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Did we name the line across the vault cover that is always there yet? That dusty looking spot. (Seen on this RC one)

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No water ingress testing booth inside of a brand new factory?
 

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Did we name the line across the vault cover that is always there yet? That dusty looking spot. (Seen on this RC one)

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A few months ago I dubbed it 'the skidmark'

seemed to pair well with my other contribution, 'the diaper'

seeing them together, though, I'm feeling unnecessarily critical in my nickname selection

maybe i was raised at a time when nicknames were rarely chosen to flatter, but instead humble

PS "customer production" didn't start :devilish:
 


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I'd prefer "racing stripe"
fashion tells us longitudinal stripes make you appear wider

“girth stripe”?

but I can’t shake the nagging reality that the “stripe” is dirt and muck from somewhere down in the belly of the CT where the tonneau is stored

what else is a strip of dirt and muck from being exposed to the dirty bottomside?

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No water ingress testing booth inside of a brand new factory?
It’s very rarely used. It would be the equivalent to you putting a trash an washing station in your garage. I think they would only need to certify like one out of every 25000 vehicles to ensure their design and manufacturing aren’t faulty. I can’t imagine they test every vehicle
 

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I have worked at vehicle assembly plants. We had a requirement to water test a certain amount of completed vehicles on every shift. It is unusual (to me) that the factory would not have a water test booth inside of the plant. Maybe they do, and the existing booth cannot fit the CT?
 


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Wondering why the resting position of the BAW is different on those 2.

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I have worked at vehicle assembly plants. We had a requirement to water test a certain amount of completed vehicles on every shift. It is unusual (to me) that the factory would not have a water test booth inside of the plant. Maybe they do, and the existing booth cannot fit the CT?
Why would the specific location of the water ingress testing both matter one iota?

I've noticed a lot of your posts attempt to throw shade on Tesla, but without any real ammunition. It's habitual.
 

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Why would the specific location of the water ingress testing both matter one iota?

I've noticed a lot of your posts attempt to throw shade on Tesla, but without any real ammunition. It's habitual.
My posts are only meant to comment and/or contribute to the conversation. No shade is intended. I have owned two Tesla vehicles, and have enjoyed them both.

IMHO, if a dedicated test booth is outside, then it is exposed to the elements. This would cause the need for additional maintenance and their resultant costs.

You are free to disagree and/or challenge any of my comments, but I try to use this site to learn and help others to learn as well.
 

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IMHO, if a dedicated test booth is outside, then it is exposed to the elements. This would cause the need for additional maintenance and their resultant costs.
Being exposed to the elements is hardly releveant to a booth specifically designed to flood a car with high volumes of water under pressure. It's already designed to withstand the elements.

A booth inside a building would have much higher capital costs and much longer lead times with the need for high-capacity drains and who knows what kinds of dumb regulations to treat the wastewater (which would essentially be clean anyway since there is no internal combustion engine) and maybe even additional regulations on water consumption.

I imagine that is what drove the decision to have a "temporary" booth in a parking lot. You may have noticed they are using a tanker truck for water which may also enter into the decision. A temporary, portable structure will always have much fewer rules and regulations and necessary permits and studies than something that falls under the normal building code.

My point is, I'm sure there is a good reason, and we are not privy to the considerations. But, yeah, go ahead and armchair quarterback the company with the worlds best-selling car and with the highest margins of any high-volume manufacturer.
 

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Asking questions is not armchair quarterbacking. Neither is expressing a viewpoint that may differ from your own. Healthy discussions/debates/questions help create better products.
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