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  1. Oyinko

    Model 3 Vampire Drain Tracked

    Hello! I just bought a P3D and thought it would be interesting to track the vampire drain. The car has 250 miles and is parked in a well insulated garage in San Francisco (average temperature about 65°). I was on a business trip for 12 days and the car was parked in my garage during that...
  2. TetonTesla

    Banging sound while climbing hills in cold weather

    Greetings! Brand new M3 Dual Motor Extended Range owner. Overall I'm thrilled with the car! But having one issue that I've seen posted on Tesla forums, but not here. I've searched on this forum and don't see any threads about same issue. When driving over mountain pass in cold weather (<32...
  3. Agreco

    Cold Weather Home Charging

    We all know that that Model 3 does not have a dedicated battery heater to condition the pack, and that it uses waste heat generated from charging and the motor. My question is.. How do you know if the battery is preconditioning or preheating? I know theres the little battery icon on the app...
  4. $ Trillion Musk

    LR Battery - I might have solved a mystery

    Folks, I might have stumbled upon the official battery capacity of the Long Range Model 3, and that’s indicated by the number 74 in the Tesla Trip Planner URL below...
  5. P

    Battery Breather service

    I dropped my Model 3 off this morning at my local service center to have them look at a small issue and on the service list in addition to my issue they had a line for installing a 'Battery Breather'. Does anyone know what this is? I'm assuming it is a fix for some issue they may have found...
  6. A

    Plugged in just at night, or all day and all night?

    I've read that "a plugged in Tesla is a happy Tesla" and plan to have my Model 3 plugged in every night at home. My workplace is going to be installing Tesla chargers soon however, which would allow me to charge at the office on the days that I'm there and save the electricity on my home bill...
  7. Kamil

    Battery vent louver issue?

    Day 4 in my Model 3. I noticed on day 2 after working in the garage for a bit that the front battery vent louvers are opening and closing every 6 seconds. At first I thought it was happening only after a spirited drive (I'll be honest, this early they are all rather spirited!). However last...
  8. mbrucem

    Tesla Support w/ Battery Issue

    If you have been following me on twitter (@mbrucem), you will know of my trip from Fremont to MN, and the issue that I had on the 3rd night in Council Bluffs, IA. Net: Tesla service has been great, but the towing partners might need an upgrade. My car is in service and I will likely have it...
  9. Dr. J

    Breaking the "Law of Batteries"

    Tesla breaks Law of Batteries!! Overpays for electricity!! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-24/tesla-s-newest-promises-break-the-laws-of-batteries Elon Musk touted ranges and charging times that don’t compute with the current physics and economics of batteries.
  10. P

    M3 design - equipment mounted on firewall

    Firewall is very important to the design and build of the M3. A lot of equipment is hung off both sides of it. The main computer can be seen on the inside of the firewall, it is not mounted in the dash, but covered by it. There is a big hole in the floor of the car for the battery ancillary...
  11. Mesprit87

    Aluminum battery pack

    Just read that the battery pack structure or envelope will be made of aluminum ally. Now I am not a Tesla expert (yet ) but isn't the one for the S made of stainless steel ? Aluminum in Québec doesn't last that long if it's not well engineered. See we like to pay taxes so the transportation...
  12. R

    Model 3 specs by Tesla from Tesla for Tesla!

    I'm cross-posting like it's going out of style, and Model 3 Owners Club gets first dibs tonight. I'd like to thank whoever submitted the FOIA request, and the EPA for complying. If you use this information (Fred!) in an article/story/etc, please link back to this post. Also, a shoutout to...
  13. S

    The car as a home battery

    I'd like to start a thread about using your vehicle as a battery for the house. With a 60kwH+ battery this could power most homes for a few days. When are we going to see the necessary electronic controls to match this with your static storage (Powerwall or similar)? Hopefully with the Model 3?
  14. TrevP

    Model 3 battery packs to be 60&75kWh

    Teslarati says Model 3 battery packs to be 60 & 75kWh sizes with bigger packs going out first. This confirms our source who said RWD and bigger packs would be offered first at launch. Sizes are right where we thought they would be...
  15. TrevP

    Tesla Battery Technology

    In case you missed a point in my Tesla battery video on Youtube, here's an article about wire bonding which is the technique employed by them to connect the cells together. A thin wire acts as a fusible link for each cell and doesn't require high temps to bond and thus doesn't damage the cell...