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can I drive with crack under trunk

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by vli39, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. vli39

    vli39 New Member

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    Hi

    I have a steep drive way and cracked the cover under the trunk, Tesla already ordered parts for replacement,before the crack is fixed, do you think it is still safe to drive for a 240 miles long trip? I am concerned if more dirt/dust while driving woud be accumulated through the crack to cause further damage to the car.

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  2. croman

    croman Active Member

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    Tape that broken piece back on and seal it up with tape. You'll be fine.
     
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  3. siucity

    siucity Button Pusher

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    Apply crazy glue, use blue tape to hold it in place, wait a few hours, remove tape. Nobody will notice the difference.
     
  4. bishoppeak

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    Just there for aerodynamics and appearance, drive it with a clear conscience.
     
  5. Nosken

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    Since this appears near where the tail pipe is, remember, a cracked exhaust pipe can allow exhaust to get in the cabin. Be carful on long trips. :)
     
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  6. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Go to your local Autozone and get a gaudy chrome exhaust tip and tape it on.
     
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  7. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Be careful doing that when you go for a state inspection, though....

    And I thought this thread was going to escalate into a hidden drug joke.... Nah....
     
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  8. ucmndd

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    That’s what I clicked for. I am disappoint.
     
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