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by Obioban
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Will I make it home?
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Will I make it home?

As others have said-- you need a 2017 or newer, and I'd get a REx if you're not getting a 2019+. Most days you'll probably be just making it on battery alone in a 2017, but that's not a good feeling. 2014-16 are a non starter for a 114 mile round trip commute, imo. You'll need to get gas at least on...
by Obioban
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 3347

Re: Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?

I don't see any for sale anywhere on Ali Express at some point. I'm hoping BMW didn't shut this down... :?
by Obioban
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 3347

Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?

Put an order in last week and it got refunded yesterday.

Now everywhere I search for Chimei Innolux 65509306743 it comes up empty.

Anyone have any leads?
by Obioban
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Using the i3 to Tow
Replies: 16
Views: 3606

Re: Using the i3 to Tow

I have the etrailer hitch with a bike rack. Works well, no issues.

I also am fine with towing a small trailer short distances if useful. Hitch is rated for 2000 lbs of towing-- perfect for moving a lawn mower, etc.
by Obioban
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Bought an i3, thoughts after a few months
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Bought an i3, thoughts after a few months

You can tilt the head rests forward, so they don't interfere with the front seat.

The 95mph top speed is infuriating-- easily my most disliked thing about the car.
by Obioban
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?
Replies: 47
Views: 23548

Re: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?

Hi, We had an accident today while driving 2016 BMW I3. After applying brakes with full strength it took few seconds before brakes got applied and it was too late and fortunately no one injured. Seems to some brake issues with the vehicle. All 4 tires were new installed in March by dealer and didnt...
by Obioban
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 51
Views: 13661

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

I think once your warranty is over their obligation to you is complete, so $2000 was a nice gesture. I can see why you wouldn't want to buy another, but they weren't in the wrong. I don't think I'd do any different in their shoes-- is losing your worth more or less than $20,000? I'd guess significa...
by Obioban
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 51
Views: 13661

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Well, the only useful takeaway I see from this thread is that the only member on here who has had AC failure is i3Alan. I guess that's more reassuring than a distribution of AC failures by version.... :lol: Could be that I am the only one to have joined this board and had the $22,000 AC catastrophi...
by Obioban
Fri May 29, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 51
Views: 13661

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Well, the only useful takeaway I see from this thread is that the only member on here who has had AC failure is i3Alan. I guess that's more reassuring than a distribution of AC failures by version.... :lol:
by Obioban
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 43
Views: 17202

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

Just had mine replaced under warranty when I started getting the symptoms. 2017 BEV with 48,000 miles.

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