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Thermal imagery when one of the cooling fans stop working

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by islandbayy, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

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    #1 islandbayy, Apr 3, 2015
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    here are some photos, and a little video I put together while supercharging and one of my cooling fans stopped working. Service center set it's okay to drive with just one fan until my car goes in yet again next Friday. 2015 has not been kind to me. it has been in for service every tuna half weeks, not counting The couple weeks I was in China.
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    because everyone should have a FLIR camera with them. At all times.
     
  3. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

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    This is me were talking about. I never leave home without my camcorder, flir, tripod, a .45acp, .22, umc, and a can of wtf :)
     
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    really, no duct tape?
    or at least some sturdy dental floss
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Because we all know from FlasherZ that wet dental floss works to solve most of your wiring problems... see here

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    Out of curiosity... which flir do you own?
     
  6. tga

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    My wife got me a Seek Thermal camera for Christmas. I really like it (I couldn't justify a real Flir-branded camera)
     
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    FlirONE. It's a attachment that attaches to the iPhone 5 and 5s like a external case. Has the thermal imager, and a standard camera, combines the images of thermal and standard to increase the clarity of the image.
    Duct tape, yes, it's in my tool box. Forgot I carry my tool box and ratchets with me too.
     
  8. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Funny you posted this today. Just earlier today I ordered a FLIR One for myself from the Norwegian Apple store :)
     
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    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    @islandbayy - How did you realize your cooling fan was down? I didn't see any active errors.
     
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    Last week, while sitting in the car and supercharging, "Smoke" started coming from my front end. I jumped out and sniffed it.... Turns out, it was all the road spray on the front end boiling off the radiator.
     
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    A fantastically useful little add-on. Preordered the first version when announced.
     
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    I have an iPhone 6 plus. So I put my name on their "pre-register" list for the next gen device that claims to support all iPhones...
     
  13. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Don't forget the salt. Any metal salt shoud do.
     
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    Ions... I knew I forgot something...
     
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    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    Hmm, would be nice if a little service dialog would pop up informing the user to get it checked out. Not all of us carry around IR cams to diagnose the issue.
     
  16. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    This should be the norm. Redundancy does little good if a bad unit is not repaired. Tesla has all the telemetry to make this happen; I would hope that they are moving towards implementing in car messages and e-mails with severity ratings for how soon to fix the problem.
     
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    He. When you're response started with "this should be the norm" I first thought you meant everyone should have an IR camera with them... :-D
     
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    I already knew of the issue. I just thought you all would enjoy the techieness of the thermal imagery :)
     

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