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by 121gwats
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: ISTA Install Help

Tested the bottom end.. got stuck in turtle mode on the highway at 10% with 8-9 miles showing. Had to drive on highway going 35mph and eventually rolled into a local business’ driveway charging on 110v. I was projected 75-80 miles most of my trip, I achieved about 67 miles before the battery gave out.
by 121gwats
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: ISTA Install Help

Speaking from personal experience of performing the battery reinitialization on my i3 Rex about 10 months ago, I agree with Alohart that the process most likely frees up some of the buffer capacity that the BMS had removed from the usable battery capacity. Based on the reports of others and my own ...
by 121gwats
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: ISTA Install Help

I like having a junk PC just to download programs like ISTA off the web, where I wouldn't want to chance using my work Macbook Pro getting viruses on sketchy servers. My single core 2.2 ghz Pentium with 4gb of RAM and 500 gb of 5400RPM storage worked fine. It was only 3 years old somehow (and Macs h...
by 121gwats
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rubber trunk mat
Replies: 12
Views: 4010

Re: Rubber trunk mat

I like the Weathertech mat because you can still use the rubber straps in the floor. There are holes you can cut if desired, and it still remains mostly waterproof. The may does curl a little bit towards the latch area, but its fine.
by 121gwats
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: ISTA Install Help

I have 3 Macs I could have used.. I tried to install Bootcamp, but when OSX asked me to install Windows it required a disc to be inserted in a DVD drive. This stumped me for a couple of days, and I googled workarounds that involved coding with Terminal. I tried it, hit some road blocks, and decided ...
by 121gwats
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: ISTA Install Help

I made some progress this week. I bought a '17 Gateway with a 2.2ghz single core Pentium, 4gb ram, 500gb hard drive for $60. Not bad I thought, though its a tad slow with a single core. I paid $8 for an ebay download since it was a single click, self automated installation process only to find out i...
by 121gwats
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

ISTA Install Help

I'm kind of a putz when it comes to PCs (Mac guy) and I've never done any car programming before. I've searched for a while on precise directions for an i3 and haven't found a lot. I've found plenty for other models of BMWs. Anyone willing to help me out? I'm sure I'll have follow up Qs. - Do I need...
by 121gwats
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Is Flexible Mobility still active?
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Re: Is Flexible Mobility still active?

Just called BMW USA, and the program is dead. They said if the dealership is willing to participate on good faith, its up to them. No more car rentals for people without an "i dealer", no more formal backing from BMW USA as of 2 years ago.
by 121gwats
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 60ah GOM vs Real world
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: 60ah GOM vs Real world

Art,

Thanks for the data! I know the drive well, I used to work for the Star-Bulletin in the late 2000's, and drove all over creation, mostly stuck in traffic if I recall.
by 121gwats
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 60ah GOM vs Real world
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: 60ah GOM vs Real world

I need to reframe my question, I was vague. How many real world miles did the i3 get when new, going ~55mph on relatively flat ground with ~70 degree weather? How about highway miles? Obviously I'm not asking for hard numbers, just ballpark figures from memory. I left the dealership expecting to get...

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