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by rtanov
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Rear bike carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 6133

Re: Rear bike carrier

I bought this rack: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCLAZJC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 these straps to use at the top of the tailgate instead of the standard hooks (did not want to latch at the plastic spoiler): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BT6Q6M/ref=oh_aui_detailpag...
by rtanov
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Engine check light
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Engine check light

Autozone will pull the error code for free - at least they used to - haven't been there since we got rid of all our ICE cars 5 years ago :-) The code they pull out might not be very informative but it could be a great google search starter to diagnose the problem. This could be a major or a minor pr...
by rtanov
Sun May 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Exchange front bumper i3 for a i3s model? Lower part.
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: Exchange front bumper i3 for a i3s model? Lower part.

The TIS seems to indicate no special tools required: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i01-i3s-120-hat/repair-manuals/51-body-equipment/51-11-front-bumper/1VnXgWGsJo https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i01-i3s-120-hat/repair-manuals/51-body-equipment/51-11-front-bumper/1VnXwd51jY These are supposed ...
by rtanov
Sun May 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Exchange front bumper i3 for a i3s model? Lower part.
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: Exchange front bumper i3 for a i3s model? Lower part.

You are right that the lower bumper part (referred to as bumper trim front in the parts list) seems to be the only difference. If you go through the parts list: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=8P63-USA-12-2019-I01N-BMW_i-i3s_120Ah&diagId=51_7692 it looks like that trim (item #2) and th...
by rtanov
Mon May 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New transmission required
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: New transmission required

The transmission itself is less than $1k - £6000 GBP for installed one seems way overpriced. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=1Z43-USA-09-2014-I01-BMW_i-i3_60Ah_Rex&mg=27 https://www.thebmwminipartstore.com/oem-parts/bmw-gear-assembly-27208681526 This is the only instance I remember, in m...
by rtanov
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 80m commute no charger at work; REX or no REX?
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: 80m commute no charger at work; REX or no REX?

It will be a stretch with the BEV in winter. You can get >30% range hit in winter. Besides the car would sit there for 8 hours in the cold. My wife's commute is 48 miles one way and in cold days she has to use the REX engine to make it there with pre-conditioned car (2014 REX with a bit of degraded ...
by rtanov
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: maintenance date reset
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: maintenance date reset

1. Hit the on/off button without pressing the brake (should be in accessory mode) 2. Press and hold the trip odo reset button for ~10 sec. The display will say "reset possible" 3. Quick press the trip odo button to scroll through to whatever needs resetting 4. Long press the trip odo button; it'll s...
by rtanov
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Wide Body i3
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Wide Body i3

vreihen wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:16 am
rtanov wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:59 am
Yes, I already bought my tires for that :D
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pJAUDSs4MLAMdLop9
Please tell me that isn't an old Kumho V700.....
This is one of my son's racing tires, I believe they are Pirellis.
by rtanov
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Wide Body i3
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Wide Body i3

Yes, I already bought my tires for that :D
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pJAUDSs4MLAMdLop9
by rtanov
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Maintain SOC - where (if at all) is the usage of REx stored?
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: Maintain SOC - where (if at all) is the usage of REx stored?

Based on the diagnostics data retrieved, BMW refused the warranty claim (of $13,000) because of the unauthorized code changes that allowed the REx to be started on-demand to maintain SOC. Of course, in any market other than North America, BMW could not have denied warranty coverage for the exact sa...

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