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Just purchased a very expensive paperweight...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Btr_ftw, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Btr_ftw

    Btr_ftw Court Jester

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    Model S involved in a flood.


    What is it even good for? (Should I have asked myself that before purchasing?) Besides parts? Id like to sacrifice this MS for the greater good of the electric Gods. Can I help give back to the community in some way?


    Suggestions? Comments? Questions? Concerns?


    Not bad for a first post eh?

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    Some information so far.

    Last alive 3 months ago.

    47 faults before dying

    Some faults were from HV battery
     
  2. MikeBur

    MikeBur ManualPilot

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    send a PM to WK. No telling what good can come out of getting him another MS to work on.
     
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    You're in MA, you should leverage the right to repair law you guys have and work with a third party shop to force Tesla to provide the tools to fix it!
     
  5. Btr_ftw

    Btr_ftw Court Jester

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    Thanks for the responses so far. Ill try to find the guy and see if he needs any parts.

    My biggest question is do I dare plug it in and see what happens...
     
  6. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    No insurance on it?
     
  7. Btr_ftw

    Btr_ftw Court Jester

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    Purchased it from insurance. I have a dealers license.
     
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    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    How much, if I dare ask?
     
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    A flood car can't be repaired and very little can be salvaged, might get some money out of scrap metal aluminum. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
     
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    Sorry for your S. How did it happened?
     
  12. Btr_ftw

    Btr_ftw Court Jester

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    no I purchased it like that

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    please elaborate. what was your scenario?
     
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    Btr_ftw Court Jester

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    13,000
     
  14. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Your regional firefighters would love to have a crack it it with their 'jaws of life', saws, rams and other tools to practice extrication. So before you sell it for scrap, let them have a crack at it. I am sure the scrap dealer will transport it to/from them for nothing or they would pay for the chance too.
     
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    I can easily get cars they can practice this on, I'm not sure if the model S is the sort of car I'd want them to hack up like that :)

    I was thinking moreso the electronics that were not affected by the water (such as the touch screen, cluster etc.) also not sure of the condition of the motors as I do not know how high the flood water was, heck they might be ok but again this an unknown.
     
  16. Quantum`

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    This.

    Get at least the Service Manual. I'll pay.

    It'll make alot of difference whether it was salt water or fresh. If fresh, alot of things will have a chance. Motor(s) are sealed, battery has emergency vents though which can let water in. Water-resistant, not waterproof.
     
  17. LargeHamCollider

    LargeHamCollider Battery cells != scalable

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    I assume the battery pack came with it?
     
  18. Btr_ftw

    Btr_ftw Court Jester

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    I have a friend that works for Tesla and I dont think its even easy for him to get that info (in at least a portable format)

    his words were


    In order for me to access the car for diagnostics to even see what it needs ,both the laptop and the car connected to it has to communicate to corporate to unlock for access, if there is any issue on the vin like totaled or salvaged it will have to get approval for it to be unlocked

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    yes

    but it reported 47 faults back to the mothership before dying, internal faults with the high voltage battery, only part of the pack was working before end of life
     
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    That's where the fact that you're in MA comes into play, you guys have that great right to repair law that Tesla has been dancing a very fine line with.
     
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    I dont think this happened anywhere near saltwater, I believe its fresh. My only worry are the amount it codes it threw before it went to sleep.
     

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