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Tesla Drive Unit for Model S 85, 70, 60

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by Spiderz, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Spiderz

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    I have a Tesla drive unit from 2014 December Tesla Model S with AP 1.0. It will fit Model S 85, 70 and 60. Asking 3000$. It runs great but has a milling sound which is common in such motors prior to 2015 Q3 models. It has 28000 miles on the motor.
     
  2. rxlawdude

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    Would anyone want to purchase a drive unit that will certainly rejected by Tesla for any future warranty claims? Just curious.
     
  3. Spiderz

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    Not everyone is under warranty :) and some owner wants to explore other ideas such as power boats etc.
     
  4. gabeincal

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    So basically a 'faulty' drive unit for $3k...? I see non 'faulty' ones for this much on this forum.... Doesn't sound right..
     
  5. Spiderz

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    #5 Spiderz, Jul 14, 2017
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    find me one for 3K, rear drive. There was one available on ebay for 6800, same as mine, with milling sound.
     
  6. Offgrid

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    Its the bearing the electricity pits it
    The brush on the shaft may need to be replaced to prevent it
     
  7. Drocer

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    Do they have a fix for this "milling sound"?
     
  8. Spiderz

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    #8 Spiderz, Jul 16, 2017
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    Yes, you have to change the motor ball bearings, fairly simple if you can find the correct part number of SKF bearings. I have been trying to find that out for sometime lately and finally got it yesterday. It is BB1-1107 SKF. It is similar to SKF 6007, same dimensions but hybrid ceramic.
     
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    Thank you for the part number. Have any brave souls attempted their own replacement?
     
  10. Spiderz

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    There are youtube videos showing inside of motor. I think its doable and easy.
     
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    What if one just ignores it? Does it get louder, and eventually disintegrate the bearing?
     
  12. Spiderz

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    Yes it does.
     
  13. Drocer

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    Considering this is truly a manufacturers defect, does Tesla offer replacement once the Model S is out of warranty, similar to a recall?
     
  14. Spiderz

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    They don't treat salvage owners as humans ... so I am pretty sure its a NO
     
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    Is your drive unit still available? Whats ap1?
     
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    Auto pilot which has nothing to do with the drive unit
     
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    Where did you buy bearings? Did you already change them?
     

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