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by jadnashuanh
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New to the i3 and new to EV's
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: New to the i3 and new to EV's

The Leaf had and I think still has problems with high temperatures as they continue to use an air cooled system for their batteries. The i3 uses liquid cooling (the a/c compressor cools the fluid), and, from what I've heard, isn't anywhere near as susceptible. Most of the EVs now are using liquid co...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: NEWBIE REX ACTIVATION QUESTION
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: NEWBIE REX ACTIVATION QUESTION

The only issue is if the battery SOC gets below about 4% and you're pushing things, like trying to haul ass, or climb a long grade...at some point, as the SOC keeps going down, eventually, the car will start shutting down system. But, as was said, on the level, the car can maintain the SOC at speeds...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New to the i3 and new to EV's
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: New to the i3 and new to EV's

Depending on where you live and how cold it gets, the original (up through 2016) model's battery may be pushing it for 50-miles if it is high speed, super cold, or there's a bunch of steep grades to climb. EVs don't work as well (range wise) when it's cold out...partly because the battery won't disc...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Conflicting listing info on 2017 BEV
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Conflicting listing info on 2017 BEV

I don't see BMW doing a battery swap unless the thing failed...the initial 2017 MY vehicles built, and I don't know how many made it to the USA, had the smaller battery pack.
by jadnashuanh
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Need hand holding on 2015 Rex Fuel Tank capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 2849

Re: Need hand holding on 2015 Rex Fuel Tank capacity

FWIW, changing that value doesn't do anything physically...it tells the computer that it can use more of the fuel that's already in the tank. The computer will shut the REx off when the sensor says empty...not because it really is. Changing the programming tells the computer it can use more and resc...
by jadnashuanh
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Am I reading this range display correctly?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Am I reading this range display correctly?

Based on the previous 18-miles or so of use, yes. Now, the car could have been sitting with the a/c cranked up to high and not moving while someone played with the car, or, they did a bunch of max acceleration tests, or, they played at an autocross, all of which would skew the 'normal' operation. Th...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Part number needed for rear drivers side wheel hub
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Part number needed for rear drivers side wheel hub

Check http://www.realoem.com for parts breakdown. Your dealer should be able to look up and give you the required part number for your vehicle even if you don't want to buy it from them. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=1Z43-USA-06-2015-I01-BMW_i-i3_60Ah_Rex&diagId=33_1734 3120687444...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Bimmercode and changing when the Rex comes on.
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Bimmercode and changing when the Rex comes on.

The maximum value that can enable the REx to turn on is 75% (4B in hex) as implemented most places in the world.

I'm not sure if the automatic turn-on point can be adjusted, but the manual point can, and that max is the 75% indicated above.
by jadnashuanh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Comfort Access - car hesitates
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

Re: Comfort Access - car hesitates

The battery in the fob is used every time you get into the car whether you use or even have comfort access. The fob interacts with the car to enable you to start it. If you have comfort access, it is enabled by the field generator when it is close enough to the car. When the battery is getting low, ...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Bimmercode options to enhance safety
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Bimmercode options to enhance safety

I really don't understand why BMW doesn't just make the switch with rear fog lights standard across the line. The cable harness is identical, and the lights are already in the rear panel. To function, with the right switch, it's just a software setup thing. I don't know why they required a software ...

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