 3FT (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JPWSZT/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_ME67RMH1NP660RMXZ1BX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Parkworld also has 14-50 50A extensions of lots of...
  20. J

    14-50 outlet and 40' distance

    If its rated for EV charging, its required to already have a GFCI breaker. I see no problems with an RV 50A extension. Especially ones rated for multiple AC units, fridge(s), inverters, TVs etc. Check it a couple times on the initial charge every hour to make sure it doesn't get hot, and...
  21. J

    March 2022 - Tesla Model Y Increases price by $1,000

    Probably accounting for the skyrocketing cost of Nickel in the long range battery cathodes.
  22. J

    Model Y All-Weather Protection Kit

    Login on the browser, then click the link in your email. It autopopulates the item along with promo code supplied. I actually just received the kit yesterday... now I have paint correction kit on the way as well (not free, but should have been included). Washed my car for the first time over...
  23. J

    Model Y All-Weather Protection Kit

    I just got the same email (Puget Sound area), the webpage for the link wouldn't load correctly. I tried to manually add the all weather kit and apply the code, but that didn't work either. I updated my browser, clicked on the link in the email and it auto-populated the discount showing $0 due...
  24. J

    Phantom Braking- how to deal with?

    5) dont use AP with your wife in the passenger seat.
  25. J

    Tax incentives for NEMA 14-50 charger installation in 2022 in NJ

    Not unusual for panel upgrade to run $1,500~2,000 alone.
  26. J

    Tax incentives for NEMA 14-50 charger installation in 2022 in NJ

    The majority of that cost is the Service Panel upgarde (which I'm using you mean when you say "control box"). If your Service Panel could take a 50A breaker and less than 20ft to outlet, you are looking at $600~$900.
  27. J

    Towing travel trailer with Model Y

    I've seen a few where you can pull straight into a back in stall, then "skillfully" back out and be on your way without unhitching
  28. J

    Towing travel trailer with Model Y

    https://www.evseadapters.com/products/tesla-extension-cord/
  29. J

    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    They'll add them and justify another $3k price increase
  30. J

    Model Y steep driveway

    I've got a healthy slope on my driveway with a short flat spot right before the garage. This winter we got back home to 4~6" of snow on it. I typically back in to charge my MY, so I proceeded as usual. By the time I got to near the top, the snow built up and I couldnt quite get to the flat...
  31. J

    Bad tint job? Need advice

    Also keep in mind, the "dust" could easily be overspray from the factory. I still have a patch on the driver's side windshield that catches the sun occasionally.
  32. J

    Bad tint job? Need advice

    They just heat it, peel back what is needed to remove the dust with copious amounts of soapy water and squeegy it back down. The reason they won't redo your roof is because of how much material was used. Either make them give you a full refund/sizeable discount on the roof, or have them redo...
  33. J

    Bad tint job? Need advice

    Looks like garbage... get a full refund and go somewhere else unless they are willing to redo the entire thing
  34. J

    Intel chip time again...

    And then there was the whole security problem with Intel chips that tipped the hat to AMD for datacenter architecture. Ive swapped back and forth between AMD and Intel as a PC hobbyist. Never be a fanboi, get what is "best" when you are looking to upgrade. Granted, I've always been an EVGA...
  35. J

    Intel chip time again...

    And by the time the software pushes the performance too far for the intl chipset, there will be a better chip than the AMD cars, and both older car owners will just got buy a new car... Yay iCar obsolescence!
  36. J

    Intel chip time again...

    I see 2 potentials: 1: Global chip shortage, Tesla cant sole source contract with just 1 chip manufacturer to hit the delivery numbers. So, they are actively assembling both cars as supplies allow. They are also cannibalizing redundant safety systems to get enough semiconductors to keep the...
  37. J

    “Dumb” cruise control?

    Ive noticed in the last month or 2, my Radar equipped Y LR is failing to maintain speed/distance in the left lane by 3~10 mph under the set max. I'm constantly needing to manually accelerate to maintain the 1~2 second gap.
  38. J

    Turn signal display

    While it's "cool", it's terrible and dare I say 110% useless placement makes it just that as well as completely and illogically dangerous for turning/merging left. It should be removed for safety reasons alone. It only detracts from the driveability of the car.
  39. J

    Hansshow auto frunk warped my hood?

    It looks like the passenger side strut may have actuated while the hood was still fully latched, or the hood was forcibly closed while the passenger side strut was not fully retracted. Someone about a year ago posted a similar issue happened while their car was at a Tesla Service center. They...
  40. J

    Replacing 50 amp breaker with 60 amp?

    Pretty sure the breaker only breaks if you exceed the max amperage of the breaker (exceed 60A in this case). A breaker will happily let you burn your house down.
  41. J

    Replacing 50 amp breaker with 60 amp?

    Rule of thumb (I may have just created it in the past): Take the amount of your insurance deductible, add the value of your time by the hours to replace whatever might burn up in the vicinity of the equipment, then factor the value of any irreplaceables. If that total cost is less than the...
  42. J

    Towing travel trailer with Model Y

    If your wheel motors can drive assist/self propel they can also level detect/adjust which offsets the tongue weight, making it almost negligible... until of course your battery dies. Hydrogen Fuel cell "could" exponentially increase the range however.
  43. J

    Airstream/Thor introduce the eStream concept

    Love this idea, and I've posted a few ideas last year that almost match up 100% with the concept. Last great phase: Hydrogen Fuel Cell. Get to boondock site on EV power. Engage Hydrogen Fuel cell that recharges battery/tow vehicle... get a full tank of potable water as a byproduct and no...
  44. J

    Towing travel trailer with Model Y

    I would imagine it senses being pulled and adds boost. There are also potentially electronics in the tongue itself that engages coasting/regen as well as electric brakes if enough compression occurs (non-electric hydraulic trailer brakes work in this manner)
  45. J

    Towing travel trailer with Model Y

    I saw that trailer and went YESSSSS! Someone read my post and made it a thing!!!!
  46. J

    Model Y 7 seater Floor Mat Recommendation

    Both most likely. They "conveniently" lost a shipment overboard.
  47. J

    Model Y price cut may come when demand is satiated?

    In 1960s, the Ford Mustang was ~$4k for a top of the line car. People couldnt even sell them during the oil embargo. Now new mustangs exceed 10x that price. If history is any lesson, regardless of short term blips in the foreseeable future, prices will go up in the long run. You might get a...
  48. J

    Can Tesla add Radar Back at a Later Date?

    I was also going on "i heard someone say it worked in the forum"... after reading that guy's thread... I'd put it up there with "highly unlikely" unless Tesla Service assists.
  49. J

    Can Tesla add Radar Back at a Later Date?

    As some already stated, they did install it and Tesla Service was required to enable it. I looked on ebay and even Amazon (used), its about $100~200 for the part, and the wiring harness/mount is still in the car (cheaper to retrofit if Vision-Only didn't pan out).
  50. J

    Can Tesla add Radar Back at a Later Date?

    I did some really lazy fact finding on the internet, since I couldnt find time to go to a library and Tesla doesnt provide supplier info all that well... as Abe Lincoln is famously quoted as saying, "If it's on the internet, it must be true" But as far as I can tell, the radar sensor was none...

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