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  1. DaveD

    Bellevue Service Center Experience

    I alerted Maddy to her being talked (written?) about here. She appreciates the kind words very much. She allowed me to quote her on one topic: “No, I will not be moving to Renton (or Lynnwood!).“
  2. DaveD

    Advice: Road Condition to Tualatin, OR (from LA)

    Road & Weather Conditions Map | TripCheck - Oregon Traveler Information Oregon DOT road conditions info that you may find useful.
  3. DaveD

    Advice: Road Condition to Tualatin, OR (from LA)

    The road conditions through the Siskiyou Pass is the key to that trip. The Superchargers are nicely spaced all along I-5. I drove much of that route in my Model 3 RWD/LR in Sept 2018 and had no problems.
  4. DaveD

    Supercharger - North Bend, WA

    I’ve been watching the Tesla SpC technician working at this site for the past few hours. Another guy (construction contractor worker?) has been helping him. At one point they had the back covers off of all the stations. Those are all back on now. All of the stations TESLA logo backlighting is...
  5. DaveD

    1 of 19 Yellow Roadsters crashed and rebuilt by Medlock and Sons Tesla shop

    No, thankfully, no one was hurt in the accident. Being the middle car in that "sandwich", my Roadster took the brunt of the damage, but it's back in operation now, with 1000+ more miles driven since being repaired. I take it out only on dry days, since the 3 is the all-weather car. Is #690...
  6. DaveD

    Supercharger - North Bend, WA

    I was eating lunch at Popeyes about an hour ago, watching them place the cabinets.
  7. DaveD

    part no' for the driver side door lock

    https://epc.teslamotors.com/#/categories/10570/subcategories/44824
  8. DaveD

    Brake switch: help requested

    Good to hear that you've found one. I hope you'll have your Roadster back on the road very soon, enjoying summer driving!
  9. DaveD

    Brake switch: help requested

    I'm checking on a possible source for one. My idea is that, if one can be found, send it to you to "borrow", then when your ordered switch comes in, you send either borrowed or new switch back.
  10. DaveD

    Brake switch: help requested

    Elise Parts - Service Items - Brake Light Switch Is this it?
  11. DaveD

    Brake switch: help requested

    https://epc.teslamotors.com/#/systemGroups/78045 The online parts catalog shows that switch as a separate part -- 2000226, as @GJVR noted. It's conceivable that same switch was used in the Elise, so checking with a Lotus dealer or an online Lotus parts source could get you somewhere.
  12. DaveD

    WTB: Dead Roadster MC240 for charging cable

    The Corded MC is much more compact than the UMC, but requires a CAN-SR from @hcsharp to be useable with a Roadster, of course. I switched last year from carrying a UMC to the Corded MC, but I can't yet speak to the reliability of the former vs the latter, yet. My UMC is still working fine; I...
  13. DaveD

    Alert 972

    Wow, same here! :) I'm gonna double-check that with my friendly Tesla Assistant Service Manager.
  14. DaveD

    Tesla moments

    Sadly, they do not.
  15. DaveD

    Quick heads up: ADVAN Neova AD08 R's on sale at Tire Rack

    I successfully ordered a set just now.
  16. DaveD

    Please help I just bought a Roadster on Ebay and he say's its' a sports model, but not sure.

    Who, oddly enough, still hasn't owned one. Someday we may have to put our collective feet down and insist that he buy one in order to continue in that "official" position! :)
  17. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that one additional benefit of having a CAN-SR is that you can use it as part of a prank at supercharging stations, as I've recently depicted here. :)
  18. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    And I'm not even over-prepared: In my travels (and camping), I've used all of the various connectors (J-1772, Tesla S/X/(3), 5-15, 14-50, TT-30) that I carry. If I wanted to go to the extreme, I could add some more connectors available from Tesla (some of which may not actually be in-stock)...
  19. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    I can personally report mixed reliability with the original Tesla Roadster J-1772 adapter cable. I bought one and used it for a few years without problem until I got the CAN-JR. A friend of mine who also has a Roadster also got one of them not long after I did, and his stopped working after a...
  20. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    Once I'd purchased an @hcsharp CAN-SR to allow me to use the destination chargers that were popping up all over, it didn't take me long to realize that I should get Tesla's Mobile Connector Bundle to go along with it. I now carry those two in my trunk all the time. Nice and compact! I've...
  21. DaveD

    Quick heads up: ADVAN Neova AD08 R's on sale at Tire Rack

    Not available to me any more, from the NV distribution center.
  22. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    Sure, if you say so! I definitely read it here in the TMC Roadster forum. I was just being lazy in not wanting to take the time to find the original posting, so I quoted it anonymously.
  23. DaveD

    Tesla moments

    Here's a prank this Roadster owner likes to pull occasionally. :)
  24. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    Re Roadster squeaks and rattles: The wife of a Roadster owner once asked her husband where a squeaking sound was coming from. His reply: "Everywhere!"
  25. DaveD

    3.0 Battery Longevity

    Tesla is in a research relationship with Jeff Dahn and his battery-research group at Dalhousie University to increase battery lifetime. Dahn is working specifically with NMC cells, and has been reporting good progress in increasing lifetimes, and has claimed that Tesla is using his research...
  26. DaveD

    Roadster PEM failure

    Are you going to replace the electrolytic caps in the PEM, particularly the megapole ones? It's my understanding that they have a finite lifetime.
  27. DaveD

    Roadster 3.0

    The 3.0 Battery Upgrade mainly consists of a rebuilt ESS, with new higher capacity cells in it. The rebuilding of the ESS requires the removal of all (11) of the battery sheets from the ESS case, which requires the disconnection of the sheets from the cooling manifold. At the very least, the...
  28. DaveD

    BOISE IDAHO. Test drive needed

    @Rocky_H is active on this forum and lives in Boise. He might be able to help you out or know of someone else that can. Good luck! :)
  29. DaveD

    Roadster Configurator

    The first 100 Roadsters required a full $100K deposit. For the second group of 100 Roadsters, the deposit was $75K.
  30. DaveD

    SOLD - Baby Turtle - Roadster 1194

    As was noted here by an attendee of the event.
  31. DaveD

    Made me smile

    You might like to share this story with the larger TMC community in this thread: Tesla moments
  32. DaveD

    Roadster PEM failure

    ID 906 - It's on this list: Open-Vehicle-Monitoring-System/ovms_server_tr.vece at master · openvehicles/Open-Vehicle-Monitoring-System · GitHub Desat fault == Desaturation fault? Desaturation Fault Detection | EEWeb Community
  33. DaveD

    HVAC: Coolant Pump OverCurrent. ID1441

    Wait, so, @rambo1964, your family owns *two* Roadsters now?!
  34. DaveD

    SOLD - Baby Turtle - Roadster 1194

    Speaking for myself, I'll always be happy to see a post from you here in the Roadster forum, Bonnie. When issues have arisen in the past, your input/insight/analysis of the problem has often helped me to understand better the way to move forward to a resolution.
  35. DaveD

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    The only proximity technology that I'm aware of in the Roadster is pressure sensors in the seats to detect posteriors proximate to said seats (for air bag deployment interlock). There's no RFID tech in it that I know of.
  36. DaveD

    HVAC: Coolant Pump OverCurrent. ID1441

    Not necessarily. It is a debug message, after all. I don't think that Tesla has ever published a description of how debug messages should be interpreted. So, we're working blind here -- we can interpret this message in any number of ways. This isn't a message that would normally be displayed to...
  37. DaveD

    3.0 Battery Longevity

    For comparison, #181's standard charge range is currently ~221 ideal miles. It's been stable at that value for many weeks, if not a few months. The last time I range charged (and took pictures of the VDS) was on October 11, 2016 -- it showed a range of 337 ideal miles. That was for a trip from...
  38. DaveD

    HVAC: Coolant Pump OverCurrent. ID1441

    Given that it's a Debug message, I don't think that this should concern you. My guess is that you're getting the message because of the spike of inrush current when the coolant pump starts. Maybe you should turn off the debug message display?
  39. DaveD

    3.0 Battery Longevity

    Yes, but I think the last time was in October of last year.
  40. DaveD

    HVAC: Coolant Pump OverCurrent. ID1441

    This might be helpful, though the error code doesn't match yours: Tesla Roadster Coolant Pump Failure Error codes list: Open-Vehicle-Monitoring-System/ovms_server_tr.vece at master · openvehicles/Open-Vehicle-Monitoring-System · GitHub
  41. DaveD

    Fire at Gruber?

    The melting points of steel (cell cases) vs. aluminum (ESS case) ?
  42. DaveD

    New Supercharger locations in 2017, WA

    I included both map links because there are differences between them, notably that the Bing map shows the city boundary to include property just east of that very interchange. Looking on Arlington's own website, I found this zoning map, which is slightly different than the Bing map, and is...
  43. DaveD

    New Supercharger locations in 2017, WA

    A quick look at Google and Bing maps shows that Arlington city boundary extends to I-5... Google: Google Maps Bing: Maps
  44. DaveD

    Very Orange vs Magma Orange

    I've seen the Very Orange in person, so I can vouch for it having a metallic flake overcoat. I've never personally seen Magma Orange, so I can't say anything about it, i.e., metallic flake or no.
  45. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    Ah, if only Insane Green had been available in the early days of Roadster production... I very likely would've chosen that over Brilliant Yellow.
  46. DaveD

    To Orange or not....

    Do it! :) Going with Brilliant Yellow was a radical step way out of my comfort zone when I chose it. (not to mention spending $100K on a car!) But, it's been a lot of fun with the more attractive color. (which I honestly got to be more noticeable to all the damn SUV's on the road, so they...
  47. DaveD

    Peeling headlight covers

    Completely different body for the Elise, so I would be amazed if they're identical headlights. They look pretty different to me... ;)

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