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by epirali
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 27
Views: 6162

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

I have posted this elsewhere in forums, but here goes. I had the i3 w/rex for 2 years and now am driving the Bolt. For me there is no comparison, the Bolt is superior in almost all ways except styling. The pick up/regen of the Bolt is heads and shoulders above the i3, and the additional hand used br...
by epirali
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Brake lights at idle
Replies: 9
Views: 8990

Re: Brake lights at idle

A distracted driver may rear-end you whether your lights are on or not. If you go down this road, why not equip every car with a big flashing light on the top like school buses? How about a siren when stopped? ;) Well whether they do this or not a car that does not have the red break lights (indica...
by epirali
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Lease Deal For 94 ah Range Extender
Replies: 8
Views: 5354

Re: Lease Deal For 94 ah Range Extender

So here in Maryland my i3/Rex lease is about up. I have not been thrilled with the car, but after test driving the Bolt I decided I could live with another i3 for another 2 years as a commute car (ride and range of Bolt is superior, the interior cheap plastic and design inferior). So I tried to get ...
by epirali
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Outrageous repair cost
Replies: 7
Views: 5858

Re: Outrageous repair cost

Expensive parts and labor seem to go along with expensive cars. Although there is some truth to that the cost of repair of i3/i8 is still much higher than other more expensive cars (like Audis and other BMWs). But a lot of that has to do with the fact that these cars have much lower numbers on the ...
by epirali
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Hacking an i3
Replies: 9
Views: 7211

Re: Hacking an i3

No key required. Downloading the stuff can be lengthy, but you don't have to be sitting in front on your computer during the download. If you have to create a VM to run the program, then that's a Mac thing that you brought on yourself. Yes its easy to be lazy (I've got no problem with paying someon...
by epirali
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Hacking an i3
Replies: 9
Views: 7211

Re: Hacking an i3

Not hard to do it yourself if you have a Windows computer, a $20 OBD II to ethernet cable (you can order from Amazon or eBay) and software you can find online. Take a look at bmwcoding.com or search for e-sys Sounds easy until you add in the time to download VMs, set up the code, and then ultimatel...
by epirali
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Hacking an i3
Replies: 9
Views: 7211

Re: Hacking an i3

kinnsella wrote:
wilcovh wrote:Search dvdinmotion or coding


dvd in motion does not provide the ability to use the whole gas tank yet.


I used this and he is great. You can pretty much pick and choose anything that can be set:

http://www.codemycar.com
by epirali
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I've had it
Replies: 16
Views: 5317

Re: I've had it

Depending on how dirty your windshield is, that could be a factor. I keep my windshields almost spotless. And no sensors are not impacted by dirts unless you are talking about thick coat of mud that would also obscure view. Btw most windshields with new wiper blades are rather clean when it rains. ...
by epirali
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I've had it
Replies: 16
Views: 5317

Re: I've had it

BMW can adjust the wiper sensitivity if its a problem! It would be instructive to read the complete context of the posts. It is not a sensitivity problem, it is a detection problem. Whether set to low or high sensitivity the rain sense algorithm gets easily confused and either thinks there is a lot...
by epirali
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I've had it
Replies: 16
Views: 5317

Re: I've had it

I think you are missing my point, it's not about race cars and cornering. I do not drive my i3 like I drive my sport cars. I3 is about as far as you can get from a race car as possible. When regen/single pedal driving is used to decelerate like brakes turning the wheel SHOULD NOT disengage breaking ...

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