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by Deutsch100
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Pre-heating the battery, not just the cabin.
Replies: 5
Views: 111

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

Yes, if you're plugged in (even to 120 volts), and have a departure time set at least 3 hours in the future, the battery will be warmed. At 120 volts, because the load is greater than what's available through the cord, the battery will be used to make up the difference. It's not much though, maybe ...
by Deutsch100
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Air Conditioning for Pets
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Air Conditioning for Pets

Keep in mind there's no message on the center display like Tesla's "Dog Mode" so depending where you park and outdoor conditions, you run the risk of a passerby thinking your pet is trapped in a hot car and "saving it" by breaking your window! :) Agree! Tesla's Dog Mode is actually a great idea. On...
by Deutsch100
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Keeping the i3, Bought an ID.4...
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Keeping the i3, Bought an ID.4...

Awesome. Love that you took the time to compare the two. I like the ID.4, but I wish the USA would get the ID.3. I think VW did a very good job on both cars, but still for the i3 debuting in 2014...IMO, it looks more modern and unique that the ID cars, but I'm sure VW wanted something that would app...
by Deutsch100
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Smog Check in California?
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Smog Check in California?

As far as I know, the i3 is legally classified as an EV in California, where other states have it listed as a gasoline hybrid. I do not believe there is any smog check for the i3 in CA.
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex
Replies: 22
Views: 9098

Re: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex

That is very likely a coding leftover from the ICE cars from BMW. No second tanks in Euro i3. You can't even get a new REX in Europe anymore. The question is - how often do you need the Rex that a larger tank would make sense? I could give up the Frunk. I only opened it once in all my ownership. Us...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex
Replies: 22
Views: 9098

Re: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex

I would NOT buy an EV without a frunk. It is amazing for picking up hot food! You can store it in the frunk while driving home and the cabin is not filled with strong Chinese food smells, greasy burgers and fries or any other take out that makes the inside of the car smell so bad. LOVE the frunk! I...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex
Replies: 22
Views: 9098

Re: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex

While Exploring BIMMERCODE, there seems to be an option for LEFT and RIGHT tanks. This makes me think the European model has 2 reserve tanks. I wonder if there is an aftermarket vendor for a second tank? That is very likely a coding leftover from the ICE cars from BMW. No second tanks in Euro i3. Y...
by Deutsch100
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: bmw i3 important question

By the time I drove to work this morning, my car had 155 miles on pure electric and in EcoPro it showed 167 miles :) It seemed letting the battery deplete, run on REX, charge on Level II and leave it plugged in for at least 6 hours past complete charging for a battery balance did the trick!! YAY! T...
by Deutsch100
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: bmw i3 important question

By the time I drove to work this morning, my car had 155 miles on pure electric and in EcoPro it showed 167 miles :) It seemed letting the battery deplete, run on REX, charge on Level II and leave it plugged in for at least 6 hours past complete charging for a battery balance did the trick!! YAY! B...
by Deutsch100
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Shade for Moonroof
Replies: 5
Views: 3151

Re: Shade for Moonroof

When I took delivery of both my 2019 and 2020 i3, the second day of ownership I had the moon roofs tinted with 3M ceramic tint, quite dark. It keeps almost all heat out and darkens the cabin a bit more. It is necessary IMO. I did 3M ceramic tint on the ENTIRE car. The i3 is like an infrared greenhou...

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