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by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Do 20" All Season or Winter Tires Exist? 2016 REX
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: Do 20" All Season or Winter Tires Exist? 2016 REX

The EP500 is a summer tire, and it's not recommended to use it when the temperature drops below 40F or about 4C. The rubber becomes harder as it gets colder, and you could literally cause it to crack if it gets really cold and it gets stressed. Plus, it will have nearly zero traction on snow or ice ...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charging port solenoid
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Charging port solenoid

You might try a lock deicer and spray it into the locking mechanism...once you may get that operating, some WD-40 may help prevent it from recurring for awhile. If there's any ice preventing the latch on the plug from fully engaging, that prevents the interlock from closing, which will prevent it fr...
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Things I Dislike About My i3
Replies: 62
Views: 25336

Re: Things I Dislike About My i3

Which tire setup do you have on your vehicle? That can make a difference as can the alignment and tire pressures.
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 4223

Re: Question from Newbie

FOr about $50 you can buy the OBD-2 device and BimmerCode license (versions for both Android and iOS - download it and run in demo mode to get an idea - that doesn't cost you anything) and do it in a few minutes. Go to www.bimmercode.app before you buy an adapter to make sure you get one that will w...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 4223

Re: Question from Newbie

The i3 always is running off of the electricity (there's no connection of the engine to the wheels), but when the REx is on, it is applying power only to the motor and any excess back into the batteries. But, the REx engine is quite small, so if you let the batteries get drawn down near empty, the o...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: strange off-peak charging behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: strange off-peak charging behaviour

Once the vehicle reaches 'full', sometimes, it will do some cell balancing, so can turn things on/off for a few cycles as it monitors the modules' status. Normally, each cell absorbs energy at the same rate when new...that can change as they age, and heat and other effects start to show their impact.
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 vs 2019 - a question of range
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: 2017 vs 2019 - a question of range

Batteries are rated at a certain number or recharge cycles. A larger battery over the same distance will wear down less since you won't make as many cycles. FWIW, a cycle is 0-100% and ten charges 90-100% is still one cycle.
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Drivers wiper won't clear over 85mph
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: Drivers wiper won't clear over 85mph

Don't know if it's available everywhere, but RainX also sells washer compound both as an additive and diluted so you can just pour it in. That should overcome any washing away you might get with regular washer fluid. Running that fast in the US would likely elicit a moving violation...in Germany, th...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solid State Battery Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 3440

Re: Solid State Battery Progress

People have been working on Sodium-ion batteries for probably at least 10-years. Recently, a university demonstrated one that has 19% higher energy density than the best Lithium-ion ones out there. They need to do further testing to determine longevity and recharging rates, but sodium is like the si...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Charging speed
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: Charging speed

Post a picture of the charging socket in your vehicle...your existing cable may only have N and L1 connected, L2 and L3 may be empty. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_2_connector

To be able to charge with 3-phase, N, and L1-3 need to be populated.

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