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by Joff
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Upgrade battery.
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: Upgrade battery.

I think it's going faster - just not having full power output - it's locked to something like 70% power out I read The pictures I saw where the power bars indicated reduced power mode, there was also a circle with 90kph in it. I assumed was the car indicating it's limitation 90 kph = about 56 mph. ...
by Joff
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Upgrade battery.
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: Upgrade battery.

Thank you for sharing here! Please let us know if a solution is found to get it out of "default mode" I want to increase my range, but I want to be able to go more than 56 mph even more!
by Joff
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I find a junkyard i3?
Replies: 16
Views: 1320

Re: How do I find a junkyard i3?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d3XBhuC2ktffxQXM6 Some of you may have seen this car before. The previous owner had his second broken motor mount bracket, this time out of warranty. They quoted him $16k to fix the mount, and 1000 to fix the wiring. Being a 2014 bev, that's a lot more than it is worth. I ...
by Joff
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I find a junkyard i3?
Replies: 16
Views: 1320

Re: How do I find a junkyard i3?

I do have some pictures! I am not well versed in posting them on this forum. I'll see what I can do.
by Joff
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I find a junkyard i3?
Replies: 16
Views: 1320

Re: How do I find a junkyard i3?

I have the car fixed, inspected and on the road now. Never did replace the those connectors. The connectors themselves were ok, it was the insulation on the wires that feed into the connectors that was striped and damaged by being whacked by the loose motor. I used a few coats of brush on liquid ins...
by Joff
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I find a junkyard i3?
Replies: 16
Views: 1320

Re: How do I find a junkyard i3?

Thanks for all the replies. I am a copart member, and I keep track of the going prices near Baltimore. I believe they are overpriced when you add it all up. I am not going to spend 7k to source a $5 connector for a $4k project! When I say junk yard, I mean a place where you can get a part off a junk...
by Joff
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I find a junkyard i3?
Replies: 16
Views: 1320

Re: How do I find a junkyard i3?

I can find whole yugos at junkyards with car-part.com listings but no luck with the i3 so far. More to check. I did look at the local u- pullits no i3s, I think they tend to stock older cars whose parts tend to cost less. I had someone on face book recommend I buy a whole wrecked i3 on copart to sou...
by Joff
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I find a junkyard i3?
Replies: 16
Views: 1320

How do I find a junkyard i3?

I have a 2014 i3 with damaged wiring - the two low voltage multi pin connectors that go in the top of the KLE. I bought it as a project with a broken left motor mount and motor mount bracket. I replaced the plastic bracket with the new aluminum one easily, but i'm having trouble sourcing these two c...
by Joff
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fault code 21F13D
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Re: Fault code 21F13D

It is normal to have less power at very low state of charge. This will be indicated with less power bars lit up on the dashboard. It is sufficiently charged now? Perhaps this message is telling you about something the car remembers, and not of a current ongoing issue.
by Joff
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Parallel HV Battery for added range.
Replies: 19
Views: 5382

Re: Parallel HV Battery for added range.

Did you splice the HV cable as some cases have done on Leaf. Or is there an easier way, please help. Yes, tapped into HV cables between the battery and the EME. Under the outer layer of insulation, there is stainless steel braiding protecting a inner layer of insulation. Don't let the stainless lay...

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