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Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 02:10 PM
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Posted By namelessman
The old E39 has expensive parts, brake pads +...

The old E39 has expensive parts, brake pads + rotors + labor per axle $500, but it was changed after 90k miles, so it was not too bad. E39/E46 are famous for cooling system issues, so $1k+ for an...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 01:23 PM
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Posted By namelessman
That sounds like honest, positive, owner's...

That sounds like honest, positive, owner's experience. :)

My first BMW was E39 bought new, for 12 years and 100k miles. No ESC, and total out of pocket repair + maintenance + tires was $7k.
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Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 12:56 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Munro Model Y tear down E7: Wow Munro said...

Munro Model Y tear down E7:

Wow Munro said "uber strong", so Model Y has much improved front sheet metal and SORB design than Model 3, that by itself should be an incentive to trade in Model 3 for...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 11:40 AM
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Posted By namelessman
This quote is too deep to comprehend for mere...

This quote is too deep to comprehend for mere mortals. ;p

As far as testing, now Fauci is talking about "herd testing", namely, swabs from a group of people will be lumped into one assay(?), and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 11:19 AM
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Posted By namelessman
How is your experience owning those 8 BMW's...

How is your experience owning those 8 BMW's 30-40k to 100k? Any expensive out-of-pocket expense?
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 11:12 AM
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Posted By namelessman
The robot arms just need to make one or two extra...

The robot arms just need to make one or two extra passes, but [email protected] said no. :(

And if someone does take the time to dissemble frunk panel and is not happy with missing paint job, make...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 10:51 AM
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Posted By namelessman
8 BMW's in 15 years all leases?

8 BMW's in 15 years all leases?
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 10:44 AM
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Posted By namelessman
Just before lockdown a previous colleague picked...

Just before lockdown a previous colleague picked me up in his 911 GTS heading to reunion lunch, and that was a great shotgun experience. :thumbup:

In contrast, the Model 3 rides to group lunch...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 10:38 AM
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Posted By namelessman
For inquisitive minds, this is BMW paint shop...

For inquisitive minds, this is BMW paint shop video, @8:30 shows engine bay with matching body paint, good stuff! :thumbup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab-XvpG5PBM
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 10:24 AM
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Posted By namelessman
OK since the active Tesla owners on this forum do...

OK since the active Tesla owners on this forum do not bite, here is a video from a couple of years back from a Model 3 owner with inquisitive mind.

So there are lots of corrugated tubes under...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 12:02 AM
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Posted By namelessman
Cuomo once commented that NY now uses...

Cuomo once commented that NY now uses deterministic math/formulas to predict hospitalization and infections, ".... it is all math" is his words.

Just assume the models and maths are wrong. The...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 11:39 PM
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Posted By namelessman
No problem, buy/lease 8 BMW's or Tesla's or...

No problem, buy/lease 8 BMW's or Tesla's or Honda's or Toyota's is your choice and money.

Inquisitive minds do look at the numbers from all angles to get ideas what each tool offering can...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 11:17 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Acoste made 2 points: 1. cars failing 50-60k...

Acoste made 2 points:

1. cars failing 50-60k are long term reliability issues that are very different than initial reliability issues(e.g. Tesla's) straight out of factories.

2. car failing...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 03:40 PM
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Posted By namelessman
N20 motor blowing up has been my stated reason of...

N20 motor blowing up has been my stated reason of starting this thread(3+ years ago!) and monitoring Tesla progress, as local Tesla factory delivery would be quite convenient for a replacement tool....
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 03:27 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Maybe your work-from-home mixed in with household...

Maybe your work-from-home mixed in with household chaos is boring, but no such luck for this poor soul. :p

It is great that some Tesla owners are honest with themselves and speak the truth in...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 02:38 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Wow what happened to this Model Y? Any other...

Wow what happened to this Model Y? Any other link to show what are the circumstances leading to water collecting inside the car?

And not able to return car within 3 days does not sound right,...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 01:11 PM
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Posted By namelessman
It depends on interpretation. :p Hmm online...

It depends on interpretation. :p

Hmm online search still can't find any picture/video of Model 3 corrugated tube usage for low-voltage wiring, can some inquisitive Model 3 owners(e.g. GregD) take...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 01:07 PM
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Views: 196,682
Posted By namelessman
There is no reference online/utube of this Model...

There is no reference online/utube of this Model Y rear unibody being trailblazer, but no worries, let's treat it as such. :p

And G20 3-series production videos do not show how rear chassis is...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 12:50 PM
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Views: 196,682
Posted By namelessman
As emotionless inquisitive minds have questions,...

As emotionless inquisitive minds have questions, they do ask the questions, so skipping the "?" question mark is again an ingenious attempt to discredit a fellow fester, but hey, this is a public...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 12:37 PM
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Posted By namelessman
"Leapfrogged the industry" sounds like an...

"Leapfrogged the industry" sounds like an ingenious attempt to oversell Tesla, or an uninformed battle cry from a Tesla cult member, but hey this is a public forum .... :)

My take is Tesla needs...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 12:29 PM
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Posted By namelessman
My comment was "The corrugated straps are used in...

My comment was "The corrugated straps are used in many other cars, like BMW engine bays, right?"

And yes my F30 engine bay has those corrugated tubes, albeit in shorter segments than what was...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 12:20 PM
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Posted By namelessman
No worries, keep motoring and have fun. It...

No worries, keep motoring and have fun.

It is just that Munro pointed out that Model 3 was not that well designed, and Model Y started to address some of the issues.

And the inquisitive minds...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,105
Views: 196,682
Posted By namelessman
Munro Model Y teardown E6: Munro got excited...

Munro Model Y teardown E6:

Munro got excited about Model Y's rear trunk assembly being 1-piece versus Model 3's convoluted design of "hundreds of parts".

The corrugated straps are used in many...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2020, 11:16 AM
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Views: 196,682
Posted By namelessman
Munro Model Y teardown E5: @0:35, wow so...

Munro Model Y teardown E5:

@0:35, wow so Model 3 suspension damper pieces are held together with "bands", those look like plastic tie-down straps, right? Hmmm .....

How durable can those be? ...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 07-02-2020, 11:04 AM
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Views: 1,946
Posted By namelessman
The latest activities on that epic Telsa thread...

The latest activities on that epic Telsa thread are talking about Munro's teardown of the latest Model Y, which is the 5th model from Tesla.

And after all these years, and experience from 3+ years...
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