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by Steve999
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Range loss Comparison to Bolt, Model 3
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Battery Range loss Comparison to Bolt, Model 3

I agree with Alohart's comments. However, the estimated range data en masse, is interesting nontheless. Here are a few of the various source graphs, for what it's worth. My battkappa has dropped to 16.3 from 17.8 when purchased 3 yrs ago, yet I'm getting nearly the almost same GOM range under same d...
by Steve999
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Range loss Comparison to Bolt, Model 3
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Battery Range loss Comparison to Bolt, Model 3

I looked at a few posts comparing range loss per 10k mi driven for several vehicles. Looks like the I3 is not that bad compared to other EV's. The I3 22ah and 94ah is from regression lines on 20+ used cars I posted earlier, my personal data and another poster here (est. range from GOM, not batt kapp...
by Steve999
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My i3 is Dead
Replies: 73
Views: 28080

Re: My i3 is Dead

I also have a voltage monitor installed in the auxiliary port under the dash, and I have noticed (with the car sitting for multiple days this winter) if I just open the rear hatch usually the interior lights and ports will turn on only for several minutes ( allowing me to check the 12V battery statu...
by Steve999
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: DIY Maintenace
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: DIY Maintenace

Here is a link to a previous post. It's my comprehensive maintenance list I put together a while back, that I use to track items I need to check. I tried to get the correct consumables & part numbers , but I suggest you verify them before using in case there is an error. Hope this is helpful. https:...
by Steve999
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Ran the REX for the first time....
Replies: 18
Views: 4800

Re: Ran the REX for the first time....

Has anyone tossed a thick blanket in the trunk to see if it dampens the REX noise a little? There doesn't seem like much sound insulation from the metal "engine hatch" to the cabin area, but I'm not sure if that's the only source. Maybe a good experiment to try (I think I'll have to dig around my cl...
by Steve999
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 64
Views: 24503

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

Posting this in case it helps someone FWIW - I've had the same problem for several months (remote services not working, but other communication such as app updating %charge, eDrive status,etc. working). Unfortunately, after pulling the fuse the problem was not resolved. I was looking at the settings...
by Steve999
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Charting Battery Capacity/ State of Health Over Multiple Years
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Charting Battery Capacity/ State of Health Over Multiple Years

Excellent work! I've also been collecting data that I think compliments your information. On my 2015 REX, the plot of Batt Kappa shows a regression line that says initital battery capacity should be around 22KWH (??) with a slope of -0.0002 KWH/mile (btw green data points are the temp. Also, I tend ...
by Steve999
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: AGM Charging Voltages?
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

AGM Charging Voltages?

I installed one of those cigarette plug voltage monitors over a year ago to keep an eye on my 6+ yr old AGM battery voltage, in case it starts to drop off abruptly. I normally see it sitting around 12.4 to 12.8V before the car powers up (depending on what accessory/lights are fired up). My Main conc...
by Steve999
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Ecopia Tire Rebates / America's Tire, Discount Tire & Costco...
Replies: 14
Views: 4391

Re: Ecopia Tire Rebates / America's Tire, Discount Tire & Costco...

I just ordered tires from Costco (in US) because of the better pricing. My question is whether anyone has had any issues with Costco installs on I3's, such as damaging the shock boots when jacking up the car, did they need any special adapters for the lift, tire sensor issues, technicians having tro...
by Steve999
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

I was wondering if anyone has tried the 'electrified' app from the google app store? Looks like it can read some of the high voltage battery status, including SOH%, min/max cell voltages, etc. over OBD2 port using same bluetooth adapters as used by those who coded their I3. I have an iphone, not and...

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