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  1. leviathan

    Forum-wide survey: How oomphy is your ride?

    Hm, since this thread has been unearthed again: my MX-5 can be removed, as of last July.
  2. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: The horse has bolted. Meet the Pferdchen!

    Needs duallies on the rear.
  3. leviathan

    The Power Tools Thread

    I have a couple of their hand tools - pliers, screwdrivers, that sort of thing. Quality is as you would expect, cheap as shit chinesium. Wouldn't expect the best of cells in those packs. May be worth an AvE-style teardown though, even if just to see if I'm wrong :)
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    Ownership Verified: Another Tesla lurking in the shadows...

    Oh yeah, I got the same email, and "bought" them as well - actually picked up today. So I, too, have a set of not-yet-installed door seals, this kit, and also a pair of frunk lifters. Sounds like I need to take a couple hours on a nice weekend and get it all onto the car.
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    I think it was touted as "pre-designing" for the future "robot taxi fleet" concept, so the glovebox would remain locked when someone else and not the owner is using the car. It already stays locked in Valet mode, and you can also set a PIN that needs entering on the screen before it opens...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    For cars built after March 2019, it is. That's when they transitioned from the old Nvidia-based "HW2.5" Autopilot computer to their own design "HW3" FSD computer in production - since then all cars come with the new one pre-installed, independent of software. Cars that had the FSD software...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Yeah, I wondered about the plugs too. He said it rarely happens, mostly because in most cases the software will raise an alarm if something is plugged in wrong - this one pair being switched is apparently a rare exception. Still, I agree - color code or at the very least clearly label the damn...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Help, my car is being disassembled! Oh, wait, it's just the service ranger. Quite an awesome service offering imho - I don't need to take time off and go to the service center and wait around until the car is done, and Tesla saves actual service center capacity for more serious issues that...
  9. leviathan

    The UK 'Rudetrip' Concept (Matt2k's Brain Dump)

    I like the idea, and hypothetically would even like to join. Presumably not this summer, but later in the year or some time in 2022 this kind of stuff might become feasible. Last time I've been to the UK was... 2001? I think, so it's about damn time to catch up. On the route itself: days with...
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    Ownership Verified: I made "Someone Else's Problem" my own - 2006 VW Eos

    That's not even too far off FR-I 5833 aka Frisbee. I am disappoint :p But at least finding that plate caused me to finally build hack together that "search German plate combinations that are actual words in l33t" website prototype, so that's something.
  11. leviathan

    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    I do very much wonder how that first one works. They must have tricked the "weight on seat" sensor somehow - Autopilot needs that to be active, and will disengage when no-one is in the seat. I unwillingly tested that once by reaching over to the right side door pocket for a water bottle, and...
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    Ownership Verified: I made "Someone Else's Problem" my own - 2006 VW Eos

    Lovely. Had one of these as a rental on Rhodes many years back, kinda liked it - was a decent car to cruise with the roof down. Can't wait to follow the repair process, and hopefully see it at Ringmeet :)
  13. leviathan

    Our "own" car reviews

    This baffles me about the MX-30 and the Honda E as well. They have tiny batteries, yet manage to be similar to or heavier than a SR Model 3, a Kona, a Bolt and a whole bunch of other EVs with much larger battery packs. And at least the Honda is a bespoke EV platform, so it's not even a packaging...
  14. leviathan

    Ownership Verified: Fuel? Where we’re going, we won’t need fuel! ==>NooDle’s eGolf

    Well, it does make sense. At any power the battery and charging controllers and a whole bunch of electronics have to run, and they take up a constant amount of power - around 200-300W is normal in a Tesla, I assume the VW is similar. If you're charging at a decent speed (11kW AC), it's a...
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    Ownership Verified: Fuel? Where we’re going, we won’t need fuel! ==>NooDle’s eGolf

    Charging losses. While the car is charging, electronics are running and consuming power. If that charge was overnight, assuming ~10 hours, that's just over 100 watt standby power consumption - very much in the expected ballpark.
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Yeah, several cars I've driven before have had what appears to be nearly perfectly reliable speed limit sign recognition, including highways and LED/dynamically changing signs. Combined with ACC it makes cruising on the highway really pleasant - just needs Tesla's AP autosteer to be perfect :) I...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Finally, at about half-time of my ownership of this, it's getting upgraded to the final form that was promised. HW3 aka "FSD computer" is finally rolling out to early German Model 3s that have the FSD option and came with HW 2.5. With any luck, in two weeks my car finally learns to mis-read...
  18. leviathan

    The Robot Vacuum Thread

    So I've recently started digging into the whole home automation topic. Installed an instance of Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi that's running as a sort of server in the kitchen, and discovered that quite a lot of stuff I have at home is supported and can be integrated either out of the box or...
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    Swapped to summer tires. Old ones were down to 3mm, so decided to buy a new set - I'm at exactly half time of the lease, this should work out nicely. Looked at options, and went with the Michelin PS4S, same (*ish - see below) as factory - expensive, but proven to be really good. Interestingly...
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    The "New Toys" Thread

    As mentioned in the Random Thoughs - Tech thread, I've recently been on a look out for a new wireless mechanical keyboard and a fitting mouse. A few days after that post, my search has failed to produce anything better than the initially envisioned Logitech G613 / G603 combo, so without further...
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