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  1. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    As your car was post May I don't think that you ever had it. I suspect you just didn't notice it. The way we've detected it though has been to bang on the floor to see if it resonates, not actually press hard like that. Maybe you could mention it to your service center next time it's near.
  2. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    From what we know, this is more cosmetic than structural - this is still a Model 3 with a 5-star+ safety rating so, I would think that your son is as safe as it gets! The difference between your car and mine is that when the metal flexes a bit, there's a bit of fluffy padding under the metal...
  3. mpt

    Traffic aware cruise control - initial set speed?

    Finally! Tesla's FSD Beta has a new Speed Limit Cruise Control feature It's in beta, 'Cruise Set Speed'
  4. mpt

    Any Luck Hearing Back from RoadsterServiceNA?

    I feel that we were duped... again. I and a few friends have emailed the support line with no response at all.
  5. mpt

    is it normal for the clunk noise from rear when accelerating/deaccelerating

    It is absolutely normal, the slack in the transmission is spectacular. Fix: transition from drive to regen gently. You can get the same by pushing the car back/forward on flat ground with handbrake off and in park.
  6. mpt

    What is a BSM Fault? What is going bad?

    Battery Safety Monitor is a popular fault, it's usually damp in the cabin heater causing great fear in the high voltage system monitors. If you can, wheel it out into the sun to warm through or, if you can, turn on the blower fan or heater and chances are it'll clear. If not, come back the...
  7. mpt

    Vendor T Sportline Tesla Model 3 Lowering Springs

    I'd not anticipate an issue, the car's the same weight no?
  8. mpt

    Factory Model 3 Screen Protector?

    OK, so, I had to share, I've never been super impressed with the image quality on the screen on my Tesla Model 3, it had a few imperceptible scuffs and some possibly bad pixels. Two years in I started to notice a blister in the bottom corner and...
  9. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    I do it every time I get into a Model 3 but, you know, that's between you, me, my therapist and the TMC crowd.
  10. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    Shouldn't need resistors to fake the extra load. The ones I selected don't trigger any mis-diagnosis of failure.
  11. mpt

    Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility

    According to the original press release details, the facility had been extensively modified from Office to factory/showroom. That's a lot of work and creates something fairly specific in nature.
  12. mpt

    Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility

    8300 E. Raintree Dr. in Scottsdale, AZ has been sold to a Chinese Investor. Cushman & Wakefield handled the sale. I wonder if this is for someone like Byton or BYD? Chinese Investor Pays $14M for Arizona’s Largest Tesla Facility
  13. mpt

    DMC FW: Line Current Not Equal Request fault

    Happy days, all fixed! For me it was the heater fuse: 20 mins reading TMC 10 mins ordering online 10 mins discovering I don't have a T-20 security bit and ordering one on Amazon 10 mins avoiding everything else that took my interest on Amazon 3 mins to open the PEM, take out the right fuse...
  14. mpt

    Traffic aware cruise control - initial set speed?

    We know... we want that for our 3's
  15. mpt

    DMC FW: Line Current Not Equal Request fault

    I'm not but, the circumstances feel right, the fuses are cheap and I won't be able to open the PEM until the weekend so, that's the plan for now. I'll revert when I know for sure. Thanks for the pointer to the other issue though, that'll be my next port of call if this doesn't resolve it.
  16. mpt

    DMC FW: Line Current Not Equal Request fault

    McMaster-Carr is the direct link. Thanks for posting - just had the same issue here.
  17. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    Yes.
  18. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    I'm not seeing the error which suggests that the bulbs are using just enough power to satisfy the sensor on my car. Those capacitors look like they include a resistor likely able to increase the current consumption enough to trick the car into feeling that the lights are good, for you I'd...
  19. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    I've always swapped both low and high beams. I have the original un-shuttered halogen lamps with fixed and separate low and high beam halogen bulbs. Tesla offered a $2k5 upgrade to Xenon that involved switching the low beam for a shuttered mechanical xenon combination low/high beam bulb.
  20. mpt

    How old is AutoPilot?

    We should add that to the poll :-)
  21. mpt

    How old is AutoPilot?

    I've been wondering how autopilot compares to a real human driver - what do you think?
  22. mpt

    Things my wife said about Navigate on Autopilot tonight

    "Was that the car again?" It really spoils my enjoyment of the car. I find myself defending the car and Tesla even though I get nothing from a decade of support - not even referral credits but actually, I wish that you could just disable TACC below a certain speed, perhaps adjustable. There's a...
  23. mpt

    New open-source and free desktop app available

    :0 no, that'd be bad actually, it'd mean that the keys to decrypt communications with the car where in the wild which would (literally) open the door to hackers breaking into our cars! ...And that we could make our own software tweaks too so, maybe not _all_ bad :)
  24. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    I cover the whole process at the beginning of this whole thread including opening the access panel in the liner but, If you find that inserting the new bulb is difficult, you can loosen the screws around the build but only a couple of turns otherwise the insides of the lamp fall in! When you...
  25. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    I wish! Actually, being serious, the lights in the Roadster are separate low beam and high beam on the original lights - these aren't the shuttered Xenon upgrades from Tesla - and the design on the lens produces a pretty sharp cutoff. The lights are only a few feet above the ground and come from...
  26. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    Part 2 - Ripping out the Xenons Time to upgrade the XENON's to LED technology. The Xenon solution has worked well for the last, 8, 9, years but in the last few I've noticed that the output seems to have been falling... or my eyes are getting older. Whilst LEDs have been around for a while...
  27. mpt

    help test drive roadster central NJ

    We should organize a meet up where we can all push/drag our cars to and compare error codes over coffee.
  28. mpt

    help test drive roadster central NJ

    I'm in Warren, NJ if that helps but my car is currently on bricks awaiting the return of the wheels!
  29. mpt

    FSD Upgrade Email

    The email was clearly ill conceived and not segmented on VIN and existing spec. When I click through the link this morning, it lands on the account page which I take to mean "We're rethinking it." I'm very tempted, especially if it covers the cost of v3 hardware, I just want it to be able to...
  30. mpt

    How Can I Politely Decline Speaking To Strangers About My Car?

    "Google 'Tesla Motors Club' - I' already super-late for my next thing."
  31. mpt

    New open-source and free desktop app available

    Yep, that's no understatement :-) Thanks for taking the time, I'm sure it took longer than planned, had tricky bits that were frustrating and that you wondered why you were even bothering at all but you pushed through! ** ** I may be projecting a bit there.
  32. mpt

    Creep mode, safer? But does it effect range?

    Infinitesimally. The motor still switches off when you actually stop, it cuts off at about 1mph on Roadster for sure - it's why it's impossible to bring a Roadster to stop smoothly unlike SX3 that can disable creep - and automagically hold the brake at standstill. btw: even if the motor were...
  33. mpt

    Traffic aware cruise control - initial set speed?

    I'd like to disable TACC altogether.
  34. mpt

    GM Chevy Volt

    It's 1999 all over again. "{Rick} Wagoner has said the biggest mistake he ever made as chief executive was killing the EV1"
  35. mpt

    Should EVs Make Artificial Sounds at Low Speeds?

    It increases my stress level thinking about how my current SmartED my next Tesla will make a noise and I won't be able to defeat it. How can we rally support for a stupid-noise free future?
  36. mpt

    Traffic aware cruise control - initial set speed?

    Agreed with that; I don't need a 'chill' mode (because I got the model with the variable accelerator pedal) nor do I need a fire place or to play Atari games in my car but what I'd really like is to have a cruise control (and Auto-Steer) that accelerated and decelerated like a Chauffeur, instead...
  37. mpt

    Traffic aware cruise control - initial set speed?

    Oh yes, still stupid kludge. They've accidentally merged the speed warning and cruise controls into the same UI :oops:
  38. mpt

    Traffic aware cruise control - initial set speed?

    The good recent news is that you can now set the set speed to -20mph, i.e. 20mph under the limit. This means that it usually works OK now. Still regularly flutters when it thinks it's seen something, I'd still like to disable TACC altogether but, I can and do use it a bit now.
  39. mpt

    Xenon HID upgrade

    I think if I do, I'll wait until summer now - I know that seems counter intuitive but my Roadster is becoming a fair weather garage princess!
  40. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    That's interesting, please keep us in the loop with what they do and if it works.
  41. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    I think that's the cutover point where flufferbot got the boot. I imagine the fix would be battery out unless they can inject something in from inside the cabin.
  42. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    ... or an empty metal dustbin! I think it's harmless and, unless someone actually bashes on the floor of your car... like we were all doing on Saturday at a meet up... it'll never be. problem :-)
  43. mpt

    Creep mode, safer? But does it effect range?

    I've never understood why it's OK for a car to set off by itself without my pressing the accelerator - that'd be a law suit if it wasn't already an accepted flaw in old gas-car transmission systems.
  44. mpt

    Flufferbot, 'Hollowgate' and the hollow floor noise

    I received an odd question from a friend. He asked if my car made a hollow sound when you knock hard on the rear floor of the cabin just behind the drivers seat. Mine sounds like you're thumping a nicely carpeted brick wall. His doesn't, check out the attached video - does yours should like that...
  45. mpt

    BSM Contactor failure - unable to charge...

    I've been seeing this more often this year and am unable to charge. It's been very warm and damp here, much higher than normal. I've discovered that it can be rectified in moments by switching the car on, setting the blower to 3 (no heat) and plugging the car in moments later. The car shuts down...
  46. mpt

    Sudden Unintended Acceleration

    +1 Knowing how bad TACC is, I'd hate to have my progress hindered by what'd probably feel like a constant mis-fire every time it thinks it's seen something ahead!
  47. mpt

    Lowering the Model 3

    Appreciate you taking a hit for the team :-)
  48. mpt

    Lowering the Model 3

    Yes, finally added as a standard item. That said, as noted, they've bumped the prices and US companies are starting to kick in. BLOX has a very solid metal and they literally bash others in their video. Does anyone know if there's realistic truth to this? I looked at the spec of the metal used...
  49. mpt

    Lowering the Model 3

    No need to cut anything! The spacers mount on to the hub and bolt on with the supplied nuts, the wheels then bolt onto the studs that stick out of the spacers. Every wheel we've seen, including Tesla 18's and 19's include a recess in the wheel that's more than deep enough to accommodate the...
  50. mpt

    Lowering the Model 3

    O/T. Whilst I agree that this is all, of course, technically true, scrub radius change, barring loading offset, brake force distribution, shear force on wheel studs, etc. I think it should be considered in context, let's call it bad like eating chocolate, not bad like smoking 50/day. The diagram...

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