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Model Y Series: Episode 23: Octovalve Manufacturing Processes, HVAC Summary & 3D Printing

Model Y E23 - Octovalve Manufacturing Processes, HVAC Summary, 3D Printing, Patreon Giveaway

Episode 23: Octovalve Manufacturing Processes, HVAC Summary & 3D Printing

Welcome back to episode 23 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro gives an overview of the octovalve assembly and HVAC case.

In this episode, Sandy first takes an in depth look at the unique manufacturing methods used in the Octovalve (cooling system) assembly.

Next, Sandy reviews the internals of the HVAC case. In this review, he shares how Tesla used a unique application of additive manufacturing using FDM 3D printing (fusing of heated plastic).

You can see the full details on the Octovalve assembly and HVAC case here.

Sandy also announces a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive the new style sun visor.

Interested in more? Visit for full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process. This site will offer regular insight from Sandy, interactive data and reports, and livestream from Munro’s headquarters.

As many viewers have expressed interest in purchasing parts from the Model Y, Munro has listed parts for sale on its support page. You can see what parts are available, including some from the Model 3 here.

Also, please consider Sandy’s suggestion for how to pay it forward during these challenging times. Together we have the ability to make a difference!


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