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Clear things up. New drive unit = uncorking?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Buddy, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Buddy

    Buddy Member

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    My september 2016 Model S 75 is ineligible for uncorking.

    Today my vehicle was in for an error message and Tesla is replacing my drive unit.

    Tesla told me the uncorking requires a certain battery pack and firmare so i will still be ineligible.

    What threads clarify/back this up? Cant find the old threads that arent mostly speculation
     
  2. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

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    The uncorking hardware upgrade is in the form of replacement contacts on the battery pack. It's small hardware change. It's not been confirmed, but I suspect that improved longevity and thus reduced warranty costs of the new iconel contacts was the primary drive behind the uncorking program; getting quicker acceleration was merely a bonus.
     
  3. Bebop

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    What is your 0-60? After July, the new order page started to show 4.3-.2 for the 75D cars. Since yours is a September built car, it should already be “uncorked”.
     
  4. Derek Kessler

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    That was September 2017, not the September 2016 of @Buddy's car.
     
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  5. birdoprey

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    Do you have a S75 or S75D? Uncorking is for D models.
     
  6. Bebop

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    Wow can’t beileve I missed the 16’ part :confused:
     
  7. Buddy

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    65398050-7A7E-4C78-8140-B8C62389CCB6.png Ill steal my thread and add the repair sheet.
    The tech told me i had water and coolant leak into my Drive Unit through the rubber seals.

    He said there are 3 ways water can get into the drive unit which will cause it to fail and that it happens occasionaly on our cars.
     

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