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    Tesla Service Rhetoric...sigh

    So I’m sitting outside at my local Tesla Service Center (Covid safety) waiting for them to perform a quick goodwill screen replacement on the MCU1. I had originally brought the car in 2 days ago for the daughterboard replacement and for them to look into why the rear seatbelts randomly lock up...
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    Electric powered sailboat?

    My wife has been getting into sailing and it seems like we might start a looking into creating a owner partnership with some friends and family for an affordable 30'-40' sailboat. Since I'm concerned about the emissions, maintenance, and weight of running a diesel motor, I thought it would be a...
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    11/13 S85 89K miles: New drive unit, 12V battery, and HV contactors

    December 2019 was a very bad month for me and my cars. From my neighbor's pine tree cracking a windshield to a Xmas vacation flat tire, then things got very weird for our S85. We were experiencing a "tracker beam-like" rotational whirring sound under load coming from the drivetrain over the...
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    Has anyone refreshed their Smart Air Suspension (SAS)?

    Our 2013 S85 is in the Service Center for a number of issues: rear seat belt tensioners locking and not releasing two tires mounted on backwards intermittent TPMS readings "Car needs service: Car may not restart" "Acceleration and top speed reduced" "Regenerative braking system disabled" I...
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    Anyone else thinking about Fire Suppression in their garage?

    With the recent spontaneous car fires, not necessarily limited to Teslas (BMW, Hyundai, etc), has anyone thought about retrofitting a fire suppression system in their garage where they park? I'd hate to have a fire overnight or while I was away, especially with pets in their crates at night...
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    Strange Air Suspension Sag?

    My wife and I left our late 2013 MS 85 w/ SAS at an airport parking garage for 4 days starting 8/28. I turned off cabin temp protection, and was surprised to see the car only dropped 5 range miles when we got back to the car. Then something weird happened when I backed out of the spot. There...
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    I'm unable to access Sketchpad

    I've got 11/13 production MS 85 w/ tech package on 2019.20.2.1 and have never been able to access Sketchpad. When I triple-tap the "T" at the top of MCU screen I end up with the Atari Arcade selection screen. Anyone else experiencing this or has an explanation? I have no issues with playing...
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    [Poll] What's your average annual Supercharger idle fee?

    I'm curious to know what the average Tesla owner faces in idle fees at the Supercharger. I've been hearing from a lot of folks who don't own EVs remark that the idle fees are a cash-grab. The Tesla community generally understands that the idle fees exist to encourage more courteous behavior...
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    A great experience buying used through Tesla (1/3/19)

    I thought I would get a detailed story of how and why we bought a used 2013 MS85 through Tesla to document and perhaps help others in their process. I wanted to note that we did not buy a "CPO" Tesla; we bought a "used" car from Tesla and so our value and expectations were adjusted accordingly...

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