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by Pahaska
Mon May 24, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Break service needed already? 2017 Rex with under 37,000 km
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Break service needed already? 2017 Rex with under 37,000 km

Disc brakes occasionally drag due to the pad not sliding away from the disc so that there is a slight drag. The drag may not be noticeable to the driver, but, long term, there will be excessive wear, I check my hubs occasionally with an IR thermometer to ensure there are no problems.
by Pahaska
Mon May 03, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?
Replies: 47
Views: 22066

Re: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?

I have had the same sort of hard stops in two different I3s (2017, 2019). The brakes worked perfectly in every instance.
by Pahaska
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 3397

Re: End of production

I meet Tesla Model 3's most days. At a distance, I think it is just another cheap economy car. As it passes, I realize it is a Tesla. To me, they are uninspiring old-school designs to the eye. Inside, I hate the oversize display of info that should be up in front of the eyes and the cheap-looking da...
by Pahaska
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 being seen as Ugly
Replies: 32
Views: 12793

Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Neat little 3-wheeler, but why, oh why are there 3-pedals. Why would they need or have a clutch on an electric car?
by Pahaska
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles
Replies: 22
Views: 2264

Re: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles

My 2019 is set to HSC and is usually set to charge from midnight to 6 AM. I can set it either in the car or remotely without problems. My itinerary changes constantly, so I set it quite often.

I think you want to set to something like 0:01 AM for the start.
by Pahaska
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles
Replies: 22
Views: 2264

Re: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles

After you code it, go to the page on your center display where you turn HSC on and off. Press and hold any preset button (most of us use preset #8). When the bar gets down to 75%, just touch that preset button to start the REx. Touch it again to stop the REx. I seldom hear the REx when out on the ro...
by Pahaska
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles
Replies: 22
Views: 2264

Re: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles

I bought my 2019 in San Antonio, 85 miles away. Stopped 2 blocks from the dealer and coded Hold State of Charge (HSC). Arrived home with 70% battery and still had fuel in the REx tank. With coding, 200 miles would be easy, given gas stations enroute.
by Pahaska
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Using the i3 to Tow
Replies: 16
Views: 2947

Re: Using the i3 to Tow

Some years ago, I was using my Chevy Blazer to tow a stock trailer occupied by a 1500# bull. The shotgun trailer had a moveable gate at the fore and aft center. I put the bull in the front section and secured the gate with a piece of fence wire since the latch was broken. At about 50 miles per hour,...
by Pahaska
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Used i3 checklist - what's the first things you recommend doing after receiving the car?
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: Used i3 checklist - what's the first things you recommend doing after receiving the car?

I just turned on some features that are already native to the car and available in other countries. When I traded my previous I3, the dealer did not care. No reason they should care now.

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