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  1. leviathan

    Mini Roadtrip 2020 - Staying Local

    That's be awesome. No way to change the vacation planning to start on the 3rd?
  2. leviathan

    Mini Roadtrip 2020 - Staying Local

    Sure, the more the merrier! Don't forget there's also an option of passenger-ing, which basically means you'll get to ride in and also drive most of the cars involved. This worked really well on the 2018 Balkan trip, where we've more or less randomly swapped cars all around between all the...
  3. leviathan

    Mini Roadtrip 2020 - Staying Local

    And the planning continues, with only one major gap left to fill: Overnight stops have more or less materialized, as well as some specific points of interest along the route. - Start on Sunday morning: Einbeck (PS Speicher vehicle museum) or somewhere in that general area. - Day 1: enter the...
  4. leviathan

    Mini Roadtrip 2020 - Staying Local

    To make some more advertisement :) here's the current, still very preliminary plan for our route: Time-wise, it looks like we'll get going at the northernmost point of the route on Sunday August 2nd, and arrive at the Ringmeet on late Thursday, as is typical for roadtrips. We're planning to...
  5. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Miami Weiß - My 1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4

    Sticker plates exist, but are very complicated to get allowed iirc. I've only ever seen them on Ferraris and the like.
  6. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Plug Me In, Daddy - Another Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Get TeslaMate: https://github.com/adriankumpf/teslamate! Self-hosted, so no need to share your Tesla account credentials with anyone, and does almost everything and in some respects more than TeslaFi. Also integrates with a smart mirror :)
  7. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Plug Me In, Daddy - Another Tesla Model 3 Performance

    There's a good overview of the current software version distribution on TeslaFi: https://www.teslafi.com/firmware.php Version 2020.20.12 is nearing 30% install base, which is close to where I usually get the "update available" notification. It seems they deploy new versions batch-wise, not to...
  8. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Plug Me In, Daddy - Another Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Mine is on 2020.16.3, updates tend to take a moment usually - the US cars are almost always a version ahead or so. Yeah, speed limits are all over the place in the map data. You can use "bug report" as a voice command, but it's unclear whether it actually does anything. I've reported about 10...
  9. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Plug Me In, Daddy - Another Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Interesting, I've never noticed anything similar. Only weird behaviour around trucks used to happen last year, when it would hug the opposite edge of the lane away from a truck or bus, and sometimes move to/from the edge rather unsmoothly - that seems to have much improved recently though, it...
  10. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Miami Weiß - My 1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4

    This is f***ing awesome and I love it. Always had a soft spot for the C4 for some reason, and in white it just looks great. Looking forward to seeing it at the Ringmeet! I notice the distinct lack of a front plate on the pictures. Is it hidden behind the "Corvette" panel on the front and...
  11. leviathan

    Ringmeet 2020 - A clear case of Carownervirus!

    I fully expect the meet to happen. Called up Faltin and booked a room last week. I was also thinking to maybe plan some sort of a mini-roadtrip within Germany or at least in the immediate proximity, something like the Schwarzwald mini trip we did in 2015 (iirc that was the year). Since the...
  12. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Plug Me In, Daddy - Another Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Curbing those 20" is nearly unavoidable... they scratch from the smallest touch of a curb. The tires offer zero protection. I have also hated myself a lot the first time I scratched one, but eventually accepted it. At least on the silver wheels it's only visible up close :p If/when you install...
  13. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Yeah, done that in the past. It'll even stay connected and keep downloading while driving. Updates can be quite large though, 1-2 GB or more is not uncommon, and I only have 5GB/month of data on my phone. But if it's a feature update I really want (like when Smart Summon came out), I'll do it :)
  14. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    They do, but it'll only download critical updates through cellular, I guess to save bandwidth/data? Usually update downloads are Wifi-only.
  15. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    I've been having a first world problem with this car lately. App and in-car display go: Only parking spots in front of the house where my WiFi can reach: Gotta keep watching and pounce when someone drives off... guess this is my life now.
  16. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

    Apparently that's what's happened, yeah. Went to the other location today. Zero problems, dude drove the car in, hooked it up to an automated thingie and walked away for half an hour. The thingie automatically removed the old gas (R134a ofc and not something else), did a leak check, and...
  17. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

    I was told the NC actually does use R1234yf, and they could only service R134a at that location. Reading up on a service manual I have though, that seems bollocks - it should be R134a as you say. Maybe the dudes at that place were just incompetent, in which case, just as well that I'm going to a...
  18. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

    Been driving the NC once every week or two since the battery incident, seems perfectly fine now. Maybe it took some lasting damage, but not enough to be noticeable at this rate. Will keep monitoring it, but not worried anymore. Other things that have happened in the meantime: - Went in for an...
  19. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Shock absorbers are definitely tested as part of TÜV. For new cars, TÜV starts being necessary after 3 years, the checks are the same each two years after that iirc. So when they wear out, that's where they'll be found. They'll typically let you know when their measured response starts...
  20. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    I didn't ask about the fluid services, no - will probably do them with Tesla, leasing car and all that. I did however ask about the disk cleaning. Was told that's only really relevant for countries that heavily use salt like the Scandinavian region and in the Alps, not really relevant in...
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