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by 3pete
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Off Road in i3
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Off Road in i3

This lady and her chainsaw seem to think the i3 is offroad capable. Or soft-road capable at least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13neHOQtgC4

It probably only works well if you have the hat and tires she has too, and I can't find the tires anywhere!
by 3pete
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Cycles
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Charging Cycles

Do any of the current electric vehicle's take care of this automatically? Seems that the onboard charger/BMS should easily be able turn off charging at a preset percentage of charge. Prior to 2019, the Chevy Bolt had a feature called "Hill Top Reserve" where you could limit the charge to (I think) ...
by 3pete
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Parallel HV Battery for added range.
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Parallel HV Battery for added range.

Cool stuff! And as a 2014 BEV owner, it'd be pretty neat to be able to take advantage of that empty rex-house in the back for a little more all-electric range!
by 3pete
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Parallel HV Battery for added range.
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Parallel HV Battery for added range.

If you're using google photos, you can open the photo in your account and click "share", then "create link". You should get a link that looks something like this: https://photos.app.goo.gl/t1t3A3uLjKTs7qmz8 We *should* be able to see the picture if you share that URL. If you want to take a few more ...
by 3pete
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: upgrade charging
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: upgrade charging

I'd agree that if you're doing a fresh install, it makes sense to go for a 50amp circuit and wiring right out of the gate, because it should only be marginally more expensive and the wiring is the bulk of the labor you'll pay for (or do), so you don't want to do it again for your next car. On the ot...
by 3pete
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 47
Views: 16719

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Another anecdote, but I had my i3 in to the dealer for its 'every two years' brake flush and I asked them to check the battery because I track my Batt. kapa max readings and it's down around 13.4 (13.3-13.7 depending on the day). I figured it would be worth getting the dealer's take on this and also...
by 3pete
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Front license plate bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Front license plate bracket

I bought my 2014 four+ years after it was new and it came with the plastic license plate bracket though it wasn't installed. I had the plastic bracket but no screws (or so I thought) in the frunk. I took it to the local BMW dealer to see about getting the screws to install it on the bumper. They (of...
by 3pete
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can an i3 crawl
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Can an i3 crawl

With no disrespect to OP, I disagree with the thought that a vehicle should crawl without an input from the driver telling it to do so. This behavior was a necessary side-effect (evil) of automatic transmissions, but is counter-intuitive to controls on a machine. "It goes forward when you push this ...
by 3pete
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Audio/nav system re-starts
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Audio/nav system re-starts

I've had this happen before. On a drive in to work one day, the system restarted at least 3 times (20 minute, 10 mile drive). It's done that on one or two drives and I haven't done anything to fix it but the next time I got into the car, the system has been fine. I've had the car for over a year and...
by 3pete
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: BMW Dealership is saying my 2015 REx has metal shavings in the engine and it needs to be rebuilt
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: BMW Dealership is saying my 2015 REx has metal shavings in the engine and it needs to be rebuilt

If you haven't already, check with Carmax on what they want you to do: if they want to look at it first, if they need to authorize taking it to a particular dealer or anything. It seems strange to me that you would have to front the money if Carmax was going to pay for the repair. If they won't pay ...

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