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(sticker peeling) – Oops, it turns out you
can buy these off of Ebay. (drilling and hammering) Whoa, yes! Oh, ho, ho! (inspiring orchestral music) What you are looking at right now is an actual motor of a
Tesla Model S, that’s right. A lot of people that have
gas cars are a bit intrigued with electric cars and
like, how they work. And I’ve had four to five Tesla’s, guess how many oil changes I’ve had? Zero. Guess how many times I
switched out the transmission? Zero. The gas cars have all kinds of maintenance and things you have to do. With an electric car,
you don’t have to do that because it’s basically a
computer, the battery pack, and then this motor, right here. This is it. This is what gives you
that ludicrous speed of people freaking out and being terrified of riding in an electric car. – I feel so dangerous right now! – Ah!
(wind rushing) (laughing)
– Oh! – Whoa! – (yelling) Oh ho, whoa!
(laughing) – We’ve cut open a Tesla battery before. We bought this guy off–
– Ebay! – Ebay. We cut open the Tesla tires
and Lincoln had a crazy idea, let’s cut open or take apart Tesla motor. – It looks really big and
bulky with a lot of screws and that’s kind of scary. – This thing weighs 550 pounds. When I bought it off of
Ebay, they were like, do you have freight pick up place? And I’m like, oh no. So we called our friend
Cougar at Lux Auto Spa and he said, yeah, go ahead
and ship it to my place and you can take it apart there, so, it’s supposed to be
functional and work right now. And then there’s some
kind of plug right here, so maybe there’s some sort
of liquids inside of there. I really don’t know. Look at all these screws that
have nice green lines on them. It’s like they’re asking us, they’re begging us to take it apart. Let us know in the comments right now, do you think we’re going
to actually be able to take this thing apart? How many Tesla motors have you
taken apart in your lifetime? – Zero and there’s not a lot of stuff on the internet about these.
(laughing) From what little research we did and what we could find online, this is what we need to
take it apart, so we’ll see. – Yeah, all right, well–
(drilling) (upbeat electronic music)
(drilling) – [Cougar] This dude right here. (upbeat electronic music) (drilling) – [Narrator] We got blue stuff! (laughing) – What the heck? Look at this, we are spilling blue liquid out of the motor right there. What do you think that is?
– [Cougar] What in the world? Do you know?
– It’s some kind of lubricant. – That thing is not slowing down. It hasn’t changed, like–
– So should we catch that, in like a bucket or something? What’s inside of a Tesla motor, the first thing that we found is there’s– – Blue Kool-Aid–
– Some blue coolant. Just kidding, I’m not going to lick it. Don’t lick the blue stuff. Smells kind of like tuna fish. With the way that it’s leaning right now, I’m guessing this entire
section is full of the coolant. (upbeat electronic music) (hammering and dripping) Ew!
– [Lincoln] More blue Kool-Aid – [Narrator] Oh, what is that? There’s a bunch of the
coolant that came out of it, so it must be some sort
of coolant reservoir, if you’re doing like
ludicrous mode or something and you’re going super fast, you gotta keep these motors
cool, not just the batteries. And so, I’m guessing that is what that is, it creates a little bit of separation. – Or sometimes when we’re
not even in the car, and the car is just parked outside and it’s like 105 degrees outside, it is so loud, just cooling it down.
– [Narrator] It is. Yeah, that might be the
coolant running through, like it’s running the coolant through it. – [Lincoln] Hey Hunter, what’s up? (upbeat electronic music) (drilling)
– Oh whoa! (drilling) Things are getting real here.
(drilling) (laughing) (drilling)
(electronic ringing) Whoa, I’m like a NASCAR guy, pit crew! (imitating drilling noises) Change those tires! (upbeat electronic music) Oh, yeah, more blue stuff. (grunting)
(electronic ringing) – Wow, that was pretty cool. (upbeat electronic music) (record skidding to a halt) (motor revving)
(banging) Whoa!
(laughing) – [Lincoln] Too much awesome! – What happened, I don’t know. – It broke it!
– Too much muscles! – Ate my Wheaties this morning, I guess. (upbeat electronic music) – There we go, a nice little gear. That’s an important part, to the Tesla, I would think.
(hammering) Oop, yep, I got it!
– [Lincoln] Yes! Yes!
(laughing) – I almost fumbled it, but I got it. What is that, that’s a giant bearing? Oh, this is right here. – [Lincoln] Does the whole thing spin? – [Narrator] Oh, yeah.
(upbeat electronic music) There you go, your Tesla is driving. Should we be concerned
about the high voltage sign? – [Lincoln] No. – [Narrator] Is there
still energy inside of it? – Possibly.
– (laughing) Possibly. We’re about to find out.
(bright electronic music) You wanna take off this top.
(plastic popping) Blam!
– Yes! – That’s like The Matrix, that movie? Tesla Model S motor. Warranty void if seal is broken. (plastic peeling) Oops, uh oh. (bright electronic music) Oh, it does come off,
watch your toes, oh ho ho! – That’s cool though, whoa!
– Whoa! Oh my gosh! That’s the high voltage area. – [Lincoln] That’s the
warranty, right there. – And that’s unbelievable, right there. – [Lincoln] Wow.
– That is a full on computer. This is inside of the motor. Giant computer in here
that talks to the motor, that gets everything turning. A lot of people have been saying lately that a lot of the electric car companies are like, three to five years behind where Tesla currently
is, and it makes sense. This is a 2012 Tesla Model S. We’ve got cars coming out in 2020 from a lot of the big time manufacturers. I would be surprised if
there tech is as advanced as what the Tesla has in
their old school motor. Okay, this is something
really, really interesting. We’ve got the PCB board right there, it says high side, low
side, whatever that is. And then you see these, they’re almost like little
spark plug looking things. See how shiny they are? But when you touch it, it’s sticky. – Ah, what is that? – [Narrator] What is that stuff? – [Lincoln] What is that? – [Narrator] I don’t know
if it’s toxic or not. We found the brains. There’s this weird sticky,
gooey stuff right there, tons of PCB boards. This is probably one of the most advanced, electronic motors that
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(robot squeaking) (bright electronic music) You’re not limited by
what the robot looks like on the package, you can
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build different creations, just as you want to do it. – [Lincoln] It’s really cool, you can control the robot from the app. – [Narrator] There are
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the link in the description, let’s go take apart the
rest of this Tesla motor. (bright electronic music)
Back to the motor. We’re going to get to
then actual motor part and the first step is gonna be, this is the entire inverter,
I guess is what they call it, with all the PCB boards. And I think if we take off
some of these screws right here we might be able to pull it out and it might look super cool, let’s do it. (upbeat electronic music)
(drilling) This is typically what Mr.
Jerry Everything would do, where he takes things apart properly and now I kind of see why he enjoys that. (upbeat electronic music)
(metal clattering) Okay, oh, ho, ho, ho, whoa! Aw, got it. That is that Flux Capacitor right there. – Wow, there’s just a giant gap in there. – It’s like a triangle,
doesn’t it look like something Tony Stark would put on his chest? Which they do say, Elon
Musk is like Tony Stark. Okay, the arc reactor, we are going in. There’s about 30 screws here, it’s gonna take me probably
about six or seven minutes, and for you it’s gonna
take like, six seconds? (upbeat electronic music) There’s a screw somewhere
in this that we’re missing. So, this is the part
where you just kind of try to use some force, and–
(metal clanking) Pull off this part of it.
(motor banging) I mean, we already voided
the warranty, right? (hammering) Okay. That’s how we do it, right there. This is a giant section
of this transistor, Lincoln, hold onto that. – It’s so weird, (stuttering)
that’s a lot of stuff. – See what I did there, Cougar? I just bashed that part off. – Of course.
– [Narrator] Is that the way, you would have gone about it? – I mean, I don’t know if
we’re putting it back together but is what it is.
– [Narrator] Yeah. I think I, not only did
I void the warranty, I don’t think we can every
put this thing back together and it’s all my fault. I’m sorry, I know there’s
a lot of Tesla fans that are like, what are you doing, we could have used that motor,
and I know we could have. But you wouldn’t have been
able to see inside of it. That’s the only way we
could take it apart, right? The real brains of this thing, the motor, just like the Jimu robot
that we had earlier. (upbeat electronic music) (plastic cracking)
Finally! I did it! Right here, has some of the
most squishiest material ever. I don’t know what kind of paste this is, probably shouldn’t be touching it. All right we are really
starting to loose this liquid. Red and blue liquid, we
know this is cooling, I don’t know what this one is, but it’s coming out of the
copper motor part of it. This is intense, we are loosing liquid. Where’s our blue pan? (plastic sliding)
Stay right there. Who knew that Tesla’s
have oil inside of them? Like we don’t have to get an oil change but that’s oil, cause of the way that it’s
mixing with the coolant. It’s something that goes inside of it. Now we gotta crack this motor open! (hammering)
This is it! This is the moment! (dramatic orchestral music) (record skidding) I don’t think we really pointed
out this side over here. There’s just three little cables, that’s what this thing was connecting to. And there’s some sort
of weird tape in there. (tape peeling) I don’t know, okay,
back to the big moment. (dramatic orchestral music) (hammering)
(exclaiming) Oh yes, whoa! That is just so cool! – What! – Okay, this is the coolest thing ever. (dramatic orchestral music) These are the gears.
– Wow! This is where the torque comes from. That makes a Tesla go zero
to sixty in 2.3 seconds or whatever, these giant gears right here, this must have been where the oil was, that just twist around. Oh my gosh, and then look in here. There’s like bearing inside
of here that roll around. This one has little balls inside of it. And this one has these rollers. – It smells weird. – And then, giant
bearings inside of there. This is a huge bearing.
– [Lincoln] That’s so big! – Wow, how do these
things not get torn apart after years and year of use? And look how smooth that is though. That’s where your efficiency comes from, of cruising down the street. (dramatic orchestral chord) One of the coolest projects
and one of my favorite projects that we’ve ever done, what’s
inside of a Tesla motor? And I don’t know what else
we can do inside of a Tesla. – Yeah.
– This is it, we did it. (hammering) – [Cougar] Are you grounded right now? – Hmm, Lincoln’s grounded from Fortnight. – [Cougar] Oh–
– What? – [Narrator] Good joke. – When’s the last time I played that? – I don’t know. (laughing) Don’t lick the blue stuff.

100 thoughts on “What’s inside a Tesla Engine?

  1. That is amazing…. especially the computer triad area. It is a sturdy design surviving those punishing/ jarring roads with pot holes and bumps …. then looking at the the home computer/lap top mother boards and knowing they are very sensitive to breaking when dropped.

    The home computer/lap top companies need to come up the same durability for their motherboards as did Tesla.

  2. It's so cool that some one can afford a tesla motor so they can take it apart and learn about it, but it should've been done better. It's disappointing how barbaric and uneducated they are about the motor.. seems they didnt even do a little research..or if they did, they didnt share any of it with the viewers, they could have explained each part they took out a little bit, so the people who are unfamiliar could have learn something about it. The majority of viewers walked away from the video learning nothing. besides they didnt even reveal the actual motor.

  3. It's torture watching this .. the level of "dumb and dumber" mindlessly butchering an engineering masterpiece is to a point i have never seen before…

  4. Each of these PCBs are problably responsable for converting the DC into a single phase AC, resulting in total in a three phase AC system to supply the motor. And since the motor only have three conectors it's problably a squirrel cage type motor.

  5. Where did they find this guy? He has more $ that automotive sense. I would have liked to have seen the rest of it. Now to the people who know nothing and were here to learn, cars are powered by gears. Wtf?

  6. Love the video but i probably would have been more conservative about pulling it apart so you could reassemble it and use it maybe lol. High powered electric bugg project maybe, but thats just me haha.
    my heart aches after watching those hammers smashing lol.

  7. Anyone else wondering what the mechanic that owns that screwdriver is gonna tell the snap on man when he tries to exchange it????

  8. For all of you complaining about his use of engine..
    en·gine
    /ˈenjən/
    noun
    1. a machine with moving parts that converts power into motion.

  9. Totally unscientific and misleading. Anyone who was a true take-apart enthusiast would do so carefully – almost to catalog every small detail and prepare it's reintegration. They would also use the proper name for each part, and even know what part is the motor so that the title of the video is satisfied.

  10. Computer battery pack in the motor you say is all you need to worry about in a Tesla? I'm sorry my friend but that's false there are all types of complications with the electronics course that's related to the computer but no it's not it's also separate because of the wiring in electronics that's throughout the entire car the Tesla is actually a lot more complicated than you just simplified it in the first 40 seconds of your video.

    I understand what you're saying but with all due respect you're generalizing and simplifying.

    But I'm still going to check out your video and see what you're putting out to the airwaves… 💻

  11. lol… says "computer" while showing us the inverter and AC motor controller/VFD unit. Anything the "intelligent" parts of the car does, it does somewhere else. The motor electronics themselves are still dumb.

  12. The butcher knows more about animals than you know about electric motors. You did not even take apart the motor. And it is not an engine as the title suggests.

  13. You should donate the remains to Rich Rebuilds so he can make a followup video and salvage what might still be reusable.

  14. ehhh where is the "actual" motor!? That was the logic board, power routing and transmission. Not saying it wasn't interesting but the motor is "behind" the transmission – we need part 2!

  15. WHAT ENGINE!? 😒🙄😖 Where's the Motor?!
    .
    Silly as can be – do ur research next time so u understand what u show -this was just lazy work!

  16. Tesla motors are open source, aren't they? You can look up what all these components and liquid stuffs are. But maybe too much effort for a cool and informative YT-video. 🤷‍♂

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