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by 3pete
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 74
Views: 29124

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Based on ur formula, i am only getting 12.5 kap. Did it 2x and both time getting the same result. You may want to try a few more times to get an idea how consistent the result is. My experience is that any metric used to calculate battery state of health has some variation in it that makes it hard ...
by 3pete
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying a 2017 94ah vs. 2014-15Rex
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Buying a 2017 94ah vs. 2014-15Rex

If you don't have a specific scenario where you NEED the REX, a 'bigger' battery BEV is probably the better option so long as it can comfortably handle your daily routine. And 50 miles on a 94ah i3 should be no problem in Chicago winters even with some battery degradation as the car ages. Benefits: ...
by 3pete
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tesla Charging stations
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Tesla Charging stations

Tesla level 2 Destination chargers have two different (internal) settings. 1) Tesla Only, 2) Legacy. This is interesting. I didn't realize those "Tesla to J1772" adapters may not work with all destination chargers (I didn't realize the destination chargers had different settings). It does make sens...
by 3pete
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

What sort of mileage have you done to have a have a SOH of 69% - that seems low for a car still in warranty? Just recently ticked over 55k miles, and yes, I agree it seems low for a car with more than a year left on the warranty. The good news is the car has enough range for my needs right now (esp...
by 3pete
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Range Vs mileage Vs charging speed?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Range Vs mileage Vs charging speed?

If I'm reading your chart correctly, it looks like you have 4 data points at the higher charge speed. Based on what I've seen, there's some sizeable variability in tracking battery degradation and I'd be skeptical of basing anything off of that small of a sample. The data that I've been tracking sho...
by 3pete
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

I have the app and it is pretty much what you see in the video. Maybe useful for checking status once in a while. Seconded. The Max/Min cell temp and voltages were interesting to see and the SOH of the battery was interesting to see in a single number. I've been tracking this off of Batt. Kapa Max ...
by 3pete
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Preconditioning last minute adjustment?
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: Preconditioning last minute adjustment?

Per this thread: https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5569 I believe you want to change the 4th button Long behavior to Wert_7. IIRC, that's what worked for me. For some reason, I think it must be the 4th button; even though the others show the option, it won't work. BDC Body Module: Change...
by 3pete
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector

Some things in both a dryer and stove may use 120vac (in the stove, like the lights and maybe a receptacle). So, there's always the possibility of current in the neutral To put emphasis on it, this possibility means you should never use an adapter like this on a shared circuit. If you used your sto...
by 3pete
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Most... expensive... flat... ever!
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Most... expensive... flat... ever!

I had a highway-pothole related experience as well that I thought would be incredibly expensive. It was a pothole that had already been patched a few times so the tar stretched the whole width of the lane and I couldn't avoid it. Very shortly after hitting it, the car's warning lights came on indica...
by 3pete
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Checking Battery Health for Used i3
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Checking Battery Health for Used i3

Agreed that dealers are vague/ secretive about battery health. I honestly think it may be that BMW keeps them in the dark as well and tells them to just listen to what the diagnostic computer says. i3s are still new/rare enough that (most) dealers may not have built up enough experience to know when...

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