edited August 2012 in General
Does tesla needs coolant? what about break fluid?


  • edited November -1
    Yes it has coolant for the battery pack, but it doesn't get hot so it lasts a very long time.

    Yes it has brake fluid for the conventional disk brakes.

    As I recall here's a little bit of lubricating oil in the gearbox.

    It has windshield washer fluid.

    AFAIK the only other liquid is in the cupholder...
  • edited November -1
    And the driver
  • edited November -1
    How about recharging the AC?
  • edited November -1
    The roadster air condition uses R134a as refrigerant. Not very green but state of the art in 2008. AC systems constantly leak a little amount of refrigerant, and are checked/topped up during service. Some national laws enforce leak detection if there is an excessive rate of loss.
    Model S HVAC system will use a different refrigerant. Franz calls it "environment-friendly". Let's see.
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