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  1. David99

    David99 Active Member

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    Why would you take it apart yourself? Liquid in the inverter is pretty much a death sentence to the electronics.
     
  2. Kristoffer Helle

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    Well, it's a liquid could engine. Some will be spilled when you take it apart..
     
  3. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    I assume it's a salvage part.
     
  4. I just took the outside cover off, there should be no liquid inside

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    Its from a salvage title car, but the car was fine, it was fixed and drove 22k miles since, but there was never any damage to the rear or undercarriage
     
  5. Electric700

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    So it drove fine for 22k miles, then the car unexpectedly shut down? There's a good possibility that the motor has some type of coolant which is managed by the electronics for an optimal temperature while driving. Tesla's site states that it is a "Three phase, four pole AC induction motor with copper rotor". It also states "The liquid-cooled powertrain includes the battery and one or more motors, drive inverters and gear boxes".
     
  6. MsElectric

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    Could that be Tesla's "Secret Sauce?" :)
     
  7. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    My Model S has no engine...
     
  8. Majerus

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    I think it is part of the cooling loop and when it was taken apart that is the fall out from the said loop.

    Thermal Management System for Use with an Integrated Motor Assembly - Patent application

    The present invention provides an integrated drive system assembly that combines an electric motor (e.g., an AC motor), a power inverter assembly and a gearbox into a single, multi-piece enclosure. Combining these components into a single enclosure reduces weight, reduces drive system complexity, reduces system volume, simplifies assembly integration into an electric vehicle, reduces manufacturing cost, allows the flexible and lengthy electrical cables between the power inverter and the electric motor in a conventional electric vehicle to be replaced with short, low loss, rigid bus bars, and simplifies component cooling by allowing the use of a common thermal management system. The common thermal management system includes a liquid coolant loop that is thermally coupled to the electric motor, the power inverter assembly and the gearbox.
     
  9. scottm

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    I think that's just normal electrical juice, that flows in the wires.

    Lots of people know to top up their blinkers using it.
     
  10. AndreS

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    I would like to see this back on track please! as I would like to see more pics from the Author.
     
  11. LineofSight

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    Somebody chime in and help me with a definition. I am trying to decide if this thread has turned moronic or idiotic.
     
  12. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Back on topic, obviously this substance is just Magic smoke but in liquid form before it's been heated up.
     
  13. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    While no longer used due to now being considered offensive, the dictionary says that in psychology "moronic" was associated with an intelligence quotient of 50 to 69, whereas "idiotic" was associated with an intelligence quotient of under 25. Which category you think this thread has fallen to I will leave up to you.

    Back on topic, did you figure out where the leak was? Also, out of curiosity, how tightly packaged is it when assembled? (have a picture of the guts?)
     
  14. scaesare

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    Silly me, i wanted to see more internals pics of the teardown... and I figured at 4 pages now this thread MUST contain more of those...

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  15. spaceballs

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    LOL me too, mods usually so active on this preventing a thread from having too much fluff.
    If I was the owner of the forum, I would have a small prize money pool, where Mods get to vote and have certain users win this
    Online Debate Team - Shirt.Woot
     
  16. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    If you want to argue semantics, please do it in this off topic thread:

    Engine vs. Motor
     
  17. JRP3

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    Neither did the "engine", which was not a component of the vehicle, so you aren't conveying any actual information.
     
  18. yobigd20

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    I'd like to stay on topic here and hear more from the OP and see more pics.
     

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