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by PBNB
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Some random thoughts about our i3
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

I am still unsure of how I feel about the back of the car. I saw a white i3 the other day and all I could focus on was the great big white bumper and how close the tail lights are together. I thought it looked really strange. I am not as bothered by mine with the darker grey but still find the light...
by PBNB
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: 6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?

My Chargepoint runs on a 240v 40amp circuit and consistently provides 7.2 kWh of charge to the i3. When my buddy came over and plugged in his Volt, we saw the kWh drop to 3.6 and tried to adjust his car settings to accept more but that was all the car would take. This appears to be determined by the...
by PBNB
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Metal shaving in cylinder 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4671

Re: Metal shaving in cylinder 2

There is a company that does inspect the oil, I can't remember the name but it is a company that the diesel drivers use. I expect that BMW has already discarded any oil/evidence of the failure. It is strange that this "mystery metal" issue has just come up again in another post. I think the noise di...
by PBNB
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: L2 Charger slows near end of charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: L2 Charger slows near end of charge?

My home charger does that too at around 80%, it slows from 7.2 kWh and does a pretty straight decline to 0 kWh. I can see this happening on my Chargepoint App. I think it is the car's battery management that is doing that. The charger is able to continue at a consistent output but the car takes less...
by PBNB
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying out of warranty I3
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Buying out of warranty I3

We added 3 (up to 84 months total) years to the included warranty and up to 100,000 kms. Called a Platinum Warranty This cost us $3885 CDN. We weren't too concerned about the mileage limit as the car only had 20,000 kms on it when we bought it. It is just our city hoper so the miles aren't going up ...
by PBNB
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying out of warranty I3
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Buying out of warranty I3

Newer models will give you progressively more range going from 60ah to 94ah to 120ah batteries. I like the REX as a backup just incase so I don't turn the car into a paperweight by misjudging my distance. I am sure that even if I had a 120ah battery, I would still want the REX. If all I could pick w...
by PBNB
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: anyone import a US i3 into Canada
Replies: 16
Views: 6883

Re: anyone import a US i3 into Canada

So I contacted the connectdrive people who are based in Florida. I needed to get my address changed from a Seattle address to my actual address in Vancouver. They asked for some proof of address so I sent them my extended warranty contract and they are processing this now. Then I should be able to g...
by PBNB
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: anyone import a US i3 into Canada
Replies: 16
Views: 6883

Re: anyone import a US i3 into Canada

Hi Doug, I am 2 months into getting mine completely switched over to BMW Canada. Some of my services expired in Dec and I am waiting to get those back online with BMW Canada. I still have all the connectivity, I just lost the realtime traffic updates. and the connected drive services. I can still op...
by PBNB
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying out of warranty I3
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Buying out of warranty I3

You can code the REX to run at 75% state of charge (SOC) and this will allow you to run it more often to help keep the gremlins out. Keeping ethanol blended gas out of the tank helps too. Stick with the high test non-ethanol blend. Will US BMW dealers code the SOC mod? I am pretty sure they wont ch...
by PBNB
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying out of warranty I3
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Buying out of warranty I3

You can code the REX to run at 75% state of charge (SOC) and this will allow you to run it more often to help keep the gremlins out.

Keeping ethanol blended gas out of the tank helps too. Stick with the high test non-ethanol blend.

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