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Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

Discussion in 'Model Y' started by Brown1428, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Brown1428

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    Someone made a run to Home Depot to make Q2 numbers:

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    You got the new Battery Day breakthrough!
     
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  3. Brown1428

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    #3 Brown1428, Sep 8, 2020
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    I’ve always wondered what it would be like to pay full price for an engineering prototype
     
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  4. HeyEph

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    WTF?
     
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    Wow. Where exactly is this and how did you get to it to see it?
     
  6. Brown1428

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    I spent considerable time fixing my own panel gaps after Tesla refused. This was under the cowling in the frunk.
     
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    So really no way to check this without removing the frunk insert?
     
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    You have to remove the cowling and the frunk insert, although I wouldn’t recommend doing it just to look for this. The only reason I did it was to tweak the fenders and headlights that were horribly misaligned.
     
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    I will bet that the shorts would love that picture. That should be reported to the NTSB Is that an item that gets very hot? If it is that is dangerous..
     
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    Looks almost like transportation protection for the individual part and someone on the line said "not my job" and just moved it forward.
    Depressing.
     
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  11. Brown1428

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    I’ve seen the green plastic in pictures of other cars, so I think if that assembly generated/dissipated significant amounts of heat it would melt the green plastic. Not really concerned about it from a safety perspective but would love to know if I should be.
     
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    Has anyone else had a look? Maybe this is standard issue.
     
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    It is one of the coolant to refrigerant heat exchangers. It will get hot (battery pack temp plus some delta), but not hot hot.
     
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    All very helpful, thank you.

    Is it a big deal that Tesla used faux wood trim during assembly of my vehicle? No. Is it funny? Yes, yes it is!

    I’d probably think it was funnier had I not had to spend 10 + hours disassembling and reassembling my vehicle to correct the gaps and alignment.
     
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    well the only thing that matters....did you fix/correct the gaps? =]
     
  17. Brown1428

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    I did, for the most part. My car was a particularly bad example. My SC seriously damaged the car on their last attempt to fix the doors, so I decided to adjust every bolt-on panel on the car myself. I'm pleased now that I can finally enjoy the car instead of obsessing over poor workmanship!
     
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    You forgot to explain the functionality of the wooden trim
     
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  19. GeezerSquid

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    I have it too! My Vin is 19X and I took this picture as HomeLink was being installed. Sorry for crappy photo. It's the best I have.

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  20. PJFW8

    PJFW8 Red Menace may hurt me

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    Mine has exactly the same thing. Serial number 23XXX
     
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