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by jadnashuanh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Most... expensive... flat... ever!
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Most... expensive... flat... ever!

BMW says that their flat goo should not damage a TPMS. If you're replacing the tire, you have to dismount the tire anyway, and it's only about a 2-minute job to unscrew and replace the TPMS...they don't cost all that much, either. If the TPMS died and no other work was needed, then dismounting the w...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rear-Fog Switch Retrofit (U.S. i3s)
Replies: 46
Views: 17498

Re: Rear-Fog Switch Retrofit (U.S. i3s)

If you really need fog lights, having both on is a good thing, IMHO. Problem is, many people just seem to run around with them on all of the time, especially those on the front (not available on the i3 unless you add some). I just look at the cars in front. When I have trouble seeing their taillight...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Tyre valve seal

I was able to buy a TPMS tester on sale for about 100 pounds. I have two BMWs and each has two sets of tires. I figured it was cheap way to test the things. I can't see it costing anywhere near 1000 pounds unless it was some device that did lots more than just TPMS. FWIW, the one I have will also te...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Tyre valve seal

The TPMS is two parts, the valve, and the sensor. You can replace the valve stem when needed and reinstall it on the old sensor. The TPMS goes to sleep when you stop. While you're driving, it broadcasts once per revolution (I think). So, it sort of depends on how much you drive. Most will last at le...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Tyre valve seal

Cars have had TPMS for many years now, and at least in the USA, accepted practice is to replace the seal when changing a tire. It can help if you add an area/country to your ID so country specific things can be better directed to your answers/inquiries. I guess a clue was how you spelled tire/tyre.....
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Converter Plug
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Converter Plug

The confusion may be that while the i3 can handle a wide range of input voltages and charge the batteries, the box that you plug into the wall has internal digital circuits that may require a specific voltage input to work. The logic in the EVSE has an internal power supply and digital logic board t...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Tyre valve seal
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Tyre valve seal

When changing tires where the wheel has TPMS, industry guidelines call for replacing the seal. Depending on the age and battery status of the TPMS, it may be a good time to also swap in a new TPMS. On any regular wheels without TPMS, they call for replacing the valve stem whenever changing the tire....
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Buying a Private Party 2015 i3 Rex with 68K miles. Good Idea?
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Buying a Private Party 2015 i3 Rex with 68K miles. Good Idea?

If the vehicle goes to the dealer at the recommended intervals, many little things get fixed along the way. Stuff that may have been true initially, may not apply anymore if that was done. In general, the i3 has been pretty reliable.
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Battery maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Battery maintenance

According to the BMW i3 book that's been around for awhile, a single charge from 0-100% puts the same wear on the battery as ten charges of 90-100%. Personally, I just plug mine in when I get home, and leave it. In the six years, my battery range is slightly lower, but not much. If the car is plugge...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Bought an i3, thoughts after a few months
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Bought an i3, thoughts after a few months

FWIW, the rear headrests do pull out, if that could help. If you thought you might need them, for a passenger later, maybe put them in a plastic bag that should easily fit on the floor so they wouldn't get dirty there, but you'd have them if needed.

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