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by alohart
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 Motor Mounts, switch to Aluminum?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: i3 Motor Mounts, switch to Aluminum?

Wow, that would mean almost all 2015's have the plastic motor mounts. Probably all 2015's have the reinforced nylon/plastic/non-metal/whatever motor mount. However, since a stronger mounting bolt and modified traction control software were installed, the number of broken bolt/mount reports has plum...
by alohart
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 Motor Mounts, switch to Aluminum?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: i3 Motor Mounts, switch to Aluminum?

The Realoem site shows this:

Mount for electric motor

22116793377

From: 09/02/2013 To: 11/28/2015 (ENDED)

Superseded by:

22116878935 (11/27/2015 — ), Exchangeable retrospectively
by alohart
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Pre 2018 option packages $20k>
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Pre 2018 option packages $20k>

I was just curious, is the older i3 quicker than the 2017 and up? When you compare equals- non Rex and Non Rex and Rex and Rex A lighter battery pack partially explains why the 60 Ah models are the quickest: 60 Ah: ~233 kg (~514 lb) 94 Ah: ~256 kg (~564 lb) 120 Ah: ~273 kg (~602 lb) In addition, at...
by alohart
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: can I order i3 without exterior sound? and no "Park assist package" on a i3s?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: BMW i3s cannot have "Park assist package"?

The i3S front fender flares would cover the ultrasonic sensors used for park assist, so the Park Assist package isn't offered on the i3S. In the U.S., a reversing camera is required on all vehicles manufactured starting with a certain model year (2018?), so the reversing camera isn't included in the...
by alohart
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Newbie

I assume regional grid demands vary by climate, and supply is affected by factors such as solar and wind co-generation. Indeed! Probably because of so much rooftop PV here, my low-demand rates that are ~12¢/kWh less than the mid-demand rate occur 9 am - 5 pm. Mid-demand rates are 10 pm - 9 am. High...
by alohart
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Newbie

Thanks for the quick reply but how would you even use your key to get in if the FOB's battery is low?? I thought I saw an opening underneath the door handle?? The car displays a warning on the instrument panel when it detects a weak fob battery. Unfortunately, the warning, like so many of them, is ...
by alohart
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: White Roof
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: White Roof

Paint or vinyl wrap? I’ve been wanting to do something like this for 5 years. However, a white top would make our Arravani Gray i3 a 3-tone car which would not improve its appearance :) I investigated wrapping the roof with chrome mirror vinyl even though all installers and even the manufacturer war...
by alohart
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: ConnectedDrive
Replies: 86
Views: 5389

Re: ConnectedDrive

I am happy to report that I pulled Fuse 115 and allowed the cellular modem to reboot. Now, all remote app functions are WORKING, including the ones that previously were not functioning for me. Congratulations! It seems that the software running on the Telematic Communications box is buggy and can g...
by alohart
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Auxilliary Heater
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Auxilliary Heater

Just on that last point, where I live the temperature is generally in the 5-15 degree centigrade range. My understanding is that this is a good range for heat pump efficiency - not too cold and not too hot. Am I correct? I've read in the BMW Training Manual series that the heat pump is used for cab...
by alohart
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New member, charging question.
Replies: 17
Views: 5310

Re: New member, charging question.

Major mistake with BMW only allowing the owner to use 1200 watts to charge. Of course, that's only in countries with 120 V residential branch circuits like in North America. 2014 North American Occasional Use Cables (OUC) were 1440 W devices. Starting in 2015, the maximum OUC charging power is 1200...

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