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by Arm
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 12v battery dying?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: 12v battery dying?

Frankly speaking, I was considering doing it too but given how many steps are involved and the whole "coding" thing, it's much much easier for me to take it to the dealer and have them do it. Yes, I know...it's more expensive but I get a 12 month/12k warranty on the thing and know that any issue tha...
by Arm
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 12v battery dying?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: 12v battery dying?

There's a LiPo alternative that's about 10lbs lighter and probably lasts a lot longer. https://www.reddit.com/r/BMWi3/comments/q8es3g/12v_lifepo4_upgrade/ I'm a little hesitant to do the swap on my own due to possible coding requirements/issues. The OP of that thread claims he didn't have to do anyt...
by Arm
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: I3 windshield washer dead / troubleshooting
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: I3 windshield washer dead / troubleshooting

I've never had this issue before. So I"m not sure what to recommend...can anyone chime in?
by Arm
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Worthy Warranty Request?
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Worthy Warranty Request?

What do you guys think? Worth even mentioning? The car is still under warranty...wondering if they'd do such work. It's on both sides. Weather stripping on windshield: Zoomed In View: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nuAbMweZXU0noHJklD-93WhDSFy-wKW_3UfZSc6XfVIFeXEqVary3pn5Ls4ETMA8Q6Nje5-urxvV9Hiu9-...
by Arm
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Mileage Estimation
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Mileage Estimation

Interestingly, when I charge my car, I can pretty accurately measure how much my battery capacity really is. According to my rate charge (how much I pay for the charge and how much was added to the car), I can kind of accurately compute what my battery capacity is (not usable...actual). Examples: 10...
by Arm
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Front Radiator Louvers?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Front Radiator Louvers?

These louvers are a mystery to me. Our 2014 BEV doesn't have louvers while a fellow i3 owner's 2019 BEV has them. Maybe someone can explain what they do and why some i3's have them and some don't. That would be interesting. It's definitely active because I looked really closely and the louver ends ...
by Arm
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Forward Cooling Radiator
Replies: 7
Views: 3774

Re: Forward Cooling Radiator

jbrinsfi wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:16 am
Yes our car has heated seats and now that I am thinking about it, the last time I saw those flaps open was when using the heated seats.
Reviving this thread, I noticed that too. It's a BEV versus ReX thing... not sure why the difference.
by Arm
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Front Radiator Louvers?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Front Radiator Louvers?

Hey folks. Have any of you noticed the difference between REx and BEV models lower front air dam louvers? I noticed today that my 2018 BEV has what looks like automatically controlled airflow louvers that looked like they were almost fully closed off during charging while my 2019 REx has no louvers ...
by Arm
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 12v battery dying?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: 12v battery dying?

I've luckily not had first hand experience of this issue but yes it sounds like that may be the issue.
by Arm
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Mileage Estimation
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Mileage Estimation

I learned not to really look at the GOM since it's guessing based on the last 14 or some similar number of miles. But inaccurate numbers aren't unique to the i3. My 328i has a miles to empty display that varies wildly. When I start in the city, I see about 200 miles or less per tank but out on the ...

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