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by MarkH
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: BMW Apps

Thanks. Should have said Android.
mi3 does not appear there. :-(
by MarkH
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Any members in New Zealand ?
Replies: 15
Views: 11637

Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

#akmodi Where do you plan to get yours serviced? I think yours and mine are the only 2 in Rotorua. None of the major (well thought of) garages seem to know anything about them. One tried to tell me that it was a requirement to get the Aircon recharged every 2 years (at a cost of $600!) Someone has d...
by MarkH
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 362

BMW Apps

A friend has a Nissan Leaf and showed me a screen from his LeafSpy app. It showed a really useful table of metrics from each of his recent trips - one row for each trip - covering distance travelled, state of charge, energy used and a whole lot of other useful data (teh details of which I can no lon...
by MarkH
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Routine re-gas of aircon?
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Routine re-gas of aircon?

What an unkind thought ;)
by MarkH
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Routine re-gas of aircon?
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Routine re-gas of aircon?

Yeah - A/C is working fine. Thanks everyone for your input on this. I have saved those very useful links. Will not be using the garage again: while wanting to recharge the A/C they completely omitted the replacement of the cabin micro-filters :( I might try to replace those, myself. What a helpful f...
by MarkH
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Routine re-gas of aircon?
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Routine re-gas of aircon?

If it really needed to be done, BMW would include it in the routine maintenance
True.
Where would one find a copy of BMW's schedule of routine maintenance for a BEV i3?
I have not been able to track one down.
by MarkH
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Routine re-gas of aircon?
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Routine re-gas of aircon?

Well, I don't mind "topping up" if it is needed - but they suggested that a recharge is needed routinely.
Has anyone else heard of this requirement?

I wonder if there is some test that can be done to ascertain whether a recharge is called for?
by MarkH
Mon May 31, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Routine re-gas of aircon?
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Routine re-gas of aircon?

I have just dropped my 2016 BEV i3 into the garage to have an annual service check. It's just done 50,000 kms. They informed me that it should have a complete recharge of the aircon system "because the aircon is used to cool the battery and if you don't, then the battery could overheat and catch fir...
by MarkH
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery discharging while Stationary
Replies: 37
Views: 3755

Re: Battery discharging while Stationary

Sorry, Art. Crossed your post. Seems DTC 's not the problem.
Thanks for your post. :-)
by MarkH
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery discharging while Stationary
Replies: 37
Views: 3755

Re: Battery discharging while Stationary

OK. Fixed :) One thing I thought I noticed was that the brake pedal felt hard when I went to engage the gear select. I have now confirmed that that IS a relevant symptom. Since all the 12V stuff was working as normal, I revisited the HV connection. I disconnected and then re-connected the HV isolato...

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