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  1. ViperDoc

    Full Replacement value insurance

    Just went to Grundy website. Similar story to Hagerty. No daily driving...sigh. I will keep looking!
  2. ViperDoc

    Full Replacement value insurance

    I called Hagerty back after confirming that others had quotes. The gentleman I spoke with this time said he saw in the notes where they prior rep told me they didn't cover electrics. He confirmed to me that they DID indeed cover EVs and he would chat with the other guy. However, he said they...
  3. ViperDoc

    Ball joint

    My right front upper ball joint needs replacing. My local shop got registered with Tesla so they can order parts. Unfortunately, the ball joint parts are on backorder with no particular ETA. I was wondering what others have done and whether they have found other sources (or perhaps these are one...
  4. ViperDoc

    Full Replacement value insurance

    Hi, I thought I had read on the forums about someone having full replacement value insurance for their Roadster. They were discussing Hagerty. So I called them today, and they do not offer insurance on electric cars right now. Given the true value of our Roadsters is well above the...
  5. ViperDoc

    Decal tape

    Thanks!
  6. ViperDoc

    Decal tape

    I was washing my Roadster yesterday, and the Top of the "T" in the hood Tesla logo just popped out! Short of buying a new T from Tesla, which I can certainly do, given the bar on the top of the T is in fine shape, what is the best way to tape it back in? Is there an easy way to buy the adhesive...
  7. ViperDoc

    Help!!! Girlfriend is on the road in #410 and gets Charging Aborted: Service Required

    Well, I might call a flatbed to get her home if she can't charge. Better than bricking!
  8. ViperDoc

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    That is strange. Tony has been good to me. In fact a few months ago, I found he had called my home phone number and left a message. His shop had moved. Something had led him to go through emails sent to old addresses (from before the move) and found one I had sent many months before. He called...
  9. ViperDoc

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    Of course the ultimate fast-charge approach is to have the aftermarket Jdemo direct DC charging system installed. One of those helped a Roadster win two 24 hour endurance races in Europe, one being relatively recent. It might make getting service on your car at a SC a little more challenging...
  10. ViperDoc

    Coyote vs. Roadster - Some Lessons Learned

    I don't know if Watertown is a completely no Roadster repair shop, as I just picked up my Roadster last week with a new 3.0 battery from them. If they stop all repairs, I guess it will be Montreal again for me once border opens. Glad your Roadster is back up and running!
  11. ViperDoc

    windshield replacement

    So Tesla told me 2 part numbers were available (confirmed by Safelite). This is what Tesla sent to me, and it matches another page I saw in other postings. The one line is labeled "solar." Some older postings have noted they had a windshield with the blue band at the top when they had...
  12. ViperDoc

    windshield replacement

    I need to replace my Roadster 2.5 windshield. Tesla came up with 2 different part numbers for my VIN, one that is clear and one that is "blue". I am assuming the "blue" windshield refers to the style where there is a slightly blue section at the top of the windshield like many cars used to have...
  13. ViperDoc

    24 hour endurance GP track Hockenheim

    Congratulations. I love it! Reading your story of the "original pack had problems with one sheet and very fast dropping cac" certainly rings true. My original pack had a single cell on a sheet go bad, so the CAC went off the cliff and the battery became non-chargeable over a few days. The car...
  14. ViperDoc

    Roadster interior blower broken

    I don't know if the 12v battery is the issue or not, but if so, it is relatively easy to replace. I replaced mine with one from Gruber. You need to remove the front right wheel and get into the front of the wheel well where that battery sits.
  15. ViperDoc

    Roadster 3.0

    That is a great idea. Mine went to Watertown, MA a couple weeks ago. Had I know this AND had there been a local option (eg, no trucking my car from Vermont to the West coast), I would gladly have done that!
  16. ViperDoc

    Need soft top or hard carbon fiber top

    Interestingly, when my Roadster came, there was a rectangular bag folded up in the trunk. I had a soft top and the soft top bag, and a hard top plus the separate padded hard top bag. But there was this other one. Eventually Tesla told me it was a non-padded hard top bag...I have never heard...
  17. ViperDoc

    Roadster 3.0

    When I spoke to the Watertown SC (near Boston) about this a couple of months ago, the rep their said that the last 3.0 battery was delivered to them with a "new PEM" to install. So it is pretty strange that sometimes a 3.0 comes with just a board and sometimes with a whole new PEM. I hope I get...
  18. ViperDoc

    Can A 3.0 Roadster Battery Be Brought Back To Life?

    Tesla said that while they are still working on redesigning 3.0, they are supposedly making new prior-to 3.0 capacity batteries. My car is waiting. I was told they are making about 3 or so per month as they are "hand made" and labor intensive.
  19. ViperDoc

    Reckless driver in white van drove into construction cones and damaged my car. Need help finding the company the car belongs to

    This is really a long shot, but you might want to pass the photos along to the police/state troopers in the area. You never know what they might turn up if they wanted to try. Also, in VT, if there is a "hit and run" and the other driver gets away, the law says we do not have to pay the...
  20. ViperDoc

    For Sale Tesla hats

    This is sort of funny. Hats were in hands of USPS on Feb 17 in Plano, Texas. On Feb 24 it arrived in St Paul, Minnesota of all places. It left there on Feb 26 and arrived today in Nashua, NH. That menas I will "probably" get mine on on Monday or Tuesday. Crazy that it takes over 10 days to mail...
  21. ViperDoc

    Roadster won't charge

    Did you pull the plug on the battery? The service connector is in the left rear wheel well and can be reached from the trunk if you have a thin arm. I can pull and replace mine. It will preserve whatever power is still in the battery and prevent further vampire drain.
  22. ViperDoc

    Roadster won't charge

    When i had that problem recently, it turned out to be a single bad cell on one of the 11 battery sheets. No fix other than have the sheet replaced or juper around the bad cell (minimal impact on range). However, with no one on the east coast of the US offering that service (shops out West do), I...
  23. ViperDoc

    Video recording of Rear end collision - Why not?

    IT might be that Sentry is only operational when you are parked. However, when you need to record something while driving, you just tap the camera icon on the screen.
  24. ViperDoc

    For Sale Tesla hats

    Please count me in for at least 2. I would want to put my own last 4 on the side and go witht he shield! DJ
  25. ViperDoc

    2.X battery capacity

    I have a replacement contract from my purchase in 2011. It requires execution any time out to 10 years. I recently had to invoke it. Tesla told me that they are currently building new 2.x batteries at a rate of about 6 per month. Hand-built and new components, not remanufactured/refurb. They...
  26. ViperDoc

    Basic Questions About Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport

    If you weren't aware, Tesla made the Roadster UMC and a whole series of adapters, including NEMA 14-50 (I think that is the right one) for dryer outlets and other connectors too. You might be able to find those for sale occasionally. I have used that before, and I think that is the right one for...
  27. ViperDoc

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    I would be happy if they would just agree I can unhook the Jdemo without paying to have it removed. That would save me an extra flat-bedding charge and the cost of removal.
  28. ViperDoc

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    I thought I should warn everyone. My Roadster's battery finally failed and needs to be replaced. While Tesla will replace it under my battery replacement contract (whenever they build a battery), they have told me that I must completely remove the Jdemo from the car for them to touch it. Not...
  29. ViperDoc

    PEM cover plate

    Sure. PM me an email and I will send you some. Also, once you install your Jdemo, you will have a plate for me! ;)
  30. ViperDoc

    Butterfly Doors for Roadster

    I always thought butterfly, gull wing and scissor wing doors looked great, but my garage has a low roof, so I'd never be able to get in the car. I had a Model X loaner once and couldn't open the doors!
  31. ViperDoc

    PEM cover plate

    I had the Jdemo aftermarket adapter installed, and the small black plate that covers the opening on the top right side of the PEM gets swapped for one that has a hole for the cables. I cannot find my original plate and am looking for someone that might have one lying around for purchase. Thank you.
  32. ViperDoc

    Service disconnect

    My Roadster suddenly won’t charge, and I need to pull the service disconnect due battery down to 33 miles and the car won’t charge. I am advised it might be a bad cell in a battery sheet, but in the meantime, I want to pull the service disconnect so I don’t let the thing brick. I have seen...
  33. ViperDoc

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Yes, something else has to be amiss. Very Orange can't bee that undesirable (I was torn between Very Orange and Electric Blue myself). GIven my 2011 Roadster Sport has about 80K miles, it can't be due to high milage either! ;) It can't be because it isn't a 2.5 (at least I hope not). I...
  34. ViperDoc

    Vehicle 2 Grid

    Interesting. I never heard of it either! I wouldn't have used it, but it isn't clear, even now, how I would have since it is apparently an undocumented feature!
  35. ViperDoc

    Vehicle 2 Grid

    I didn't watch the presentation, but was he referring to our Roadster or the upcoming one?
  36. ViperDoc

    Dashcam Issue

    Thanks. I will give that a shot. Have a great day.
  37. ViperDoc

    Dashcam Issue

    I am having a similar problem. My dashcam stopped recording. When I took the flashdrive to my computer, it no longer seems to work. So I bought a new drive that meets the specs. Model 3 says that it isn't recognized. So I reformatted on my mac as exFAT and put appropriate folder on the drive. No...
  38. ViperDoc

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    That may be, except one owner of a Jdemo-upgraded Roadster named a SC that was willing to work on their Roadster after the SC chatted with Tony at QC Charge. So at least some SC will consider it thoughtfully. I would have been happier had they been willing to at least discuss it with the...
  39. ViperDoc

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    Well, it's official. After further consideration, Tesla Watertown has declined to work on the vehicle citing the safety of their technicians. That is not surprising at face value, but I was disappointed they were unwilling to consider talking to Tony at QC Charge. I guess it also means that the...
  40. ViperDoc

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    After you PM'ed me, I related your experience and that some other SC will work on a Jdemo-upgraded Roadster to Watertown, and they agreed to run it up the chain. I also emailed Tony asking if he'd talk with them and copied that email to Tesla, pointing out the irony that I had the Jdemo...
  41. ViperDoc

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    To all of you looking to get a Jdemo. Just a heads up. I just had a problem with my car where the fan stopped working so the PEM is overheating after < 5 miles gentle driving. Maybe a bad fan. Maybe a bad connector. Maybe something more. I had the car towed to Tesla SC in Watertown, MA. They...
  42. ViperDoc

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    Hi! As someone who already has the original Jdemo installed but who would be interested in an upgrade to allow you to use the CSS connector (having options is good), I was interested in the comment I saw that the new kit would start as Chademo only but a later upgrade would allow for the CSS...
  43. ViperDoc

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    The one I have is from LightInSight.com. I learned about it on TMC years ago. If you search the Roadster forum for "Fresnel" you can find the post with a nice photo. I just tried to view their website without success, but the product still appears to be available on Amazon.com (only 13 left in...
  44. ViperDoc

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    There is, and I have one. I will have to look back to see where I got it—but I can tell you for sure it was something I learned about on this board. It is a small piece of plastic with a fresnel lens that just sticks to the inside of the windshield and lets you see the traffic lights without...
  45. ViperDoc

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    I am 58 and my Roadster has been my daily driver for nearly 9 years, all of them in Vermont, and that includes having to traverse a dirt road!
  46. ViperDoc

    Roadster visible on Tesla website owner page?

    Mine is still there. It is the correct color, shows the clear CF hard top and also the forged wheels.
  47. ViperDoc

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    For 18 years (before my Roadster), my daily driver was a Mitsubishi 3000GT/VR-4. When my kids were small, the back seats had children's car seats, and the rear floor had cheerios! So the new Roadster might well be your ticket! ;)
  48. ViperDoc

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    I agree, I would love to have a new Roadster, but mainly for the technology, AWD and supercharging. I would much prefer a true Roadster with all of those things than a larger 2+2 coupe.
  49. ViperDoc

    Strange cruise control behavior

    Thanks. I was afraid of that!!
  50. ViperDoc

    Strange cruise control behavior

    I never noticed this before, so I am thinking something is up. When I have the cruise control on and bump the turn signal lever up in order to signal a right-hand turn, it cancels the cruise control, so the car immediately starts regenerative braking. When I bump the lever down to signal a...

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