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  1. Tronguy

    My Feb 2022 Model 3 LR's rear motor just failed. Less than 6k miles on it. :(

    For what it's worth: Our 2018 RWD LR blew the pyro fuse back in 2nd Q of 2019. We didn't know that at the time, of course: All we saw was that there were a slew of faults on the screen. In NJ at the time the local Service Center had a two truck, or one under contract. They showed, tried jumping...
  2. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    Speaking of map issues.. Got the map update to the 2022.44-whatever-the-heck-it-was from this last December three or four days ago. Today, was heading south on US 1 in Edison, NJ. This particular section of road with 3/4 lanes of traffic in each direction, heavy traffic at nearly all times, and...
  3. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Um. That's Tesla's generic response to States that have a rule that says, in effect, "If you sell electricity, then you have to be regulated by the Public Utilities Commission. That means any rate changes have to go to the PUC, get published in the newspaper, and, after a vote, get approved...
  4. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Um. In a way, you have a point. But, to be a devil's advocate, I'll point out that there are such things as subroutines and internal APIs. The general idea is to have any fine-tuning for a particular sensor, or even group of sensors, be placed in a subroutine that can be modified for that...
  5. Tronguy

    8.16 kW DC Solar Panels but never generating more 6.5kW

    Speaking with experience. I've got a 2008 solar panel and inverter installation. There are, on the roof, enough panels to, theoretically, generate 9.02 kW of power, assuming a nice clear day, at the right temperature, and with the sun's rays hitting the panels perpendicularly. Having said all...
  6. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    Yeah, and it's the kind of road where, if one goes off the right verge by, say, a foot, it's going to be Oak Trees R Us on the car. Don't the locals trim the trees back a little on that kind of road?
  7. Tronguy

    Tesla heat pump / HVAC (non auto)

    Tricky bit about heat pumps, especially for people like you with resistive heaters, is that they are far cheaper to run for heating than said resistive heaters. In the U.S. (and probably other places) there's this rating, called SEER (for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). It's used for both...
  8. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    It's all that scurrilous stuff I do, like mowing the lawn and dragging trash to the curb. I don't have it either. Some poster above said the penetration was 33% or thereabouts. Well, look at it another way: What with all the various minor complaints, maybe somebody at Tesla is looking and will...
  9. Tronguy

    Ford will add NACS to next gen EVs!

    This is, by no means, a new Ford attitude. Sometime before hybrids became available, I was looking for a small commuter car for my daily banger. Civics, Corollas, and.. possibly a Ford Fiesta. At the time (early 2000's) it had a, "It's fun to drive!" rating from Consumers Reports, so the S.O...
  10. Tronguy

    Tesla Inverter not RGM-capable [RGM = Revenue grade meter]

    Wowsers. I'm very late for this thread. But, for what it's worth: The solar panels and inverters on my place were installed in the fall of 2008; so, long before Tesla got involved in power walls and such. I was (and still am!) in the old SREC program, although the days of $600/MW-hr SRECs are...
  11. Tronguy

    Ford will add NACS to next gen EVs!

    Point 1: Right now, if I'm not mistaken, Teslas in the U.S. outnumber all the other BEVs and such on the road by roughly 5 or 10 to one. Which means that even if that fancy NACS to CCS1 adapter was available tomorrow, you're talking somewhere between a 10% or 20% increase in traffic at a Tesla...
  12. Tronguy

    20 or 30 amp breaker for tesla wall charger

    It's like this: Right now, this very minute, if you want a one-size-fits-all, you'll get a wall connector that has a J1772 cable on it. All the Tesla people have the adapter; all the non-Tesla people can take it as is, not considering the oddball old-time Nissan Leaf folks, who probably can take...
  13. Tronguy

    Model 3 not charging

    Grab your phone, bring up the app, and go for Roadside Assistance. A car that won't charge has something wrong with it. Having an "short on AC"; not sure what you mean, but is the breaker on the house popping? If so, that's more evidence that Something Is Wrong, Bad. Get the car into Tesla's...
  14. Tronguy

    Steering Power Reduced

    Did it get fixed with one, the other, or both of the resets? Might want to think about contacting Tesla.
  15. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    So.. I'll try and make this short. The hardware that has the smarts to do FSD in Teslas is something truly new in the world: A built from first-principles pair of neural networking devices, working in tandem, below the dash. These were designed from scratch by Tesla. The computer in the Tesla...
  16. Tronguy

    Ford will add NACS to next gen EVs!

    OK. I'm going to inject a little politics into this. Not major. So: At one point last year Biden called all the major BEV manufacturers and the people who built public chargers to the White House and, more or less, demanded that they all stop fooling around and let all cars charge everywhere...
  17. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    No real argument, but I'll quibble with definitions just because I can 😁 . Reading the "Power consumption of the car" equates to "Using the car as an energy meter." The problem in NJ with this using this as a method to determine car consumption is that the car's internal energy meter is...
  18. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Um. It's possible to have more than one meter. At my house in NJ, for various kinds of subsidies involving solar power, I have two. One meter is on the outside of the house and has, on one side, city power; on the other side, two sets of wires bolted on top of one another. One set goes to the...
  19. Tronguy

    Using E-ZPass on M3

    Um. Got a M3 and a MY in the household, both are using the interior tag, sans problems since 2018/2021, respectively. And they’ve been used up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida and back and forth from NJ to Chicago and further south. Don’t know what they’ve got issues with at the...
  20. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    FWIW: Back a few years when I bought FSD on a 2018 M3, the initial retrofits for the 3.0 computer were Fraught, short on parts, and took a long time. Later, when the techies at the Service Centers figured out the fast way to do it, they'd send out mobile service to do the deed. Reports were...
  21. Tronguy

    Model 3 - All wet and muddy [Salvage - Flood damaged vehicle]

    Yeah. And I don't know why I'm piling on. But think about that LCD display, front and center. Those things run with high voltage to twist the long polymer chains that make LCDs do what they do. But I've seen the more-or-less insides of a display or two: Long, thin sheets of plastic with lots of...
  22. Tronguy

    Model 3 - All wet and muddy [Salvage - Flood damaged vehicle]

    Speaking as a person who would, as part of $DAY_JOB, get back broken/burned/destroyed electronic equipment from the field, and then determine if it was to be junked or not, you've got some problems here. First off: Fresh water or not, that's a lot of silt. And it likely got into everything...
  23. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    Nope, I’m describing Purdue in 1978. The glass screen version was called PIRATE, for Purdue InteRAtive TErminal. And for us maniacs, it was FORTRAN IV. We didn’t get if/then/else until later. Later, we got 1’s: First programs were all in 0’s 😁 .
  24. Tronguy

    Steering Power Reduced

    Well, roll the windows down already! 😁
  25. Tronguy

    Steering Power Reduced

    Funny bugger stuff after a software update isn't that unusual. Usual trick is to try one, the other, or both of the common resets to fix weird behavior: 1. Double scroll-wheel reset: Hold both down until the screen goes black. One can then let go and, eventually, the big "T" for Tesla appears...
  26. Tronguy

    Will I get FSD Beta if I do a subscription today with firmware at 2023.2.12?

    My apologies if you've already done this, but do the two resets: 1. Hold both scroll wheels down until the screen goes dark. You can then let go until the display reboots and try again. 2. Under the Service menu, if memory serves, there's a "Power Down" option. Grab a book, close the doors...
  27. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    Worse yet, I arrived in college right in the middle of the transition. The first dozen or so programs I wrote by hand on paper, then used the punch card machine to make stacks of same that were then run through the high speed reader. But there five or six tty keyboards with attached line...
  28. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    Suspect that once all or most of the newbies are in, they'll probably let us old farts in so we can get whatever additional bells and whistles are in the 2023.12.X release. My suspicion is that whenever some SW types are gluing large hunks of software together, Bugs Will Be Found. Ha. Back in...
  29. Tronguy

    Will I get FSD Beta if I do a subscription today with firmware at 2023.2.12?

    First off: Those of us who've been playing with the FSD-b have all been up to 11.3.6 for a month or so, based upon a "regular" load that was labelled 2022.45.x. That "2022" load was pushed out this last December and had all the bells and whistles that a normal Tesla load dated around that time...
  30. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Worst thing is: I remember that ad. Much too young to have any $$ for a response to it.. but my Dad did. As did the next door neighbor. I remember thinking how cool it was that, when the neighbor's VW turn signal was activated, a little arm flipped out of the A-pillar on the appropriate side...
  31. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    No real problem with your comment.. but the definition of "advertisement" might need some adjustment, I think. No question: If, in the 1970's, one saw something talking about a product in a newspaper, radio, or TV, and it wasn't some kind of news show about the Evils of said Product (usually...
  32. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Two things: I'm very, very sorry that I even said the word, "antics" in my post about my getting a survey from Tesla. Mentioning that word seems to have hijacked the impact of the post, which was that Tesla appeared to be taking some kind of temperature on their user base. People have been...
  33. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Actually.. First: The bit about the, "antics" wasn't mine. It was my relative's. Perception, perhaps, is all: And their perception is that Musk is an anti-social loon. They specifically asked me not to talk about it. Apparently because it makes them angry and we were having a nice dinner and...
  34. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Something new and different. For me, anyway. Just received an email from Tesla. Out of the blue. A satisfaction survey. Subject: "Share Your Tesla Experience". From "Tesla <[email protected]>". I happen to use Thunderbird and am naturally suspicious. So, did the <CTRL>-U gambit and took a very...
  35. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Thing is.. In the Asimov stories, there's but one company that makes positronic brains, which, in all the Asimov stories, are the one and only, "thinking" machine that can be placed in a robot: U.S. Robotics. The stories allude to the idea that the design and build of these brains is too...
  36. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    One of my very first posts came about because, in 2021, the S.O. was stopped at a light in Central Jersey and, on the screen, up popped a picture of a horse. She knew nobody would believe her, so she pulled out her phone and took a shot: Mind you, there was no actual horse out there, but the...
  37. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    Ha. If you ask physicists, they’ll tell you that the model is not the reality; the models are the models, and the models are designed to match observations. With good luck and refinement, a decent model can be used to predict things, like the motion of planets and such. But it’s not a law; and a...
  38. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    So. Say you sit in the car. Open up the Software menu on the touchscreen. Do a, “Check for Update” press. You’ll get a notification that there’s a SW update available if there is one, and what version number that update is. The car will normally download said update, Willy-nilly. But then, to...
  39. Tronguy

    Tesla iOS App

    Um. Odd. Just did what you described: Brought up the IOS app, went to the Location section, put in the address of a place I knew some 60 miles and one state away, and up came a map, showing my location, where I would purportedly be going to, and the path in between. Scrolling around with two...
  40. Tronguy

    FSD Braking Breaking My Dog

    OK. First question: Are you running the Beta, or do you simply have the FSD package, which is EAP on steroids? Second question: If you are running the Beta, you do realize that it's a Beta, right? That it makes mistakes, right? Not necessarily all the time, but often enough to gave any sane...
  41. Tronguy

    Can't find Tesla Level 1 changer. Thoughts on Lectron NEMA 5-15 Charger 16Amp ($185 on Amazon)

    OK, this is easy. In the trunk of your Model 3 should be the Mobile Connector. (If not, buy one at the Service Center; it's a couple hundred bucks.) It will be in a nifty cloth bag. When you open the bag and look inside, there'll be a cable with a Tesla connector (the one that goes into your...
  42. Tronguy

    Charging on a 6-50R on a 30a breaker.

    Yeah. The electrician's an idiot. So, it's not immediately clear from your post, but I'm presuming that the duplex breaker in the breaker box is a 30A model. Under a steady load, those are supposed to trip at 30A, plus or minus an amp or two. Thing is, nearly all breakers use thermal elements...
  43. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    It's a 2018 M3 with the (refreshed from 2.5) 3.0 computer, LR, RWD. It has it's ugly bits and the wheel does jerk in the inappropriate moments. And, no, I'm not watching butterflies - I'm watching other cars. That being the point.
  44. Tronguy

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Um. So, I listened to the stockholders meeting, then found that link to the CNBC interview and listened to that. The interviewer was going crazy about advertising. Couldn't stop talking about it. And then one realizes: Media Gets Their Money From Advertising. What we were watching was a...
  45. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    Actually.. When running around in FSD-b, while I'm theoretically "double quotes with fingers" driving the car, what I'm really doing is supervising the environment. I can look out the window at cars a mile or two up, or approaching from the rear, or doing zany things on the side, and so forth...
  46. Tronguy

    New owner confused can’t see NOA…

    The EAP option basically lets one drive around the landscape on limited access highways. It'll also let the car change lanes for you on these kinds of roads, which is handy since it does a better job of keeping your blind spot clear than you do.
  47. Tronguy

    My Feb 2022 Model 3 LR's rear motor just failed. Less than 6k miles on it. :(

    Heh. As it happens, there are reliability engineers who have deep backgrounds in a mathematical field known as, “System Identification”. One of the more-or-less common ways of using System ID takes mathematical models of something one is interested in; then, using real data from the field...
  48. Tronguy

    My Feb 2022 Model 3 LR's rear motor just failed. Less than 6k miles on it. :(

    Hm. Interesting. A few things: What was the interaction with Tesla? For something like this Tesla is pretty fast with a loaner while they get the car fixed. Have you called them? What did they do? I happen to drive a 2018 M3. About 5k miles into driving it about, the S.O. was backing out of the...
  49. Tronguy

    Wiki FSD Beta v11.x

    For all you guys talking about robo taxis: You should look up Vernor Vinge's Rainbow's End, set in the not-too-distant future. In this future one can, if one wants, buy, own, and use a vehicle to one's heart's content, just like anybody does nowadays. However, practically nobody would do this...

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