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by rockyhora
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

bwilson4web wrote:
rockyhora wrote:For 2014 owners, how many miles on electric are you averaging? . . .

Where is this car? I'd like to take a look at it.

Bob Wilson


Bob, I am in Orange County, CA.
by rockyhora
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

I have to say that the 3.8m/kwh figure for a careful driving is rather low. When I had a REX I averaged 4.1 year around, and I live in MD with a relatively cold winter. I wonder if I am just heavy footed. In my Fiat, I averaged 3 mi/kWh and would really try hard to get past 4 while my father could ...
by rockyhora
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

I will do more thorough testing now that I have the car back. Hopefully their charging and discharging will have helped.

Also, I dont think they waived the $300+ fee but Carmax is paying it and not me. I will have to put another post on this but Carmax has been amazing experience for used car.
by rockyhora
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

Update on the tests. The BMW dealer came back with 85% capacity. I asked what their methodology was and they said: "We use our diagnostic computer to completely drain the high voltage battery and recharge it several times to replicate your normal daily routine. It passed all of our tests."...
by rockyhora
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

BMW finally agreed to do a battery capacity test for $300+ but the service advisor warned me that they have done tons of these tests and a very small percentage really have an issue. The big challenge here is that there doesn't seem to be an understanding of the capacity warranty by the service advi...
by rockyhora
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

Good idea. I just put request for them to do a full battery capacity test and check for degradation and that this is a battery warranty claim. Hopefully they will do something more than the previous test.
by rockyhora
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

Good points but I am comparing the drives to what I did with my Fiat 500e. This is very flat driving in a big suburbia with minimal traffic. Also, I did a couple freeway tests holding an even speed the whole time and got very similar range. I am yet to beat 45 miles. The battery kappa says 14.2. The...
by rockyhora
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Water swishing sounds lots of it
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Water swishing sounds lots of it

There is a fix that is detailed in this thread: http://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4942 I had the same problem and CarMax sent to BMW to drill the holes to fix it. However BMW said that it wasn't due to the holes but because the car had an aftermarket windshield that was allowing water to ...
by rockyhora
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

For 2014 owners, how many miles on electric are you averaging? I am getting 40-43 miles before the generator kicks in. On my last full charge experiment, I reset everything, did a DC full charge, and drove extra carefully. The onboard computer showed 3.8 mi/kWh with an average of 21.7 miles when the...
by rockyhora
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Help decide between 2014 vs 2016 Used i3
Replies: 20
Views: 1758

Re: Help decide between 2014 vs 2016 Used i3

Thank you all for the help! The decision was made for me as the dealer stopped holding the 2016 white CPO i3 and sold it :roll:

I picked up the 2014 Orange i3 and it really is a nice car! Glad to be part of this i3 club :)

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