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by joeblow
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 Hard Crash
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: BMW i3 Hard Crash

I would love to buy an i3 Panda hit in the back and just swap over the parts. I am sure this is a bigger job than I make it sound but it is a shame to kill this car.
by joeblow
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 Hard Crash
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: BMW i3 Hard Crash

These pics were at the insurance lot. The crash was at night on wet roads. The gas can was 100% full. The gas can is not close buy but I will try to find the manufacturer. I dont think the can was anything special as everything in the frunk was fine despite the plastic box itself being cracked and b...
by joeblow
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 Hard Crash
Replies: 6
Views: 958

BMW i3 Hard Crash

Well after only a few months of ownership our Panda is dead. We had a hard hit into a parked lifted SUV at between 30-40 MPH. The car has been totaled by insurance even though there is no frame damage at all. The car could be repaired with bolt on parts but they cost $14K and the salvage value is ar...
by joeblow
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4647

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

arodi3 wrote:How do you use the Tourqe Pro app to restart the REX? Do you just clear the error codes and then it automatically tries again, or is there more to it?


Yes, that's it. Just clear the codes so the car will allow the REX start attempt again.
by joeblow
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4647

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

So another update. It has been very cold with storm after storm dumping lots of snow. Having switched to low octane fuel with 10% ethanol from super ethanol free our REX start issues seem to be resolved. We have seen no difference in the charging ability of the REX with the lower octane fuel either....
by joeblow
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4647

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

So another update. It has been very cold with storm after storm dumping lots of snow. Having switched to low octane fuel with 10% ethanol from super ethanol free our REX start issues seem to be resolved. We have seen no difference in the charging ability of the REX with the lower octane fuel either....
by joeblow
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4647

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

We were in the SLC Avenues until 4 years ago when we moved up the hill to escape the inversion. I got my Bluetooth OBD2 port dongle to work with my Tourqe Pro app on my phone so I can clear the codes on the fly and keep retrying the REX till it starts. The process is a little finicky and the wife is...
by joeblow
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4647

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

Sounds like we may be neighbors. I am at 7000ft in Kamas, Utah. Are you in Park City? My wife works at St. Regis and after working a night shift and leaving it cold soaking in the employee parking lot on the Jordanelle side, the REX will not start sometimes. Also going to the movies and then trying ...
by joeblow
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4647

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

Fuel age is NOT an issue for me nor is ethanol as I buy ethanol free and use the REX often because we are high in the mountains and far from everything. For me, cold soaking seems to be the smoking gun.
by joeblow
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?
Replies: 38
Views: 4647

Re: New to me 15' REX Certified Pre Owned no start REX?

Well the REX hiccuped again. Would not start for my wife in very cold night sitting outside. She did not pre-condition but not sure that would have helped the REX. So she got the CEL engine light and no start, made it home but barely. Scan shows misfires on #1 and #2. After a warm night in the garag...

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