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  1. ECTO-1

    Time to replace upper-control arm ball joints

    Trifecta for the win! Upper Control Arm/Lower Lateral Link/Lower Comp Link plus associated hardware replaced on both sides to the tune of $1000 at 64500 miles, June 2019 M3LR. For the past several months ECTO-1 has had some barely audible squeaks going over speed bumps, nothing related to...
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    1100+ miles with 2 MTBs

    Two 250KW Superchargers have opened in South Carolina alone on I-95 since we went to Hilton Head in May. I also realized I didn't have my rack "aligned" (left/right) as well as I could have. Lessened the drag with the bikes "tighter" behind the 3. https://supercharge.info/map ECTO-1
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    Model 3 Roof Rack - Install issues

    Agree with Susan, my roof (frame) is flush with the glass. The water lets me know every time it rains!
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    1100+ miles with 2 MTBs

    Now that is funny! When they were new, they did each cost a pretty penny. I can get the T2 ad on and get 4 bikes loaded. Our other vehicle is a 15 Jeep GC which would normally be our travel choice, however, she likes the M3 more. So I don't question, load 'em and go! ECTO-1
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    1100+ miles with 2 MTBs

    Thought I would share our recent trip from Springfield VA to Hilton Head Island with our carbon fiber mountain bikes (Yeti and Specialized) on a Thule T2 rack (attached by eco-hitch). As we expected, our June 2019 M3 LR AWD (19” conti/45 psi cold) performed nominal. With just under 32K miles we...
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    Supercharger - Hilton Head Island, SC

    We arrive next weekend [16th], fingers crossed it gets fixed. looks like I will need to top off on the way in. Don’t think my Airbnb has 120 close either.
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    Supercharger - Waldorf, MD

    sad panda ECTO-1
  8. ECTO-1

    Firmware 2020.48.x

    Same here... Installing!
  9. ECTO-1

    Damn, dead in garage...

    So, it turned out to be faulty 12V. Nothing else. Replaced and back on the road! Thanks everyone and have a good (and safe) thanksgiving! ECTO-1
  10. ECTO-1

    Damn, dead in garage...

    Mine apparently only lasted 17 months... will know on Monday. Unfortunately far from the 36 months you are looking for. ECTO-1
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    Damn, dead in garage...

    Tow truck guy was able to 12V jump it and its on the flatbed. On its way to Tysons Corner. His thought was 12V, will be fixed on Monday. Thanks everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! ECTO-1
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    Damn, dead in garage...

    Well good ton know that you haven't had trouble since. I wonder if I should try and jump it to maneuver it around to make it easier for the tow truck guy... ECTO-1
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    Damn, dead in garage...

    Update: 12V somehow restored itself to let me in (both front windows went down), and I was also able to release the charge cable. Car is now cycling something under the frunk area. Sounds like some electronics. Tech guy stated he saw some brief hits of 12V issues. So it looks to be a 12V...
  14. ECTO-1

    Damn, dead in garage...

    Not sure what happened today, but I just went to empty out my car to clean it and the phone or key card didn't work. A quick check online (Teslafi) and it can't communicate with the car either. No symptoms, just dead. Called roadside, they are coming to tow it. I asked if they could talk to...
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    Supercharger - Rochester, NH

    Where do you ski at up there and what other SC or destination chargers do you use? ECTO-1
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    Supercharger - Rochester, NH

    I will be back up in the area for Labor day weekend. I hope it is up and running. Quick question for you toolman335, do you change over to winter tires, and if so, about when on the calendar and what brand? I am on the 19's so I have limited choices if I stay with them. I will also be up for...
  17. ECTO-1

    Supercharger - Rochester, NH

    You watch, it won't come back online until I depart town Saturday! ECTO-1
  18. ECTO-1

    Rochester NH SC out of order

    Yep, Went from Tucson, AZ to Springfield VA. Then last week came up to stay with family while I indoc at a new position. As for Seabrook, I did stop there, I came up from Meridan, CT. I topped off to 90% knowing Rochester was down. I am hoping it comes back on line, even though my family...
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    Rochester NH SC out of order

    I'm staying in Rochester for the next two weeks visiting relatives as I onboard at the Portsmouth Shipyard. It has been down since at least last Saturday. I noticed the no-signage as well. Hopefully Tesla roadies are investigating and will fix it shortly. I am able to do what I need to do on...
  20. ECTO-1

    Acceleration Boost option gone?

    Mine is a June 2019 build and I have the 990 motor/DU. Yeah, I missed the 980 DU by about a month. There is still calculated room beyond the .5 sec improvement you can buy now. Just not enough for Tesla to make some $ off of. I was hoping for a price reduction for the .5 boost at the end of...
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    Tesla Model 3 Teardown Video

    Mitch, I noticed you tore into a 980 motor. Have you disassembled a 990 motor and looked over the differences in the inverter? ECTO-1
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    980 vs 990 motor settled

    June 2019 AWD here, I got the 990. Not disappointed by any means. I am one of those people who would like to have all the power I can get, however I would hardly use it. I will get the $2k boost before the end of the month, not because I need it by any means, just because I can afford to toss...
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    980 vs 990 motor settled

    I thought the $2k option was for AWD only, not RWD... Somewhere I read the difference between the 990 and 980 was the DU inverter size (630 KW vs 800 KW). 990 being smaller and less expensive inverter. I'm hoping for a "end of the quarter flash sale" on the $2k for .5 sec. I'm going to buy...
  24. ECTO-1

    Can’t adjust speed on Autopilot

    I had the same problem on 12.5 yesterday. I didn't do a reset on the highway (wife freaked out the last time). Today I was granted 12.6. Will see if it happens on this SW version tomorrow. ECTO-1
  25. ECTO-1

    New 2020.12 Visualizations

    If you notice he was driving slow... I think the size changes as you reach 15-20 MPH. ECTO-1
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.40.50.x - Driving Visualization improvements, new voice commands, Camping Mode

    Gondi63 said: ↑ You mean in a light taller than 3 lights? I think it'll just show the green arrow in the bottom slot, right? Update on my Stop light post... If the stop light has more than 3 lights, and the solid green is not the bottom light is doesn't show when the turn arrow (bottom...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.40.50.x - Driving Visualization improvements, new voice commands, Camping Mode

    Good question. I didn't notice. I was just wondering why it didn't image the complete lamp. I will see it again tomorrow and pay closer attention. ECTO-1
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.40.50.x - Driving Visualization improvements, new voice commands, Camping Mode

    One of the things i have noticed is at a stoplight it is really good at annotating the top 3 lights (Red/Yellow/Green) however the image never shows the 2 or three lights below them (turn arrow yellow and turn arrow green)... Anyone else see this? ECTO-1
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.40.50.x - Driving Visualization improvements, new voice commands, Camping Mode

    I'm guessing this is for HW 3 only so far...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.40.50.x - Driving Visualization improvements, new voice commands, Camping Mode

    Downloading and Installing 40.50.7 now... never get updates prior to seeing on TeslaFi. Hmmm... AWD HW3.0 FSD
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.40.50.x - Driving Visualization improvements, new voice commands, Camping Mode

    Iphone X here on IOS 13.3 has no issues wifi tethering.
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.40.50.x - Driving Visualization improvements, new voice commands, Camping Mode

    Installed 40.50.5. Didn't have any issues with 40.50.1 other than the oscillating Autosteer/NoA.
  33. ECTO-1

    Curt hidden hitch with receiver & range efficiency

    Eco-Hitch installed here... Thule T2 bike rack. With two road bikes attached, I am using 10-15% more juice on my normal route. Be prepared to have warning lines behind the vehicle as you travel down the road. When the rack is "stowed" (in the up position when no bikes are on it) there is no...
  34. ECTO-1

    What Kind of Car Did The Model 3 Replace?

    2017 Volt --> 2017 Civic SI (2DR) --> 2019 Model 3 LR WHITE AWD Owned the first two for 18 months each.... Model 3 for 16 days :) Never been happier in the last 3 years ECTO-1
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    4 Year Tags In Oregon?

    In Arizona EV tags are $240 and good for 5 years. ECTO-1
  36. ECTO-1

    LR RWD Waiting Room

    I have a 392 VIN with Homelink. My door jam states 6/19. ECTO-1
  37. ECTO-1

    No "Dual Motor" Lettering on M3 LR AWD?

    I ordered one as well. I am like the OP and would prefer NOT to have any badges on the car. The car speaks for itself, and if someone is interested I will gladly show and share info. Ordered White/White/18"/FSD on 6/1. Still no VIN from Tesla :(. ECTO-1
  38. ECTO-1

    Reveal your VIN before it appears on your account

    True. Just hoping to get it prior to June 30. If they called and stated: swap to the 19s and we will delivery next week, I would be all over it. I prefer the 18's for dual purpose (aero for highway travel and off for town). To me its like 2 wheels in one... ECTO-1
  39. ECTO-1

    Reveal your VIN before it appears on your account

    Ordered on June 1: LR-AWD White/White/18" No VIN, nothing is source code. :( ECTO-1

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