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  1. J

    "UM UM UM" noise & tires wearing out turns dream car into nightmare

    Because the Tesla approved body shop was 250 miles from my home, and when I got there (in late November) that shop said it would be middle of January to get the parts from Tesla. I wanted to know where they would store my car until the end of November, all of December, and to the middle of...
  2. J

    "UM UM UM" noise & tires wearing out turns dream car into nightmare

    Can we have an honest moment? While my car is under an extended service agreement, I don't want to modify with an aftermarket alignment kit or oddball parts. This is actually a suggestion Tesla Service brought up to me. So, stock Tesla parts will not fix the tire wear/alignment problem? We have...
  3. J

    "UM UM UM" noise & tires wearing out turns dream car into nightmare

    What is difficult about following my post? Can you imagine Ford or GM or any other company diagnosing this noise as the fault of a tire, then replacing tires and not driving the car to listen for the same noise? I picked up the car and it HAD THE SAME NOISE and they had changed out those old...
  4. J

    Questions about toe/camber angles after recent alignment and 2 new tires

    I see this now after posting about my tires wearing fast - P85D Model S. Tesla said I needed tires and a front and rear end alignment. They did this and the new tires continued to wear and I still had that noise - so it was not the sound of bad tires. Now I learn form this thread that the rear...
  5. J

    "UM UM UM" noise & tires wearing out turns dream car into nightmare

    "Um um um" increases in frequency with speed. I hear it. Passengers hear it. Tires wear out prematurely, mainly the inner passenger side rear on my December 2014 Model S P85D build. Tesla Service, however, said the problem was MY TIRES making this noise. So, they replaced tires and lined up...
  6. J

    Helping w/ Model S MCU Issues

    Tesla replaced my failed MCU1 in February of 2020. Recently, my Tesla was in a Service Center and I asked what MCU I had because I have not been able to access the web. They said it is an MCU1. So, back in February of 2020 they replaced my MCU1 with another MCU1. At the time I talked extensively...
  7. J

    Is my P85D battery toast now?

    I think mine is too.
  8. J

    Is my P85D battery toast now?

    I don't know percentage at 66 on the range. I do not know the KW at 66. I took a screen shot at 80 range, but that photo does not show kw. I don't know if Tesla had the a/c on.
  9. J

    Is my P85D battery toast now?

    It would not charge at all for me at a supercharger. The previous supercharger the rate was a constant 117 mi/hr and took 1 hr and 45 minutes to go from 22 to 185, when my screen released me to make it 128 miles to next supercharger. At the service center it charged sporadically then reached 223...
  10. J

    Is my P85D battery toast now?

    Thanks for the links. The battery is under warranty and did charge to 225 by middle of next day, Sunday, more than 24 hours charging.
  11. J

    Is my P85D battery toast now?

    I got towed 150 miles from Supercharger to Tesla service center when my battery would not charge. I got stranded far from home. This is my third night in a hotel. I watched my car charging from my AP when Tesla was working on it in their service center. I don't know if they were performing a...
  12. J

    Could my P85D with new 90kwh battery get more performance?

    When you say your P85D battery "died," what exactly happened? Also, any others that have had their 85KWH battery replaced, what did it do?
  13. J

    Tire Store Put One Wide Tires On Front & One Narrow Tires on Rear

    To my surprise, they replaced the Michelin Pilot Sport tires with a set of Contnentals.
  14. J

    Tire Store Put One Wide Tires On Front & One Narrow Tires on Rear

    My rear tire blew out, and when towed to Tesla they explained to me that back tire that blew was a narrow front tire on a narrow rim, and there was also a wide rear tire that had been mounted on the front. Of course, my Tesla is a P85D with staggered wheels/tires. The Tesla tech said that...
  15. J

    101 Year Old WW 2 Vet In Tesla

    101 year old rides in Tesla - he liked it!!
  16. J

    Which goes further for $43 - a Tesla or a Gas Car?

    The key metric here is this: The energy in one gallon of gas equals the energy in 33.7 KWH. Therefore, an EV with a 100KWH battery has the same energy as about 3 gallons of gas. A new Model S, Long Range, has a range of 405 miles. There is no gas car weighing 4700-4800 pounds that will go...
  17. J

    Which goes further for $43 - a Tesla or a Gas Car?

    A KWH at home is 10 cents. Why should it be 43 cents at a charging station, or even 31 cents if you are a member, and what does that cost? Price gouging? My gas friends, I hate to say, were right. The charging stations would reap the benefits of an EV's efficiency. Not us. It was the same when...
  18. J

    Which goes further for $43 - a Tesla or a Gas Car?

    The disparity is that 43 cents per KWH is 4.3 times higher than the 10 cents per KWH that I pay at home to charge. What business buys a product for 10 cents and sells for 43 cents - 4.3X higher? That's would be a 330% markup. This high price does not promote the use of EV's, and negates...
  19. J

    Which goes further for $43 - a Tesla or a Gas Car?

    In 2015, when I bought my Tesla Model S, critics with gas cars told me that no matter the 5 to 6 times higher efficiency of EV's, that the charging stations would just charge more for electricity, and we wouldn't benefit from the higher efficiency of EV's. They would take advantage, and we...
  20. J

    Reduced charging rate

    Why would I get this message, then? I wasn't able to increase the percentage.
  21. J

    Reduced charging rate

    Reduced supercharging on my Model S P85D - about half of what it was - but a surprise was a message that due to the supercharger station being in high use that I would also be restricted to 80% charge. (There were at least 2 stalls open.) Since my range also recently decreased abruptly, this...
  22. J

    Which color do you prefer your Roadster 2020?

    Loud and clear!!
  23. J

    Which color do you prefer your Roadster 2020?

    If they would offer red interior I'm onboard with that color combination - or blue with red interior.
  24. J

    Which color do you prefer your Roadster 2020?

    White - no, black. Blue? Won't be red, unless it's the old Porsche red. Don't like metallic in red.
  25. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    I'm kind of glad nobody stepped up to buy my P85D-L. The car looked new tonight in the low light, the way that black paint shined. With the extended warranty, what is the difference in my Model S and a used one from Tesla? Just bought new tires 500 miles ago for $1600, new 12-volt battery a few...
  26. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Tesla verified my P85D L has the Performance Plus suspension, which makes me wonder how later P85D's and P90D's with this suspension drive in comparison.
  27. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Superchargers don't use the dual chargers - in other words, supercharging is the same with or without dual chargers.
  28. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Yes, it has the cold weather package.
  29. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    I think so. My P85D L was built in December and it charged to 253 when I bought it.
  30. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Thanks!! I appreciate the support of other owners. Sometimes I get the itch to sell, and I have a beautiful Model S with dual motors and Ludicrous. I would let another Tesla fanatic have it, figured they would appreciate the car. l would like a fair price. Otherwise, why sell? I also have dual...
  31. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Last time I did full charging my range went to 241. New, it went to 253. I remember that well. I was always gentle with my charging, like at home charging to 125-150 miles range, or around town driving that is mostly what I do. I also do not do 0-60 MPH runs, and never used that automatic...
  32. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    More interior.
  33. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    With electrical lines in the background after a rain.
  34. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Got a little dark tonight - I'll add more tomorrow.
  35. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Maybe you should have waited for further "tanking."
  36. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Okay, I have to vacuum. Give me an hour.
  37. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Here's some photos of my P85D L
  38. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    True, I am one of the Teslatari, so I would sell the car.
  39. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Appreciate the tips, especially about Tesla inventory and using them as appraisals. I had wondered about that because I went to look at a used Tesla 2-3 years ago at a store, and the vehicle was fairly new - and the seats were awful, nothing I would buy. My car is so nice, and Tesla gives a...
  40. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Notice P85D is underlined, for the Ludicrous option, which cost an extra $5,000 in 2016 from Tesla. Original invoice is over $130,000. The 21" charcoal turbine wheels have one scrape is all I can find. Been very careful with the car Premium seats look great, mostly just driver seat shows a...
  41. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Thanks, the invoice was over $130,000, and then I paid $5,000 for the Ludicrous upgrade. I have noticed that the Ludicrous upgrade is very uncommon. Also, I recently paid $1600 for a set of new Michelin Pilot Sport tires, and $399 for a new lithium 12-volt battery. The paint is awesome on this...
  42. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Located near Amarillo, TX and yes the car has the extended warranty. I have pictures, which I uploaded, but I don't see them. If anybody wants pictures - email me at [email protected] or call 806-236-3681
  43. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    $90,000 for owning 5 years
  44. J

    Sell my P85D with Ludicrous and

    Would somebody give 45K for a 65,000-mile 2014 P85D with Ludicrous, black, hardtop, one-owner, warranty in effect, new tires on 21" charcoal stock turbine rims, black premium seats, paint well was buffed out by pro two years ago and looks great, rear quarter if you look at right angle can see a...
  45. J

    Ohmmu 12V Battery Feedback

    Are you saying this battery improves the sound system in my Model S?
  46. J

    Which color do you prefer your Roadster 2020?

    I would choose red in the same solid as on the original Roadster, but not metallic red, as the photo of the latest Roadster appears to be.
  47. J

    2014 Model S P85D For Sale

    I paid $5,000 for the Ludicrous upgrade on my P85D. To say it is not faster is to disagree with Tesla and their upgrade, which they told us improved 0-60 MPH from 3.1 seconds to 2.8. I've thought about buying another Model S, but have not yet.
  48. J

    Tesla Introduces Utility-Scale Storage System Called Megapack

    I would like to read more about what could be done with widespread use of these solar power plants in the United States. What is holding back their construction and why is our government not much involved - or are they?
  49. J

    Tesla Model S sometimes cost less to repair than others

    The car in this video was under warranty and Tesla was fine with the non-approved body shop fixing the damage.

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