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Drivetrain Install Photos

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by tomsax, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. dpeilow

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    #21 dpeilow, Dec 17, 2008
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    I'm sure all the jokes about those blue ones have been done...

    Ah yes, I see they have.
     
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    Yep, I was just looking at those pix...
     
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    Under the lid of the PEM

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    I always wondered what was under the covers in the PEM. Seems like some wasted space - I wonder if the space is required for cooling?

    Would be nice for them to compact it, squish it to one side and allow the viewer to see the engine underneath.
     
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    #26 doug, Jan 2, 2009
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    Can't really see much in that photo. I'd think thermal management is certainly a design criterion, though. Also I believe the current setup has a piece of insulation below the PEM to shield it from motor heat.


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    All the more reason to move it farther away from that nasty hot engine, and let us get a look! :smile:
     
  8. TEG

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    Actually I think they put quite a lot of effort squeezing everything into the PEM. What looks like empty space may just be a shield over another circuit board.
     
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    What if the trunk insert was transparent?

    Although I think other components would still obscure the view of the motor
     

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