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by PBNB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Most... expensive... flat... ever!
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Most... expensive... flat... ever!

I recently had a low tire warning pop up and I was able to turn around and take the car back without damaging the tire. It turned out to be a screw in the tread. After work, I took the wheel off and went to the tire shop and had it patched. it was 30 minutes and $25 bucks to fix. If I had gone a lit...
by PBNB
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Paint Back of i3 Black?
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Paint Back of i3 Black?

This was done a while ago but a quite google search will reveal a lot:

https://insideevs.com/photo/3953481/bmw ... -two-tone/

Mine is darker grey so the rear doesn't look so contrasty!
by PBNB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?

Oh that makes sense. I guess it would need a on/off mechanism to save the battery. I could not find anything concrete on the interweb explaining the start stop process of the sensors. Perhaps the car sends out a wake up call to the sensors and when parked after your trip they just go to sleep after ...
by PBNB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?

I had a drivers side rear flat the other day. I got in the car and drove about 2 blocks before the car warned me or maybe it just took me 2 blocks to notice it. The tire was very low but not completely flat. TPMS is done with internal tire pressure sensors so when the car starts it does a quick diag...
by PBNB
Wed May 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4344

Re: Rex problems

After nearly 2 years of ownership of our 2015 Rex. We finally had the power steering drop off on the way to work. It was a very strange feeling. I just turned off the car and restarted it, and the problem went away. No lights or other issues after that. It is due for service so I will get the servic...
by PBNB
Sun May 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2020 Wicker Bill for i3 anyone? Extra downforce aerodynamics
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: 2020 Wicker Bill for i3 anyone? Extra downforce aerodynamics

That's interesting!

How do you suggest that it is attached? What sort of angle would the finished unit sit at?

Have you determined pricing?
by PBNB
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Trunk weight limit
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Trunk weight limit

We use our i3 for work and need to haul tools and some materials to job sites. I made a checker plate box that runs from the hatch to the just behind the front seats. This means I am not loading on the access cover as my new covers rests on the back of the rear seats (while folded down) and the area...
by PBNB
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner here
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: New Owner here

In my case, I went with the plug-able version as I was in the middle of an exterior remodel of the house. I do not anticipate pulling the plug very often but had a to do it 3 times and once when we did some welding and I used the outlet for the welder. For me it came down to the convenience, there i...
by PBNB
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner here
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: New Owner here

Welcome to the forum! I have a Chargepoint unit. I purchased the unit the has a plug into the outlet to make moving it easier down the road. I installed a dryer outlet in the carport and plug the Chargepoint into that. The cord going to the outlet is quite stiff and short but is has some flex so min...
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: 15
Views: 2826

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...

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