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  1. ElectricJoules

    Model 3 requiring MOT soon

    Unfortunate position!? Having had 3 years worth of Tesla fun is not being in an "unfortunate position". 😂🤣
  2. ElectricJoules

    Model 3 requiring MOT soon

    Well my M3 had it's MOT today at Lavender Motors in Haywards Heath West Sussex, and all was good. The Bradbury 3 Tonne lift had suitable extending arms (extending from the centreline out towards the sills) with rubber pads that could be placed under the jacking points. The technician referred to...
  3. ElectricJoules

    Model 3 requiring MOT soon

    It's more a question of the MOT tester knowing how to do things - how to test the electronic parking brake, how to lift the car up, how to lift the wiper blades, how to put the car into towing mode etc
  4. ElectricJoules

    Model 3 requiring MOT soon

    I was one of the lucky ones who received by model 3 in August 2019, at that time seeing another model 3 on the road was a very rare sight. Anyway it is coming up to the time for it's first MOT. I understand that Tesla do not do MOTs, so the advice is to take it to a garage your trust. What...
  5. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall operation problems

    I've had a reply from our installer - We have followed up with Tesla regarding the issues that we have both experienced and have received the following, hopefully UK Power Networks will get the grid stabilised again soon. Tesla support provided this - So it appears the Powerwall was doing...
  6. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall operation problems

    Anybody else suffering from false power outages, where the Powerwall goes into backup mode for a few minutes and then recovers? It started about 10 days ago, after over a month of happy operation following the installation. Yesterday I had over 50 event, and today at 11:40 I've already had 20...
  7. ElectricJoules

    Octopus Tesla and Powerwall

    I'm on Octopus go at present, for night time M3 charging, with solar panels recently installed and a powerwall arriving soon. I'm thinking I'll be able to set the system to charge the powerwall during the 12:30 to 4:30am cheap slot, and then use the powerwall to supply the home during low solar...
  8. ElectricJoules

    fan running

    I've wondered the same. Been out to supermarket and back (2 mile round trip), get out of car and close doors and the fan starts up. Open the doors and the fan stops. Strange.
  9. ElectricJoules

    Premium connectivity [service provider] changing

    How do you find out who is your supplier?
  10. ElectricJoules

    Using UMC charger only

    I've been using simple 3 pin plug charging for over a year now. I do less than 200 miles per week, and it all works fine. I don't think we low mileage folk need the extra expense of a 7kW charger. I did buy a high quality 13amp extension lead as the UMC would not reach my nearest 13amp socket...
  11. ElectricJoules

    Octopus Tesla Energy Plan

    With solar and powerwall on Optopus agile is it a manual process to import when energy prices are low / negative, and export when you can make a profit? I can not imagine that the powerwall will know when the agile tariff is negative.
  12. ElectricJoules

    Octopus Tesla Energy Plan

    Always good to get a reminder, we hopefully move to new house soon and are thinking solar and powerwall. :)
  13. ElectricJoules

    [UK] Premium Connectivity Progress - pre mid July 2019 orders

    Yes! When I look at car details on the web page I now see "Premium Connectivity Free Unlimited"
  14. ElectricJoules

    [UK] Premium Connectivity Progress - pre mid July 2019 orders

    I received the same today following my request to [email protected] for an update. Sounds like something might be happening. Fingers crossed.
  15. ElectricJoules

    Lane change bug

    I've see this many times over the last year, not a new bug for me, just don't ask car to lane change until you are well past the lorry in the slow lane.
  16. ElectricJoules

    Free premium Connectivity ending

    I believe all who have complained about premium connectivity being terminated have just received the following - Thanks for your patience here, we realise it has been sometime without an update. This is currently with our senior leadership team in the US and you will be informed on any changes...
  17. ElectricJoules

    Free premium Connectivity ending

    I've just received the same delay info - Thanks for your patience here, we realise it has been sometime without an update. This is currently with our senior leadership team in the US and you will be informed on any changes that are made. But, currently, Tesla have not changed their position and...
  18. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall and Octopus Go experience?

    Always good if there are incentives. I can not find any at present, I just need to watch out for some future incentive to help ease the pain.
  19. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall and Octopus Go experience?

    Wow, I did not even know that there was a Tesla Energy Plan. Thanks for telling me about it. So much to learn!
  20. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall and Octopus Go experience?

    I assume the solar / powerwall system is also capable of exporting to the grid at peak times as a source of income. Charge at night with cheap electricity, charge some more with solar during the day, then sell some power to the grid during the evening peak. Am I correct in thinking that the...
  21. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall and Octopus Go experience?

    @Mark77a thanks for confirmation. Looks like a good system. Have you ever tried to work out the payback period? I assume it is more than a couple of decades, but good to know you are doing the right thing for the environment and a bit of techno fun too.
  22. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall and Octopus Go experience?

    Thanks @Mark77a, very helpful. As I'm a newbie to this powerwall business I've annotated your graphs. Have I got it correct? Between about noon and 3pm a 3kW load appears, is this an immersion heater switching on when solar is above 3kW to heat your water? Can you tell me how many kW your solar...
  23. ElectricJoules

    Powerwall and Octopus Go experience?

    If you have solar PV and a Tesla Powerwall can you charge the Powerwall from Solar PV during the day AND charge it using cheap night time electricity? I've got the impression the Powerwall is either set up to charge from Solar OR from the grid. Please can anybody with Powerwall and Solar PV tell...
  24. ElectricJoules

    Model 3 Headlights Dazzling Others!

    I had to lower mine when I first got the car due to being flashed by many. I just ignored the warning and lowered them.
  25. ElectricJoules

    Tesla model 3 puncture - tyre replacement

    I repaired one of my rear tyres with a similar plug kit after taking a screw out of the tyre. That was back in February 2020, and I've been up and down to Yorkshire from Sussex twice since then. The fix is not perfect, every couple of weeks I loose one or two PSI. There are many stories of...
  26. ElectricJoules

    How does fixing issues work? Is there a cost?

    Tesla have apologised for their error. I now have an invoice with a total cost of £0. :)
  27. ElectricJoules

    Multiple system failure / Wiring Harness Recall

    I flagged this problem and booked into Dartford, they said they needed the car for a day or two and they gave me a Model X for the duration. It appears it was more than just check and seal a plug, the invoice shows -
  28. ElectricJoules

    How does fixing issues work? Is there a cost?

    My 3 is just over one year old, I reported a door rattle (glass in passenger door, when window down), and asked for the windscreen water ingress to electrical harness be checked and any necessary sealing correction done. This second problem only applies to early UK model 3s. I pick the car up...
  29. ElectricJoules

    Battery Degradation (or lack of it) over 1 year M3 AWD LR

    Thanks for sharing @davidmc - and happy anniversary for the weekend :)
  30. ElectricJoules

    Battery Degradation (or lack of it) over 1 year M3 AWD LR

    Yes, you never know what really changes during the software updates.
  31. ElectricJoules

    Battery Degradation (or lack of it) over 1 year M3 AWD LR

    Thanks @Yev000 your 5% loss over a year seems very reasonable. What level of charging do you generally go for? 80% seems to be a popular charge target for typical use.
  32. ElectricJoules

    Battery Degradation (or lack of it) over 1 year M3 AWD LR

    Well that year went quickly. I'm a bit surprised about my battery status. Each day I record battery range and percent and calculate max range. For the first few months it stayed around 310 miles, then dipped down to 295, but has since been creeping back up, currently around 305 miles. My...
  33. ElectricJoules

    Free premium Connectivity ending

    I too have received the reply below from [email protected] after I explained that there was no 1 year limit to the premium connectivity when I ordered in May 2019. Thank you for your message . We are currently investigating your concern, that is shared by a number of equivalent...
  34. ElectricJoules

    Diagnostic Service Charge

    Thanks guys, good to know this is just normal operation.
  35. ElectricJoules

    Diagnostic Service Charge

    I've recently booked a service at Dartford, one item is a passenger door rattle when closing the door. Today I received the following text - Hi Ian VIN xxxxx, thank you for your Service request. In order to investigate your noise concern we require authorisation for diagnosis at a cost of...
  36. ElectricJoules

    Range loss due to auto cooling when parked in sun

    Long range AWD if it makes any difference. Between 00:30 Saturday and 00:30 Sunday I lost 18 miles range (battery range dropped from 44% to 38%) and I drove zero miles during that period. Sentry off, car in my drive. I did hear the fan stop various times, but it then started 5 seconds later...
  37. ElectricJoules

    Range loss due to auto cooling when parked in sun

    I'm currently loosing about 18 miles range per day as the car sits in the sun with these low thirties temperatures. I have a reflective screen inside the car across the windscreen and have tried using 'vent'. Are you experiencing significant range loss due to the automatic cooling? Can it be...
  38. ElectricJoules

    Free premium Connectivity ending

    I've sent emails to - [email protected] [email protected] Asking that removal of premium connectivity should be reconsidered for early UK reservation holders. Anybody know of any other email addresses that might be useful? Feel free to send your own requests to the above email...
  39. ElectricJoules

    There may be trouble ahead... new AP and FSD limitations

    60 kph limit on roads equipped with a physical separation dividing traffic moving in opposite directions, where pedestrians and cyclists are prohibited. Hard to see where you could use such a system. Sounds like it has to be on a motorway or dual carriageway, and you are limited to 37mph. Useless!
  40. ElectricJoules

    Home Charge Points Discussion and Suggestions [megathread]

    I can do 150 miles one day, then charge up over the next few days. I could even do 250 miles one day - it is after all a 300 mile battery (at least in the summer) :) When I travel long distance I only need enough to get me to a supercharger. 13amp socket home charging works well for me.
  41. ElectricJoules

    Home Charge Points Discussion and Suggestions [megathread]

    Your other thought should be "Do I need a charger". I've been using 13amp socket for over 10 months, easily sufficient for most people. 10hrs overnight charge can add 80 miles, so if you do less than 550 miles per week it is all you need.
  42. ElectricJoules

    Multiple system failure / Wiring Harness Recall

    I gather that Tesla must have issued a service bulletin on this issue. Has anybody seen it? Is there a copy in the public domain?
  43. ElectricJoules

    Multiple system failure / Wiring Harness Recall

    Thanks @AmPiste, that's the best fix I've seen or heard about. Some previous fixes only seemed to refer to sealing the top electrical plug and reseating the windscreen lower trim. Was it done by a mobile Tesla technician, or Service Centre? What area are you in? I'd like a fix just like that.
  44. ElectricJoules

    Tesla 3 close window button location

    I like this method, it works on several of the windows that pop up. I swipe down vaguely in the centre of the pop up window. Quick and easy to do, no need for a careful press in just the right place.
  45. ElectricJoules

    Charger Poll

    Me too. Doing less than 200 miles per week it's easy to get by with a 13 amp plug, and as LK06 says you can use the button to open the charge port :)
  46. ElectricJoules

    Thinking of buying a M3P or a classic Mercedes

    I purchased my M3 with FSD, I often keep cars for a decade or more. I can already see that it makes long journeys so much more relaxing in the M3, and there's a lot more to come. If you only intend to keep a Tesla for a couple of years I'd not buy the FSD, it does not give you that much more...
  47. ElectricJoules

    Thinking of buying a M3P or a classic Mercedes

    I had a 1998 Mercedes SL500 which I sold to switch to the Tesla AWD LR M3. The Mercedes was a beautiful bit of engineering, that I loved to drive. So smooth quiet and refined, it just glided along and had an excellent reserve of power. The interior was plush and comfortable, a lovely place to...
  48. ElectricJoules

    Puncture stuff

    I've put a decent bicycle pump in the frunk (you stand on one end and pump vertically), it works very well for adding a few PSI.
  49. ElectricJoules

    2019/20 Orders and Deliveries [closed]

    Are folks still providing their Order Number so that order numbers can be tracked against time? Almost a year ago some clever helpful folk generated some graphs of order number against date. It gave a good idea of the demand for the cars - steeper angle showing increasing demand. I'd love to...
  50. ElectricJoules

    Is my wheel arch paint normal?

    Yes, those strips look like a good solution. But looking at various reviews it seems the product is often very difficult to fit on a curved surface, or is just poor quality and just does not stick. Lots of unbranded Chinese PPF out there. Has anybody gone down this DIY route with good results...

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