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by MKH
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Swapping Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Swapping Wheels

A wheel repair shop can strip/polish all or selective sections of the black wheels, likely for not a lot of $$, and will have examples to show
by MKH
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Apple Car Play Retrofit For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Apple Car Play Retrofit For Sale

PM'd back
by MKH
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: PART DIY HOME 32A CHARGER INSTALLATION
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: PART DIY HOME 32A CHARGER INSTALLATION

The box is just an outdoor electrical junction box - like this one on Amazon. Look below this listing on the page for more. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DVNZHPD/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFMVTJFWUVZNzlKMUkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA4MTA3NDFBWDdYWE9PSVdIQTEmZW5jcnlwdGV...
by MKH
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: PART DIY HOME 32A CHARGER INSTALLATION
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: PART DIY HOME 32A CHARGER INSTALLATION

I Installed mine in my garage myself - had the main house panel there. Followed this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ro7Tc2nFI A few who have installed outside the garage have just run the conduit through the wall and into a weatherproof box that the charger plugs into. I just ran the condu...
by MKH
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - any solutions?
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Very loud REX - any solutions?

Have you tried manually activating hold state of charge 1st thing in a cold winter morning and see if the noise is any worse or if auto-choke takes over, Could be what the mechanic said - just cold - could try letting it run and warm up to see if it is still loud. Here, don't get much in the way of...
by MKH
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - any solutions?
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Very loud REX - any solutions?

First, look around and see if you can test drive another i3 with the REx engine - there is a procedure to be able to start the REx anytime, for emissions testing. When my REx is on, from in the car I can barely hear it - I actually have to look at the dash display to decide if it is running or not. ...
by MKH
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - any solutions?
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Very loud REX - any solutions?

I might still buy the car IF 1) the range extender trigger can be adjusted or reduced to 2% instead of 5-6% 2) when the maintenance cycle starts it off, it can be stopped immediately, with no further run or 3) Disable the REX Completely, and only re-enable it whenever I want . very occasionally on ...
by MKH
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?
Replies: 78
Views: 25646

Re: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?

This is interesting as a remote access replacement for 3G sunset. Designed originally for Tesla's by a couple of Tesla engineers. https://www.openvehicles.com/ https://www.openvehicles.com/buy?fbclid=IwAR26jE7vX4fsHXNu1MT2L_amRp_UnPT-MyRfacDyqxoc5wGlwfIqL344JWM https://docs.openvehicles.com/en/lates...
by MKH
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: drivetrain malfunction
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: drivetrain malfunction

so if the 'drivetrain' doesn't turn the generator then there's no charge to the high voltage battery which could lead to a dead car? damm. so I gotta get it fixed. I was hoping that I could bypass the REx and just live off the electric battery. No. There is no drive train on the REx, all the REx do...

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