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by I33t
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How much has your electric bill increased?
Replies: 15
Views: 3214

Re: How much has your electric bill increased?

We added large solar panels on the house in 2011 before we had the i3. The solar panels has saved the cost of installing the panels for years ago, and it costs nothing to run the house and the i3 EV Rarely takes the i3 to charge it anywhere else other than at our own house. So the only cost of runni...
by I33t
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 111
Views: 25296

Re: Air conditioning failed

Alan said the cost of repairing the AC for Total repair estimate was over $21,000 I reckon, if the filter is installed and second parts from a wrecked i3 it would run. Have the filter checked in a few weeks to see if there is parts in the filter. That would keep the i3 running, and keep it without p...
by I33t
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 111
Views: 25296

Re: Air conditioning failed

Flush the system and replace the compressor, condenser, and orifice tubes, and in a few weeks, the compressor will fail again, due to the metal contamination still in the system damaging the new compressor. Couldn't they add a filter to prevent any remaining metal containments before it runs into t...
by I33t
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 111
Views: 25296

Re: Air conditioning failed

would you be able to get the parts from one of previously crashed i3 - Would that work? Don't think parts are the problem. The AC system runs through the entire battery pack - as it cools it during charging. Labor is the issue - to replace the entire AC system, the car pretty much needs to be disma...
by I33t
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 111
Views: 25296

Re: Air conditioning failed

If the BMW isn't go to cheap replace the problem, would you be able to get the parts from one of previously crashed i3?
The second parts should be able from damaged i3's in the US.

Would that work?
by I33t
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My BMW i3 Saved My Life
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: My BMW i3 Saved My Life

AndrewDebbie wrote:The truck is in an HOV/Express lane.
Sorry, don't know what the HOV/Express lane is?

Should the I3 owner should have moved to the right side of the car in front of them? Looks like the truck was running fast on the video!
by I33t
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Why here AND Facebook? Divided we fall
Replies: 9
Views: 3860

Re: Why here AND Facebook? Divided we fall

Photos work here, but using a different url to send the photos. It costs the owners more if they have a lot of images stored at their site, and we don't have to pay to use this site.

Happy Christmas!

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by I33t
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: i3 purchase 94rex or 120 bev
Replies: 11
Views: 4432

Re: i3 purchase 94rex or 120 bev

Well, decide the distances you use. If the 120 is way enough then I’d wait for the 120. Much better than an electric vehicle with an extra petrol charger. Petrol charger i3 needs more maintenance and not as reliable compared to a 100% electric vehicle. Mine is the original i3 2014 and only has the b...
by I33t
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Final service visit of our maintenance plan
Replies: 10
Views: 4453

Re: Final service visit of our maintenance plan

Yep, the BMW dealers want maintenance $$ for the EV i3. We've paid relatively expensive each year for maintenance. Brake fluids and not much else. The dealer even stopped updating the computer system even when I asked about it. Cabin filter done last year. Given that our EV BMW has been 100% reliabl...
by I33t
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Why does Hyundai have a better MPGe?
Replies: 21
Views: 8129

Re: Why does Hyundai have a better MPGe?

Our 2014 i3 EV has over the time 13kWh/100km That includes driving up the hill to the house 300m height from the city. This is 4.8m/kWh in Freedom units. I guess you don't use the heat much? Guess use less heat and cooling than most others, also don't spend much time at high speed, only a couple of...

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