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by jadnashuanh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Charging problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Charging problem?

FWIW, there is a handshake that occurs when the EVSE is first attached to the car. Some (mostly older designs) don't reinitialize if there's a power dropout. It's also possible that the plug was not inserted fully and that connection was marginal/intermittent. With the non-tethered cable on many of ...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Restraint System - Consult nearest Service Center
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Restraint System - Consult nearest Service Center

In over 4-years, I've never seen that error message on my i3...it could be a sensor, or some other error. IOW, it's not a 'normal' situation.
by jadnashuanh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Charging problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Charging problem?

Just to be clear...preconditioning the cabin is not the same as setting a departure time where preconditioning is optional. A departure time conditions the batteries, preconditioning, conditions the cabin. There's a 1Kw heater used to warm the batteries, when required, that is only activated when ei...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate speed reading
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Inaccurate speed reading

I did do a quick odometer check using mile markers and the odometer readings seemed OK. How far did you drive? To show up an error, you'd have to drive a fair distance. Say it was off as a result of that 2mph difference, you'd have to drive miles to be off by even a tenth on the odometer, depending...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Ground clearence difference of 2014 bev i3
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Ground clearence difference of 2014 bev i3

Make sure that the tires are properly inflated and recheck. Also make sure that you don't have any stuff in the vehicle that could weigh down one side. BMW shop that has been certified to do collision repair on the i3 will have a diagram that shows the 'static' chassis height values...you'd need to ...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate speed reading
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Inaccurate speed reading

I've always sort of wondered if that speed reading is also affecting the odometer. It doesn't have to, as both are controlled via the computer. If so, people are being cheated because the car would reach the warranty limit earlier than reality. I guess on a longer trip on a roadway with mile markers...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Charging problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Charging problem?

Setting a departure time may be changing the scope of when things are fully charged for this reason...to precondition the batteries, they do need to often be warmed up (maybe not in the middle of summer, though). As a result of charging, they get warmed up just by the fact you're charging. It MIGHT ...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: why only 4 years/50Kmiles
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: why only 4 years/50Kmiles

Market and loss limiting. The warranty on BMWs is on the higher end of most. I don't think it is a function of not trusting the design, it's more about what (nearly) everyone else is doing. FWIW, back when Hyundai was first selling cars in the USA, they were terrible and the only way they could get ...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Sun Shield
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Sun Shield

FWIW, the BMW i3 cover is unlikely to blow away...it's hooked around each front door handle, pockets cover the mirrors, and there's a strap that goes inside the car with a ball on the end that is on the passenger side of the car. While you could cut it off, it is not going to blow off on its own. I ...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Phoenix 2014 i3 in shop for battery health check.
Replies: 15
Views: 796

Re: Phoenix 2014 i3 in shop for battery health check.

There was one software update that made the battery capacity and therefore range more accurate. NOte, though, that reprogramming the car resets your history, so it has to relearn your techniques, and the results may change over the next few days once it relearns things.

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