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by SuperPoly
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Metallic rattle sound from passenger side over deep bumps
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Metallic rattle sound from passenger side over deep bumps

I’m hearing a metallic sound that almost sounds like two coins touching when going over deep bumps. It’s from the left side, possibly the seat or dash. I have removed everything from the car and searched for loose objects, but no luck.

Has anyone heard this before? Thoughts on diagnosing it?
by SuperPoly
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - does a Motor Bike Silencer work?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Very loud REX - does a Motor Bike Silencer work?

Were you able to try a different REx car? I suspect the first one had a problem.
by SuperPoly
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - any solutions?
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Very loud REX - any solutions?

During my test drive at this deal, the battery was about 2%. As soon as he powered up the car ( every time) the REX came on with this non-stop rattling. I might still buy the car IF 1) the range extender trigger can be adjusted or reduced to 2% instead of 5-6% 2) when the maintenance cycle starts i...
by SuperPoly
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Very loud REX - any solutions?
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Very loud REX - any solutions?

Could you give a decibel reading from the NIOSH app (dBA and dBC)? A video might also be useful, but phones typically add some compression. I have driven two REx models extensively, a 2018, and my 2017. The REx on both was extremely muted, all but inaudible at highway speed. I think there is somethi...
by SuperPoly
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Adjust high-beam/main beam headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 5048

Re: Adjust high-beam/main beam headlight

Does this require a special tool?

Update: allen key does the trick!

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by SuperPoly
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Recurrent for tracking battery health?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Recurrent for tracking battery health?

How did their health report compare to the Batt Kappa Max readout?
by SuperPoly
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Recurrent for tracking battery health?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Recurrent for tracking battery health?

Has anyone linked Recurrent to their i3?

I am curious if there is any phantom drain, and if the pinging wakes the car to start HVAC or any other effects.

It seems like a great service.
by SuperPoly
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Ran the REX for the first time....
Replies: 21
Views: 9515

Re: Ran the REX for the first time....

2017 model here, the REx makes a quiet little putter. I can't hear it at highway speed.

I do wish they made the REx robust enough for daily use, like the Chevy Volt. I am going on a 600 mile trip and slightly nervous (though the car has been thoroughly checked out).
by SuperPoly
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: DIY: Highbeam Headlamp Replacement / Upgrade
Replies: 92
Views: 114539

Re: DIY: Highbeam Headlamp Replacement / Upgrade

I installed these ones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NPMV1H5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 They recommend the lights be aimed at 9:00 and 3:00. I find that the beam is bright, but aimed way too low, with the bulk of the light hitting the ground about 75 ft away. Would the ...
by SuperPoly
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Bilstein B4 shocks & struts
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Bilstein B4 shocks & struts

Thanks again! This is great info.

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