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by jadnashuanh
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...

I don't remember the brand of the one I have, but it looks pretty much identical to the one the OP has. FWIW, it IS an OEM part in the UK, and is actually cheaper from them than from the manufacturer! I have relatives in England with access to the APO system, they bought one at their local BMW shop ...
by jadnashuanh
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying fob cover 82292348069
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Buying fob cover 82292348069

The fob itself, IMHO, is a poor design as there's a button right on the edge that is just way too easy to press when you don't realize it. I did buy the covers, and put them on backwards to help protect the buttons. If you want to attach it to a chain, you'd have to poke a hole, as the existing one ...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on cutting off 100% to account for lost capacity?
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Thoughts on cutting off 100% to account for lost capacity?

It's useful to know when the batteries are fully charged. From that point, the estimated range value gives you a decent idea of how far you can go, at least once you understand the car (if ever, for some people). BMW could display a value indicating the percentage of the original capacity, but that'...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: 2014 Yes or No...
Replies: 18
Views: 2341

Re: 2014 Yes or No...

FWIW, after driving my i3 enough to purge my brother-in-laws driving history, it went from 46-miles to 68-miles at around freezing temperatures. Driving style and duration of the trip can make a significant difference in the indicated miles to empty. Enjoy your new car...hope all's well for the long...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex only runs once the engine compartment fan is running
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Rex only runs once the engine compartment fan is running

If the engine coolant sensor is messed up (sensing that it's hot and needs the cooling fan to run), there's probably an interlock to prevent the engine from running unless it sees the fan running. If it's that, it could be a corroded connector, broken wire, loose connection, or a bad sensor. Could b...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Junkyard Wheel, Wrong Size! :(
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Junkyard Wheel, Wrong Size! :(

My personal experience with FedEx is lousy. I won't use them unless it's the only choice.
by jadnashuanh
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Humming noise during regenerative braking
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

Re: Humming noise during regenerative braking

IF you have a cloud storage somewhere, what I do is send people a link to the file that I want to share with them.
by jadnashuanh
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

Re: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?

WHen I lost one of my fobs, it cost around $350 at the dealership. THey required a copy of my registration and license, and ordered it direct from BMW parts. It did not require any shop time. I just took it home and registering it to the car was easy (don't actually remember now what I did, but the ...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Parachute effect, underside of vehicle, undesirable
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Parachute effect, underside of vehicle, undesirable

Without a wind tunnel, it's really hard to tell whether that gap is producing drag under normal operating conditions. Very small shaping could make the air just wisk by without affecting things. Cars these days spend lots of time in both virtual and real wind tunnels. IF covering it produced a measu...
by jadnashuanh
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Norwegian 20-car Winter Driving Range Test

An ICE has an overabundance of waste heat, so other than maybe the alternator load from running the fans and maybe seat heater, etc., that has a minor effect on overall efficiency. Course, other than heat and the lowered ability of a battery to move electrons when cold, an EV isn't bothered by a col...

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