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by TOEd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Scratched Hood...
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Scratched Hood...

If you search on "repairing auto paint scratches" you will find many suggested techniques. Superficial scratches (those where your finger nail does not catch) can be buffed out.
by TOEd
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vinegar smell from HVAC
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Vinegar smell from HVAC

Have you checked cabin air filter? It may need to be replaced.
by TOEd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Where to find Level 2 home charger ratings/reviews?
Replies: 9
Views: 2027

Re: Where to find Level 2 home charger ratings/reviews?

My advice is "bigger is better". Large electrical components in a bigger box is more reliable than small (delicate) components in a small box. We have two Clipper Creek evse's and a Flo/AddEnergy charger. All have been reliable over 5 years. Simple is also better than complex.
by TOEd
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Engine check light
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

Re: Engine check light

by TOEd
Fri May 29, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Save money on your brake fluid, air filters and oil change by doing it yourself!
Replies: 18
Views: 2118

Re: Save money on your brake fluid, air filters and oil change by doing it yourself!

Our driving style is as follows: we are retired so avoid driving in the rain/snow; we rarely use brakes (regenerative braking is sufficient) so braking system doesn't heat up and cool ie "breath"; car is stored in a garage (ie out of the weather).
by TOEd
Thu May 28, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Save money on your brake fluid, air filters and oil change by doing it yourself!
Replies: 18
Views: 2118

Re: Save money on your brake fluid, air filters and oil change by doing it yourself!

This topic has been discussed previously.
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by TOEd
Thu May 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Save money on your brake fluid, air filters and oil change by doing it yourself!
Replies: 18
Views: 2118

Re: Save money on your brake fluid, air filters and oil change by doing it yourself!

I have experimented with the gravity method, the two person brake pumping method and the vacuum pump method. All work ok. I prefer the two person method. We drive 20,000 to 30,000 km per year. A 3 year frequency is plenty for our style of driving. Bleeders seize after 3 years so are easily broken. W...
by TOEd
Sat May 02, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 80m commute no charger at work; REX or no REX?
Replies: 16
Views: 2578

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

In 4 years of ownership I have forgotten to plug in a couple of times. If I didn't have the REx and this was my only car I would have been stuck.
by TOEd
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 80m commute no charger at work; REX or no REX?
Replies: 16
Views: 2578

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

How long are you planning to keep this vehicle? Once the battery degrades you won't have the same range. So you may want to consider REx if you are planning on keeping vehicle over long term.
by TOEd
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: What octane rating is right for the REx: 89 or 91?
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: What octane rating is right for the REx: 89 or 91?

Likely nothing to do with octane rating. My understanding is that there are far more additives in premium gas compared to regular. Top tier gas also has more additives. Mid grade is simply a mix of the two grades. Fuel injectors keep cleaner with more additives. This is important for injectors that ...

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