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by MagicCarpet
Fri May 07, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 3 pin plug charging
Replies: 1
Views: 167

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: 508

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: 509

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: 912

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: 1412

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: 832

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: 3045

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: 129990

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: 1541

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: 4720

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...

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