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Pictures of Roadsters being serviced in Menlo Park

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by jory, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. jory

    jory Member

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    i was also at the menlo park store yesterday and saw the green car:

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  2. jory

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    and the "project car":

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  3. wycolo

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    Non-functioning vacuum boost I'm guessing.

    Great stuff!!
     
  4. jory

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    i always feel ok posting pics of tesla's own project cars that i've asked to photo, but i am curious about the proper etiquette for posting pics of individual's roadsters being serviced. for example, i took a bunch of pics of another roadster undergoing an ESS replacement and some other cars being serviced (mostly since i assume someday when my roadster is long out of warranty i'll be able toe refer to these shots while doing my own service) but felt that posting detailed photos of these cars would somehow violate the owners' privacy.

    thoughts?
     
  5. hcsharp

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    Blur the plate and any unique stickers etc. Then it's OK to post IMHO.

     
  6. jory

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    another roadster (in the 200's) getting a new ESS and other service:

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  7. hcsharp

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    Thx for posting these Jory. What is that part in the last 3 pictures repaired with a bolt???
     
  8. jory

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    rear "spoiler"

    looked like a threaded insert had an issue and they were epoxying in a new one?
     
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  10. doug

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    No. That's the standard Roadster 2.x motor. Air is forced in that black band and goes through the cooling fins out the side. On earlier models they had an extra bronze colored shroud on the motor.

    Though, that "Needs to be topped up with ATF" note is interesting.

    ATF=antifreeze?
    automatic transmission fluid?

    What kind of oil are they using in the diff?
     
  11. W.Petefish

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    Not what I was looking at. The closeness of the motor to the jacket. Definitely closer than on my 2.5, and looks to have no visible cooling fins.
     
  12. TEG

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    My guess wold be Automatic Transmission Fluid. I think that is sometimes used in special purpose gearboxes.
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    The ESS (battery/box) uses anti-freeze, but I think the ATF acronym is typically used for Automatic Transmission Fluid, not AntiFreeze.
     
  13. TEG

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    I think the red "S" on the side indicates Sport motor...
     
  14. doug

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    Yeah, this was my point. I figured automatic transmission fluid, particularly since the note was on the transaxle end. Only humored with antifreeze because of Petefish's liquid cooled suggestion.

    Looks normal to me. That black air duct is partially covering the motor. You have to look from the side to see the cooling vanes. :smile:

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    That's been the speculation for a while. Though I thought there was a report of a non-Sport Roadster with a motor that still had that S on it. At any rate, I said "normal" to mean air cooled.
     
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    They have revised the cooling ducts on the motor over the years. And I don't think we have seen the last of the cooling updates...
     
  16. bonnie

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    +1.

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