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by MKH
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store
Replies: 42
Views: 6845

Re: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store

Are they really saying they built the entire car in 2014 and can't figure out how to make the 2017 module talk to the 2014 vehicle? I think they are saying they don't want to spend the money. It's not rocket surgery :x All the 'talk-box' is, is a cell modem like you'd use with a laptop. It has a po...
by MKH
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2019 i3s REX tires
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: 2019 i3s REX tires

Try Tirerack.com.They stock the OEM tires. They ship next day delivery for free, and also have mobile installers in a lot of areas, that come to you.
by MKH
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?

From another site have seen this: "For the i3 level one charging, 12, 9, and 6 amps at maximum, reduced and low settings." You can convert amps to watts by multiplying amps x 120 volts. Therefore, a 6-amp charge cycle draws about 720 watts. If you do that for five hours, you would use 3.6 kwh (720 x...
by MKH
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store
Replies: 42
Views: 6845

Re: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store

assume that 4G is going to be needed and will remain as the cellular backbone, particularly in lower-density areas.
Any insight on this?
From what have heard, carriers plan on keeping 4G around for at least another decade - so minimum 10 years.
by MKH
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wiring diagram tail lights, hitch installation
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Wiring diagram tail lights, hitch installation

Tekonsha makes a no-splice trailer wiring harness kit for the i3

https://torkliftcentral.com/wiring-harn ... dw-g5Hu25c
by MKH
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Edmunds TCO - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 16
Views: 1539

Re: Edmunds TCO - Fact or Fiction?

I think they are using MPGe for the "fuel" calculation, to give some value to home and on-the-road charging, Ok, that makes sense, though there has to be a better term to use than 'fuel' for an EV :P If my math is right, they show an average of .08 cents a mile for 'fuel' cost, which seems pretty h...
by MKH
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Edmunds TCO - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 16
Views: 1539

Re: Edmunds TCO - Fact or Fiction?

Yes, totally bogus numbers. Look at the fuel costs listed - $2,959. That calculates out at almost 6,000 miles a year running on the REx? That would work out to running on the REx 50% of the time for an 'average' mileage car. And maintenance at $6,930? The first three years of maintenance are include...
by MKH
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 51
Views: 11960

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

The replacement that I have installed over the weekend was from them, not the original one from Hannon Systems. Maybe the Hannon Systems AC compressors were the ones (early years) that had the failures, possibly a quality control in manufacturing issue, with BMW eventually going to Mahle Behr for a...
by MKH
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 51
Views: 11960

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

On my 2017 i3, the original compressor was manufactured by Hanon Systems, Portugal. Checking deeper, I think you are right - Mahle Behr makes several BMW AC compressors, and on a third-party parts site listed the i3 in with a bunch of BMW models, but think that is an error. Other sites only show Ha...

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