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by jadnashuanh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Auxilliary Heater
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Auxilliary Heater

The heat pump outputs in the order of 3-4 W of heat for a one watt input, so, when available, and when heating is required, it can maximize your range versus with the REx, which only has the resistance heating. When it's cold enough outside, the BEV will revert to using the resistance heating, thoug...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: L2 fast vs slow charge ~ battery life
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: L2 fast vs slow charge ~ battery life

Many commercial power systems use 208vac, so lower power is more common there versus at a home.
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 100% charge but under 50 miles range - 2015 REx
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 100% charge but under 50 miles range - 2015 REx

Setting a departure time will help, too, as long as it's plugged into an EVSE and you give it a long enough time to do its thing.

FWIW, I've driven over 10-miles and not had the range indication go down because the conditions were different than the last time it was driven.
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 100% charge but under 50 miles range - 2015 REx
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 100% charge but under 50 miles range - 2015 REx

Your worst range performance will be short trips in the winter where the vehicle cools off to ambient each time. Especially if it is a REx, all of the heat comes from resistance heaters, so one watt of heat takes one watt out of the battery (well, probably more with the fans). With the BEV and a hea...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: Replacement REX - BMW dealer quoted £10k for repair

Engines prefer to be run at least periodically. This ensures any moisture that may be in there gets boiled out, all of the surfaces get oil spread over them again, and the bearings are moved so things don't freeze up. BMW tries to do this, but I think a bit more often is likely better. Then, some pe...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Something Strange Happening
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Something Strange Happening

Sort of depends. It takes about 15-minutes for the car to shut down unless you lock the doors. What happens if you lock it, or at the minimum, hit the start button a second time (when your foot is off the brake pedal)? If the REx had been running when you stopped, things may need to run a bit to ens...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Why does a replacement battery in the i3 need to be registered??
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Why does a replacement battery in the i3 need to be registered??

FWIW, if you buy a BMW branded battery, there's a bar code on it, and all they have to do is scan it to register it...the code tells everything needed to ensure the charging circuit knows what battery is in there. But, you have to have their computer system attached to the car for it to work. There ...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heated seat switches off
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Heated seat switches off

I've not heard it on mine, but there are thermostats that might click if the set temp got reached so it didn't overheat.
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Last year changed EME, KLE and now what???
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Last year changed EME, KLE and now what???

I've heard that some people have had an issue with water getting into the frame and sloshing around. BMW, at least in the USA has a service bulletin telling the dealer how to resolve this if it occurs...essentially, they tell them to actually drill a hole in a specific place so it can drain. SO, in ...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Why does a replacement battery in the i3 need to be registered??
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Why does a replacement battery in the i3 need to be registered??

You may not have as much of an issue if the battery is the same type and size. But, should you decide to change either, it is likely that the life of the new battery will be decreased. The 'coding' process is pretty simple with the proper tools. Pep Boys will do it for you for around $25, the dealer...

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