Tesla AC -> cool?

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That's a really strange M3 you've got there. Mine has very controllable vents and super cooling. The tint for sure helps a lot too, we added that after a few months of ownership.

 

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I've had a M3P and MYP and their air conditioners did not handle the heat as well as my ICE cars. Not sure it the Tesla units are lower BTU or if it's the glass roofs on the Tesla's making the difference.
 

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So I’ve had MX for almost 2 years. The last few weeks in central texas have been rough; temps to 105. My A/C gave out while supercharging in the heat to divert energy to cooling the battery. Never came back. A week later I was able to service and got a free replacement condenser, but that week without A/C was miserable. My advice: don’t supercharge in 105 heat while blasting A/C.
 

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So I’ve had MX for almost 2 years. The last few weeks in central texas have been rough; temps to 105. My A/C gave out while supercharging in the heat to divert energy to cooling the battery. Never came back. A week later I was able to service and got a free replacement condenser, but that week without A/C was miserable. My advice: don’t supercharge in 105 heat while blasting A/C.
I'm curious as to how the condenser was damaged from the event.

Most definitely put a roof and windscreen sun visor in, especially while parked with no airflow. Unprotectwd glass area on M3 can let around 2kW of heat from the sun in.
 

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I'm curious as to how the condenser was damaged from the event.

Most definitely put a roof and windscreen sun visor in, especially while parked with no airflow. Unprotectwd glass area on M3 can let around 2kW of heat from the sun in.
I’m not sure exactly. I installed 3M Crystalline film on all windows, including the windshield shortly after purchase because of the greenhouse effect in the car. Can’t imagine how bad it would’ve been without. Cabin temps up to 140 according to app while parked during work with overheat protection unavailable.
 


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So I’ve had MX for almost 2 years. The last few weeks in central texas have been rough; temps to 105. My A/C gave out while supercharging in the heat to divert energy to cooling the battery. Never came back. A week later I was able to service and got a free replacement condenser, but that week without A/C was miserable. My advice: don’t supercharge in 105 heat while blasting A/C.

What year Model X?
 

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I’m not sure exactly. I installed 3M Crystalline film on all windows, including the windshield shortly after purchase because of the greenhouse effect in the car. Can’t imagine how bad it would’ve been without. Cabin temps up to 140 according to app while parked during work with overheat protection unavailable.
Sounds like car temperatures here in the summer. Only other thing you can really do is find a garage or shade.

Times like that make me grateful for the solar on my prius that automatically takes care of the cabin heat using the fan to vent, so at least it stay a few degrees above ambient and reduces A/C cycling in the cool down phase when you drive off. The solar does make much power but the reduction in heat soaking the cabin reduces fuel use.

Not sure if you can force the Tesla fan on without running the A/C with it. Makes a big difference. Obviously I only buy white cars if I can for the same reason. I won't buy anything dark at all, and prefer light interiors too.
 

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That's a really strange M3 you've got there. Mine has very controllable vents and super cooling. The tint for sure helps a lot too, we added that after a few months of ownership.
If you're referring to me, we actually hear this from a lot of model 3 owners here in the desert. Tint would help. We are underwhelmed w the Model 3 air though. Been 3 years.
 


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Sounds like car temperatures here in the summer. Only other thing you can really do is find a garage or shade.

Times like that make me grateful for the solar on my prius that automatically takes care of the cabin heat using the fan to vent, so at least it stay a few degrees above ambient and reduces A/C cycling in the cool down phase when you drive off. The solar does make much power but the reduction in heat soaking the cabin reduces fuel use.

Not sure if you can force the Tesla fan on without running the A/C with it. Makes a big difference. Obviously I only buy white cars if I can for the same reason. I won't buy anything dark at all, and prefer light interiors too.
Totally opposite here, the darker the better to try and get some heat.
 

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Totally opposite here, the darker the better to try and get some heat.
Get some heat from what for when? Dark cools faster too, so you're better off white in the cold too.

 

 
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