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by jadnashuanh
Sun May 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?

It all depends on how fast you go and the grades. The REx engine is only around 34Hp. The motor can draw at max 170Hp (but not for extended periods). It doesn't take a huge amount to maintain a steady speed, but the power required goes up at the cube of the speed. A little difference makes a much bi...
by jadnashuanh
Sun May 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Well that was not fun . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 10603

Re: Well that was not fun . . .

It's possible, but not necessarily certain that those units that just had the new bolt and later failed, had already been slightly damaged or overstressed, and it wasn't obvious. So, depending on the state of the original mount, if it was intact, the stronger bolt may be more than sufficient for the...
by jadnashuanh
Sun May 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Jacking point disaster
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Jacking point disaster

The aluminum puck I bought has the part that fits into the adapter such that it is deeper than the pocket, so there's no force applied to the edges when you then jack up the car. I think I bought this one from ECS Tuning. ANyway, it looked like there was no way to remove one without trashing it...wa...
by jadnashuanh
Sat May 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Well that was not fun . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 10603

Re: Well that was not fun . . .

Often, service campaigns aren't restricted by the normal warranty period or to the original owner...check with the dealer for sure.
by jadnashuanh
Sat May 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Jacking point disaster
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Jacking point disaster

When I last swapped out my winter tires, I got to the right rear, and found that the lift adapter was literally gone...in playing with the hole, a few small pieces fell out of it, but the structure seemed to be intact. It probably happened when it was in for the state inspection. I' thought you coul...
by jadnashuanh
Thu May 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Real World Highway Range
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: Real World Highway Range

FWIW, at 65mph, the REx should be able to maintain your SOC except when climbing a grade...but, it should recover on the way back down. Most of the grades on the NYS Thruway aren't really all that long, unlike some you might find out west. The speedometer on the BMW cars intentionally reads about 2m...
by jadnashuanh
Tue May 07, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Weird TPMS interaction?
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Weird TPMS interaction?

My GT sits in the garage a lot. So, it had my winter tires still on it, but an upcoming trip meant it was time to switch back. Well, got a weird error message when trying to reset them to the summer set: "TPMS Interference, cannot reset, proceed cautiously" or something like that. Well, I did rememb...
by jadnashuanh
Mon May 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed
Replies: 22
Views: 602

Re: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed

The computers run on the low-voltage...without the 12vdc battery there as a buffer and supply, most anything else doesn't work, including the TOD clock and the cellular connection. I'm not sure how much else is in NVM, and losing the 12vdc may lose all of your preferences and item storage, too.
by jadnashuanh
Mon May 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tire pressure sticker missing?
Replies: 37
Views: 1952

Re: Tire pressure sticker missing?

Part of the reason why BMW has a place to store a first aid kit is that it is the law that requires you to stop and offer aid if you see an accident in Germany. Not sure about other EU countries.
by jadnashuanh
Sun May 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Bent rims
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Bent rims

A forged wheel is stronger than a typical cast one unless the wall thickness is quite thick. Thus, it can be stronger and lighter than a typical one. But, while stronger, they can still be bent. A big enough hole at speed would probably damage things, regardless of the tire's aspect ratio. Fast enou...

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