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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

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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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.
     
  11. Drocer

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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
     
  15. Oleg

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    Is your drive unit still available? Whats ap1?
     
  16. Offgrid

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    Auto pilot which has nothing to do with the drive unit
     
  17. Oleg

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    Where did you buy bearings? Did you already change them?
     
  18. Spiderz

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    you can call SKF and they might give it to you but I am trying generic brand 6007 with ceramic balls. Will update you once I have it completed
     
  19. Oleg

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    let me know if it works. my drive unit completely gave out. The car doest drive and im trying to see if i can do anything. I have never done anything like that and you are the only person on this forum that even mentioned anything about replacing the bearings. so please let me know if it works when you finish it.
     
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    Still for sale?
     

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