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by jadnashuanh
Wed May 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can I use all the gas in rex before your electric miles
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Can I use all the gas in rex before your electric miles

You cannot engage the REx until the battery SOC is <=75%. This is to ensure that there is some 'space' to store the REx energy output. Once engaged, it tries to run at least long enough to warm up fully (about 10-minutes or so). After that, it will turn on/off and adjust RPM (and therefore output) b...
by jadnashuanh
Mon May 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Fixing a broken J1772
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Fixing a borken J1772

FWIW, a PROPERLY crimped connection can be as good and may be better in some circumstances than a soldered one. But, having worked on military equipment, the proper crimping tool with the right-sized die that has been calibrated, is not something you're likely to see outside of a production facility...
by jadnashuanh
Fri May 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Reprogramming the menu BMW i3
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Reprogramming the menu BMW i3

No idea if BMW has a Russian language menu available. If so, it may be required to be reprogrammed by a dealer if it's not available from the settings menu. As to the maps...that's a bit easier. The easiest is to have a dealer do it, but it is not all that hard to do it yourself. Depending on when a...
by jadnashuanh
Wed May 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: door compartment mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: door compartment mystery

The door pocket is indeed shaped to hold a typical water bottle.
by jadnashuanh
Wed May 16, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 2017 REx Fuel Tank size
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: 2017 REx Fuel Tank size

Fuel injected cars' fuel pumps tend to be able to provide way more volume than the injectors need, so some of it is bypassed and returns to the tank. This also filters the fuel more often and to cool things. Trying to get all of the air out of the lines can be problematic, and injectors are also lub...
by jadnashuanh
Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Lock & Unlock with Remote is unique behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 1897

Re: Lock & Unlock with Remote is unique behavior

I don't understand why people need to make their car make a noise when the vehicle locks. How about think of others who may be asleep when a vehicle horn goes off. America is bad for horns going off when they lock their cars. I entirely agree. I think it is selfish. If you have comfort access, I ne...
by jadnashuanh
Mon May 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Lock & Unlock with Remote is unique behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 1897

Re: Lock & Unlock with Remote is unique behavior

Well, maybe it's a model year or model specific, but my 2011 GT does not flash the lights or beep (I have beep turned off) if already locked when I hit the lock button on the remote. The i3 operates exactly the same way. I can hear the solenoids activate if I'm not too far away, but there is no othe...
by jadnashuanh
Sun May 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 2017 REx Fuel Tank size
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: 2017 REx Fuel Tank size

Don't know for sure. But, at least some BMWs, to preserve the fuel pump, won't actually let you run the tank dry. The pumps they tend to use rely on lubrication and cooling based on the gasoline flowing through them, and with fuel injection, the pump feeds the injectors more than they use, so some o...
by jadnashuanh
Sun May 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Is coast to coast road trip by i3 possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Is coast to coast road trip by i3 possible?

While you can use a pair of pliers to remove a nut...often, a wrench will work better. The i3 is not ideal for long-distance travel. I've never said it couldn't be used that way, but it isn't as convenient. People crossed the USA in covered wagons pulled by oxen, too. It worked...the railroad was a ...
by jadnashuanh
Sun May 13, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Measuring battery
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Measuring battery

If you have the Android or iOS app, it will show the efficiency for the last trip and the lifetime averages.

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