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RIP #994

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by NomoC8, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. 10sbums

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    Bummer! What indication did it give? How did the battery go bad considering the damage and location of the impact?
     
  2. MLAUTO

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    The car was completely dead. It has been sitting 8 months without a charge. How much charge it had at the time of accident is unknown.
     
  3. 10sbums

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    Well, confirmation is in. Spoke with a lead tech at Tesla. Unlike the MS, the damage to a Roadster’s batteries is fatal when “allowed” to go to 0%. Cost of reconditioning the battery (with the 35% upgrade in capacity) is a cool $29,000. And even then, the significant question exists, will Tesla even work on it with a Salvage title. The tech I spoke with said, no they won’t.

    Sigh.... Goodbye #994.
     
  4. Oricle

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    Bummer. Maybe give Gruber a call to see if they can save it?
    Tesla Roadster Battery Pack Recovery

    If not, and you are interested in parting with the wheels, let me know. Ive been looking for a second set of forged wheels to put race tires on for some time now.
     
  5. twiersum

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    Who bought her?
     
  6. MCroadster

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    Do you still have the HC Sharp Can for sale? Is it a Sr or Jr?
     
  7. NomoC8

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    Not sure of the nomenclature. The can is J1772 to roadster.
     
  8. NomoC8

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    Gold Coast Autobody in Chicago failed to charge the battery! Despite my numerous cautions and inquiries.
     
  9. Roadster

    Roadster JdeMO Powered

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    #49 Roadster, Oct 18, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
  10. X.l.r.8

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    Did they pull the chassis straight, or did they just remove the damaged panels?
     
  11. NomoC8

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    Awesome! I hope she can be reborn. Looks like the battery is working. The front end parts are a plus. No hood louvers tho. Let me know if there are questions.
     
  12. ra88it

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    Went and looked at her today, she's in a sad state.
    Battery is in fact bricked, car will NOT charge whatsoever. They've attempted to have the pack disassembled and individual cells charged then reassembled.

    Buyer beware.

    The hunt for a roadster to put under the Exige S, in our garage, continues.
     
  13. ra88it

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    Chassis is still split where NomoC8 explained, under the driverside of the windshield.
     
  14. Roadster

    Roadster JdeMO Powered

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    Yeah, this is truly caveat emptor :eek:
     
  15. X.l.r.8

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    Shame, as after I finish putting the P85 unit in my Porsche I feel I could do the same with a roadster thus bypassing the PEM and using any configuration battery I wish with programmable power and regen and a 12v DC converter that only costs $200 to replace. I’m sure there’s an arguement to salvage this car but unfortunately you can’t save them all.
     
  16. da2ny

    da2ny 2010 Roadster Sport Twilight Blue #913

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  17. da2ny

    da2ny 2010 Roadster Sport Twilight Blue #913

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    I have a spare soft-top in vg condition. PM me if you’re interested.
     
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    If anyone on this thread ends up buying this ^^^, if you part it out I'd be interested in some of the grey interior trim pieces
     
  20. DonS

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    Looks like it was sold on approval for $16,900. It might come back to auction or maybe it is actually sold.
     

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