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by MKH
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2243

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

How difficult would it be to install a screen after the compressor to protect the rest of the system?

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by MKH
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2243

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

he said they only have one tech that was trained on the i3 - but told him it's an air conditioner problem, not an i3 problem. Just an FYI, when I had my AC compressor replaced (under warranty luckily), i had to wait three days for the i3 tech to return from vacation - because of the i3 HV systems e...
by MKH
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Battery maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Battery maintenance

According to the manual, any extended time of non-use, BMW recommends the car be at full charge, and plugged in to a charger if possible. The mantra on the BMW i3 FaceBook page is "ABC" (always be charging).
by MKH
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My i3 is Dead
Replies: 53
Views: 12001

Re: My i3 is Dead

The new 12v may not have been fully charged from the factory. Several people have reported that the new 12v they received needed to be charged before installing. The one I bought and have sitting on a shelf, ready when mine starts failing, came only about 60% charged. Try plugging the car in to char...
by MKH
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Service manual
Replies: 6
Views: 6833

Re: Service manual

Unfortunately, there are no repair manuals for BMW's anymore. BMW uses a computer-based online Technical Information System. Dealers pay a subscription fee - several thousand dollars a year - for it (only available to BMW Dealers). At the dealer service shop the car is connected to a BMW Service com...
by MKH
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Troubleshooting "drivetrain issue" error
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Troubleshooting "drivetrain issue" error

I'd be careful trying to manually dry out the cables. The HV battery is 360 volts. Touch the wrong thing, and bye-bye. . The cables are colored 'high-voltage orange' for a reason. There is an HV disconnect switch in the right frunk area.
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by MKH
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Troubleshooting "drivetrain issue" error
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Troubleshooting "drivetrain issue" error

Been in really wet areas? I seem to remember a posters that had similar errors after heavy rains, driving through standing water, that went away when the car 'dried-out'. They had a REx, and running the REx engine for 20-30 minutes seemed to help the drying out process. Failing that, have read that ...
by MKH
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2238

Re: How is your battery holding up?

Why not spend $5k and get a larger capacity battery? $5k is certainly cheaper than $100k plus for a Model S. $5K will get you a used battery taken from a wreck in a salvage yard, with a 30 day warranty. Then it has to be installed. According to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, Head of Environmental Enginee...
by MKH
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2238

Re: How is your battery holding up?

Not good for a massive urban city like Los Angeles or London.
I live in Dallas. 6.8 million population. 2015 i3, I average 12K miles a year, and my battery range is within 3 miles of when the car was new.
by MKH
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Why do I need an Emission inspection?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Why do I need an Emission inspection?

BMW has a notorious habit or requiring i3 owners to bring in their cars every 1500 miles or so for routine service..
That's not been my experience. Once a year for oil change, once every two years for brake-flush are the only service reminder's my dealer has ever pinged me with.

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