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by jadnashuanh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW I3 to a Subaru Sti
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: BMW I3 to a Subaru Sti

If you don't have winter tires on your i3, pick up a full set of Nokian R3 winter tires...it may change your mind.
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Drivetrain error - no warranty
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

MINIvagg wrote:I suppose that all i3 have 100.000km or 10 year warranty.
Why BMW does not repair it for free?


You suppose wrong. The warranty does vary by market, but I've not heard of any BMW one that made it to 10-years except for rust.
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: I3 eventually
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: I3 eventually

The BMW V8 engine had issues and there was a lawsuit that gave many people some relief that was decided late last year. But, that's one engine out of many that they make. My 535GT with their I-6 has been quite reliable. I really do like my i3, and because I use it for running around town, the origin...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Car started with limited power
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Car started with limited power

When the batteries are cold or hot, the computer can limit the power available. Driving the car will warm them some as they discharge. It takes the REx about 10-minutes to warm up enough to then be able to produce full power. Until that time, it's not going to rev very high which means that it can't...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Future owner complete newbie needs pre-purchase info.
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: Future owner complete newbie needs pre-purchase info.

All REx versions and everything except the base vehicle have staggered wheel sets.
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 156
Views: 74478

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

FWIW, on my BMW ICE, PepBoys will change and reprogram a new battery for $35. They'll change a battery for free. When I changed my battery in my ICE, it's just that they didn't have quite the battery I wanted, so I ended up buying the battery from the dealer (had the best parts price) and did it mys...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 vs the Nissan Note e power
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: i3 vs the Nissan Note e power

Some of that is based on the size of the engine involved. To get much power from a small engine, you tend to have to run it faster, which tends to be less efficient. WHen you can run it through a transmission to keep the rpms at closer to optimum, you can improve the efficiency. SO, it's a tradeoff....
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 vs the Nissan Note e power
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: i3 vs the Nissan Note e power

Why do you feel the conversion losses on a serial hybrid are so bad? The engine can be run at a steady speed and it doesn't add to the gearing losses you'd experience with a required transmission to make it work when powering the wheels directly. If the method was do bad, why are diesel electric tra...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and front wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Regen and front wheels

The car will use the friction brakes if the battery is full and regen could start to overcharge the batteries. In practice, I've only noticed it a few times in my 4+ years of driving mine. As noted, to me at least, it's fairly evident when the friction brakes are applied verses the regen slowing the...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying BMW i3 Bev 60ah
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Buying BMW i3 Bev 60ah

The wheels are forged aluminum. They should clean up if stained. I'd be surprised if it was rust, more likely brake dust. The battery number will vary based on the temperature and how it was recently driven somewhat. That number probably isn't an issue. Even under worst case scenario, the car should...

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