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by Hengus
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Software Update i3 UK charge or no charge
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Software Update i3 UK charge or no charge

Which update are you referring to? Some updates are free to download and install:

https://www.bmw.co.uk/bmw-ownership/mob ... re-updates
by Hengus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Management of Battery Life
Replies: 16
Views: 2022

Re: Management of Battery Life

That equates to over 750000 in a 120Ah i3. I am not sure that a 80% battery life equates to EOL in an EV that can do 165 - 180 UK miles at 100% battery life.
by Hengus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Management of Battery Life
Replies: 16
Views: 2022

Re: Management of Battery Life

Thanks. The UK Jury on another forum is of the opinion that owners should just charge to 100% irrespective of the starting SOC. The great unknown for me is how much of the battery headroom is being consumed through bad charging practice? This may not be enough to impact on the BMW battery warranty b...
by Hengus
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Management of Battery Life
Replies: 16
Views: 2022

Management of Battery Life

I am on my second i3. A new 120Ah BEV arrived last week. The bigger battery capacity has got me thinking about the management of battery life. With a 180 mile range (UK), I will only need to charge about once a week unless we are away visiting family or on holiday. My objective is to maintain long-t...
by Hengus
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: i3 purchase 94rex or 120 bev
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: i3 purchase 94rex or 120 bev

Just to add my few pence (cents) worth. I recently exchanged my 4 year old i3 REx 60Ah for a 120 Ah BEV. In the UK, we no longer have a REx option for the 2019 i3. Initially, I placed an order for a Kona EV which should have been delivered later this month. After sitting in a Standard Kona, I came a...
by Hengus
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your i3's reliability ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6601

Re: How is your i3's reliability ?

I have a 4 year old i3 Rex. Other than technical recalls, the only issue that I have had is a failure of the fuel flap to open. This required a replacement fuel sensor. I did take out an insured warranty, and I would do so again if I was keeping the car. I should add that the thing that has impresse...
by Hengus
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: fuel flap cover not working
Replies: 19
Views: 12065

Re: fuel flap cover not working

I couldn’t open the fuel flap on my 2015 i3 with 3 days left on my warranty. I managed to get a dealer to look at it and they replaced the fuel sensor a week later. No problems since.
by Hengus
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Getting unhappy with fuel cover
Replies: 14
Views: 12273

Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

As I posted elsewhere, I had to take my 2015 Rex in for a stuck fuel flap with two days left on the warranty. I provided the dealer with a photo of the control message and suggested that it was probably the fuel sensor. I got the usual non-committal response but about an hour later I got a call conf...
by Hengus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Extended Warranty for BMW I3 Rex
Replies: 12
Views: 12297

Re: Extended Warranty for BMW I3 Rex

An extended warranty is an insurance policy...you may never need it, but you might be happy you have it. It's a decision only you can assess the benefits to you verses the risks. Keep in mind, all insurance companies are in it for the money...they don't give stuff away for free. With that in mind, ...
by Hengus
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: fuel flap cover not working
Replies: 19
Views: 12065

Re: fuel flap cover not working

My dealer has confirmed a faulty fuel sensor is the cause of my problem. New sensor arriving tomorrow.

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