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coolant leak

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by RGB, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. RGB

    RGB eRaca

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    At least until about an hour ago when I noticed that battery coolant is leaking from my car. :frown:

    Didn't think I'd have to try out their repair service so soon.....

    But I'm still wearing my EV-smile! :D
     
  2. ra-san

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    Look closely at the reservoir cap area. If the leak is coming from it basically overflowing, then join the club. It seems to be happening with a number of us. Was told that it wasn't serious. If on the other hand, it is coming from somewhere else, then it could be a much bigger problem.
     
  3. RGB

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    Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the cause. I topped it off with destilled water today after noticing that the level was below the MIN mark. Later I noticed a puddle underneath the door on the driver side. The reservoir next to the battery pack is completely empty now.
     
  4. Alpine Driver

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    RGB,
    I am completely sorry to hear that. Hope that it is fixed soon. Please inform us (me) how Tesla repair service works, as we then have the experience how it will be when being outside the typical service area of munich.
     
  5. RGB

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    #5 RGB, Sep 30, 2009
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    The Tesla guys had lose plans to come to town anyways. The problem I encountered gave them another good reason so they got in their car late afternoon yesterday, drove about 450 km, got here at about 10.30pm and left at around 1am after they'd finished my car. Well, Rudi was working while Craig and I were having beer and snacks! :D
    Thanks guys!

    Edit: A T-piece of the tube that's sitting right behind the battery coolant reservoir wasn't connected tightly. In case someone is interested in what turned out to be the problem.
     
  6. Nichen

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    I'm glad it all worked out so quickly. This seems to be a pretty important issue, I hope the Tesla engineers/mechanics get informed. :redface:
     
  7. RGB

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    They will. Reports will get filed, workers questioned, my cars qc records checked - from what I remember. So, all in all seems like a very trustworthy procedure to me.
     
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    With advice from Car industry vets they have had the opportunity to build a system from the ground up. Nice.
     

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