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  1. Lloyd

    Don’t summon your vehicle

    Really? Seems like you were going a little more than 1-2 MPH.
  2. Lloyd

    Tesla Wall connector with 14-50 NEMA plug

    Lots of mobile connectors on Ebay for $200 https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=tesla+mobile+connector&_sacat=6028
  3. Lloyd

    Ford requiring owners of F-150 Lightnings to not sell them in first year

    Dealers are selling them for up to 2X MSRP. How is that fair?
  4. Lloyd

    Air pressure in tires very low

    Umm..... Check your tire pressure? Or you have a damaged sensor.
  5. Lloyd

    Used Model Y Price Gouging

    You should see the market for used airplanes! Up 10% across the board last QUARTER!
  6. Lloyd

    Ran over something now $17k bill

    Your insurance should cover the cost of repairs minus your deductible.
  7. Lloyd

    Wipers stutter?

    There is a coating from the manufacturer that needs to be removed. Try Bon Ami.
  8. Lloyd

    Wipers stutter?

    c c c c clean the windshield ra ra really wa wa wwell !
  9. Lloyd

    Outdoor NEMA 14-50 outlet?

    The Hubbell lugs all face towards the LB except the ground.
  10. Lloyd

    Outdoor NEMA 14-50 outlet?

    It can fit in a short box!
  11. Lloyd

    off grid test, app keeps alternating between off grid and grid outage?

    I believe that is normal with this software version. I see the same thing also. Makes no difference. I have been off grid since October without interruptions.
  12. Lloyd

    Do you have enough solar to go off grid in winter?

    I live in CA and have been off grid now since October without interruptions. Winter is no problem. I have 14 kw solar and 4 powerwalls. House is 4200 feet, 3 ac units, 2 EV's electric dryer, electric oven and stove. rest is propane. I'm waiting for Tesla to improve the powerwall software before...
  13. Lloyd

    Time to start using your PIN to drive...

    From the Rivian Blog:.... Did you read the paper linked in the article? The whole point of the attack is that it is based exactly on how BLE works. The NFC cards are something different, and the fob may also be some other sort of radio, too. Phone-as-key could be vulnerable to this sort of...
  14. Lloyd

    Time to start using your PIN to drive...

    I used to install car alarms when I was in college. This guy with a turbo porsche had me install the best I could find. Three months later his car got stolen. The thieves drilled into the battery and drained it so it wouldnt sound or report lojack. Then they put the car on a flatbed and towed it...
  15. Lloyd

    14-50 on 100 amp breaker? Ok to use?

    The motors need to be on a different circuit from the plug. If not rewire as appropriate. Change the breaker and verify that the wire size is #6 copper or better. Sounds like you need a consultation with an electrician and this blog is not going to be sufficient to get your answers.
  16. Lloyd

    Poll: Are you in favor or against U.S. doing more in Ukraine?

    We should be straightening things out in Syria while Russia is busy in Ukraine.
  17. Lloyd

    What is your reserve percentage set to and why?

    Software limited now to "off Grid" until we decide to cut the cord with PGE! To date there have been no issues with not using grid power at all.
  18. Lloyd

    Brakes gone after 23k miles?

    120 K miles on my 2014 P85+ and still have 1/2 of the pads left and I tend to have a heavy foot ;)
  19. Lloyd

    What is your reserve percentage set to and why?

    My reserve is set to ZERO as I am operating off grid! Note the 4 power sources available
  20. Lloyd

    Big electric trucks and SUVs are the new gas guzzlers

    Add more solar if you need a bigger car! If you make more electrons than you use, what does it matter anymore??
  21. Lloyd

    Is my 2017 S90D Total'd?

    3 panels and paint. 22K guestimate! Not sure of your state, but the owner may still be liable, as well as the parents of the 4 teens!
  22. Lloyd

    Tesla has officially removed the mobile connector as a standard accessory with every new car purchase; now a $400 separate purchase

    The thing is even though I don't use the mobile connector much, the times I have used it, it was REALLY needed. The alternative would have been a tow to a charging facility. I hope Elon plans for the tow bills and upset customers in the coming years with these cars to increase.
  23. Lloyd

    Tesla has officially removed the mobile connector as a standard accessory with every new car purchase; now a $400 separate purchase

    Having a mobile connector to be able to plug in anywhere is the answer to range anxiety. Whether it is used or not, every car should have one IMO.
  24. Lloyd

    Did you request utility permission before installing L2 charger?

    What you do on your side of the meter is your business and NOT PGE! They permitted you for the amount on your meter 100 or 200A and you pay for that capacity. Use it as you see fit. Let PGE catch up. They oversubscribed the capacity in your neighborhood.
  25. Lloyd

    My $250 deposit [why can I not get my deposit back?]

    Extend your lease until the TESLA is ready. No issue?????
  26. Lloyd

    At Home Charging costs vs. Superchargers

    100% cheaper for me. I'm off grid and 100% solar.
  27. Lloyd

    Russia/Ukraine conflict

    Russia will not run out of money until the US gets serious about limiting Russian oil. All of the sanctions we have imposed including SWIFT exempt Russin oil! If our government really had any backbone Russian oil sales would be banned.
  28. Lloyd

    PGE Transfer Switch

    Rules say you have to be on a medical baseline.
  29. Lloyd

    Advice pls with existing 220 outlet

    Use your mobile connector
  30. Lloyd

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Cybertruck Could Cost a Million Dollars

    From Electrek: Just two days ago, Rivian announced it would be either increasing the price of reservation holder vehicles $12,000+ or making reservation holders wait until 2024 at the earliest and giving them a smaller battery with a slower drivetrain and only two motors. Not the type of note...
  31. Lloyd

    Tesla updating Model S headlights

    I was so disappointed with the high beams on my 2014 P85+ that I had Lexus 350 projectors adapted to my car. Totally happy!
  32. Lloyd

    Shot forward when parked [unintended acceleration - resolved by OP]

    There is a Greenmount MD !
  33. Lloyd

    CHAdeMO suddenly not communicating with public EV chargers -- HUH?!!

    There are firmware update to keep up with when using a Chademo adapter. They won't work right unless they are kept updated. Suggest you escalate to see if they will support the product that you paid for.
  34. Lloyd

    Vendor Tesla Model S Battery Extended Service Plans from 057 Technology

    Do you have plans for a west coast facility?
  35. Lloyd

    Elon: FSD Beta tweets

    I just did a 600 mile drive almost entirely on autopilot. My score went from 98 to 81. WTH!
  36. Lloyd

    Aluminum vs Copper NEMA 14-50

    AL is the sacrificial metal in a panel. I it Will corrode. If installed properly in will last longer but eventually it will fail.
  37. Lloyd

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    PG&E Claims Rooftop Solar is Racist! I'll disconnect if PGE NEM 3 passes! https://calcoastnews.com/2021/11/pge-claims-home-solar-is-racist-wants-to-gut-program/
  38. Lloyd

    I bought a 2022 Model S, does anyone know when i can expect title?

    In CA the title is sent to you directly. It usually takes 3-4 weeks, but covid has reduced their workforce. It may take longer. Once the paperwork is submitted to DMV, there is nothing Tesla can do to expedite.
  39. Lloyd

    Grid outage - PowerWall not allowing solar production

    Not correct. Mine today.
  40. Lloyd

    Model Y now unaffordable for most of us

    Shut up and take my money!
  41. Lloyd

    Model Y now unaffordable for most of us

    When you consider 6% inflation and the cost of the improvements that have become standard equipment, I think the price increase is fair. Some may want to wait for the 'EV for the masses' that Elon has been talking about.
  42. Lloyd

    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    They changed the software recently after I told them I was adding a generator as a backup to go "off grid" and cut the cord. Other battery companies will allow charging from the generator. Generac for example.
  43. Lloyd

    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Except now California will not allow the generator, and even if they did, Tesla PW software will not allow your powerwalls to charge from the generator. https://rvmiles.com/california-generator-ban/ Reading: Propane and Diesel engines are exempted.
  44. Lloyd

    Some 2022 Model Ys shipping with MCU3 (AMD Ryzen)

    Long range
  45. Lloyd

    Some 2022 Model Ys shipping with MCU3 (AMD Ryzen)

    I got the new lights, AMD and MCU3. I believe the dual window in the rear also scratch in paint that pissed me off…… set up with mobile repair, then they cancelled and they want me to bring it back to the service center! 8 hours of driving! I would have left it there and saved 4 hours!
  46. Lloyd

    Maximum height for Powerwall? Tesla wants to cancel!

    Hold them to the Performance clause of their contract. Unless they have specific verbiage, you can threaten them with Non-Performance of their contract.
  47. Lloyd

    Some 2022 Model Ys shipping with MCU3 (AMD Ryzen)

    Picking up 3569xx on Friday. I will report.
  48. Lloyd

    I'll take the tail lights

    I'll take the tail lights
  49. Lloyd

    Snow storm

    The average gas car can idle for 32 hours. A model s with heater can stay warm for 36 hours at 30 degrees. The electric can plug in anywhere where the gas car has to find a gas station!

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