Restoring a Flood Salvage Tesla Model X Part 1

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In today’s episode we go back to basics in fixing this flooded Tesla model X. No fluff no fanfare, just me trying to make sense of this mess with my ashy hands.
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  • ياسر جبار هلال
    ياسر جبار هلال8 ditë më parë

    Omg I want that electric wrench soooo badly

  • james ollier
    james ollierMuaj më parë

    Rich am looking buying wreck ones and sell bits this there money in it James

  • Jeson Siang Junah Family
    Jeson Siang Junah FamilyMuaj më parë

    Hey are you smash tesla model s with king

  • Davi Santos
    Davi Santos3 muaj më parë

    Rich how can I get in touch with you? Can you build me a Tesla?

  • Gd Stupider
    Gd Stupider4 muaj më parë


  • Buck Buck
    Buck Buck6 muaj më parë

    Rich Where did you find a kid with a work ethic??

  • will staib
    will staib8 muaj më parë

    You sound like the car talk guys with that Boston accent

  • Mike Davis
    Mike Davis9 muaj më parë

    You make it look easy lol I'm inspired brother

  • Greenvilles best officer
    Greenvilles best officer9 muaj më parë

    yo that kid is slow

  • Jeswinder Freudeep
    Jeswinder Freudeep9 muaj më parë

    Yes! Better Than Ezra! Great band 😀

  • Salman Mian
    Salman Mian10 muaj më parë

    1:43 2:58 SHAAAAAADE

  • Brian Brennan
    Brian Brennan10 muaj më parë

    Imagine....20 years from now this kid is going to be like "psshhhh I've been working on teslas since I was 12". Crazy world.

  • Toaster Studios
    Toaster Studios10 muaj më parë

    I bot new parts for a laborghini Huracan spyder but then the car blow up ):

  • Ben Social
    Ben Social11 muaj më parë

    Great videos Rich. What do you recommend for a Model X that has one FWD not closing properly? The door received a bump and now it overlaps the front driver door by 10mm (1cm). It still closes, with a nudge. Can these doors be adjusted or re-positioned or might a new door ($$$) be required? Any advice would be much appreciated!

  • yaphett1
    yaphett111 muaj më parë

    Hey Richard. Ever considered building an E V vehicle with it's own recharging capability? An EV vehicle that doesn't need a charging station? Example: Whenever the car is parked. A deisel generator, about the size of a small cooler, kicks on.

  • Shahwaiz Siddiqui
    Shahwaiz SiddiquiVit më parë

    WOW 🤩

  • Sebastian Martin
    Sebastian MartinVit më parë

    Rich sounds like a black Peter Griffin

  • Cdnsn0w Cdn
    Cdnsn0w CdnVit më parë

    was that a cigarette butt ?

  • irfan cevikoglu
    irfan cevikogluVit më parë

    Hi Rich great job to restore a flood Tesla (Y). I bought a salvage Tesla. With minimum front damage and rear side damage (rightside) The headlight and frontbumper are broken parts. the airbags and pretensioners are ok. The mcu works good, i have charged the 12v battery. When i try to charge the main hv battery i won’t be able to. The chargeport opens and then i cannot put my chargeconnector in the port it stays locked. When i pull the releasecable and put my chargeconnector in the port it gives error dont use the releasecable for charging. I see on my instrument cluster that “the car is off” Is it possible that the hv battery is disconeccted by pyrofuse? Can you help me pls

  • Kirk Rogers
    Kirk RogersVit më parë

    I am a big fan, I want to suggest something, whenever you are doing a restoring project, it is called "bag and tag". It is putting in order for a project. YOu are bringing order to disorder.

  • Classic Gamer
    Classic GamerVit më parë

    Wow water damage on a Tesla what a shame what an interesting restore I used to do a few water leaks on Rover cars when I was a mechanic back in the day nothing like Teslas thou things have moved on 👍

  • afshan dastoor
    afshan dastoorVit më parë

    It's not child labor when the kid volunteers

  • Kirk W
    Kirk WVit më parë

    Would you release a video about all the different tool's you use while working on a Tesla?

  • #WufoodMovementTv Wutang Clan
    #WufoodMovementTv Wutang ClanVit më parë

    He keeps slamming Sam lol 😂😂😂

  • Thetaa
    ThetaaVit më parë

    5:42 those seats need lifealert

  • TheDrunkenSovietCat
    TheDrunkenSovietCatVit më parë

    Rich is back “Good job kid, now you get to work for me for free to take apart this expensive car and rebuild it”

  • Tianen Chen
    Tianen ChenVit më parë

    You are like a StarCraft SCV.

  • MAX
    MAXVit më parë

    Iam crazy amaze of What u do !!

  • BMW Fan
    BMW FanVit më parë

    You both need to have masks on.

  • Henry Recinos
    Henry RecinosVit më parë

    Put the car on a pool full of rice I'll like brand new

  • Vega Motor Werkz
    Vega Motor WerkzVit më parë

    Send all those boards to Louis rossman here on youtube for component repairs

  • Ryk Son
    Ryk SonVit më parë

    I wonder if the kid got paid? He's working like a slave

    KARL JEANVit më parë

    why do you have to recap all the time? Enough already.

    VOLKZZORNVit më parë

    A shame a Porsche with electric motor !!! This is not a Porsche anymore, it's junk sorry! The Tesla da must have a V6 or V 8 purely that would be something, electrically is boring and annoying!

  • Stephen Gordon
    Stephen GordonVit më parë

    I love it ! You're hammering on Sam is funny !

  • Kenny Kenny
    Kenny KennyVit më parë

    A flooded electric car whew lol way to wish for death

  • Fadi
    FadiVit më parë

    Rich, need your help. I have a Tesla Model X 6 seat configuration and want the second row seats gone, if anyone can do it’s you. You are our only hope.... Please make a video on it, I promise to return the favor!

  • Petter Pan
    Petter PanVit më parë

    Wish I had some money to donate to what you do. Love the hard work.

  • LVMH Quatar
    LVMH QuatarVit më parë


  • Mr. Ehab Adel
    Mr. Ehab AdelVit më parë


  • 32 bit link
    32 bit linkVit më parë

    Rich, do you have a full time job?

  • Isaac Magana
    Isaac MaganaVit më parë

    I can't find your website. I would like to see a Prius I own working or maybe I'll just scrap it.

    BLOVEVit më parë

    Rich, hoping you are the guy to help me figure out how to adjust a FWD on a model X:

  • Market Maker
    Market MakerVit më parë

    Hey rich, how about some 'Electrified Garage' merchandise? T-shirts and caps will be cool.

  • Awan Iftikhar
    Awan IftikharVit më parë

    Car RIP :(

  • Josh Symons
    Josh SymonsVit më parë

    That MR2 at 3:20 😍😍😍

  • Fairouz Yousof
    Fairouz YousofVit më parë

    Spotted a Toyota MR2 MK1 at 3:16

  • Jerjere emy Avina
    Jerjere emy AvinaVit më parë


  • Lean Mean Green Bean Machine
    Lean Mean Green Bean MachineVit më parë

    God the 1st gen Model S is so ugly

  • joe shmo
    joe shmoVit më parë

    Damn man that must be difficult... Unplugging and plugging back in all those plugs. Shit I dont know how you do it.

  • Jack Harrison
    Jack HarrisonVit më parë

    I feel bad that Elon gets all the credit for the design of the internal engineering and not the hardworking team of engineers and designers that have physically created the vehicles that have made Tesla successful

  • Kef103
    Kef103Vit më parë

    If corrosion isn’t that bad a sonic cleaner with rubbing alcohol might work on those PCb

  • Lars Staack
    Lars StaackVit më parë

    Does Rich discuss on any of his videos how he documents where all those parts and hardware came from so that he remembers where everything goes?

  • Steven Peterman
    Steven PetermanVit më parë

    Man I can not wait until i can afford a Tesla. But waiting to see ford mustang inspired SUV.

  • Dharmendra Sharma
    Dharmendra SharmaVit më parë

    The question is do you resale flipped car

  • Jake Jokes
    Jake JokesVit më parë

    I wish i was that kid

  • tekoppen
    tekoppenVit më parë

    Poor Sam. 😂

  • PaidinFull54 54
    PaidinFull54 54Vit më parë

    Alpha Omega, Hmmmm? Sounds familiar AHEM**AMSPERFORMANCE GT-R**

  • Jose Garcia
    Jose GarciaVit më parë

    so cleaning electronic components on a tesla can be enough to make this electronic working

  • kolodge1994
    kolodge1994Vit më parë

    ripping on sam lol. Your channel blows

  • storm4710
    storm4710Vit më parë

    restore it to your mom

  • Azrael Blick
    Azrael BlickVit më parë

    I really enjoy watching your work. Sometimes you are a little condescending to those you visit. I really think you are a good person overall though. I look forward to your future works!

  • Emese Szorenyi
    Emese SzorenyiVit më parë

    You are a Tesla surgeon and shrink. Mr. Rich Benoit, MD, PhD.

  • J PR
    J PRVit më parë

    Sam been dissing y’all

  • Lars Grimstad
    Lars GrimstadVit më parë

    Love the channel. Hoard enough parts.... you should eventually have enough to build a mint car.

  • BeWhy
    BeWhyVit më parë

    Who’s here because of JRE Podcast haha. Love this guy through watching him in the poscast and i really hope he becomes successful with loving with what he does! Keep workin hard and never give up brother!

  • soter305
    soter305Vit më parë

    Jesus Christ I’ve watched rebuilds before but you are on another whole level my friend. Kudos to you. Obviously intelligence runs in your family.

  • Howard Lute
    Howard LuteVit më parë

    And...all these circuit conformal coatings...awful mistake leads to corrosion, shorts, failed components. Bad, bad, bad. Buy some Rich...coat all the boards before you reassemble.

  • Howard Lute
    Howard LuteVit më parë

    What a terrible excuse for a car, too many parts, too many ways it screws up and too much of a project for anyone older than 40.

  • Javier Martinez
    Javier MartinezVit më parë

    Hey where can I buy your slave

  • S S
    S SVit më parë

    Who else is here because of Joe Rogan?

  • Kob3 Jame2
    Kob3 Jame2Vit më parë

    Who else is here from Joe Rogan cuz rich was so cool

  • Czeal Tamahawk
    Czeal TamahawkVit më parë

    Rich, how hard is it to convert 7 seaters 2016 model x 90D to 6 seaters?

  • Rodrigo Cruz
    Rodrigo CruzVit më parë

    Did you try putting it in rice?

  • MilesDeep
    MilesDeepVit më parë

    why are so many people driving their Teslas into water? They aren't submarine capable... yet.

  • Martin Garlisch
    Martin GarlischVit më parë

    2:09 Dana White admiring a salvaged Tesla ..

  • Dwane
    DwaneVit më parë

    Joe Rogan sent me here :-) thanks Joe :-)

  • Paschal Okafor
    Paschal OkaforVit më parë

    Cam did all the job.

  • Frederick Arcala
    Frederick ArcalaVit më parë

    Man, that "THICC" part made me choke on my coffee!!!

  • Frederick Arcala
    Frederick ArcalaVit më parë

    Man, I'd be afraid of corroded batteries! Great video!

  • Star Platinum
    Star PlatinumVit më parë

    You just don't listen, Don't you?

  • David Garcia
    David GarciaVit më parë

    You should do a review on the used model x you bought with the new to you Tesla app

  • Ethan Cooper
    Ethan CooperVit më parë

    12:08 Looked away for a sec, heard "Chainsaw would've been easier." Then suddenly BBRRRRRRRRRR And I thought the mad man had actually done it

  • Dport32
    Dport32Vit më parë

    How did they get power to the car? Was the battery still good?

  • David Young
    David YoungVit më parë

    This hurts to watch because it is in such bad condition And I just want it fixed

  • Tudor Zilot
    Tudor ZilotVit më parë

    It would be a nice car for your mother if you didn't gave the other x to her.

  • Finikera Vlogs
    Finikera VlogsVit më parë

    I want to see tht porshe

  • naoyuki sasanami
    naoyuki sasanamiVit më parë

    As considering of car design history, Tesla removed front grill made sense. now they should put ECU and critical el parts on the roof

  • Clumsy Fool
    Clumsy FoolVit më parë

    I would of tried just putting it in rice over night

  • youtuber
    youtuberVit më parë

    V buxs 💴💴💴💴💴💴💴

  • youtuber
    youtuberVit më parë


  • Nisco Racing
    Nisco RacingVit më parë

    They need to keep doing Elon Musk mentioning in each video.

  • Jay Goodwin
    Jay GoodwinVit më parë

    Cam i s awesome.

  • james Paker
    james PakerVit më parë

    It need God lol

  • gene mayne
    gene mayneVit më parë

    Tesla do seem have a lot water drain of problems with drive train

  • mrmiddl
    mrmiddlVit më parë

    Child labor is the greatest and very cheap. Great job at smashing child labor laws rich

  • Doriamo
    DoriamoVit më parë

    I want to know more about that Porsche!

  • Muhamamd Zulqifle Tahmid
    Muhamamd Zulqifle TahmidVit më parë

    Can't stop laughing the first 2 times Rich mentions Sam and the second time especially

  • seb09xts
    seb09xtsVit më parë

    I'd LOOOVE to be your apprentice...what a great opportunity :o

  • Charles
    CharlesVit më parë

    7:28 sounds like when you take damage in minecraft

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