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by jadnashuanh
Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Remove/disable charging plug lock?
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Remove/disable charging plug lock?

That doesn't need to be engaged to charge the car as it only operates when you lock it, and charging is not connected to the car being locked. If the plug is still connected, the computer won't let the car go into READY state, though. In some places, not those that use the J1772 protocol, an EVSE do...
by jadnashuanh
Tue May 21, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Question on coolant, TPMS
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Question on coolant, TPMS

You need to do a TPMS reset each time you swap or move tires around on the vehicle. Once you start the process, a bar graph will display as you drive giving you an indication of how far that reset process has progressed. Depending on how you're driving (it can't do anything while you're stopped), th...
by jadnashuanh
Tue May 21, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging time 2016 60AH
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Charging time 2016 60AH

Actually, the i3 can pull enough current to use 7400W. So, it depends on the voltage level involved how many amps that is...it's not amps limited, it's power. My 30A EVSE can see 248vac input, which equates to just over 7400W. If you were on commercial 208vac, the same 30A EVSE would only provide 62...
by jadnashuanh
Tue May 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner Charging Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: New Owner Charging Questions

Yes, you're on the right track. On the subject of signalling between the EVSE and the car...the EVSE sends out a PWM signal that tells the vehicle attached how much power it has available. It it then up to the car to never try to pull more than that amount. The signal the car sends back is that the ...
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: 237

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: 33
Views: 10731

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: 475

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: 33
Views: 10731

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: 475

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: 12
Views: 578

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...

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