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My first 5,000 miles

Discussion in 'Model S' started by hughconn, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. hughconn

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    Great write-up, Hugh! I oughta do something like that. My S just passed 8,000 miles.
     
  3. hughconn

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    Thank you. I'd like to hear from the people who went through the 12,500 mile check-up. What was done, what was found.
     
  4. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    Very good article. I especially liked the "I miss my 5% back" comment. :)
     
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    Nothing at annual check. But you get free wiper blades and batteries for your FOB!!!!! And a tire rotation. Whoopee.
     
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    Good write up! Did you stick with the standard all season tires? Nervous about going from AWD Acura SUV to RWD.
     
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    I don't think the wording there is very fortunate - it might cause some People who are uninformed about the Model S to think that driving faster than 60mph damages the battery. I would have used "range" instead of battery life.
     
  8. Rockster

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    We had the 12,000 mile checkup this past Friday. Quoting the relevant content from the service invoice:

    Replaced the wiper blades, cabin filter and key fob batteries.
    Inspected the brake and cooling system (including fluid levels and condition). Inspected the tires (did not rotate on this visit).
    Check the operation of the mechanical and electrical systems on the vehicle. Check operation and lubricated all the closures on the vehical.
    Set the adjustable aligment angles to spec (printout in the car).

    BLADE ASY-WIPER RH (6005947) 1.00
    BLADE ASY-WIPER LH (6005948) 1.00
    BATTERY LITHIUM COIN 3V 20MM 2.00
    (2006794)
    FILTER - PARTICULATE (1007479-00-C) 1.00

    Perform vehicle wash

    Check and Adjust Tire Pressure - CA MANDATE Set all tire pressures to 42psi.

    Concern: Steering Notchy Feel or Clicking Sound
    Cause: Noted a creaking from the front end when turring.
    Correction: Add Shim to Steering Mount Bolt and Retorque Subframe Bolts
    Installed the shim on the right side of the steering rack and torqued the subrame boltes per SB 13-32-001.
    Part Qty
    Washer, Shim 28x16x0.5 (1024933-00-A) 1.00

    Concern: B-Pillar Seat Belt Noise
    Cause: Inspected the B-pillar D rings and no slick tape was present. Correction: Apply Tape to B-Pillar Bezel
    Installed the slick tape to the B-pillar D rings per SB 13-20-003.
     
  9. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    I wonder if I need this done too. When turning at low speeds (parking lot) there's a creaking/tapping noise that sounds like it's coming from the left front wheel. Is that what you had?
     
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    We actually had not noticed this.
     
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    I had this issue and it was fixed by the above at my annual service.
     
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    zwede 2013 P85+

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    Thanks, I'll go have that done then.
     
  13. hughconn

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    yes standard all season tires.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Excellent point. Did not mean to misinform.
     
  14. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    Well, Tesla saw my post and my SC called me to schedule the fix. Hi Tesla! :D

    Service manager told me of a simple test anyone can do to check if they need the steering rack fix:

    With the car stationary on a high friction surface (Like concrete or asphalt), slowly turn steering wheel lock to lock. If there is creaking/tapping when doing this, then SB 13-32-001 should be done.

    They're also installing "tank mode" while they have the car.

     

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