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by merkurmaniac
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Charge delay selection button near the EVSE plug
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Charge delay selection button near the EVSE plug

Put a switch or push button inside the charge door area, that you can simply toggle between "charge now" and "value charge". Having a button there would be easier and simpler than having to set it via the e-drive from the interior. Maybe have it default to "value charge" unless the "charge now" butt...
by merkurmaniac
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: buying used 2014 i3 tomorrow - need guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 5431

Re: buying used 2014 i3 tomorrow - need guidance

Also, that price, I'd say, is just "fair." Depends on where you live. I think that'd be a good price for a REX, but for the BEV, I'd think there is a lot of bargaining room left. Maybe more expensive since its a CPO. Mine was the same equipment, but a year newer, and a REX , and only 13,000 miles. I...
by merkurmaniac
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: buying used 2014 i3 tomorrow - need guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 5431

Re: buying used 2014 i3 tomorrow - need guidance

The brakes should be your last concern, IMO. They should still be fine on a regular car, but on the I3, you use "one pedal" driving so much, that after you are used to doing it, you don't touch the brake pedal much. I will be surprised if I EVER change the pads. I expect my car will be in a junkyard...
by merkurmaniac
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 is over
Replies: 50
Views: 31169

Re: i3 is over

I think about the calculus that I would do if I was buying a new EV and the dealer said... "how much battery do you want ? It's $X/mile range." If I could buy as much as I wanted, I don't think I'd buy much over 100 miles, 150 max. Especially if I had the REX. Now, without that, I still think 150 mi...
by merkurmaniac
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Selling 2017 (429) Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Re: Selling 2017 (429) Wheels

Might want to begin by updating your location. Looks like UK somewhere.
by merkurmaniac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charge door no longer locking and unable to CCS charge now
Replies: 14
Views: 9776

Charge door no longer locking and unable to CCS charge now

SO I had a problem one night where it appears my clipper creek had some issue in the middle of the night. The car didn't charge, and gave a "Charge Error, go see dealer" or somesuch. It was a real pain, as the charge door did NOT want to unlock. I rebooted the charger, started and shut off the car t...
by merkurmaniac
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charging Fault when using low cost mode
Replies: 4
Views: 4181

Re: Charging Fault when using low cost mode

Thanks for the replies. I did call them and they seemed to think it was the EVSE and not the car. I was asked to note the blinking of the LEDs next time there was a fault. Sounds just like yours. If I could clean the contractor, I'd not mind trying that as mailing the heavy thing seems like a waste....
by merkurmaniac
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charging Fault when using low cost mode
Replies: 4
Views: 4181

Charging Fault when using low cost mode

This has happened a few times now... I like to charge at night for environmental reasons. I live about 5 miles from the largest coal fired powerplant in Texas. They have to shut down their coal trains each night, as wind power is so cheap at night, that it knocks them out, price-wise. I like to char...
by merkurmaniac
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: My '15 Stormtrooper
Replies: 8
Views: 6388

Re: My '15 Stormtrooper

Pretty car, looks like its in nice shape. The white ones do look like stormtrooper helmets.

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