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by TheMK
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

A generic answer. I should’ve asked the service advisor more questions. I guess I can call him back tomorrow. I had to have a family member pick my car up so that made it hard to talk to someone about it. Do you think I should call them back? I would want to know as much as possible. For example, i...
by TheMK
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

You really need to look further into it. How many miles does your car have on it and what year is your car? A 2014 i3 with normal use should be around 17.5kw usable battery power in 2020. No way a battery as advanced as the battery in an i3 should be at 13kw, unless you've been doing lots of Level ...
by TheMK
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

Okay, so I was charged $150 + tax for the battery capacity test. There was also a recall on the fuel pressure sensor that was done at the same time. I can not tell that anything has changed. My batt kappa max is still 13.8kWh. I'm going to try to do a full charge again tonight and see what happens....
by TheMK
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

Okay, so I was charged $150 + tax for the battery capacity test. There was also a recall on the fuel pressure sensor that was done at the same time. I can not tell that anything has changed. My batt kappa max is still 13.8kWh. I'm going to try to do a full charge again tonight and see what happens. ...
by TheMK
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

As a small update, when I dropped my car off, I was quoted $150 to do the diagnosis. If the diagnosis fails, then of course that diagnostic fee is waived by the warranty.
by TheMK
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

Please let us know what the dealer says. Yeah, I will. I want other people to know what my experience was like. On another anecdote, I drove my car last night from 100% to 4% SOC, my EVSE claims that it put 12.93KWh to the car overnight. Even without thinking about charging inefficiencies, this pai...
by TheMK
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

That's quite a step up, from an i3 to a Model S Tesla! I drove a Model S a few months back and have been trying ever since to convince my wife to sell her 535i xDrive and my i3 and buy one (or a Model Y), but so far, no luck. Are you keeping or selling the i3? I'm selling the i3. It's kind of sad i...
by TheMK
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

As an update I performed what I think is the re-initialization procedure using ISTA+ 4.14. I now put it on the charger and will see once it charges to 100% overnight what the batt kappa max is afterwards. If that didn't make a difference I'll try to hunt down a copy of ISTA+ 4.10, since that versio...
by TheMK
Fri May 29, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

As an update I performed what I think is the re-initialization procedure using ISTA+ 4.14. I now put it on the charger and will see once it charges to 100% overnight what the batt kappa max is afterwards. If that didn't make a difference I'll try to hunt down a copy of ISTA+ 4.10, since that version...
by TheMK
Fri May 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: How is your battery holding up?

The usable battery pack capacity on our 2014 BEV is declining faster than I had hoped it would but not as fast as yours. I have downloaded ISTA+ v. 4.10 (battery pack reinitialization is not supported after a version not much later than 4.10). However, I'm confident that BMW could detect that reini...

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