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by Mick787
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Battery maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 202

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: 139

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: 139

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: 139

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: 139

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: 3372

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: 3362

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.
by Mick787
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair

You have a very good point there tliet. However, I'm starting to think there is something about this thread that I find a bit odd. No updates from the OP since the post, which was placed on the day of joining the forum. Call me whatever, but I'm starting to wonder if this is a genuine user/owner wit...
by Mick787
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair

Slymp, can I ask, how much use did your REX get? I'm interested to know what may have caused this, excess or under use? What was the odometer reading on your i3 when it failed?
by Mick787
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair

Here in the UK the MOT, (annual ministry check), changes almost yearly. I understand that now, some warning lights constitute a failure. I imagine the failure of the REX produces a warning message. Would such a message constitute a failure? I read that the owner in the USA continued to use his REX a...

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