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Seven Things You Didn't Know About the 2010 Tesla Roadster

Discussion in 'News' started by TEG, Dec 17, 2009.

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  1. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    I got 6 of the 7. Care to venture a guess which one I did not know?
     
  2. AntronX

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    On the fly performance mode?
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    orb seals ?

     
  4. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    If those weren't enough for you try these:

    • Who makes the trunk latches?
    • Who makes the steering column?
    • Who makes the steering wheel?
    • In 2008s, there is an insulating block between the motor shaft and the gearbox. What is it made of, and why is it there?
    • What is different about backup lights on the German models compared to US models?
    • Aside from custom special ordered colors, what standard exterior color was available only on the first 100 Roadsters? How many were ordered in that color?

      No 50/50 or shout-out, but you can phone a friend!
     
  5. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Trunk latches: Ford... My right one sticks, tch!
     
  6. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Some wild guesses included:

    Ford
    Renault
    Momo
    delrin heat dampening
    one side only
    green 47 aurther dent
     
  7. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    • Yep, Ford.
    • Nope, GM I think.
    • Yes, Momo.
    • Yes, Delrin... But I think for electrical isolation because of reductive charging in 2008s (2010s apparently have a separate charging circuit that doesn't use the motor windings as an inductor).
    • Yes, one side due to fog light on the other side. It seems that the one bulb is also a different (brighter) type.
    • Yes, Signature green. (Arthur Dent thinks 42 not 47)
     
  8. ChrisC

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    Yeah but 47 is the most common random number.
     

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