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Puddle of water in my parking spot. Could it be from my Model S? I

Discussion in 'Model S' started by e-FTW, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    As I am unsure as to what is used in cooling circuits and such, I am mildly concerned about a puddle I just discovered in my parking spot in the garage underneath the building at home.

    Facts:
    • On Tuesday, while driving up the 280 at the end of the day, I ran over a chunk of concrete with the right front.
    • It made the worst noise I have ever heard, and I was pretty freaked out. So was my passenger.
    • As the tire pressures held fast, the car was not complaining about anything and no vibration was present, we drove on.
    • Upon getting home, we inspected the car, and could not spot any damage to the underside or battery. Yes!
    • Drove 90 miles to and from work yesterday and today, no issues.
    • Charged like normal at work for 6-7 hours on both days (6.6 kW)
    • When getting home this afternoon, I noticed a large puddle in my parking spot (3x2 feet).
    • Looks and feels like water, with a bit of a metallic smell to it.
    • Had not seen that yesterday night. Am not looking there when pulling out in the morning.
    • It rained a lot today (!), and am assuming this is a leak in the building somewhere.

    I checked the car again, cannot spot any damage underneath.
    Is there any reason to think this could come from the car? I seriously doubt it, but am planning a 1000 mile road trip in a few days, and if I need to have this checked out, that would have be tomorrow...
     
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    Could be condensation from the AC compressor.
     
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    I believe Tesla uses green propylene glycol in the cooling systems so if it is clear "water" I would say you are in the clear.
     
  5. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Thanks. Yes, it is a clear liquid.
     
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    I live in Florida and it is very common for my Tesla to leave a puddle everywhere I go. It's an AC thing!
     
  7. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Shield is cool.
    I came back after the rain, to find the puddle. My car could not have brought in rain water. Sorry if that was not clear.

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    I barely used HVAC, and leave it, and A/C off all the time. Weather is cool right now.

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    A/c has been off for days.
     
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    Well, it seems that hitting a chunk of road debris just scared the P out of the car. Happens to everybody.

    As most scientific people would suggest, repeat experiment, see if data remain consistent.
     
  9. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    LOL! You win one Internet.

    Am confident this is nothing to be worried about on my end. Thanks folks!
     
  10. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Also, am NOT trying again...
     
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    There is only one way to conclusively know what it is.

    The taste test.
     
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    Had a loaner leak brown, must have scared the **** out of it :biggrin:

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  13. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    You do it. ;-)
     
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    Knew you could scare passengers. Did not know the car itself could be! Good job!
     
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    Yikes! Hope all is well. Sounds like the car is fine. You should do a write-up when you get back from the trip!
     
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    Mine dumps water on my garage floor all the time. No worries.
     
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    If you use window defogger it automagically turns on AC for you to dehumidify the air.
     
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    Agree - in Alabama, all my vehicles leave puddles wherever they go; and my dogs do, too.
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Oh, I know. But, no, this is still dry California as a rule. I don't turn any HVAC on most times.
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    I will. The trip planning is happening here: To fly or not to fly. Another SF-LA trip thread. Now with Autopilot!

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    Folks, thanks for your replies and the comedic relief!
    I found the culprit, and it was rain water coming through the building. Found a soft spot in the ceiling of the garage area. HOA is now on it.

    I never actually checked my windshield fluid level in the car though... :wink:
     

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