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by Obioban
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?
Replies: 42
Views: 13429

Re: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?

Hi, We had an accident today while driving 2016 BMW I3. After applying brakes with full strength it took few seconds before brakes got applied and it was too late and fortunately no one injured. Seems to some brake issues with the vehicle. All 4 tires were new installed in March by dealer and didnt...
by Obioban
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

I think once your warranty is over their obligation to you is complete, so $2000 was a nice gesture. I can see why you wouldn't want to buy another, but they weren't in the wrong. I don't think I'd do any different in their shoes-- is losing your worth more or less than $20,000? I'd guess significa...
by Obioban
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Well, the only useful takeaway I see from this thread is that the only member on here who has had AC failure is i3Alan. I guess that's more reassuring than a distribution of AC failures by version.... :lol: Could be that I am the only one to have joined this board and had the $22,000 AC catastrophi...
by Obioban
Fri May 29, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Well, the only useful takeaway I see from this thread is that the only member on here who has had AC failure is i3Alan. I guess that's more reassuring than a distribution of AC failures by version.... :lol:
by Obioban
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 20
Views: 5084

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

Just had mine replaced under warranty when I started getting the symptoms. 2017 BEV with 48,000 miles.
by Obioban
Wed May 20, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?

17 i3. Absorbs all the not fun and not long distance driving, which ends up being ~70% of our total miles. 05 M3. My weekend/track car. IMO one of the best cars ever made. 3071 lbs (with full interior), 352 rwhp (NA) at 8200rpm, 6mt, CSL airbox makes it sounds like a supercar without being annoying ...
by Obioban
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

i3Alan wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:37 am
I took possession of my i3 in August, 2014. The only other AC work ever done was a recharge 2 weeks before the catastrophic failure.
So you almost certainly had the first version for your failure, which is likely the least reliable version.
by Obioban
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

I noticed there's been 5 different versions of it, updated in 07/14, 11/15, 07/16, and 11/18. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=1Z23-USA-02-2014-I01-BMW_i-i3_60Ah&diagId=64_1978 I'm curious which versions people have had the expensive failure with/how comfortable/uncomfortable I should b...
by Obioban
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: The snappy throttle years
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: The snappy throttle years

I'd really like a tune to deliver full power from a stop (like launch cars), full regen, i3s horsepower (same motor, same battery... so it's just a tune limit), and i3s top speed.

... one day...
by Obioban
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: The snappy throttle years
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: The snappy throttle years

It's slower from 0-5

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