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by tjsean0308
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Why is the roof black?
Replies: 16
Views: 4703

Re: Why is the roof black?

The BEV does have a heat pump, which generally are more efficient in cooling. I haven't had my car in desert heat, but 100 degrees in the midwest was not a problem with the heat pump. It easily condensates the outside of the windows. That's not quite right with respect to the heat pump. The battery...
by tjsean0308
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Auxilliary Heater
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Auxilliary Heater

Am I right in saying the Aux Heating was fitted as standard to US spec cars? Just so we're using consistent terms to avoid confusion: North American BEV i3 models include the heat pump option. You can double check the heat pump installation in your car by entering your VIN in http://www.mdecoder.co...
by tjsean0308
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Why is the roof black?
Replies: 16
Views: 4703

Re: Why is the roof black?

To echo comments here. The roof is just clear coated CFRP. I'd imagine they made the choice for both a bit of weight savings (all be it very minor) and styling. I love the roof and the fact its literal cut-offs from the layup of the rest of the car. If you wanted you could wrap it in a silver or lig...
by tjsean0308
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 812

Re: Regen and creep operation?!

Funnily Tesla introduced "Creep' for the Model S to accommodate USA drivers who were used to automatics - sad but true. And our absolute favourite EV feature is regen so going back to having to brake (like a primitive ICE car) in traffic is a bummer. Indeed I'd like far stronger regen - I read that...
by tjsean0308
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: TPMS reset question/problem.
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: TPMS reset question/problem.

Well, for anyone reading this later on in life and having the same issue. Try letting the car go fully to sleep, like overnight. Then do the reset right before you head for the highway. I did some reading on newTis.org. and it said the system is looking for 9 minutes above 20 Km per hour. I feel I a...
by tjsean0308
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: DCFC Level 3 charging not reliable
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: DCFS Level 3 charging not reliable

The local Harley dealer near me just put in one of those KeyWatt by ies 24 Kw chargers in and it wouldn't charge my car either. Chargepoint was no help, and the Harley folks were adamant that it was for the general public to use, but didn't have a livewire bike to test it with yet. Same symptoms as ...
by tjsean0308
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: TPMS reset question/problem.
Replies: 1
Views: 307

TPMS reset question/problem.

DId the winter tire swap on my car today. This time the Tire Pressure reset seemed to take forever and now when it finally completed it's not showing the pressures in the iDrive. It's saying the system is active and all four wheels turned green, just no pressures, only the double dashes next to each...
by tjsean0308
Sun May 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Giga vs. Tera - Dash Material
Replies: 8
Views: 3499

Re: Giga vs. Tera - Dash Material

While we are talking about interior fit and finish. Are there any other differences in the worlds beyond materials? I read on the worldwide FB page that the Deka doesn't have any of the courtesy lights under the dash or in the back seats. I like the aesthetic of the dark cloth with the blue accent b...

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