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by panamamike
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Roof epoxy failure?
Replies: 1
Views: 2128

Roof epoxy failure?

Had the dealer look at my roof because it looks to be developing the problem others are having with the roof. They said it looked like someone else had already tried to do something with the roof, therefore it's not covered under warranty. I'm not familiar with what the original roof looks like. I d...
by panamamike
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected- reliability?
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: BMW Connected- reliability?

1: Do you have the car set to precondition? 2: Is the temperature when you park the car and later in the day significantly different? If the temps dip into the 50's you'll lose range. Mike Normally I do set the preconditioning Mike. The operative word there is 'normally.". I shut off the preconditi...
by panamamike
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected- reliability?
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: BMW Connected- reliability?

This morning BMW Connected on my phone indicated 145 miles of range. The display in my car indicated 123 miles. This has been going on for several mornings now. Also, the actual miles, on my phone seems to lag the actual miles, as indicated on the display in my car. Is this a common problem with BM...
by panamamike
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test

An ICE also loses efficiency in cold weather due to things like warm ups before driving. Anytime the engine is running and the car isn't moving you're getting zero mpg... And yeah, if I'm by myself I tend to run the heat only enough to keep the windows defrosted/defogged. However, when my wife is a...
by panamamike
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Parachute effect, underside of vehicle, undesirable
Replies: 13
Views: 3669

Re: Parachute effect, underside of vehicle, undesirable

Is there any proof there's an actual parachute effect? I was more concerned about the crud getting into the engine compartment. I'm thinking it's necessary for some cooling, ability to allow heat to escape. I've similarly read that the engineers were trying to shed weight wherever they could with ef...
by panamamike
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?
Replies: 10
Views: 2629

Re: 6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?

jadnashuanh wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:54 pm
Does the Chargepoint unit show average charge rate, or instantaneous?
It shows the actual/instantaneous. I can monitor the charge session with the app.
by panamamike
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?
Replies: 10
Views: 2629

Re: 6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?

Thanks for all the input. Yes I'm aware that the car is technically the charger and controls the amount of charge it pulls. That said, I typically charge from near empty and the charge maxes out at 6.1kW where the Chargepoint EVSE indicates it's capable of doing 6.6kW. Was wondering why this discrep...
by panamamike
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?
Replies: 10
Views: 2629

6.6 Kwh chargepoint delivers 6.1 Kwh?

Wondering if this is normal, to only pull 6.0 to 6.1 Kwh vs. the 6.6 Kwh available.
by panamamike
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Hold state of charge vs. normal US REX operation
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

Re: Hold state of charge vs. normal US REX operation

I doubt that using HSOC is either beneficial or harmful to the REX or batteries. Neither is doing anything different than when the REX runs at a different State of Charge. What is beneficial is that it gives you more control over when the REX runs which can be helpful at times. For example, during ...
by panamamike
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 111
Views: 25296

Re: Air conditioning failed

.... 3) Last I heard, BMW started covering all but about $5K of this >$20K repair. I don't know if that is their new policy on this issue, but I do know it is not retroactive, as all I got was a $2000 "goodwill" check that did not even cover 10% of the cost. To cover my actual losses, BMW owes me $...

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