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by panamamike
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Metal shaving in cylinder 2
Replies: 19
Views: 10518

Re: Metal shaving in cylinder 2

There is a company that does inspect the oil, I can't remember the name but it is a company that the diesel drivers use. I expect that BMW has already discarded any oil/evidence of the failure. It is strange that this "mystery metal" issue has just come up again in another post. I think the noise d...
by panamamike
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Metal shaving in cylinder 2
Replies: 19
Views: 10518

Re: Metal shaving in cylinder 2

When you said it was loud, how much louder would you say? Was it noticeably louder at even idle?
by panamamike
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Metal shaving in cylinder 2
Replies: 19
Views: 10518

Re: Metal shaving in cylinder 2

With 22,000 kms on our 2015 i3 Rex and about 1,300 kms of Rex use (and a good portion of that coming in the last 6 months after coding), the motor is still near new and breaking in! How much use does your Rex have on it? I wonder why they would be looking in the cylinder? Perhaps they were looking ...
by panamamike
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: BMW Dealership is saying my 2015 REx has metal shavings in the engine and it needs to be rebuilt
Replies: 2
Views: 1975

Re: BMW Dealership is saying my 2015 REx has metal shavings in the engine and it needs to be rebuilt

... He told me I need to authorize $3825 (15 hours of labor) to have the engine torn apart to figure out for sure what’s wrong and probably $12,000 total to have the engine entirely rebuilt (assuming here they'll likely just replace the entire unit). [/list] The diagnostic to determine the engine i...
by panamamike
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: DCFC Level 3 charging not reliable
Replies: 22
Views: 7498

Re: DCFS Level 3 charging not reliable

FWIW, the CCS charging protocol is more complex than that used with an EVSE. Two of the pins normally used for acv input get repurposed to be data lines. Throw in the fact that the CCS plug and cable is heavier, and you need all of the pins to be making proper contact, and that the latch may be sli...
by panamamike
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW i3 Seat/Head restraint safety?
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

Re: BMW i3 Seat/Head restraint safety?

One issue with the i3 that has me a little concerned. The acceptable rating on the seats and headrest. I've read a few different things surrounding this issue, but part of the story doesn't line up. Meaning, I don't have a clear understanding of which things were done to address the problem and how...
by panamamike
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Blistering spot on roof.
Replies: 7
Views: 5482

Re: Blistering spot on roof.

Geez. What does a normal roof look like? I was noticing my roof wasn't exactly black. Have they figured a lasting fix?
by panamamike
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW i3 Seat/Head restraint safety?
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

BMW i3 Seat/Head restraint safety?

One issue with the i3 that has me a little concerned. The acceptable rating on the seats and headrest. I've read a few different things surrounding this issue, but part of the story doesn't line up. Meaning, I don't have a clear understanding of which things were done to address the problem and how ...
by panamamike
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: AC Condenser Protection - A How To
Replies: 24
Views: 9717

Re: AC Condenser Protection - A How To

Did you guys cut the wire mesh to be slightly larger than the hole? How did you manage to slip in the the mesh between the grills? All of this is discussed in the first few posts of this thread with even the mesh dimensions specified. Yes, there are partial dimensions provided of the width and heig...
by panamamike
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Torn dust cover - shock absorber
Replies: 27
Views: 19969

Re: Torn dust cover - shock absorber

It looks like BMW updated the fronts for the 2014. The new part is identified by an index 03 following the part number e.g., 31336852223-03. I just ordered H&R springs and am going to update the spring pads on the front and back. On the front the top spring pad and boot are all one piece. Will veri...

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