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by TOEd
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: AC Condenser Protection - A How To
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: AC Condenser Protection - A How To

Just completed this project. Used black plastic eavestrough screen with 1/4 inch openings. Thank you MKH for the suggestion. Removing frunk did not provide access. So used vacuum cleaner and small tube to suck out leaves/bugs through front grill. Used 6 black zip ties to hold everything in place. Fo...
by TOEd
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: Air conditioning failed

Why not sell it to a Canadian or someone else who doesn't need a/c for most of the year? Our a/c rarely runs, even during L3 charging. We are in Toronto Canada.
by TOEd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Brake fluid replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Brake fluid replacement

In my experience the 2 year interval recommended by the dealer for our ev is a waste. In the old days we never changed brake fluid. It was only flushed during a brake job. To this day many older guys refuse to do this preventive work. https://bottomlineinc.com/life/car-main ... d-of-flush Corrosion ...
by TOEd
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: extended road trip
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: extended road trip

We have a 2015 i3 REx. Several long trips where battery was at minimum levels for days. No worries. No problems detected. Go for it.
by TOEd
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Remote
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: i3 Remote

We have the same problem. Wasted half a day talking to dealer and other BMW corporate people. Finally told to send them a screenshot of error message. Got the following response: Good Afternoon, At this moment we are experiencing an issue with My BMW Remote App where users are not able to login or c...
by TOEd
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: CEL Returning
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

Re: CEL Returning

Did you try cleaning the fuel cap gasket? This often will fix cel.
by TOEd
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Long Distance (400 miles) Rex Driving? Do I need to baby it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5591

Re: Long Distance (400 miles) Rex Driving? Do I need to baby it?

We have driven extensively on REx. Speed is a factor but so is use of heater and driving up a long incline. Although you don't need to baby REx for mechanical reasons imho, it only puts out so much power. So be prepared for reduced power under heavy loads. Also be aware that last 10 km (6 miles) ind...
by TOEd
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: fuel flap cover not working
Replies: 19
Views: 12062

Re: fuel flap cover not working

Dealer fixed our fuel flap under warranty last week. It had stopped working and threw a code. Even emergency pull cord stopped working. Dealer called it a recall. 2015 REx.
by TOEd
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Have you put your home charging station on plugshare?
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

Re: Have you put your home charging station on plugshare?

We were on Plugshare for a year. Even installed a special box to house plug. Nobody came to charge. So we deleted our location. People appear very reluctant to charge at a private residence. Probably because there is nothing to do while charging.
by TOEd
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Looking for an used i3, but am scared of the tire reliability...HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 4597

Re: Looking for an used i3, but am scared of the tire reliability...HELP!

After two and a half years and 50,000 km on 19 inch rims our 2015 has had zero flats. Lots of tread left. Drive around potholes in Toronto Canada. Keep a patch kit and fix a flat tire goo in frunk but have never used it. Also keep a scissor jack, lug wrench and wood spacers in frunk. Tires take abou...

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