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by vinc
Tue May 25, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors
Replies: 12
Views: 6577

Re: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors

At the end, when I was ready to try the charger, we found a BMW mechanic that gave us a very reasonable estimate for replacing the battery. It was about $100 plus the cost of the battery.

I went with it and all issues went away.

Thanks for your help!
by vinc
Tue May 11, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors
Replies: 12
Views: 6577

Re: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors

Thank you! I will start by getting a charger from Amazon and trying that. I assume that an 8A Charger/Maintainer would work? Although it is true that we have not been driving as much as we used to, we still drive about a couple of miles a day to get the kid to and from school, so I will report back....
by vinc
Sat May 08, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors
Replies: 12
Views: 6577

Re: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors

I got this (hilarious) message about turning on the engine on my BEV i3, which makes me suspect that the 12v battery needs to be replaced.

Is this something that any BMW mechanic can do, or do I have to take it to the dealer. I checked their price and the dealer seems to charge an arm and a leg…
by vinc
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 13
Views: 16021

Re: Brake fluid change

Thanks! Very helpful. I will take the car to a regular BMW mechanic and will report back with anything worth noting :)
by vinc
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 13
Views: 16021

Re: Brake fluid change

Reviving this old thread. Two questions. From what others are saying, I take that the cost of doing the brake fluid change can wildly vary from dealer to dealer? I was quoted $750 for the scheduled 60K miles service plus brake fluid change at the closest BMW dealer, which to me sounds rather nuts. A...
by vinc
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 37
Views: 11569

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Thank you! This is very helpful. Now I am pretty much convinced that my i3 was originally intended for Europe and got rerouted to the US. Like myself :D
by vinc
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 37
Views: 11569

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

I think there are some brackets in the hatch to keep the triangle in place for the European version. Mine does not have any of that.

I would love to see if the EU version has the same stickers as mine, though. Curiosity at this point. If anybody overseas could check, it would be fantastic.
by vinc
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 37
Views: 11569

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Nope, the rear hatch is the same as my previous '15.

I will look around to see if anything else seems off...
by vinc
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 37
Views: 11569

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

The yellow one says "Important! For speeds above 100 mph, please refer to the Owner's Manual for recommended tire inflation pressures." In English and French. Which makes no sense whatsoever... It also looks factory, at the bottom it says BMW with a code. Perhaps some guy in Germany put the wrong se...
by vinc
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 37
Views: 11569

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

:?

The plot thickens. Mine has some random stickers there...

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