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by rtanov
Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Resonant hum
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Resonant hum

The brakes sound very different if the car has sat for a few days and the rotors have accumulated some rust on the surface. When the pads scrape that rust the sound is very different and much louder. So, it still could be (could be) the regen activating the brakes after the car has sat and the rotor...
by rtanov
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2019 i3s REX tires
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: 2019 i3s REX tires

Your wheels must be 20x5.5 front, 20x6.0 rear if I'm not mistaken. At that the front tires will fit on the rear wheels as they are within the width range specs: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Ecopia+EP500&partnum=755QR0EP500XL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1...
by rtanov
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store
Replies: 42
Views: 5448

Re: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store

After I complained about being able to use the 10-year ConnectedDrive services subscriptions that were included in the purchase price of our 2014 i3 for less than 8 years due to BMW not providing a reasonable upgrade path to a 4G telematics module, I received this boiler-plate reply: "Due to a phas...
by rtanov
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: anyone tried eco contact 6 tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: anyone tried eco contact 6 tyres

These don't seem to be available in the correct sizes to fit the i3 here in the US.
by rtanov
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New to me but no heated seats?
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: New to me but no heated seats?

Sorry, here is the correct vin. wby1z4c54ev274366 At the outside left and right of the console there are blanks rather than seat heater buttons. What vin decoder are you using? Is this a possible retrofit? Otherwise, what a fun car. All the reviews I read and it seems like nobody mentions the exten...
by rtanov
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New to me but no heated seats?
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: New to me but no heated seats?

It wasn't ordered, must have been a South car. BTW you have one digit missing in the VIN.
http://bimmer.work/vin/v75f2e7749082a3b ... 3a9264f86/
THis will be the heated seats option and you don't have it:
494 Seat Heating F Driver/front Passenger
by rtanov
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles
Replies: 22
Views: 1832

Re: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles

As everybody else says with a HSC coded car this will be easy. However, if the car is not coded or you decide to let the ReX automatically kick in at ~6% this would be very risky. The ReX cannot consistently keep up with the battery discharge at highway speeds so the SOC can go down for some periods...
by rtanov
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store
Replies: 42
Views: 5448

Re: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store

Basically BMW is saying that if you have a 3g equipped car, after February 2022 your 'connected' car will no longer be connected to anything because BMW is not going to spend the money to put an upgrade program in place. Can they do that? I've signed a contract to buy their car and certain services...
by rtanov
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?
Replies: 49
Views: 11931

Re: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?

Here is a question: My Remote & eDrive services are subscribed (included with the initial purchase) until late 2024. I know this was the case for all MY2014 US i3's. I think they later changed that - I have a friend with MY2016 whose Remote service just expired. If AT&T stops 3G next year how will B...

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