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  1. Y

    Sentry Mode (yes or no)

    I cringe when I think of the huge amount of energy wasted on this feature. I understand using it in specific places, but to leave it on all the time seems crazy.
  2. Y

    Which Model S....Buying Advice

    I'm seeing more and more 100Ds for sale under $50k, some in the mid 40s. A 100D would be a way better car with a longer battery and drive unit warranty for just a few thousand more.
  3. Y

    Model Y Not Worth the Price Now [Nov 2022]

    My wife wants a Model Y. I personally think it's by far the ugliest Tesla, but a good, practical car. I told her we'd have to be crazy to pay the current price. Mid $50k - sure, almost $70k - no way. Tesla is going through the order backlog quickly and will have to drop prices soon.
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    Tesla Service says my Tesla Model S 2013 60 kw Main battery needs to be replaced

    Here is a thread on typical range numbers on single motor 75kWh cars: What's your S 75 range at 90%? Seems like full range settles in the 220s for most cars after the degradation tapers off, but there are also people reporting around 215 like yours. My car with 110k miles is at 227.
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    Stopped charging at Supercharger

    If your car is not showing any errors, it was probably just a bad supercharger stall.
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Let's just hope the presentation doesn't go in the opposite direction like the Cybertruck armored windows fiasco with Optimus ripping off both of Elon's arms as he tries to demonstrate a simple task of shaking hands.
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    Tesla Service says my Tesla Model S 2013 60 kw Main battery needs to be replaced

    I was thinking the same thing as you, but I didn't realize that 60kWh core packs are close to worthless. The upgrade cost estimates on the 057 Tech website for a car with a 60kWh battery are pretty steep ($15.5k to $21.5k using the VIN from my old car). A refurbished battery directly from Tesla...
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    Don't get in an accident in your Tesla unless you like waiting for repairs

    The damage must be minor/localized or the estimate will quickly go from $7k to $20k. Glad you're ok.
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    Tesla Service says my Tesla Model S 2013 60 kw Main battery needs to be replaced

    Gruber "fix" is not a real fix. The car will work for a while, but the BMS will eventually shut things down again as the imbalance gets out of control. wk057 is your best bet, especially since you're on the East Coast. He provides a real fix at a reasonable price.
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    Opinions Wanted: Upgrade to MCU2

    Looks like the website is updated with the new $1,750 price.
  11. Y

    Keeping my Model S as she ages

    I'm aware of just one member who reports a positive experience with the company. Recell: certified replacement battery packs for low-range/bricked Model S
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    Looking for a way to get the max on my replacement 85 kw battery model S 2014

    If you get the battery replaced under warranty, the original warranty period still applies. If you pay for a replacement battery, whether it's new or remanufactured, you get a 4yr/50k mile warranty. Vehicle Warranty
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    Sell 2014 Model S before 8 Year warranty expires?

    Thanks for taking the time to explain this yet again @wk057. TMC should somehow bring up your response as an automatic warning whenever Gruber gets mentioned, at least in the non-Roadster forums.
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    Should I Buy a Used 2013-2014 Tesla Model S?

    Interesting take, but most people considering a used $30k Model S will likely be cross shopping against other models and brands, not a $100k new Model S.
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    Higher mileage S warranty expiration for battery

    Except for the 60kWh models which were limited to 125k miles.
  16. Y

    2 Model Y or Ioniq 5?

    How do you figure? From Bjorn's banana box test: Ioniq 5: 11/25 Model 3: 7/17 https://cdn.motor1.com/images/custom/bjorn-nyland-banana-box-test-results-20210730.png
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    EV Spotting Thread

    Teslas are very common around here and have been for a while. I'm seeing Taycans on a regular basis now too. I counted 4 in a parking structure at a recent PTO fundraiser. I saw an EQS and Lucid Air recently too.
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    Why charity do you think Elon donated his shares?

    Canadian trucker convoy defense fund
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    What's your S 75 range at 90%?

    Just passed 100k miles, 90% holding steady at 205.
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    ioniq 5? too bad its a hyundai.

    I'm guessing this has more to do with appearances than perceived lack of quality. What would the neighbors think? I don't have that problem as my neighbor who drives a loaded F250 never fails to remind me that Teslas are really not that expensive :). The specs on the car look really good. I'm...
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    Maximum battery charge level reduced

    Neither. Remanufactured batteries still have their old, degraded cells.
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    Sell 2014 Model S before 8 Year warranty expires?

    These so-called repairs come up in threads on a daily basis, but they are not long term repairs. Hoovies car shut down at 35 miles of range left after this fix. Replacing modules and removing a cell are not real fixes and the BMS will shut things down due to the imbalance. Jason Hughes (wk057)...
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    Show off your aftermarket wheels.

    My favorite wheels on my favorite car in my favorite color!
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    MS Estimated Charge Times

    Tesla knows exactly how long the charge session will take, but they choose to play dumb. https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/6079805/
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    Service says $22k for new battery on 2012 Model S

    I wish you the best of luck, but I just don't see Tesla selling you a new battery for the refurbished price.
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    Tesla S 2015 60 kWh discharging too fast when driving…

    Is your range setting on ideal by any chance?
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    Current S60 owners - how’s battery/ supercharging?

    It's definitely related to MCU2 which results in higher vampire drain on pre-Q2-2015 cars. See quote from wk057 below about this. wk057 said: "What they don't tell you about the MCU2 retrofit is the higher vampire drain on pre-Q2-2015 vehicles because the battery packs don't have the standby...
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    Nothing celebrates Earth Day like wasting 2,000 kWh of energy to drive from CA to DC and back for a rally!
  29. Y

    Western Road Trip in a Model 3

    Looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing!
  30. Y

    Comed Hourly Plan for Northern IL, still worth it?

    I've been on the hourly pricing plan for 3.5 years and last month was the first time I paid more than I would've with a fixed price.
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    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    They are complaining as sticking to coal is making their energy very expensive. https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/politics/west-virginia-coal-rates-manchin-climate/index.html
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    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Where did they come up with these crazy income limits? Way to exclude less than 1% of the population! 👍
  33. Y

    Supercharging Speeds: Who, what, where, why, and when

    Read wk057's post again. His testing showed that Tesla's new limits are too conservative.
  34. Y

    Supercharging Speeds: Who, what, where, why, and when

    The significant drop in supercharging speed is bad enough, but trying to hide it from the affected owners like that is just deceitful. It's not like the owners won't actually notice that the charging is taking much longer than estimated. Tesla must think we're all just a bunch of idiots.
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    2013 Model S sudden battery failure

    All Xs still have the battery warranty, but it seems to mean less and less every month as Tesla finds ways to keep them alive until the warranty runs out.
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    Supercharger - Dwight IL

    Shows up in the car now.
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    Supercharger - Dwight IL

    As of last night, it did not show up on my car's map. I did see that it was listed on Tesla's website. There is not much of a backup around there if I planned on using it and it turned out to be not working.
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    Supercharger - Dwight IL

    I'm driving home from Springfield on Friday and this would make it much easier. It would be awesome if it officially opened by then.
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    2016.5 Model S 75, 96k miles, $38k, white on black

    No longer for sale.
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    Comed Hourly Plan for Northern IL, still worth it?

    I'm getting LG panels with SolarEdge optimizers and inverter installed by GRNE, no batteries.
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    Comed Hourly Plan for Northern IL, still worth it?

    I don't know who your energy supplier is, but according to ComEd, you cannot be on hourly pricing with grid tied solar system. Makes sense to me that a kWh of energy used from the grid would be worth the same as a kWh sent back to the grid.
  42. Y

    Comed Hourly Plan for Northern IL, still worth it?

    Yep, I just noticed the same thing. Crazy jumps in price and not just on very hot days. Good thing I'm getting solar installed in a few weeks.
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    2016.5 Model S 75, 96k miles, $38k, white on black

    2016.5 Model S 75 Very good condition inside and out. Minor scratches and chips in the paint as you’d expect on a car with this many miles, most are touched up. 3rd owner, came from CA and TX. 96.1k miles. No accidents. Supercharges at up to 120kW in the right conditions. Asking $38,000...
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    Electric mowers, tractors and other lawn and farm equipment

    I just bought a slightly used RY48ZTR100 with a bagging kit last spring for $2,700. That's just over half of what a new one would cost with tax. When I bought it, most online reviews were very positive, but I'm seeing more and more complaints, mostly about bad batteries. The top 30% on my...
  45. Y

    Advice on buying a used high mileage P90D

    That's huge and should make your decision easier.
  46. Y

    Orange light: Unable to Supercharge

    Thanks for sharing your experience. My friend had a similar problem on a short road trip a couple months ago with his Model X. It would not connect to different stalls at the supercharger. We tried connecting the UMC to a 120v outlet and it didn't work either. Thankfully, he had enough charge...
  47. Y

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Yakima FourTimer with a 2" Stealth EcoHitch
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    What's your S 75 range at 90%?

    226 at 100% with 93k miles. 10,800 kWh DC & 19,500 kWh AC charge totals per SMT, so lots of supercharging by the previous owners. It went up slightly with the warmer weather.

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