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by PBNB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: USED i3 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: USED i3 questions

I turned on my AM radio with Bimmercode and it is just as noisy as my other ICE's.

There are a few channels on the AM band that have news and local sports that I am listen to.

Bimmercode will also help with lots of other tweaks to the initial setup from the factory.
by PBNB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New to the i3 and new to EV's
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: New to the i3 and new to EV's

Art, did you consider getting an i3 with seat heaters and then unplugging them? Not really. My goal was to lower my purchase price as much as possible. The MSRP for the heated seats and battery pack option was ~$500. No reason to pay for a useless option. I would have thought that all the seats wou...
by PBNB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: North American used i3 price development
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: North American used i3 price development

Hi Ben, There are hundreds of used ones in Vancouver. The dealerships are bringing them up by the truckload. Not the BMW stores but more of the Honda and Kia stores for some strange reason. Our gas is just under $1.60 per litre so these lower price EV's are getting alot of attention. There are a few...
by PBNB
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New to the i3 and new to EV's
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: New to the i3 and new to EV's

In Honolulu the seat heaters are worthless, and I can see why you went to great lengths to get one without them. When I commented about how difficult it was to find an i3 without the heated seat and battery pack option at BMW of Honolulu, my salesman told me that customers loved heated seats becaus...
by PBNB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: iRemote app not working ?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: iRemote app not working ?

Mine seems to start but wont let me sign in. Just takes me to the upgrade to connected drive page. This seems to have happened about a week ago.
by PBNB
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Clonking Front Suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 3119

Re: Clonking Front Suspension

Looks like the coupler has worn out. It is a simple U-joint type of part. They can wear out quickly or last for ever. All depends on how good the manufacturer of the part is. The part runs for about $150 USD and the dealership should be able to install it so it is properly torqued and aligned. Coupl...
by PBNB
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Bimmercode options to enhance safety
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Bimmercode options to enhance safety

I have my rear parking lights come on all the time. I also turned up my front DRL's to 100%. I would love to have some fog lights as well but the holes that should house the fog lights are busy with the high beams and tun signals.

The newer front bumper looks like they finally got it right!
by PBNB
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Turbine wheel tyre choices and sizing
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Turbine wheel tyre choices and sizing

I have a set of winters wheels with Bridgestone 155/70 R 19 tires that I recently purchased. I looked for the 175's but nothing is coming up other than the 155's in the Bridgestone line in 19" in all season and winter sizes.

I find these 19's are quite skinny compared to my 20" summer tires.
by PBNB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: My Arrivani Gray i3 REX
Replies: 6
Views: 5083

Re: My Arrivani Gray i3 REX

I expect that the OP leased the car 30 months ago and probably has returned it or is just about to.

Here is a shot of mine (sorry for the large size):

http://pics.tdiclub.com/showfull.php?photo=130491
by PBNB
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Motor defect
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Motor defect

I did hear of another motor failing several months ago. Poster said that the noise got louder and louder until it couldn't be ignored. I am not too sure about the details but it seamed that the dealership didn't want to do anything until the noise was unbearable.

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