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by Mick787
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Sold the car
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Sold the car

It's time for me to leave the forum. We have sold the i3 and gone back to a 1.0 petrol driven town car in order to remove the 'cost to repair' anxiety issues we had during ownership of the i3 after the end of the manufacturers warranty. Best wishes to all and thanks for the communication and informa...
by Mick787
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Alloys paint blistering
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Alloys paint blistering

Update. I stuck to my guns and complained. After a further inspection it was deemed that the blistering paint was caused by the fitting of the TPMS valves. Having date checked the tyres etc, they agreed to provide new rims because no replacement valves had been fitted and the tyres on two of the rim...
by Mick787
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Alloys paint blistering
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Alloys paint blistering

UK user... The car is just approaching 3 years of age. Two of the 427 style alloys are starting to blister very close to the TPMS valves. Not large blisters, but it has started. When it went in for its end of warranty check yesterday, I highlighted these blisters and the dealer said it was not cover...
by Mick787
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Battery maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: Battery maintenance

I fully accept the OP mentions his car is a 120a. Ours is a 94a REX and during the lockdown, the message popped up that the REX could not/did not do its maintenance cycle and an amber warning popped up. We couldn't go out and about and the car's charge was at 95%, so I ended up taking it out for a q...
by Mick787
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Tyre valve seal

Very interesting. The guys at Costco had a tool they used, (it was obviously the item you were talking about), when asked what they were doing pointing this at the car, they said they're checking the TPMS sensor was talking to the car before they did the tyre change and they did it again afterwards,...
by Mick787
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Tyre valve seal

Further to your comment, I wonder what the life expectancy of the tyre valve is.
I assume the valve contains a battery, if so, surely it must have a life span? Does anyone know what happens when the battery starts to fail, what message can the owner expect to see on the car's display?
by Mick787
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Tyre valve seal

An interesting reply jadnashuanh, thank you. When I am next in Costco, I will mention your information to their tyre bay staff. I will let them research if the UK/Europe has the same standards as the USA. I know it is normal practise to replace a standard valve when fitting a new tyre. Even more cos...
by Mick787
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Tyre valve seal

Just something to be aware of. I recently, (6 months ago), I had a couple of tyres fitted to the rear axle of the car by Costco. The first set since the car was bought with the tyres fitted from new. Over the last couple of months the warning message came up that pressure had dropped on one of the r...
by Mick787
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Junkyard Wheel, Wrong Size! :(
Replies: 17
Views: 5468

Re: Junkyard Wheel, Wrong Size! :(

Somewhere on the forum is a thread I posted about having a spare wheel. In short, the front rims can be put on the rear but the rear rims can't go on the front. Front rims on the rear are ok as long as the tyre fitted on the rim is the correct load rating. Also check the rotation, the tyres are dire...
by Mick787
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rubber trunk mat
Replies: 12
Views: 5001

Re: Rubber trunk mat

I have found the moulded plastic come rubber boot liner from my wife's previous car, a Toyota Yaris MY 2015, fits almost perfectly. Nice lip around it to catch any spillages God forbid.

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