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by MKH
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: About to purchase an i3
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: About to purchase an i3

I'm with Andrew - having an electric car without your own charge-point can be a study in frustration. Even at level two you are looking at a four to six hours charge time at least a couple of times a week. Have you checked with your Apartment complex on the availability of a standard 110 plug for le...
by MKH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BEV vs REX
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: BEV vs REX

It is a perfect second car and a lousy first one.
For us it is our perfect only car. :D
We seldom have a need to 'road-trip', and in those rare instances, we would just rent an ICE - whole lot cheaper than even the insurance cost on a 2nd car.
by MKH
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cost of a vehicle wrap?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Cost of a vehicle wrap?

Given how few painted surfaces (besides the black) the i3 has, I’m pretty sure I can have the car painted for cheaper than 3k CAD. Problem is, the car body panels are all plastic. Normal automotive paint won't work - won't stick, just wipes right off when dry. For any success at all, each body pane...
by MKH
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Forward Cooling Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Forward Cooling Radiator

Could this be the active air flap that is bundled in with seat heating as part of option 494?
There are definitely two different air ducts, one without flaps and one with flaps.

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by MKH
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

I wish I had been able to buy one for mtkkk45's $98 price, but Honolulu is an expensive place to live, so I paid the "paradise tax".
You didn't do badly - mtkkk45 managed a real deal. Here in Dallas, at the East Penn warehouse store, the Deka AUX 18L battery is about $150 with tax.
by MKH
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

Just FYI, East Penn Manufacturing makes the original OEM 12 volt battery in the BMW i3 . The Deka AUX18L IS the original factory i3 12 volt battery in every new i3. Look at the manufacturer's tag on your OEM i3 BMW battery. It says " Produzido por E.P.M. Products " Which translated is Produced by Ea...
by MKH
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

I guess for a U.S. car, mine is not the norm.

It has the red emergency road triangle on the back hatch.
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And both the BMW Emergency First Aid Kit, and the BMW High Visibility Safety Vests
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Tucked into the the Frunk on-board storage bag.
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by MKH
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: What kind of cell phone mount do you use while driving
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

Re: What kind of cell phone mount do you use while driving

I use a Proclips base, with a nite ize steelie phone mount on it. The steelie ball mount is what I had in my last car, just glue'd to the dash (comes with 3m adhesive pads) - but found no good place for it in the i3, until I came across the Proclips base mount. The iPhone attaches to the steelie wit...
by MKH
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

I have been told by someone who used to work at a group of Dealership in Germany and around the EU that all the add-on 'safety' equipment needed to meet specific country regs. (Warning Triangle, High Visibility Vests, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher, etc.) usually arrive in parts-bags in the trunk/...
by MKH
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Yeah, either wrong stickers at the factory, or a EU destined car switched last-minute to fill North American orders. If it was a new door from parts, likely would have no stickers at all. Do you have the EU Regulation folding red emergency road triangle fastened on the inside of the rear hatch? Tria...

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