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by richs
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

I installed Electrified on my OnePlus 7T and it refused to communicate with my Veepeak OBDCheck BLE. Same phone/Veepeak combination works with Bimmercode/Bimmerlink, so pretty sure that this is an issue with the app.
by richs
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: enhanced bluetooth
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: enhanced bluetooth

I tried this on my 2017 i3 with Bimmercode, and most of the parameters listed don't exist on my car, so these instructions probably only work on 2018 and later models.
by richs
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: intermittent (soft) knock & intermittent (one time so far) labored steering
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: intermittent (soft) knock & intermittent (one time so far) labored steering

I have no idea about your knock issue, so I won't cluelessly speculate about it. As for your other problem, I also experienced the heavy steering effort issue, exactly once in the four months I've owned my 2017 i3. It happened right after I started the car one time. After parking, shutting down, and...
by richs
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: New owner long distance charging concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: New owner long distance charging concerns

The i3's batteries can charge at a maximum of 50Kw/hr on a CCS unit, but it slows down as the charge gets higher, and will also be slower when the batteries are warm and more if they're hot. To fully recharge you 94Kwhr battery will take closer to 2-hours. Some of them seem to charge for both the p...
by richs
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2015 i3 REX with 114k for $10,000
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 2015 i3 REX with 114k for $10,000

That's a great price, but only because there's a big question mark about how the 60 Ah battery holds up over time. And that's a lot of miles and a lot of recharge cycles. At the least, I would fully charge the car, drive it until the REx kicks in, note the miles, and keep driving it on REx for a whi...
by richs
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How long does the DC-DC converter run after you power off the car?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: How long does the DC-DC converter run after you power off the car?

As it turns out, my 2017 REx is acting a bit differently from what I thought. My initial assumption about the DC-DC converter seems to be wrong. This afternoon, I left the car off for a couple hours, not plugged into an EVSE. I then opened a door and plugged the charger into the center console 12V p...
by richs
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How long does the DC-DC converter run after you power off the car?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

How long does the DC-DC converter run after you power off the car?

I've just gotten one of those USB car chargers that displays the input voltage that it's getting from the car's 12V power outlet. I'm going to try to use this to monitor the voltage of my 12V battery over time and try to predict when the 12V is starting to fail so that I can replace it proactively w...
by richs
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Good/Bad/Ugly Batt Kapa Max readings?
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Good/Bad/Ugly Batt Kapa Max readings?

FWIW, TX is huge, and the weather can vary a lot from one place to another through the seasons. That's a good point. My car has happened to be in Austin for its entire life, with brutal summers and mild winters. So my car has seen a lot of heat and not not much cold. Generally, the i3's battery coo...
by richs
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone want three used 20" Ecopia EP500 i3 tires for free?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Anyone want three used 20" Ecopia EP500 i3 tires for free?

Edit: Someone on the i3 Facebook group asked me to hold the tires for them until they can pick them up, so they are spoken for. Original message: I recently sold the 20" sport rims that my i3 came with, but the buyer, understandably, didn't want to pay to ship my used tires across the country. I hav...
by richs
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Good/Bad/Ugly Batt Kapa Max readings?
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Good/Bad/Ugly Batt Kapa Max readings?

If you want a point of comparison, I have a 2017 REx with the 94 Ah battery pack. I'm the second owner, but my car originally entered service in Sept. of 2017 and currently has 19,000 miles on the odometer. I've looked at the value of Batt. Kapa. max several times since I purchased the car this past...

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