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  1. basilray

    '23 X vs '23 Y

    I was faced w/ this choice in summer of 2021. I really wanted an X, and the used pricing was finally coming to about the same price as a brand new Y at the time, but then Tesla raised the pricing on the Y. I shopped and waited, and got a '16 Model X P90D, private party. Drove it home from SE...
  2. basilray

    Is the model x good in the snow?

    I live in Minnesota, so here's what I can tell you about my '16 Model X in snow: 1. It handles better than any SUV/Crossover I have ever owned (BMW X5, Subaru Tribeca, Infinti QX60, etc etc) - the traction control and braking systems do an excellent job! 2. Depending on how slick it is where...
  3. basilray

    Did I find a rare beast?

    Depending on ownership/sale history, you may be able to drop the VIN into EV-CPO and see the full build options. It's not a guarantee, but should be accurate as of the last time Tesla publicly posted it for sale (assuming it was resold by Tesla, etc). The P90D badging being underlined...
  4. basilray

    Impact of suspension ride height and regenerative braking settings on range and Wh/mile

    I'm in Minnesota, and my average winter wh/mi is about 420 - 460 depending on wind and ambient temps in the typical 15F - 30F range. Last week, it was -10F and windy, and I was up over 500. I hit 600wh/mi driving my son back and forth to school. I also run 19" square wheels and snow tires in...
  5. basilray

    Buying a Used MX (2016-2017) Final Checklist

    I wasn't super clear: There are fore and aft lower control arms, or at least there are on the Performance. I had to get both sets done. Tesla replaced the fore arms, as they were sqeaking pretty bad. They said everything else was "in spec". I immediately noticed a big jump in consumption, I...
  6. basilray

    Buying a Used MX (2016-2017) Final Checklist

    Were both control arm sets up front replaced? Suspension is a big wear item on the X. I have an early 2016, and just recently had to do both lower sets and the rear camber and toe arms. I also had the front brakes/rotors replaced. Was about $6k USD all said and done.
  7. basilray

    Buying used Tesla Y or X.

    I debated the Y, even before the 7 seat was actually being produced. Ultimately, they raised the price to where it no longer made sense for me given how much more I liked the X. I ended up w/ a 2016 X and have been very happy with it. The S with rear facing seats will work for an occasional...
  8. basilray

    Wiper Blade Sizes and Wiper fluid question

    The aftermarket wipers from Amazon are identical to the Tesla wipers. They're about $20 less expensive and you don't have to deal w/ Tesla to get them. Really easy to install. Here's the old next to the new (new ones still have the covers over the actual blade).
  9. basilray

    Grinding Noise (Driver Side Front Window)

    I'll find out...but not until the 30th because that's when Mobile Service anticipates having the parts. They seem to know (without looking) what's wrong. 🧐
  10. basilray

    Wiper Blade Sizes and Wiper fluid question

    I have these coming from Amazon today. I'm in the Vine program, so I get them at no cost. Curious to see how they will perform, but won't be tossing my stock wipers just yet. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Y3HR6L9?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  11. basilray

    Tire recommendation for 2017 model X p90d

    Winter: I have 19" Nokian Hakkapalita R3's Summer: 20" staggered Tesla wheels w/ Cross Climate 2's I went w/ the Cross Climate's to give me a little more usable time in the year before having to put on winter wheels. The weather can fluctuate a lot in MN as we approach winter, so not feeling...
  12. basilray

    Grinding Noise (Driver Side Front Window)

    Thanks for the tip. Do you happen to remember the cost?
  13. basilray

    Grinding Noise (Driver Side Front Window)

    Did you find a fix for this? It's winter here in Minnesota, so I assumed I have some small ice chunks that have built up inside the door around the window track given the quick descent into sub 30F weather. I mixed some rubbing alcohol and water, and squirted it on both sides of the glass...
  14. basilray

    Question about Unicorns - does a Model X 100d or p100d with transferable free supercharging exist? Likely has to be late 2016 or early 2017 model?

    Short of trying to get Tesla to answer, you can try running a VIN through EV-CPO. Not an exact science, because it could have been stripped for whatever reason after the last time EV-CPO saw it.
  15. basilray

    Model X: Average Wh/mile Tracker

    Turns out, after the SC did the aft lower control arms in front, they never properly validated alignment. They also failed to identify the fore lower arms needed replacing as well. The bushings were literally ripped open. Independent local shop took care of that, got me back into alignment...
  16. basilray

    Supercharger - Eagan, MN

    Agreed I still think one larger install near the 35 split would have made more sense, while Western and Northern MN are underserved currently. But, living in Burnsville and having FUSC, I'm also not really complaining about the convenience once Bloomington and Eagan are up. Will be nifty...
  17. basilray

    Supercharger - Eagan, MN

    Interesting location. Our daycare is right there in the strip mall, so I'm there all the time. Won't be much by way of late night/overnight eats and facilities, but this location is between highway 77 and 35E.
  18. basilray

    ‘18 MX A/C Issue

    In theory, any shop capable of doing a proper AC recover and recharge should be able to evacuate the system and refill w/ dye. They may/may not even be able to repair a basic leak in an accessible place. I'd personally go that route, unless you're in warranty.
  19. basilray

    ‘18 MX A/C Issue

    If the compressor sounds like it's firing up and then stopping, I would start by having the system recovered and recharged, preferably w/ dye so that any leaks can be detected. One would guess it's a leak.
  20. basilray

    2022 BMW X5M Comp or MX Plaid

    I have a multiple sets of eTorx for this exact reason from my time as an E70 Diesel owner. 😂
  21. basilray

    RIP to my tires after two SC visits

    Model X is back with new Cross Climate 2's. My efficiency is back down to about 380wh/mi mixed driving on my daily kiddo drop-off. I couldn't get it below 450 wh/mi prior to getting everything back in line, no matter how gently I drove it. The independent shop that got me sorted out said I'm...
  22. basilray

    RIP to my tires after two SC visits

    That's a good idea. I'll ask them to print one out.
  23. basilray

    RIP to my tires after two SC visits

    They were on the car when I purchased back in October. I believe last fall, before I swapped to my winters, they were at around 8/32. I would have expected 5/32 to get me through the fall until my winter wheels/snow tires went back on. I have to believe it's a huge part of my efficiency...
  24. basilray

    RIP to my tires after two SC visits

    My 2016 P90D had just crossed the 100k mark and it developed a creaking at low speeds. Local SC replaced the lower control arms, and suggested I do the brakes and rotors. I realized pretty quickly after that my efficiency was off, as I was suddenly up 60 to 80 wh/mi over my current average...
  25. basilray

    Model X: Average Wh/mile Tracker

    2016 P90D just back from the SC where "Everything is in within normal operation, but you are a little above average" 🙄🙄🙄
  26. basilray

    Sudden loss of range - Battery temps higher than expected

    SC aid everything was in "normal.operational range" despite running 456wh/MI over the last 500mi. They noted I am "slightly above average consumption". I had them do the AC recover/recharge anyway, as it wasn't going to hurt and it's 6yrs old with 102k. First 6mi from the SC to a supercharger...
  27. basilray

    Sudden loss of range - Battery temps higher than expected

    2016 MX P90D - Around 102k (about 16k on my HV pack and front drive motor) Had it in to the local SC last week and they changed the front lower control arms as well as brakes and rotors up front. Shortly after, I noticed that it feels a bit more sluggish than usual off the line, and my average...
  28. basilray

    Creaking/Squeaking control arm ball joint fix

    Ended up being lower control arms for me, and NOT the uppers as I had thought. $900 to the SC and they were done quickly once they got the parts in from another local SC. The tech that did the work and test ride w/ me to start identifying the issue said that when the uppers start to go, they...
  29. basilray

    Model X front end creaking

    Well, it was NOT my upper control arms, but the lower ones. $900ish
  30. basilray

    Tesla Sale Scam??

    Wire transfer is the way, if the buyer will do it, IMO.
  31. basilray

    Creaking/Squeaking control arm ball joint fix

    I did some looking, and didn't see upper control arms available anywhere aftermarket for the Model X. Lowers are available, but not the uppers. I'll be opening my wallet to the SC tomorrow. 🤣
  32. basilray

    Creaking/Squeaking control arm ball joint fix

    Guessing I'll be fitted w/ new ones this week. Tried injecting grease and while it quieted things, the creaking doesn't go away completely. Just about 101K on the old gal (only about 10K on my battery and front drive motor though!). Won't be surprised if the link ends need to get done as well.
  33. basilray

    Model Y Uberturbine wheels on a Model X

    Here's what my invoice says: 19 X8 5-120.00 38 I assume 38 based on that. I wouldn't have thought that 3mm difference would have been enough, but to be honest, until this very moment, I never thought about it and just assumed the 265/50/19 would have had enough clearance. I never heard any...
  34. basilray

    Model Y Uberturbine wheels on a Model X

    I think 295's would be too big for the fronts w/o spacers. My winter wheels are 19's, and I went w/ 255/50's, and still ended up rubbing the ABS sensors on both sides. One had to get replaced. The SC re-ran both a little differently and said they bent one of the brackets to hold them out of...
  35. basilray

    Model X front end creaking

    Took another look at things last night. I definitely pierced through both sides of the boot with the needle on the grease gun, so plenty of grease has worked it's way out from my injection. Cleaned the boot with a microfiber towel, hit w/ some MAF cleaner (I have brake cleaner, but was...
  36. basilray

    Model X front end creaking

    I have put ~300 mi over the course of 6 days after injecting. I'm not sure it's going to cure things at this point. But, I was going to inject again tonight and then coat w/ some vulcanizing rubber to seal them back up for now. I just crossed the 100K mark, so I'm sure I'm due for some...
  37. basilray

    Model X front end creaking

    Looks like I'll be joining the club. I did try and inject grease into both upper arms. Also sprayed down the rest of the bushings w/ silicone lubricant. It quieted things down to make it tolerable, but I have an appointment w/ my local SC next week. What I have noticed is that if ambient...
  38. basilray

    Model Y Uberturbine wheels on a Model X

    Following, because I see Y wheels for sale more often locally than anything else. Would love to ditch my chewed to hell 20" staggered slipstreams.
  39. basilray

    2021.24.28 Rolling out to MCU1/FSD MS/X

    Would love to see some actual evidence of this. If corroborated, this is a BIG deal.
  40. basilray

    Improper tire size?

    FWIW, I still think checking the wheel speed sensors is a good starting place. That's reasonably well documented as a cause of the multiple systems becoming unavailable like you're experiencing for the S and X. ETA: My issue started as intermittent as well, and over a couple days got to the...
  41. basilray

    AP2 repeaters on AP1 car

    I'm 100% OK w/ AP1, but wish there was a way to upgrade the sidemarkers to the AP1 w/ cam and get around view for when parking. Still seems funny that a 2016 Model X, for all the tech they squeezed in, didn't come w/ an around/360 view. The most glaring omission still feels like a front camera...
  42. basilray

    150kW new charge rate MX D90

    Have you called Roadside and had them look at your vehicle? Guessing their default will be "Turn the car off and back on". But I had this problem right after taking ownership of my '16 MX P90D last October, and kept calling. It turned out there was an issue w/ the thermal management hardware...
  43. basilray

    19" BMW Wheels on Model X - an data point

    Here's my 2016 P90D on 19" squares for my winter setup.
  44. basilray

    Buying used Tesla Y or X.

    This is the way. I live in Minnesota and bought my X from a private seller in Florida. Zero complications if you follow the release process. Effectively, the seller needs to login to their Tesla account in a web browser and hit "Delete" on the vehicle. When they do that, it asks for the...
  45. basilray

    Any great new tire choices to replace OEM 20”?

    I have the Hakka's on 19" square wheels for winter. Born and raised in MN, and this was the first winter I've ever had dedicated snow tires. They handled outstanding! The small trade-off is that they're a little noisier in dry conditions than the Pilot Sport 4's that came on the staggered...
  46. basilray

    loose seat belt

    After I picked up my used Model X last fall, I had a similar issue. What I did to remedy it was...wash the seat belt. It sounds kinda' silly, I know. But it 100% worked. 1. Get a bucket of warm soapy water 2. Put a towel or three down on the seat 3. Fully extend the seatbelt, and dunk into...
  47. basilray

    FWD glass cracked - worth replacing now or ok to wait?

    There's a thread around DIY on here somewhere. If you can source the glass w/ good seals, it didn't look to be too difficult. The key thing is that the seals are integrated to the glass, so you can't change one w/o the other (you may already know this, apologies). It comes down to your...
  48. basilray

    Improper tire size?

    Did you change the fronts too, or just the rears? This behavior will also appear when there's a wheel speed sensor issue. It could be the sensor has failed, or the wiring has been damaged. A week or so after my 19" square winter wheels and tires went on, I had a similar issue. It ended up...
  49. basilray

    Buying used Tesla Y or X.

    The easiest thing to do might be to take a VIN and run it through the EV-CPO list, even if it's not one that's for sale, for whatever model year(s) you're looking at. You'll see a list of all the options codes, and that will help you determine which ones matter, and then can use that to...
  50. basilray

    FS : Light Harmonic Model S Audio amplifier

    Is this cross-compatible for the Model X w/ UHFS?

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