Mega Thread for Tesla Investors

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by TeslaInvestors, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Curious as I've always resented the 'warranty' because it meant I couldn't make mods until it was over. I do buy my own maintenance manuals(*) and revel in doing the work. For example:
    • Adding 1.1 kW inverter to 2003 Prius
    • Adding 2.5 kW inverter to 2010 Prius
    • Optimizing tires on 2003 Prius, not the standard size
    • Microcontroller for 2003 Prius to reduce cold weather running of engine
    • Replacing transmission vent plug with tubing to air cleaner, clean side
    • Upgrading traction battery to use more modern modules
    • Verified we can rehydrate Prius modules and achieve greater than new capacity
    • Replaced rear view mirror with combined GPS and rear camera
    • Used shims to achieve perfect rear wheel camber and toe
    • Used camber bolts to achieve perfect front wheel camber
    • Replaced backup light with one that has an audio beep
    • Replaced passenger seat with a 'nap' board
    • Added 2" receiver hitches to every car
    • Multi-year, multi-car transmission oil study
    • Plotted the mph vs MPG for every car
    • Performed 'out of gas' study on every car we've owned
    • Drive using dynamic cruise control on every car in all traffic
    • Conducted vortex generator study of 2003 Prius (sedan body)
    • Used pressure caps on cars without tire pressure sensors
    • Towed 2,000 lbs of trailer and load 600 miles through a Nor'Eastener
    • Extensive use of OBD diagnostic interfaces
    • Modified BMW to use European style settings
    • . . .
    • Check for bwilson4web in PriusChat.com, the Yahoo Group "Prius Technical Stuff", and the BMW owner's forum. Older, there are entries in GreenHybrid.com and Ecomodder.com.
    I prefer to build on the shoulders of Giants ... not their toes.

    Bob Wilson

    * - today it is a technical service, online.
     
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  2. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

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  3. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    That's an impressive list! I think you would have gotten along great with my grandpa (RIP), who built his own metal-working shop, and would far rather fix an old machine to keep it running than buy a new one. He could make replacement parts right in his shop, and I learned to run his giant metal-working lathe there. Grandpa got his start in business by building his own water well drilling rig, and hiring his services out.

     
  4. TeslaInvestors

    TeslaInvestors Active Member

    LOL. Elon is at it again! The $35k Model 3 turned into another nothing burger.
    So now he is at it again desperate for some new attention and new "grab people's money" scam!
    Will people bite into this again? I guess @bwilson4web will place few deposits with his low interest rate credit card.

    [​IMG]Elon Musk‏Verified account @elonmusk
    Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio
     
  5. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

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  6. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Bird in hand vs bush.

    The Model 3 as configured fully meets our requirements and exceeds the Prius Prime it is replacing. The estimated $25k net purchase also resets the warranty clock for a Model 3 with 1.7 years of infantile problem resolution.

    If 3 years from now the Model Y exceeds the 2014 BMW, we’ll decide then. But I have to deal with the problems found each dawn.

    Bob Wilson
     
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  7. TeslaInvestors

    TeslaInvestors Active Member

    Tesla solidly in the red today with heavy volume. Elon's bluff is not working no more.
    Is this the breakout in the down direction?
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  8. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Time to buy low.

    Bob Wilson
     
  9. TeslaInvestors

    TeslaInvestors Active Member

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL !!
    The $35k Model 3 won't reach volume production till June.

    "Sorry, our website had a glitch that showed it will be delivered in 2 weeks and you suckers thought you could get $3750 tax credit.
    Thank you for your donation though. Super appreciate it." kk1.JPG
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  10. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

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  11. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Calm. I have no expectation except possibly to take delivery by June 30, 2019. If before then, no problem. I’d like delivery before July 1, 2019 BUT if later, no problem either. I am retired.

    I have found Tesla sales to be open and dealing with the same facts and data. No disappointment on my side and I’m the buyer ‘with the gold.’

    Bob Wilson
     
  12. TeslaInvestors

    TeslaInvestors Active Member

    Finally you used a nice picture that @TeslaInvestors likes!
     
  13. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure, but it looks like Vivian Leigh.

     
  14. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    It's Jean Simmons.
     
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  15. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I guess I'll have to turn in my movie buff merit badge! ;)

     
  16. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

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  17. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    That or your Google image badge. :D
     
  18. marshall

    marshall Active Member

    Well that's good news as far as I can see. That makes it more likely they are producing everything they can right now.

    You better close out your short position.
     
  19. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    The good news is I adjusted my holdings:
    • 45% - KL gold mining
    • 55% - TSLA stock (just missed the $270 shares)
    Bob Wilson
     
  20. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Oh, you cheated! Boo! :D

     

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