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by MagicCarpet
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: parking lights remain on
Replies: 1
Views: 363

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: 15
Views: 12258

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: 764

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: 1264

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: 4
Views: 1582

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...
by MagicCarpet
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: coolant fluids for i3 REX
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

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: 9
Views: 2974

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: 1428

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: 6029

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: 144729

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...

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