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by Timjohn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Class Action Lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: Class Action Lawsuit

This is getting silly isn't it. Why don't people sue because their cars slow down when they run out of gas!
by Timjohn
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: My i3 caught on fire!
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: My i3 caught on fire!

So sorry to hear about this...hope your insurance covers your loss. I appears the missing dip stick is the culprit. I hate to say this but it appears to be the fault of the people who did your oil change. The oil from the REX engine flowed out the dip stick channel, drained down to the hot engine ex...
by Timjohn
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: I'm a newbie.
Replies: 12
Views: 4348

Re: I'm a newbie.

My thoughts on Facebook groups...if you have questions the World Wide group is the place to go. All my inquiries from this group was answered within minutes of posting. This discussion group is rather slow and ponderous and I had to wait for days if not a week before I received a response to any of ...
by Timjohn
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Installed Show tires from a 2015 i3 - Continentals
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: Installed Show tires from a 2015 i3 - Continentals

OK just found out from a response on the Facebook, world wide group...don't need spacers. A couple of others have i3S and installed winter tires without problems of interference with the front suspension.
by Timjohn
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Installed Show tires from a 2015 i3 - Continentals
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Installed Show tires from a 2015 i3 - Continentals

I have a questions regarding my installation of winter tires on my i3S. I bought a set of used 19" rims with brand new Continental winter tires and installed them. No problems so I thought. Then I came across a blog that stated that the 19' rims installed on the i3s require a spacer (15 mm) because ...
by Timjohn
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Advice on used i3 purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Advice on used i3 purchase

Don't forget to ask about the motor mounts. Some i3 owners had failures, although small numbers, that were replaced because they broke under certain conditions that over stressed them. The 2014 and 15 models had plastic motor mounts. Replaced the mounting screws and mounts to stronger units (aluminu...
by Timjohn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Best fuel (octane) for Rex
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Best fuel (octane) for Rex

I was recommended to fill with Chevron high test not just for the octane rating but because there is no ethanol (alcohol) contained in this grade of fuel. I guess ethanol free gas stores better.
by Timjohn
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: E-Drive Badge Touch Up Paint:
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: E-Drive Badge Touch Up Paint:

2020 didn't come with that silly badge...maybe you'll have to buy a new model.
by Timjohn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Ultrafast Public Charging for i3
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: Ultrafast Public Charging for i3

As far as I know there is no point in developing the ultrafast charger for the i3. It can only take what it's on board charger is designed to take. I thought the reason we can't use Telsa fast chargers is because i3 it not designed with 100kWh inputs as well as the physical plug won't allow an i3 to...
by Timjohn
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 2015 BMW Charging Range
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: i3 2015 BMW Charging Range

Tapping into your dryer circuit would be like you say save you wire and a breaker. I would look into a "change over switch" that would allow you to tap into the circuit and also prevent the dryer being used at the same time. This kind of switch is used with motor homes that have gas generators and t...

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