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by Srivenkat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BEV vs REX
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: BEV vs REX

Also, for Snow tires, tirerack lists only one size (155/70R19 84Q) while for all-seasons, the rear tire size is different (175/60R19 86Q). Does one use the same tire on both fron/back for the snow tires?
by Srivenkat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BEV vs REX
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: BEV vs REX

Thanks for the suggestion. I am also wondering what the typical maintenance costs are for the BEV (apart from Tires). How frequently the brake fluid needs to be replaced. Any other maintenance items? In regard to tires, I see the BEV has different sized tires for the front and back. Did earlier BEVs...
by Srivenkat
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BEV vs REX
Replies: 7
Views: 146

BEV vs REX

Hi All, I am seriously looking at the i3 now that we need an additional car. The BEV would fit our needs for a city car, but aside from the range anxiety, the REX seems to offer the advantage of being able to use the car in town at slower speeds, should the battery life fall, say to a 10 mile range,...
by Srivenkat
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Kept the BMW i3-REx and sold the Prius Prime Plus
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Kept the BMW i3-REx and sold the Prius Prime Plus

Looks like you are happy with the i3. Any issues with the REX engine that you have had to deal with beyond those fixed under warranty? How expensive is the maintenance for REX outside of warranty? I am leaning toward getting a REX but am concerned about costly issues cropping up beyond warranty.

TIA.
by Srivenkat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Make REX engine an installable module
Replies: 3
Views: 5531

Re: Make REX engine an installable module

I have recently seen a report where someone made a battery trailer to hookup the car to, for long distance travel. Not sure why this isn't happening on a large scale, for long distance travel, where trailers with batteries (or Gas generators) can be rented out and swapped out for those that have bee...
by Srivenkat
Mon May 07, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: 33 Years of BMW...
Replies: 14
Views: 5004

Re: 33 Years of BMW...

Looks nice. It surprises me that the i3 always looks more substantial (bigger) in photos and videos than in reality (the 2 times I have looked at one so far). The frunk also appears in photos to protrude more than in reality, to my eyes anyway. Planning to test drive one in a few days.
by Srivenkat
Sun May 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: To Those Doing Their Own OIl Changes...
Replies: 10
Views: 8329

Re: To Those Doing Their Own OIl Changes...

TOEd wrote:Our car is just over two years old with around 45,000 km. About a third of that distance was done on the REx. Dealer changed oil and filter twice based on Condition Based Service.
By "Condition Based Service" I am curious if the system prompted or if the dealer looked at the miles.
by Srivenkat
Sun May 06, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: To Those Doing Their Own OIl Changes...
Replies: 10
Views: 8329

Re: To Those Doing Their Own OIl Changes...

... 1 micron is going to increase backpressure (and reduce flowrate) compared media designed to filter to, for example, 20 microns. If backpressure increases above a predetermined value ... Thanks for the info. I wonder how one is to make sure that the flow rate provided by non-standard filters mee...
by Srivenkat
Sun May 06, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: To Those Doing Their Own OIl Changes...
Replies: 10
Views: 8329

Re: To Those Doing Their Own OIl Changes...

Just curious. Is the oil flow rate the same regardless of the length of the filter? I guess a longer filter will also mean more oil to be added?
by Srivenkat
Fri May 04, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Doug DeMouro reviews the i3 Rex
Replies: 18
Views: 5788

Re: Doug DeMouro reviews the i3 Rex

BMW didn't set the MSRP right. Its advanced aluminum frame, CFRP passenger cell, and thermoplastic exterior panels as well as complex fully-independent rear suspension make the i3 considerably more expensive to build than the typical steel EV with a crude twist-beam rear suspension. Most car buyers...

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