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  1. ARK

    First dent

    Look up a place that does paintless dent repair. I got one in almost the exact spot only a few days after getting my Mach-E. It should be a 100% solution, will look perfect after it is done. Costs around $100 or less in the USA.
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    E Heat Question

    Sometimes it’s hard to trust the manuals they put out, the owner’s manual has multiple references to an ‘engine’, if such an obvious mistake made its way in, it makes you think what else is in there that’s incorrect that might not be as obvious of a mistake at first glance.
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    C&D: Would You Rather: BMW M4 Competition or Ford Mustang Mach-E GT?

    Yup, the only people legitimately interested in the M4 and cross-shopping a Ford were looking at the GT350 (RIP).
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    C&D: Would You Rather: BMW M4 Competition or Ford Mustang Mach-E GT?

    They would have been better off comparing the X3 M to the GTPE if they wanted to do this.
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    Getting the right Tesla to J1722 adapter for trips

    I don’t know if there are any Tesla destination chargers that put out 80amps, but if you are charging at 80amps, which I think is the F150 Lightning’s max L2 charge rate, the wiring needs to be rated for 100amps, and I don’t know if a 100amp Tesla Tap exists (or again if there is such a thing as...
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    Getting the right Tesla to J1722 adapter for trips

    I have already noticed in my area in the year or so I have been paying attention to where the free chargers are located that they have been getting converted to pay stations. As EVs have become more common, some of those free chargers are plugged in literally 70%+ of all time, that must not be...
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    Getting the right Tesla to J1722 adapter for trips

    By the same token, in a few years chargers might be so common that there wouldn’t be an issue finding one and no need to seek out a Tesla charger.
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    Elephants in the taillights? I don't see them...

    Lol I will never unsee this, some things are better left unsaid/posted!
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    Getting the right Tesla to J1722 adapter for trips

    Are you certain? It’s mostly no longer an issue with most modern electronics, but in the past, if you took an American gadget to Europe and plugged in with a cheap adapter that did not include a built-in converter, you’d fry your gadget because it would draw far too much power. I would think...
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    Getting the right Tesla to J1722 adapter for trips

    To respond to something OP put in his edited post/answer, the Mach-E can accept 48 amps not 50 amps. This matters because electrical code requires a maximum use load that is 80% of what the circuit is capable of. The 60 amp version of these adapters is important because 80% of 60 is 48. I...
  11. ARK

    Low Washer Fluid!

    Some of us consider this a feature 🤪
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    Getting the right Tesla to J1722 adapter for trips

    The Tesla Superchargers (the ones you find in a group on the side of a highway) cannot be used by the Mach-E at this time, no adapter exists and Tesla does not allow it (but has hinted it may change in the future). The adapters you mentioned work with Tesla destination chargers, i.e., the type...
  13. ARK

    Charging ?

    Yes, that's correct. Everyone who has posted here unanimously agrees. Your battery percentage is an accurate read of the energy left in the battery. The GOM is just a 'smart' projection, a best guess of how far you can go based on the car's interpretation of what you can do with the remaining...
  14. ARK

    Charging ?

    Tesla’s range estimates are considered a bit too optimistic by most people who have tested the projection versus how many miles they were able to actually get in the end. On the other hand, Ford has taken an approach that is a bit too pessimistic, telling people they will be able to get less...
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    Charging ?

    Tesla’s range estimates are well-known to be overly optimistic and not realistic when actually tested for real world usage. This is because Tesla uses a legal loophole to game the way the EPA sets its range estimate for electric vehicles. The temperature effect on range is something inherent...
  16. ARK

    Charging ?

    I think you have the AWD ER Mach-E - EPA range is 270 miles on this model. You can get stranded if you assume a 50% charge necessarily means you will get half the EPA range, i.e. 135 miles. You won’t necessarily get that, it depends on temperature and how you drive and where you drive and a few...
  17. ARK

    Charging ?

    Yes, go by the battery, just understand that how fast the battery drains isn’t constant, it depends on how you’re driving. Think of your smartphone, it drains a lot quicker if you are playing a video at max brightness and volume versus looking at a webpage in lowest brightness with no video...
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    Charging ?

    Go by the battery percentage. The miles you are seeing are from what is nicknamed the guess-o-meter (GOM). It is a conservative projection of range based on driving history. It is dynamic and often changing day to day, week to week. Particularly if the vehicle has not been touched for two...
  19. ARK

    Help, remove shipping film residue…

    Thanks - what do you use to get rid of adhesive left on the rubber around the windows, if you know, if IPA is not, in fact, safe for that part of the exterior?
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    Help, remove shipping film residue…

    Great pics. On my Mach-E, part of that rubber black trim above one of the windows has a bit of adhesive left over on it. Did you use rubbing alcohol to get rid of that? I always assumed you didn’t want to get rubbing alcohol anywhere near the exterior of a car, but clearly this thread is...
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