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    Charging at hotels, caravans, guesthouses, cabins etc with 3 pin plug

    Well funnily enough I've just returned from a week at the sea side, stayed in a house like an Air B&B - rented for the week. I did charge my car every day - topped up maybe just 10% as we were just outside the resort so was driving in each day - took the grandkids. I didn't ask for permission...
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    Octopus no longer showing meter readings on bills

    Just because they have dumbed down the bill details because in their view people just don't want that information (How did they establish this?) doesn't mean they still cant produce them on request, perhaps a discussion with them and insist you do want them included in your bill. Its only a...
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    I hate my Tesla! Don’t buy one!

    You lucky lucky bugger.
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    I hate my Tesla! Don’t buy one!

    I think I'm being misunderstood or perhaps the way I phrased my comment wasn't clear. When i say its fundamentally a 5 year old car I do understand the continuing development going on under the surface, however, compare the first model 3 to the very latest and from the outside they are...
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    LPT - don't store contacts in a flocked tray!

    I did wonder just what this post was about, I see its contact lenses.
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    Hansshow latest Frunk kit 17-20 M3

    Just fitted my 2020 M3P with the latest version of Hansshow's Frunk kit. There appears to be different versions of the same version number which when coupled with a less than useless installation manual and little help when you contact Hansshow (read that as none in a timely fashion) It makes it...
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    I hate my Tesla! Don’t buy one!

    My 2020 M3P must be a lemon - a Friday afternoon car because my car is completely different to what others say regarding build quality, paint, rattles. Admittedly my car has only 7K miles on the clock but I don't have any panel gap issues, no dodgy paint work - its machine polished, paint...
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    Hansshow auto frunk for 2022 MYP emergency release will not work

    I spent a little time looking at this new suction motor and noted the electrical plug has 8 pins - so this leads me to believe when you pull the release cable it connects electrically to the primary and secondary release actuators - and makes sense, however, the lack of a mechanical link would...
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    LV hiking insurance prices again

    I understand what you say but insurance isn't a physical thing like for example a washing machine - a shop selling washing machines have paid money out to get their stock - and that stock is dead money until its sold - so in those circumstances a shop selling on credit means it will take time to...
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    Hansshow auto frunk for 2022 MYP emergency release will not work

    You must have the very latest kit with the 2 cable suction motor (1 cable to the bonnet lock and the other is the emergency release cable) - I understand how the suction bit works to pull the bonnet to its final position as a soft close but the emergency release lever is connected to the side of...
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    LV hiking insurance prices again

    New Job for Borris?
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    LV hiking insurance prices again

    I agree, Its a business where no one but the underwriters understands it, and if you try to push the insurer by asking logical questions they just tell you its a complicated algorithm of factors - because those working for the businesses don't understand it either. From my perspective and...
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    Model Y Passenger Wiper Blade Jumping

    The usual source for wiper judder is either a contaminant on the blade or glass or the wiper arm has been bent and the blade isn't sitting at a 90 degree angle to the screen - and its most common for the arm to be the issue.
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    LV hiking insurance prices again

    Actually there is a lot more profit in selling spare parts - and when i say a lot I mean massive. If you were able to build from scratch a Tesla 3 just from spare parts its likely to cost over £130K. However, few will ditch Tesla because of a parts shortage but the queues for new cars is...
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    LV hiking insurance prices again

    M3p, 2020. Last year with LV was £270, renewed with them June 25th this year and now £355 - Sure it has gone up but I'm more than happy with that when i read of some of the premiums others are paying. I was paying more for my Focus RS prior to the Tesla and 4 years prior to that with the 911 it...
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    Naughty Tesla WWYD?

    My my, don't people like to spread it on thick? Insurance is not invalidated by the lack of an MOT - an unroadworthy car in certain but not all circumstances maybe. As for a fine for driving with no MOT in this situation - poppycock. Even the criminal law requires a person to be aware they are...
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    Naughty Tesla WWYD?

    Driving without an MOT is not the same as driving an unroadworthy car, There has been no impact on you I assume so I wouldn't be doing anything other than logging your dissatisfaction with the service centre manager - so its on record.
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    Today I drove an ICE !

    I drove my wifes Fiesta for the first time in 12 months a few weeks ago - I was convinced their was a fault - As i came to junctions the car felt like the accelerator was sticking and I wondered why my wife hadn't said anything, I genuinely thought the return spring had broken on the pedal and...
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    New M3 LR owner - what has surprised me so far

    The reverse mirror dip, I've never set up a profile or select something other than reverse, just put the car in reverse - adjust the mirrors where you want them to be - and that's it - job done - every time you select revers as soon as the car starts to move the mirror will tilt to the position...
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    Model 3 brake service at home

    Wasn't fixing the indicators then.
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    Model 3 brake service at home

    Its just a car, like all others, With every car there is the jack point but other points of strength in the car are suitable to lift or support the car, however just jack up the car at the closest jack point to the wheel your taking off and work on the car without jack stands - its perfectly...
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    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    When I had ICE I always queued so my filler was on the right side for the pump because the hose is only just long enough to get to the filler on the other side if the hose is draped over the car - and there isn't a chance in hell I would do that. I did once go into Tesco for fuel and many of...
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    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Tesla chargers were a big positive for buying a Tesla when only Tesla could use them - opening up to all isn't a bad thing but chargers in general just aren't in your face like a petrol station is, never in an Ice did I ever look up in advance where i could refuel, but in a BEV I'm looking and...
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    Service Centre broke my juddering display but would not replace under warranty

    I think @Jason71 is bang on with his comments. You have your pictures too. perhaps the way forward Is to inform Tesla you intend to make a claim against them in the small claims court but not sure if there are implications in the fact the work was done in Spain and if they in Spain have a...
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    Scratch on bonnet

    Lesson learned - wet bird poo for a few minutes before attempting to remove - oh yes and don't use a brillo pad again. Seriously - that will polish out, best use a cutting compound first then go over with autoglyn resin polish. a machine polisher would make short work of that
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    Anyone regretted getting a Performance M3?

    And your right! Its horses for courses and if you think a Trabant is the best car in the world then it is from your perspective - no argument from me. The 3P is indeed a toy for boys (and some Girls) and I'm well into my 60s and still a child inside - so the 3P, which has the most toys is my...
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    How Secure Are Teslas?

    I don't give a second thought regarding my car being stolen - Its insured so its the job of the insurer to worry about that aspect - thats part of what i pay them for. I cant see its a good idea to steal a Tesla - It can be tracked by the owner and Tesla, it can be disabled by Tesla, the beauty...
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    Model 3 turns on climate by itself

    Ive never tried sitting in the back of mine whilst charging so never experienced what you describe. However do you think it may be the climate turning on to cool the batteries as they are charging? You have the heat pump which exchanges heat, when the climate helps to cool the batteries the heat...
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    What made you choose a Tesla?

    Why I went for Tesla - I seem to have spent my life switching between luxury big cars and sports cars - enjoyed every one of them, always went for top spec - it had to have everything - even if I was never going to use it and I liked cars that were a little bit exclusive or special (But I have...
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    Headlight alignment screwed up after software update.

    Provided you haven't adjusted either headlamp aim using the onscreen calibration feature then all you need to do is enter the calibration feature - let the headlamps dance and then exit without adjusting, your headlamps will now have returned to their default setting. But, If you manually...
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    PCN in electric car bay

    Absolutely. The company must offer you a reduced payment for early settlement - and as this offer is part of the conditions then they have to be able to prove you received that offer and if they cant then they have breached their own terms and conditions. Your defence obviously is that you never...
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    Has anyone swapped from a M3P to M3 LR?

    I know owning a P and rarely giving it full beans means from a performance perspective most of the time you wouldn't notice the difference, and to trade in a P and buy an LR means a fairly small contribution to get a brand new car - and that is attractive, however I like the 20 inch turbines...
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    PCN in electric car bay

    With regard to the comment that parking companies have had years to perfect their wording - that's so true and they still get it wrong sometimes, like the double yellow lines on roads (donkeys years to perfect) - if they are not terminated with the double slash at the end then they are not...
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    PCN in electric car bay

    All parking charging notices issued by a private company are in fact a breach of contract - and its only a court that can decide if a breach was committed and what degree of fine should be imposed - therefore - go and take a photo of the notice at the charger - For you to have been in breach of...
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    Model Y low speed pedestrian safety sound

    Just a thought. Its UFO in reverse and a white noise forwards - Is this so the visually challenged and those not paying attention will know if they were reversed into or not? and is that important to know? I don't think its a fair test or bear any similarity to reality for a sighted person to...
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    Model Y low speed pedestrian safety sound

    Thank god for PWS, I'm so concerned (sleepless nights) at the amount of people that are being run over by electric vehicles silently creeping up on them, the news is full of incidents, and I completely agree with the highway code in that pedestrians don't have to take any responsibility for...
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    Trade in process?

    That has surprised me, I only went as far as getting the estimate trade in offer from Tesla - which was £1400 more than i paid for it 14 months ago, in comparison WBAC were offering £9K less than Tesla. I'm waiting to order a new 3P as I'm convinced in Q4 there will be more new stuff being added...
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    low pressure one tyre, no obvious damage

    I did wonder if it was you when i first saw a post you commented on, Still log into the Boxster site too. (No pothole here either) :)
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    low pressure one tyre, no obvious damage

    Fingers crossed you had the tyre returned to you. All the foam can be removed from it and then no one would refuse to repair it. I would then keep my eye open on ebay, preloved, schpock gumtree, facebook, for someone selling a wheel that matches and have a spare wheel and tyre ready to put on...
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    Trade in process?

    I used the "Trade In" on the Tesla site and received a call a few minutes later from Tesla Northants - the chap offered to take the photos for me if i popped in.
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    low pressure one tyre, no obvious damage

    36PSI is underinflated though. Underinflation causes premature aging of the tyre as it introduces heat changes from excessive flexing and that leads to cracking on the sidewall, plus the centre section of the tread wont be in good contact with the road - so the performance also drops off. £6...
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    low pressure one tyre, no obvious damage

    42 to 45 PSI is about right pressure wise, some drop the pressure to 40 and others 45 ish - its reputed to change the ride quality - especially if you have the 20" wheels and performance, personally i inflate to 44 psi. I don't find any difference in the way the car rides or feels, then again I...
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    119 Miles And Paint Chipped Already

    Get yourself a Chipex kit - all the stuff you need - two bottles of paint included (part one and part two) plus instructions on how to do it. If you take your time you will be able to pretty much make the mark invisible. The chipex instructions tell you to first clean the area with a fluid they...
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    Potential Model 3 buyer - spec question

    I think insurance companies insure your vehicle based on its specific details (quite rightly) - therefore adding stuff (and not mention to insurer) would be an issue if you were involved in an accident or perhaps car stolen and then expected the insurance to cover the additional costs of those...
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    Non T0 / T1 tyres

    You did the sensible thing and saved a few quid too, everything in life has a "frequency" at which it resonates, when something resonates at a certain frequency it does lead to a vibration or sound - so you can feel or hear it. Its possible and quite probable the acoustic foam changes the...
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    Non T0 / T1 tyres

    The difference you are noticing is probably the change from 18 inch wheels to 19 inch and the lower profile tyre. The acoustic liner is absolutely pointless, The acoustic material is wrapped around the inside of the carcase the opposite side of the tyre tread - so logic tells you - If you were...
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    Potential Model 3 buyer - spec question

    I think your overthinking and overly concerned about minutia but to be honest its a common issue with BEVs, people don't understand them like they do an ICE - terms that would apply to an ICE really doesn't apply to a BEV - like "Thrashing" An ICE being thrashed means high revs and full power -...
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    Potential Model 3 buyer - spec question

    To be honest you really need to make the effort and view the car, its going to be costing you a significant amount of money and a dealers description of condition is likely not to be the same as yours, you need to feel and touch the car, visually inspect it - BEVs are vehicles that majority of...
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    [Repair] Just bumped into someone in the car park…

    The insurance companies make life very difficult for anyone trying to challenge their way of working, they are like the old "closed shop" union days. I fail to see how a persons risk of a claim increases when its been decided you are not to blame for an accident, this applies even if you are not...

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