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by eNate
Fri May 07, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Portable charging blinking red on indoor outlet but working on outdoor outlet
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Portable charging blinking red on indoor outlet but working on outdoor outlet

Yes, they're designed for outdoor use. The receptacle sound be covered if there's rain, but that's not EVSE-specific advice.
by eNate
Fri May 07, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Portable charging blinking red on indoor outlet but working on outdoor outlet
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Portable charging blinking red on indoor outlet but working on outdoor outlet

It's most likely your wiring, not the GFI. The most frequent fault seems to be a bad or missing ground, but the EVSE also acts at pseudo GFI except that instead of "popping" like the one in the wall, it simply shows an error and won't feed the car. Do you have one of those plug in 3-lamp circuit che...
by eNate
Sun May 02, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 20 inch wheels refurb in gloss black
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: 20 inch wheels refurb in gloss black

Might be safest if you want to remove it easily, but dipped wheels start looking ratty pretty quickly.
by eNate
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Questions from a new 2016 owner
Replies: 20
Views: 3953

Re: Questions from a new 2016 owner

No there is a difference 43 front, 53 rear (5.5 wheel). Starting with the 5.0, think of the 5.5 as gaining 6mm on each side, but then moving that inside lip 10mm closer to the suspension when factoring in the increases offset. That's a loss of 16mm of clearance. Because that's the stock setup, you k...
by eNate
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Questions from a new 2016 owner
Replies: 20
Views: 3953

Re: Questions from a new 2016 owner

I have 4 5j whells size on front and rear with 155 standard tyre size. I would like to know if i can put out 175 60 19 tyres on my rear wheels.... Does anybody knows? The 17 5 will definitely fit the 5.9 wheel. You need to determine if the extra rubber will clear the suspension components. When I'v...
by eNate
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 1987

Re: End of production

For all the good attributes the i3 has, it was obsolete the day the Tesla Model 3 arrived (2017), at least in North America. That's like saying the Toyota Yaris was obsolete because of the Corolla. They're different cars suited for different purposes. I'm not trying to make the argument that the en...
by eNate
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 1987

Re: End of production

That's my interpretation, too. The i3 unintentionally turned into a stop-gap for a gap that became much larger than anyone every imagined. The i3 production can't be scaled up in any meaningful way. In many respects it can't be improved without retooling the CF molds. But I can't imagine some simple...
by eNate
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Android my BMW App Now Available in Play Store
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Android my BMW App Now Available in Play Store

There is one useful addition! From the app, the I can now set a "next departure" time that overrides the scheduled departure time. With this setting not available with the previous app, I could only change it in the car. Normally the option presents itself on the exit screen. In the app's presentati...
by eNate
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Android my BMW App Now Available in Play Store
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Android my BMW App Now Available in Play Store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... obile20.na

Fresher look, improved climitazation schedule control, map updated with greater usability, but nothing much in the way of new features.
by eNate
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Pre-heating the battery, not just the cabin.
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Pre-heating the battery, not just the cabin.

Yes, indirectly, batteries warm as they charge, and a higher charge rate will result in a warner battery. If you're curious, you can access the secret menu to see the battery temperature during or following a charging session.

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