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by MKH
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Before you buy or lease an i3 Be Aware of the Tire Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 64476

Re: Before you buy or lease an i3 Be Aware of the Tire Problem

So I'm looking to see if anyone has changed out their rims to allow for a wider rib and tread, which would allow for using a more popular tire size which would allow for more brand choices and a lower price tag. I look at it this way. The i3 was designed/engineered from the ground up to be the one-...
by MKH
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: BMW i3s 20” Wheels.
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: BMW i3s 20” Wheels.

Have you posted to the i3 FB Group? I know I have seen one or two posts from people looking for S wheels there in the past.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMWi3
by MKH
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Towing Procedures?
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: i3 Towing Procedures?

Yeah, don't understand why that info isn't in the owner's manual, since incorrect towing can damage the car significantly. There is no clutch/disconnect between the electric motor and the wheels - so even in neutral, when the wheels turn, so does the electric motor. Towing the car wheels down even i...
by MKH
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New to me i3
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: New to me i3

Advertised range of a 2015 i3, Bev, new, was 81 miles. 47% charge (47% of 81) is 38 miles. So showing a range of 34 miles now is not bad at all. And your range will vary depending on how you drive, where you drive (city, highway, hilly roads) how hot or cold the weather is (AC and Heater use), etc. ...
by MKH
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 2015 Rex misfire issues
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: 2015 Rex misfire issues

I assume some independent bmw shops would be able to update/reload the EME software?
I would think so. Pretty sure it is part of the BMW ISTA online technical service software that any serious bmw shop subscribes to, for vehicle diagnosis and repair.
by MKH
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 2015 Rex misfire issues
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: 2015 Rex misfire issues

the misfire codes will clear without issue, but the rotor position sensor error persists. it will not clear That seems to indicate that this is the problem. Looking at this NHTSA doc, appears that a possible fix is updating/reloading the EME software. Could be that the cr@ping out of the 12v caused...
by MKH
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Towing Procedures?
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: i3 Towing Procedures?

From the BMW Breakdown Guide: A FEW TIPS TO HELP YOU PROVIDE ON-SITE ASSISTANCE: • If the 12-volt onboard electrical system is still working, you can make the vehicle roll by switching the selector lever to N. • Jump-starting or charging the vehicle via the 12-volt onboard electrical system in the e...
by MKH
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 2015 Rex misfire issues
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: 2015 Rex misfire issues

That cylinder misfire error is almost always for a bad fuel pump relay. You said you replaced it? There are two relays right next to each other - might just double-check that the correct one was swapped out.
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by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

Yup. But expect more than $50 an hour though. Most BMW shop labor is $150 hr. minimum. I think when I took mine in for the fuel pressure sensor, was told that diagnosis alone would be $230 - and waved if that actually turned out to be the problem, as the FPS has an extended 10 yr warranty because of...
by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

But is that sensor bad? Or just indicating that there is a sync error with other sensors? In all the posts - no search comes up with a bad inlet camshaft sensor, or someone having to replace an inlet camshaft sensor due to REx failure. Several postings of having to have the camshaft sensor replaced,...

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