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by MagicCarpet
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: coolant fluids for i3 REX
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: coolant fluids for i3 REX

Re: Specific BMW approved coolant fluids for REX EditDelete postReport this postQuote Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:49 am I posted somewhere on this site the details and sources of BMW specs: In summary from my handwritten notes; REX oil 5W30 SJ spec eg. Castrol Edge 2.6 litres REX coolant = BMW G48 spec = blu...
by MagicCarpet
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Charting Battery Capacity/ State of Health Over Multiple Years
Replies: 7
Views: 828

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

Thanks for posting, that is very good data to consider. might I ask what pattern of driving is normal and if you use DC 50kW rapid charging or slower methods, whether you do a lot of top ups or run from high SOC to the bottom quarter then recharge? I have a 2017 and contrary to popular advice usuall...
by MagicCarpet
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Specific BMW approved coolant fluids for REX
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Specific BMW approved coolant fluids for REX

I posted somewhere on this site the details and sources of BMW specs: In summary from my handwritten notes; REX oil 5W30 SJ spec eg. Castrol Edge 2.6 litres REX coolant = BMW G48 spec = blue, nitrite & amine free = mixable or replaceable with: Electric machine coolant = G48 Castrol Radiocool NF or B...
by MagicCarpet
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: A vs M in Climate Control
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: A vs M in Climate Control

I wonder if mine is not closing the outside air vents fully in M. Most of my trips are short and I always have M selected but still get diesel fumes and smoke entering the system from time to time. I cycle the controls Auto to Manual it doesnt fix. This seems to be happening only in the last 6 month...
by MagicCarpet
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 179
Views: 122470

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

When you say came to a sudden stop, do you mean the warning came on and the car slowed until around 3 Km/hr then self engaged Park and locked the transmission, or something else? Any more info form the dealer? 2014 / 2015 REX models had an issue with moisture getting into the electic machine and ele...
by MagicCarpet
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Am radio...
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Am radio...

I have a 2017 with the HU-high, and when coding the AM radio (with E-Sys) there were choices like KW band I selected them because I understood shortwave was also a possibility. I concluded that the HU-entry (business) radio might be able to tune the other band, its made by a different vendor. My uni...
by MagicCarpet
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Question on coolant, TPMS
Replies: 9
Views: 4249

Re: Question on coolant, TPMS

The i3 fluids specs I found in some of the generic info pages of NewTisinfo on the service manual question thread https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5444#p45243 What I mean is when searching these pages they cover a lot of models and years so it takes time to work out the correct ans...
by MagicCarpet
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

Re: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?

If you can search for "BMW Group University technical training ST1403a" then download "I01 High-Voltage Components" see page 38 for picture of parking lock pawl and gear As you suspect, it is not a good idea to wind up this system if that can be avoided by pressing P when the vehicle is at a stop an...
by MagicCarpet
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Starting REX with no charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: Starting REX with no charge?

There is very detailed info about this in BMW University technical training "W20 Engine" you can search online. Page 54 and "I01high voltage components" page 182. in summary, belo SOC 6.5% the REX will start but will auto stop if the SOC holds. Below 3.5% the REX will runn continuously. Below 1.9% p...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 11
Views: 4158

Re: ISTA Install Help

Hi, I had the same sort of trouble getting accurate and useful to BMWi info You might want to start with E-sys - instructions here https://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/11/coding-tutorial-bmw-i3-electric-car/ The general BMW sites dont seem to be helpful but software for F30 seems close enough to work wit...

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