how do you search the forums?
Or do you just use Google search and search for "Teslamotors.com/forum" ?
volkerize.com was set up by a member here; it searches these forums. There is also a Chrome tool: http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/ive-built-new-forum-search-tool-...
In it's core volkerize.com just uses google search, so you get pretty much same results from google.
But lagged. Google is not "up to the second". Its crawlers update every few days or so, so the most recent posts are missed.