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by jlangham
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2321

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

I'm also in Phoenix, my AC never was really good when I bought it from the Dealer in Chandler, but now it was only blowing hot air. Took it to the dealer. Long story short, quote to fix air conditioner, brake service and two new tires was $23K. Compressor supposedly shredded apart causing metal sha...
by jlangham
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Checking Battery Health for Used i3
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Checking Battery Health for Used i3

They don't publish that info. Especially if you are buying. I had mine checked at the dealer, and he didn't show me any details of the report. Just said "it's 92%" and just had to "believe" him on that. Not that he would be deceiving me on purpose, it's just that if a test is performed, I want to se...
by jlangham
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2321

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

No AC in 110 degree heat is not good, but dont' want to pay more to "fix" my AC (and possibly have it happen again) than I paid for the entire car! You might have significantly reduced power on very hot days because the A/C compressor also cools the battery pack. With no battery pack cooling, the b...
by jlangham
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Warranty Showdown - CPO vs. Carvana vs. Carbiz
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Warranty Showdown - CPO vs. Carvana vs. Carbiz

Without aircon cooling the battery, your i3 is at risk of exploding. Um, no! As the battery cell temperature increases, the output power of the cell is reduced by the battery management system to prevent a further temperature increase. i3 drivers in very hot climates have noticed that full output p...
by jlangham
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: 2014 Yes or No...
Replies: 20
Views: 4388

Re: 2014 Yes or No...

Congrats on your i3! I also have a 2014 BEV that I've owned for a year and a half. In the beginning, I was worried about the health of my battery. Not now. There are some days that my GOM (Guess-O-Meter) will display 90 mile range in Eco Pro +. Not bad for almost 75k miles on the car and the fact t...
by jlangham
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 105
Views: 16901

Re: Air conditioning failed

Update. Two weeks later and the AC went out again. This time making clicking noises (in the rear, where the compressor is located). Dealer said the compressor self-destructed, throwing metal fillings throughout the refrigerant lines, requiring all of the AC components to be replaced. Total repair e...
by jlangham
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2321

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

Was shocked at the initial quote - we are in negotiations Please post back with the initial quote amount, and the final negotiated cost for repair of the compressor. My quote did not separate the labor for the compressor, so I have little idea what the compressor job alone costs. Alan and David, I'...
by jlangham
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: USB memory stick , playing music
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: USB memory stick , playing music

Thanks for this info!! :D
by jlangham
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Looking for an i3 club in phoenix area
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: Looking for an i3 club in phoenix area

I'm in the Chandler area. I've seen a few around here as well. Not interested in a swap (I do have 20" wheels), but good to know there are still some active i3 drivers in the area.

I have a 2014 BEV. Had it for 1.5 years and love it.
by jlangham
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 34
Views: 2300

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...

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