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Model Y Series: Episode 37: Body Structure Internals Revealed

Episode 37: Body Structure Internals Revealed

Episode 37: Body Structure Internals Revealed

Welcome back to episode 37 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through some noteworthy observations of the body side aperture.

During today’s episode, he discusses hot-formed steel, the internal structure, E-Coat, weld spacing, laser cutting and self-piercing-rivets.

You can enjoy Sandy’s insight, opinion, and conclusion on the Model Y BIW here.

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Model Y Series: Episode 36: The Octovalve

Model Y Series: Episode 36: The Octovalve

Episode 36: The Octovalve

Here’s episode 36 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through the details of the octovalve and heat pump system. Bonus, Sandy also shares a little Detroit Red Wings history with us to start.

With the octovalve and heat pump system completely disassembled, Sandy gives us a detailed overview of the components that comprise it, and explains how they’re made and what functions they perform.

Sandy also explains what to expect in the standalone report for the heat pump system, which will be for sale in the next few weeks.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

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Model Y Series: Episode 35: Individual Battery Cell Removal & MY-M3 Battery Module Comparison

Episode 35: Individual Battery Cell Removal & MY-M3 Battery Module Comparison

Episode 35: Individual Battery Cell Removal & MY-M3 Battery Module Comparison

In episode 35 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro compares the Model Y and Model 3 battery modules.

Now that the Model Y battery has returned from being safely discharged, Sandy takes a closer look and compares the modules from the Model Y and Model 3, and highlights the changes that have been made between the two.

To end the episode, with a Dremel and chisel in hand, Sandy demonstrates what’s involved in removing a single cylindrical cell from the Model Y battery module and compares it to a single cylindrical cell from the Model 3.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

Don’t forget to check out the MunroLive merchandise store. Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store.

Model Y Series: Episode 34: Autopilot, Acceleration & Turns on Rails in Second Model Y

Model Y Series: Episode 34: Autopilot, Acceleration & Turns on Rails in Second Model Y

Episode 34: Autopilot, Acceleration & Turns on Rails in Second Model Y

Welcome to episode 34 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro takes advantage of the nice Michigan weather and takes a look at the second Model Y.

As part of the dynamic portion of a Fit, Finish, and Quality (FFQ) audit, Sandy takes the Model Y for a ride. From the ride and acceleration to the autopilot and functionality, Sandy describes what he likes, how it compares to other vehicles, and shares a few stories along the way.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

Don’t forget to check out the MunroLive merchandise store. Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store.  Also, you can find the Uberturbine cocktail table, which is available here.

Model Y Series: Episode 33: Breakdown of the Body-in-White

Model Y E33: Sparks Fly for a Breakdown of the Body-in-White

Episode 33: Breakdown of the Body-in-White

We’re at episode 33 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro discusses the body-in-white (BIW) as it starts to be dismantled.

This episode starts off with sparks, as a Munro engineer begins breaking down the BIW using an air arc.

Sandy then walks us through the design of the Model Y and what has to happen when designing the body for manufacturability and functionality. He takes a look at welding strategies, panel shingling and structural doublers and more.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

Don’t forget to check out the MunroLive merchandise store. Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store.  Also, you can find the Uberturbine cocktail table, which is now available here.

Model Y Series: Episode 32: High Voltage Battery Comparison

Model Y Series: Episode 32: High Voltage Battery Comparison

Episode 32: High Voltage Battery Comparison

Welcome back to episode 32 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro compares three major types of high voltage (HV) batteries.

To start, while we wait for our Model Y module to return from being discharged, Sandy takes a close look at the substructure of a Model 3 HV battery.

Next, Sandy walks us through the specifics of three major types of HV batteries: cylindrical; prizmatic; and pouch. He reviews the constructions available on the market today, while demonstrating the pros and cons.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

Also, Sandy shares the Uberturbine cocktail table now available here.

Don’t forget to check out the MunroLive merchandise store. Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store

Episode 31: Environmental Stewardship on the Exterior Trim, Door Modules & Motor Bay

Model Y E31 Environmental Stewardship on the Exterior Trim, Door Modules, and Motor Bay

Episode 31: Environmental Stewardship on the Exterior Trim, Door Modules & Motor Bay

Welcome back to episode 31 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through some of the key features Tesla has put in place to save the environment.

To start off the episode, Sandy reviews the progression of chromed and plated parts from the Model S through the Model Y, pointing out why less “bling” benefits in both reduced environmental impact and reduced cost.

As he continues, Sandy takes us through the recycling process of a door and door module, and takes a look at how and why Tesla can get away with very little paint beneath the frunk.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

Also, the MunroLive merchandise store is live! Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store

Model Y Series: Episode 30: Advantages of Module-Built Door Construction

Model Y E30: Advantages of Module-Built Door Construction and Lessons from the Past

Episode 30: Advantages of Module-Built Door Construction

We’re at episode 30 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro discusses the Model Y’s module built door construction.

We start the segment going back to 1987 and something that almost cost Sandy his job. Sandy walks us down memory lane – with photos! – before demonstrating the advantages of Tesla’s module built door construction.

Throughout this episode, Sandy analyzes the Model Y’s aluminum door modules, including the internals of the door and summarizes topics including side impact countermeasures, manufacturability enablers and potential areas for improvement.

Check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

Also, the MunroLive merchandise store is live! Get your MunroLive gear here: https://teespring.com/stores/munro-live-store

Model Y Series: Episode 29: Body-in-White

Model Y E29: Down to the Naked Body-in-White (BIW) - Oil Canning, Roof Racks, More Insulation

Episode 29: Body-in-White  

Welcome back to episode 29 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro takes a look at the vehicle’s body-in-white (BIW).

In this episode, you will see that all of the parts have now been removed from the Model Y down to the BIW, allowing Sandy to take a look at all of the metallic parts of the vehicle that are now exposed. While you’ll notice the car is red, BIW is an industry-standard term for a vehicle in this state.

Sandy walks us through some noteworthy observations throughout the vehicle, including the: hinge pillar fastening; paint; rough welds; expanding insulation; oil canning in the floor pan; and provisions for the roof rack.

You can check out the full details here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

Model Y Series: Episode 28: Inside the HV Battery, Refinements from the Model 3 & Airbag Demonstration

Model Y E28 Inside the High Voltage Battery, Refinements from the Model 3, and Airbag Deployment

Episode 28: Inside the HV Battery, Refinements from the Model 3 & Airbag Demonstration

In episode 28 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro demonstrates an airbag deployment and takes a look at the internals of the high voltage (HV) battery.

The episode starts off with a bang, as Sandy demonstrates the deployment of a side curtain airbag.

Next, Sandy dives into the internals of the HV battery and examines the changes that have been made since Munro’s initial teardown of the Model 3. He also shares some examples of lean design methodologies displayed within the battery pack.

You can check out the full details here and stay tuned for more on the battery in a future episode.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com 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.

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