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by MagicCarpet
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - any solutions?
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Very loud REX - any solutions?

WOF garage means the Warrant of Fitness check, in England its called MOT (made orrible tea) Alex, I just let the Rex do its thing, preferably during an out of town trip, it only runs 6 times a year which is probably the minimum for keeping the fuel fresh enough and the parts from rusting internally....
by MagicCarpet
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - any solutions?
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Very loud REX - any solutions?

Alex, correct the Rex does not run if state of charge is above 75%. It also wont run for mtce. if fuel level is below approx. 1/4. In this case you get bugged by display warnings until you relent and top it up so it can complete a 60 days 10 mins mtce run, then it shuts up for another two months. Yo...
by MagicCarpet
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: drivetrain malfunction
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: drivetrain malfunction

insulation codes on earlier Rex models was often associated with moisture in the generator windings.
Those vehicles either had the Rex gen. replaced or did some running in dry conditions to keep the moisture out. Believe improvements were made mid 2016.
by MagicCarpet
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: A puddle of gas under the rear of the car.
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: A puddle of gas under the rear of the car.

there has been a recall fault on some models where the fuel return line gets cut open by chaffing on a HV line plastic conduit, the area for this concern is forward of the Rex engine and between the electric machine and the Rex. If this happens while the Rex is running it can lead to the car burning...
by MagicCarpet
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Any members in New Zealand ?
Replies: 16
Views: 15088

Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Anybody heard what the cause of the i3 which burnt to the ground over Nelson way around 9 mths. back? Just want to know what needs to be checked and did they get a new car? I plan to look at the fuel vent line routing across the HV cables fwd of the Rex, already spotted HV cabling not tied in correc...
by MagicCarpet
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: parking lights remain on
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: parking lights remain on

I like to put mine on when driving short trips and turn them off again when I'm finished. there is a gong sounding when opening the door but its the normal warning for a dozen other things and can be missed. I dont have a DRL selection available but regardless I prefer the sidelights as the rears al...
by MagicCarpet
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Any members in New Zealand ?
Replies: 16
Views: 15088

Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

hi again guys with i3 after build date 07/2016 the rear brake discs no longer need replacing so (in my opinion) theres only checking of the fluid levels and oil quality if fitted with rex so I just do those items myself before WOF and reset the service menu. in my town there is a Euro specialist pla...
by MagicCarpet
Fri May 07, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 3 pin plug charging
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Re: 3 pin plug charging

It wont do any harm at all, probably the best way to charge, especially with the 60A/hr model. You should use a suitable power point though, if its the standard 13 Amp BS plug then the charge rate 'should' be limited to 11 Amps by the coupler and the point you use 'should' be on a single dedicated w...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2018 REX - two coolant tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: 2018 REX - two coolant tanks

The 2 front coolant systems The heater circuit coolant is not mixable with any other, only "i3 coolant" BMW part 83512355296, blue, silica free, previously green. Electric machine = BMW G48, blue, nitrite & amine free, mixable or replaceable with: Castrol Radiocool NF or BMW 82192 211 913 or 194 or ...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Road Tax Charge (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 2584

Re: Road Tax Charge (UK)

May depend upon the juristicion - has something changed in April 2017? I'm in NZ and EVs currently have temporary exemption from Road User Charges - which apply to "non petrol powered vehicles" at the rate of 7c per km travelled. The i3 REX does use petrol, its a PHEV. I imagine if full road tax wer...

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