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by flyboy320
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Battery maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Battery maintenance

The closer you can keep the battery at 50% when not in use, the better it is for it in the long run, it's the way Li-ion batteries are.
by flyboy320
Thu May 28, 2020 12:06 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: 1304

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

FWIW, I bought a pressure bleeder from ECS Tuning awhile ago, but the cap they provide for my two BMWs would not make a good seal, and when the tank was pressurized, it leaked all out and on the vehicle...I do not know if they've changed the design. The bottle itself holds pressure fine, but it's t...
by flyboy320
Thu May 28, 2020 7:47 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: 1304

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

Sorry I meant specifically in relation to the i3 but I understand what you’re saying. I do test the ABS as a matter of course after working on the brakes. That “actuates” them. Good enough for me (especially on a 3 year-old car). Here are few links for the procedure. The first is the i3, and the ot...
by flyboy320
Sat May 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New transmission required
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: New transmission required

I think a transmission failure in the i3 is very rare, I wonder if it was the transmission mounting bolts or the the transmission bracket that broke, that's much more common?
by flyboy320
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead Battery and other problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7192

Re: Dead Battery and other problems

Turns out the new battery has to be registerd with the car. I have no idea why this is necessary. So, now I have to make a trip to the dealer so they can tell the car a new battery is in there. Don't know what they will charge, but my expectation is that it will be way more that I think it is worth...
by flyboy320
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)
Replies: 18
Views: 2673

Re: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)

I have open in facebook a post and it get delete by a admin..... but i have found an other client with the same issue..... please please help us to check your car and take photos and send or post to create a list and push BMW to fix this... If you have the plastic mount, BMW will not proactively ch...
by flyboy320
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)
Replies: 18
Views: 2673

Re: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)

I don't recall reading of any plastic mount breaking, just the mount bolt. When the bolt breaks, the motor can thrash around causing serious damage, maybe even breaking the mount itself which might have happened in this case. Several cases of the stronger bolt breaking have been reported. When this...
by flyboy320
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)
Replies: 18
Views: 2673

Re: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)

Thanks flyboy320, i Will search for some issues like this on this facebook group to have all can I get and check to BMW to try to get a global fix for this issues to all bmw i3... The Facebook group is s great resource but it is a private group so just be patient when you request to Join, I think i...
by flyboy320
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)
Replies: 18
Views: 2673

Re: bmw i3 motor mount it broke ( 2016 and no REX)

There have been many reports of this on the BMW i3 Worldwide facebook group. The plastic mounts were breaking so there is/was a service campaign to replace the bolts with stronger ones. That didn't completely fix the issue, so they then went to aluminum mounts with larger bolts. There is also a soft...
by flyboy320
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heated seat switches off
Replies: 10
Views: 2046

Re: Heated seat switches off

If you want to do this DIY, this video may help;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgL37CQNcWc&list=

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