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by bocabimmer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Used car boosted rates
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Used car boosted rates

Yes, i3 values are exceptionally high right now. Seemingly higher than even other BMW models. I just sold mine to Carvana for more than I paid for it two-ish years ago. They do allow you to sell without buying from them, they either wire the money or give you a check. The ridiculous overpricing is w...
by bocabimmer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 137
Views: 47051

Re: Air conditioning failed

arkadysom, Very sorry to hear of you A/C problem, it is uppermost on the minds of many of us I3 owners. I think many of us thought that the later models would not experience this problem. Here in Hawaii, I use the A/C non-stop all the time. Could I please ask some questions? Are you the original ow...
by bocabimmer
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

This is clearly not a problem specific to i3, is it? How many other BMW models are impacted, does anyone know? Every other BMW model from at least 2014-2016 using 3G is also affected. They may be dealing with other models differently in terms of offering an easy or no cost upgrade path. The TCU box...
by bocabimmer
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: BMW Apps

There’s one called mi3 on the Apple App Store. Never used it, but apparently it can do similar things.
by bocabimmer
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Detached Garage EVSE Installation for On-Street Parking...
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Detached Garage EVSE Installation for On-Street Parking...

Sorry to threadjack, how do you like the id.4? And how does it compare to the i3?
by bocabimmer
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Odd Pump Noise
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Odd Pump Noise

The compressor is definitely making a noise that suggests replacement is necessary. The quote to replace the compressor and condenser alone was going to be almost four grand. That was enough for me to not have them open everything up and check for metal shavings. After doing a lot of test driving ov...
by bocabimmer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Odd Pump Noise
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Odd Pump Noise

Well, I'm officially on the list of unfortunate souls too. My repair costs will be a significant portion of my initial cost of purchase, so it's time to move on from this one. I'm really of the opinion that these are great cars overall. It's unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected that the first ge...
by bocabimmer
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Odd Pump Noise
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Odd Pump Noise

I have a shop scheduled to look at it next week. Best case: I’ve been reading too many Internet forums and have a case of “autohypochondria”. The part itself looks to be around $1500, yikes.
by bocabimmer
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: passenger seat belt warning (and a used-vehicle warranty question)
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: passenger seat belt warning (and a used-vehicle warranty question)

Let’s not get factory and CPO warranty confused. If you’re still under the factory warranty you should be able to take the car to the dealer and have any repairs covered. If the car has a CPO, from my past experience, I recall you have to submit a form to transfer the warranty for a $200 fee. As for...
by bocabimmer
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Odd Pump Noise
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Odd Pump Noise

Believe me, in the grand scheme of things, even though it may not be cheap, if I can avoid writing off the car that’s a win in my book.

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