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  1. mrElbe

    Green ON license plate vs Vanity plate

    I have a personal plate and do not miss the Ontario HOV access when driving solo. I find the HOV lane usually blocked by some slow poke and prefer the lane choices in the regular traffic flow.
  2. mrElbe

    Supercharger - Fernie, BC

    Going there tomorrow. Hope all is working. Backup plan is Flo with ChaDeMo adapter.
  3. mrElbe

    Supercharger - Castlegar, BC

    Driving next Tuesday from Spokane to Kelowna. Would be nice if Castlegar was operational. Will have to destination charge at Midway Museum charger instead. Have done this for several years before. Or try the Flo at Christina Lake with ChaDeMo adapter. The destination charger at Rock Creek still...
  4. mrElbe

    8th Annual Sound of Silence Tesla Rally! May 20-22, 2022

    Wife and I will be making the pilgrimage from Toronto Canada for a 6th time. Missed the last year because of Covid border restrictions. Hope my trusty P85D with over 200,000 miles on it will safely carry us to the promised land.
  5. mrElbe

    Flat tire

    The "sealant" does nothing for you for a sidewall puncture. I know from experience. Had a sidewall puncture 3 years ago in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania. Even sketchy cell phone reception. Had the Tesla pump and slime kit on board but it would not hold. Roadside contractor was 150km away...
  6. mrElbe

    Touchless Car Wash - Toronro

    I have PPF and ceramic for 7 years and in the winter i go for "brush" carwash to get the dirt off. Touchless does not remove dirt film. In the summer I wash the car myself. The "brush" wash has had no ill effect upon my finish. The PPF and ceramic are doing their job. This summer I'll refresh...
  7. mrElbe

    $4,600 for burned out headlights, any alternatives?

    Your 2017 might have the LED headlights and there are no replaceable "bulbs". Whole unit needs to be replaced.
  8. mrElbe

    $4,600 for burned out headlights, any alternatives?

    I just "upgraded" my 2014 P85D HID headlights to LED "bulbs" from Amazon.ca for CAD$ 90.00 per pair. Just search for "I Litton D3S LED". They are truly "PLug and Play". No need to remove / rewire / reprogram anything. Even the HID ballast stays. These LED units give excellent coverage and...
  9. mrElbe

    Would we have access to more streaming when we drive our Canadian teslas in the the USA?

    No extra / different stuff while driving in USA.
  10. mrElbe

    Manual firmware update (for new charge port)

    It was such a nice day today, so I decided to replace my old charge port with failing LED lights and cracked plastic. After wrestling out the charge port door connector and the signal connector I installed the one I bought from Ebay a while ago. After installation all Hell broke loose with...
  11. mrElbe

    Ontario License Green Plate Numbers Choices

    Righto, Affirmative, Positive.
  12. mrElbe

    Supercharger - Kingston ON

    When driving cross country always have the next charger as your destination in order to pre-condition the battery. I noticed recently that my battery starts this process 1/2 hour before predicted arrival at the charger.
  13. mrElbe

    Anyone use Ruffino wheels ?

    Ruffino is an Italian wine that used to have a little basket around the bottle. ;)
  14. mrElbe

    App Rate Plan - Ontario Hydro

    All I can decipher is R = Residential TOU = Time Of Use
  15. mrElbe

    So confused, “Charge Stats” there then gone..

    The version in Google Play store is still 4.4.4-847 and it does not yet have the new Charge Stats function The IOS version is 4.5.1-864
  16. mrElbe

    So confused, “Charge Stats” there then gone..

    IOS or Android version?
  17. mrElbe

    Lost my entire front plate and assembly in the storm

    I don't understand the culture of being ashamed to have a front license plate. Mine is firmly attached to my 2014 Model S nosecone via screws. No iffy 2 sided tape.
  18. mrElbe

    GTA (Toronto) Petrocan Touch Free wash centers

    McCowan and Major MacKenzie in Markham. I find that the touchless washes are not getting the dirt film off despite the harsh chemicals. Lately I use the brush ones. With ceramic coating all over my car, I find no swirl marks due to the brushes.
  19. mrElbe

    Tesla Offer automatic front frunk

    I bought for my Model S in November 2019 direct from TeslaOffer ( now EVoffer ) for CAD$ 775.- all inclusive with shipping, duties + HST.
  20. mrElbe

    $4,600 for burned out headlights, any alternatives?

    Replacement Amazon "bulb" unit still going strong
  21. mrElbe

    Frunk recall

    I got the Frunk letter yesterday. They probably wouldn't touch my car with a 10 Meter pole because I have the self opening and closing mechanism installed.
  22. mrElbe

    Newmarket car wash recommendations?

    PetroCan on Mulock east of Yonge south side besides Mercedes dealership.
  23. mrElbe

    Model S Windshield cracks

    The problem is that the windshield defroster resistive heat comes on immediately full blast onto a cold glass. It wouldn't take any "gained institutional knowledge" for a simple software tweak to either first heat the interior to gradually warm up the windshield or let the defroster heat warm up...
  24. mrElbe

    Canada Tax double-dinged?

    Traditionally the US will only abide by agreements if they are advantageous to them.
  25. mrElbe

    Canada willing to 'align' EV incentives with U.S. to avert tax-credit crisis: Trudeau

    Don't hold your breath! Unless the US expands the incentives to vehicles manufactured under the USMCA agreement, no amount of incentives in Canada will get any manufacturer to build in Canada for the US market. The current proposed US legislation stipulates incentives only for US Union made...
  26. mrElbe

    $4,600 for burned out headlights, any alternatives?

    According to the posted picture of the invoice $ 210.00 was charged for labour. Half of that was the diagnostic fee. Extremely high price for the D3S "bulbs" when they are less than $ 50.00 a pair on Amazon. That's what I purchased when I had to replace one last year.
  27. mrElbe

    M3 Windshield Replacement GTA

    Also any independent shop should be experienced and have the necessary equipment to calibrate the front facing cameras.
  28. mrElbe

    $4,600 for burned out headlights, any alternatives?

    The D3S is a plug in DIY. No dis-assembly required. BUT it is semi difficult to reach via the wheel well inner front covers. I took the complete headlight unit out to do the job.
  29. mrElbe

    $4,600 for burned out headlights, any alternatives?

    My late 2014 Model S uses D3S "bulbs" available at amazon.ca for CAD$ 32 and up.
  30. mrElbe

    So that happened..... somehow

    Current software level turns on the front and rear defrosters at low outside temps whether you want or not. There is no way to turn them off. Tesla should modify the software to only turn on defrost once interior heat reached a certain temperature.
  31. mrElbe

    Tesla charger question(s)

    No problem, would be glad to help you set it up.
  32. mrElbe

    Tesla charger question(s)

    No problem setting it up with a dryer plug. Just order a dryer cable from Amazon. Install it on the wall charger and make sure to set it to a max charge of 30A, the max for a dryer outlet. Also set your max charge in the car to 28A. I have done this setup exactly for one of our club members.
  33. mrElbe

    Cold weather charging: charge at arrival or before departing?

    In cold weather the battery management system will warm the battery first before charging. So, nothing to worry about. I have been doing the "before departure" charging for 7 years and no detriment to my knowledge. After over 300k kilometers I have lost 9% of capacity. No degradation in the last...
  34. mrElbe

    Canadian pricing for infotainment upgrade

    The MCU2 upgrade is CAD$ 2k and the companion FM/Sirius upgrade is about CAD$ 600.00
  35. mrElbe

    Model S Windshield cracks

    I had the same happen about 2 years ago. Long horizontal crack across windshield. I had turned on the defrost. It does not turn on gradually but rather blasts hot air immediately. Now I am careful to preheat without the defrost.
  36. mrElbe

    How much tint did my fellow Ontarians get?

    I do not believe in tinting my Model S. I got nothing to hide. Factory window shading are fine with me.
  37. mrElbe

    Suspension issues at 48,000 kms

    Earlier this year had to replace suspension components out of Warranty to the tune of over CAD$ 6000. Ouch!
  38. mrElbe

    Has anyone used the Tesla reccomended body shop?

    If your car is still under warranty then not using a Tesla certified shop might be an issue.
  39. mrElbe

    Has anyone used the Tesla reccomended body shop?

    The Tesla approved body shop might also be "approved" by your insurance.
  40. mrElbe

    Model S unable to start car

    Got the message "car may not restart after stop" after a Touchless car wash. Then same day after a heavy rain "unable to start". Turned out to be water intrusion blowing the pyro fuse. Also a ground stud on the left side of frame in the frunk had corroded off.
  41. mrElbe

    Importing from Europe to Canada

    Getting the mods done might be a prohibitive cost.
  42. mrElbe

    Importing from Europe to Canada

    Transport Canada via the RIV ( Registrar of Imported Vehicles ) takesits marching orders from the manufacturer. Also a European Tesla has: - different on board charger ( 3 phase vs. single phase ) - different chargeport connector. - different map software - different SIM card
  43. mrElbe

    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    Still happening on 2021.24.4 2014 Model S MCU2 upgrade
  44. mrElbe

    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    Same here. Just upgraded today to MCU2 on my 2014 S P85D with 2021.12.25.7 and no manual content and crashes the firmware. Ridiculous is the word. Don't the developers test this basic stuff?
  45. mrElbe

    12V Battery life in Ontario, Canada, colder areas

    I opted for the Ohmma 12V lithium battery sold on Amazon.ca . Ordered last Friday and was shipped from Arizona. Arrived yesterday afternoon via FedEx. Installed it per advice from several YouTube videos. Had to transfer the terminal studs from the old battery. Cleaned them and the clamps. All...
  46. mrElbe

    12V Battery life in Ontario, Canada, colder areas

    Bad Karma after posting this. At July 22 I again got the replacement needed message. Made appointment for ranger and cost estimate is CAD$ 50 higher than 2.5 years ago. These suckers certainly don't last too long. A longer lasting Lithium OEM battery is CAD$ 600.-
  47. mrElbe

    Tesla Low Trade-in Value

    There is no problem selling a Tesla in the US. A few TOCO members sold their cars to the US. The problem with the Mach E and others is the lack of a reliable charging network.
  48. mrElbe

    12V Battery life in Ontario, Canada, colder areas

    Mine lasted 4 years and 219,000 km. Replaced out of warranty by Tesla. Less expensive than Canadian Tire battery. Replacement still in Service after 2.5 years.
  49. mrElbe

    Disable Wireless charging on Model 3

    Why would the spot be empty? You can put anything there, just not your Pacemaker. :)
  50. mrElbe

    Has Tesla changed their minds on SCs in urban areas?

    There is a 12 stall charger currently under construction at Toronto Exhibition Place.

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