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by GuyD
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Things I Dislike About My i3
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: Things I Dislike About My i3

Thanks for the input. We've had the alignment, tyre pressures etc checked by BMW so maybe the suggestion that it is a faulty damper that hasn't been picked up is a sensible option - I'll get them checked. The car has though been like this from when we got it with only 3 000 kms on it and as I'd read...
by GuyD
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Things I Dislike About My i3
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: Things I Dislike About My i3

Hello all, Haven't been on this site since we bought the car and needed advice. Have now had our 2017 i3 for nearly 3 years (ex-demo) and 50 000kms. Generally we love driving it for all the EV reasons, especially my wife as it covers up the things that irritate her about ICE/manual cars. Personally ...
by GuyD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: What's the least and most range per full charge 60ah,94ah,120ah
Replies: 13
Views: 4791

Re: What's the least and most range per full charge 60ah,94ah,120ah

Having now done over 20k miles in 18 months in a variety of conditions, my experience is as follows. Bare in mind that we live in a very benign climate - seldom less than 8deg C and only over 30 deg C occasionally so normally late teens/early 20s. We have a 2018 94Ahr model. We get around 200kms/125...
by GuyD
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5109

Re: Regen and creep operation?!

Sorry about the double posting - dunno how that happened!
by GuyD
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5109

Re: Regen and creep operation?!

Just a thought , could there be an issue with the pedal position sensing mechanism and/or electronics ? Hi, That's exactly what I'm thinking...… Today the creep came and went (all this is on smooth roads at low speeds and in a straight line!) It is very slight and not an issue as such but it is occ...
by GuyD
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5109

Re: Regen and creep operation?!

Just a thought , could there be an issue with the pedal position sensing mechanism and/or electronics ? Hi, That's exactly what I'm thinking...… Today the creep came and went (all this is on smooth roads at low speeds and in a straight line!) It is very slight and not an issue as such but it is occ...
by GuyD
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5109

Re: Regen and creep operation?!

I always keep the tires at 2.4bar front and 2.9 bar at the rear as advised by the BMW agent. Tires new at rear, still good at the front. What is the expected tire life? I got just over 30k km on the rears and then they were done. Fronts on 33k kms and still good - 60-70% wear I'd guess. Returning to...
by GuyD
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5109

Re: Regen and creep operation?!

That is an interesting thought re the loose suspension but I have just had the alignment done so surely they would have picked up a loose/damaged suspension part? On the other hand since the alignment I have noticed an improvement in the steering but the car seems more sensitive to winds and road ca...
by GuyD
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5109

Re: Regen and creep operation?!

Thanks Mark for the input. No it usually happens in traffic on smooth roads! I have noticed that if I lift off and slow on regen on a gravel road and there is any 'irregularity' , the rear wheels momentarily lock up or skid and then the regen licks out. The fact that it also creeps and thumps into d...
by GuyD
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Regen and creep operation?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5109

Regen and creep operation?!

We have now had our i3 for well over a year and are generally very happy with it - it is now our 'go-to' car and the ICE cars languish in the garage. Charged from solar so we notice the savings! The steering is much improved since we had the tracking/alignment done by BMW (rather than a tyre fitment...

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