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by i3Houston
Sun May 24, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: How often long should I run Rex?
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Re: How often long should I run Rex?

I picked six months without any scientific facts. Is six months a good interval? I had issues with rex, dealership asked to run it once a month long enough that gas is recycled within 3 months. I have been practicing that for a year so far no issue except there is that feeling of guilt for pollutin...
by i3Houston
Wed May 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 54
Views: 22908

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

bitttersweet. There were folks reporting last year that a previous version of ISTA allowed to affect the kap. wonder if this is what they did? I would keep checking to see if the kap stays the same. Luckily battery is warranted for 10 years right or is it 8? Couple more years in later case. I read ...
by i3Houston
Wed May 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 54
Views: 22908

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Just spoke with the shop foreman - My car got a software update. Supposedly it's like your iphone.. the dealer updates it, but even they are in the dark as to what is in the update. So I guess it really is magic that batt kappa max used to say 13.2 and now it says 16.2. Seems shady to me. Imagine y...
by i3Houston
Wed May 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 54
Views: 22908

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

New user here. Love my 14 REX, aside from this battery degradation thing. Here's my story: I got my car around this time last year. I'd get around 75 miles of range on battery-only power for the first 7-8 months of ownership. Then I never got more than 65 miles. Chalked it up to cooler temps in the...
by i3Houston
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: How often long should I run Rex?
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Re: How often long should I run Rex?

I picked six months without any scientific facts. Is six months a good interval? I had issues with rex, dealership asked to run it once a month long enough that gas is recycled within 3 months. I have been practicing that for a year so far no issue except there is that feeling of guilt for polluting!
by i3Houston
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Getting unhappy with fuel cover
Replies: 18
Views: 15210

Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Had the same issue but it was replaced under warranty. A month later BMW sent a letter stating the warranty on FUEL SENSOR is extended to 10 years.

This is such a common problem, BMW should address it at no cost, maybe check with them before taking the DIY route!
by i3Houston
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: White Roof with pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: White Roof with pictures

Like it better than OEM. Can frunk and rear glass colored as well.
by i3Houston
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Car doesn't switch over to REX.
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Car doesn't switch over to REX.

Its best to hack just the range extender option, its pretty easy cost about $50 for both app and dongle.

On longer or unknown journeys i often kick Rex around 30% or higher so if it fails there is some juice to left to develop plan B
by i3Houston
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 105
Views: 16902

Re: Air conditioning failed

There are thousands of i3 drivers in this forum and in the i3 Worldwide Facebook group, yet only a tiny percentage of these drivers have posted about A/C compressor failures. If this were a really common problem, these groups would have far more posts about this problem. It may be specific to early...

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