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  1. ratsbew

    MAJOR breakthrough in HVAC control (heating with single occupant)

    Okay, so I'm an eco nerd and hate the impact that driving in the winter has. I've had my Model 3 through 4 winters now and just today (with the help of the Scan My Tesla app) did I discover that you can go manual temperature control, split the HVAC for left/right controls, set the passenger side...
  2. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Cedar Rapids, IA

    And should be maxed out 80A 19.2kW L2.
  3. ratsbew

    Front doors not flush with back doors (every Y on the lot).

    Nah. I forgot about it and haven't thought about it since. These little things never matter in the long run. The best rule is to look for major issues and be happy with tiny little things that don't matter. There's a reason Tesla has such high customer satisfaction....the cars are just so good...
  4. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Montgomery, AL

    Wow, good timing. I'm heading to Montgomery in a month. This will make it 10x easier!
  5. ratsbew

    Front Passenger Air Vent - Can you turn it off?

    No. It's totally unacceptable to my wife. Tesla really needs to get with it and allow us to turn off the vent. Obviously there is a valve that lets it be turned off.
  6. ratsbew

    Front Passenger Air Vent - Can you turn it off?

    You can't turn it off with weight in the passenger seat (someone sitting there). That's what is needed. My primary passenger (my wife) doesn't like air blowing on her.
  7. ratsbew

    Front Passenger Air Vent - Can you turn it off?

    This does not work for me. It really needs to be an obvious button in the UI.
  8. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Oshkosh, WI

    Ok the only one here between 6:30 am and 7:00 am. Seems like the morning is a good time to miss air show lines.
  9. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Oshkosh, WI

    It's currently hovering around 4-5 occupied stalls at 6:30 pm. One stall might be broken.
  10. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Oshkosh, WI

    Yeah, morning charging around 6:30 is my game plan. Was there a 2020 airshow? The increase in Teslas since 2019 is massive. I have FSD Beta so I'm sure I could spend time taking people for a ride.
  11. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Oshkosh, WI

    How's crowding this year with the EAA air show? There are almost 10x the Teslas on the road compared to 2019 when I last attended. This little 6 stall station is going to get hammered all week! There is a big overlap between pilots and Tesla owners too so I'd expect hundreds of Teslas in the area.
  12. ratsbew

    My Model Y Range....is really good.

    You're right. I drive the speed limit. It seems like most people who complain about range are driving at illegal speeds. I don't have much sympathy for their complaints.
  13. ratsbew

    My Model Y Range....is really good.

    Maybe it's the mild weather, but my Model Y (20") range is about 105% EPA...so like 340 miles or so. I've been averaging under 230Wh/mile. Not sure how people are getting down below 250 miles.
  14. ratsbew

    Any indication of the 82kWh pack?

    My guess is yes, with a larger top/bottom buffer than the Performance cars....I don't think anyone really knows though.
  15. ratsbew

    Any indication of the 82kWh pack?

    Mine calculated out to 78.6kWh when new (VIN around 179,XXX). I'm happy with that.
  16. ratsbew

    Screen's white isn't white (my old Model 3 is)

    So my wife took delivery of a new Y a few weeks ago. The very first thing I noticed is that the white balance of the screen isn't white. The white is a very warm white, almost reddish hue. My 2018 Model 3's screen is a much whiter white. Also, I had a new service loaner Model 3 and it's white...
  17. ratsbew

    Is it worth trying to align my hood myself?

    So my hood alignment was very good at delivery....something happened after I took it in for service to install the homelink system (they removed the bumper...why touch the hood)? It looks like there are only 4 bolts that hold the hood on. Is it worth my time to attempt to align it myself? I...
  18. ratsbew

    Convert NEMA 5-20 to 6-20?

    It's a concern, but I've felt the conductors of my plug after drawing 16A for hours and they are near room temperature.
  19. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Hannibal, MO

    I just used this charger last night. Supercharging is simply amazing. I didn't need to charge, but my body needed a bathroom break. By the time my wife let the dogs go pee, and the two of us used the facilities we had gained something like 60 miles. It was a no time wasted stop as fast as we...
  20. ratsbew

    Convert NEMA 5-20 to 6-20?

    The 5-15 outlets themselves are only rated for 15A. Sure, you could probably pull 20A (16A is actually what it will pull...80% of the rating), but it is outside of the spec and could result in heating. I couldn't sleep soundly at night knowing that I'm pulling 16A through an outlet only rated to...
  21. ratsbew

    Convert NEMA 5-20 to 6-20?

    I'm pretty sure the UMC is smart enough to know which plug is plugged into it and won't allow different current/Volts than what is expected.
  22. ratsbew

    Convert NEMA 5-20 to 6-20?

    This NEMA 6-20 has been working perfectly for me for nearly 3 years. It was $15 total. Too many people waste money installing a big NEMA 14-50 or HPWC.
  23. ratsbew

    Does anyone charge from a regular outlet?

    SOOOOO many people waste big money having a NEMA 14-50 or HPWC installed when they could get by just fine on 120V. My wife's Model Y is very happy on 120V. If we know we have a long trip I can just swap it to my parking spot where I have a self-installed NEMA 6-20 that cost me $15 in parts.
  24. ratsbew

    Today’s price increase - garage door opener now $325

    Wow, glad I got mine for $300. I also ordered my Y for the brief period of time where it was $48,990.
  25. ratsbew

    5-15 110V garage wall outlet range anxiety or nothing to worry about ?

    120V charging is more useable than many let on. Try it out and see what you think. My wife just took delivery of a Model Y and we have no plans to do anything other than 120V charging. It will be plenty.
  26. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Hannibal, MO

    I'll be stopping there for a quick 2-3 minute charge on Friday evening. I'm so excited about this location. It's perfect for my trip from O'Fallon, IL to Burlington, IA. It's just the right distance from home for a 2-3 minute bathroom break to get 20-30 miles of extra range.
  27. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Hannibal, MO

    Likely just ignorance.
  28. ratsbew

    Charge cord difficult to plug in/remove.

    I just picked up a new Y. I've owned a Model 3 for almost 3 years. The new Y's charge port has a lot of "friction" when you plug in or remove the UMC. Is this normal for new build cars and my older 3 is "worn in" and I've forgotten the difficulty of plugging in when new?
  29. ratsbew

    Front doors not flush with back doors (every Y on the lot).

    It's pretty minor when I compare it to every other car I've owned other than my Model 3 (which is quite good).
  30. ratsbew

    Front doors not flush with back doors (every Y on the lot).

    If that's the case, Tesla needs to advertise it as a feature.
  31. ratsbew

    Front doors not flush with back doors (every Y on the lot).

    I went on the lot to inspect my VIN that's being delivered tomorrow and noticed that neither the driver or passenger doors close flush with the rear doors. I then inspected 5-6 other Ys and they were all exactly the same. Is this by design so that after use when the seals compress over time...
  32. ratsbew

    Water pours out of front after sitting in the rain

    Totally normal. It's the rain drain from the windshield.
  33. ratsbew

    Induction Wheels collect water. Potential balance problems if it freezes to ice?

    I went on the lot to check out Model Ys. I noticed that all of the induction wheels had collected a puddle of water on a lip inside the rim. No big deal, but my concern is that in the winter this could freeze and cause a fairly significant out of balance condition. Looks like it collects maybe...
  34. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Collinsville, IL

    I went past yesterday, no visible changes.
  35. ratsbew

    Best way to calibrate autopilot cameras on new car?

    I'm about to pick up a new Y. Is there a best way to calibrate the cameras during the first 10-50 miles? Highways vs. city streets. vs other roads?
  36. ratsbew

    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    The big battery (which appears to be in the LR cars for over a month+) is the most important from a practical standpoint. LR cars have been calculating 78-79kWh usable which indicates the 82kWh pack.
  37. ratsbew

    Does Tesla Nav consider elevation change when computing charging stops?

    The energy graph is a work of art. I love that thing. It makes road tripping a breeze. Pro tip: When you plug in to supercharge, set your next destination and then bring up the trip graph, it will update in realtime to show you when you can make it to your destination. I charge until it shows...
  38. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Mojave, CA (EXPANDED Dec 2021, 6 V2 + 4 V3 + 2 urban stalls)

    I wonder if these urbans are actually providing V2 speeds just with a different kiosk?
  39. ratsbew

    Model Y 2021 LR Range question

    In the summertime, probably yes. Worst case is you need a 5 minute Supercharge which should add about 40-50 miles depending on if it is V2 or V3.
  40. ratsbew

    Leaving mobile charger exposed to the blazing sun

    OP's question was about direct sunlight. Personally I'd put a sunshield up to shade it. I have experience with my UMC drastically reducing charge rate from baking in the sun, so yes it can overheat.
  41. ratsbew

    Model Y Climate Questions

    What is you question?
  42. ratsbew

    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    I'm sceptical, but happy because I'd love the new doors. Here's the post, seems like at least two people claim they've seen it:
  43. ratsbew

    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    Pretty sure that was a 3 on Reddit that had the updated door. It would be all over these boards if that were the case for the Y.
  44. ratsbew

    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    I'm being told my build date is 4/21...which I'm not sure if that is April 2021 or April 21, 2021. Anyway, the guy in the chat said no new headlights. I don't think they really know.
  45. ratsbew

    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    My VIN is 179148...just a few ahead of yours. I'm anxiously waiting to see what shows up. Delivery is 8 May for me. Of course, the employee at Tesla told me 2 months ago that all cars had the new lights back then which I obviously knew wasn't true.
  46. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Hannibal, MO

    About a 0.5% chance. Last we saw the transformer wasn't installed yet. It normally takes a few weeks to commision them after the work is finished.
  47. ratsbew

    Mud flap effectiveness after 1.5k miles (or lack of)

    Fascinating. Seems like a simple change to the type of plastic could make a big difference.
  48. ratsbew

    Mud flap effectiveness after 1.5k miles (or lack of)

    I guess I don't know that the expectation is with other new cars. Is this somehow uniquely a Tesla Model Y problem? I never expect something to stay pristine forever. Does anyone with new car experience from other brands have comments on how those cars hold up?
  49. ratsbew

    Supercharger - Collinsville, IL

    I have 400kWh of referral credits for Supercharging so I may end up coming up to Collinsville before they expire to use them up over the course of a few months. I head up there somewhat regularly so it won't be wasted trips.

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