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by eNate
Mon May 24, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

The European 3G phase out dates vary by country and carrier, but many aren't until the end of 2022. Also, 2G is remaining in service in many areas.

Anybody know if the 3G boxes were backward compatible with 2G? I suspect so.
by eNate
Fri May 21, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: What is the small clip on sunvisor, outboard end?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: What is the small clip on sunvisor, outboard end?

That's where I store my vaccination card. BMW is forward thinking!
by eNate
Fri May 21, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 Losing 3G capability
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: 2014 i3 Losing 3G capability

That must be a corollary to BMW's old tag line, "Sheer Driving Pleasure is in our DNA."
by eNate
Wed May 19, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: (Update: I bought one!) Test Drove 2016 BEV w/ 34k miles. Battery Check?
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Test Drove 2016 BEV w/ 34k miles. Battery Check?

If it helps ease your concern, I've driven mine to zero indicated a few times. It's very trustworthy, which is why I've done it. The rate of discharge tracks steadily (not like a phone or PC which can go from 15% to "shutting down..." in a blink) . There's a healthy hidden buffer below 0%, so even u...
by eNate
Sat May 15, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Resonant hum
Replies: 21
Views: 1414

Re: Resonant hum

What about your cross threaded lugs?

Did they find any wear on the inner sidewall?
by eNate
Thu May 13, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Resonant hum
Replies: 21
Views: 1414

Re: Resonant hum

I hope this is all covered. Since BMW was last to touch it, and the inspection should include a look at the brake pads, the cross threaded lugs at minimum should have been caught. Whether the tech was responsible, or responsible for noticing, that the tires were crossed, well, that's almost a second...
by eNate
Tue May 11, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?

I've been half contemplating selling the 2017 BEV and picking up a 2029, but inventories are thin and the retail value on mine seems lower than I anticipated, so I'm staying put .
by eNate
Sun May 09, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Resonant hum
Replies: 21
Views: 1414

Re: Resonant hum

I'm at a disadvantage too, because I rarely charge to 100%, and when I do, it's at work on the flatlands. But on those rare instances, I have noted (with alarm!) an unmistakable lack of regen approaching intersections.
by eNate
Sun May 09, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Resonant hum
Replies: 21
Views: 1414

Re: Resonant hum

... at higher charge levels, an i3 might be mimicking pure regen braking power at lower charge levels by blending lower regen braking power with friction brakes. I'm not aware of the friction brakes being applied in the absence of regen. If my 2017 can't regen (usually at 100% charge or on a chopy ...
by eNate
Sun May 09, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Resonant hum
Replies: 21
Views: 1414

Re: Resonant hum

I hope it hasn't done any damage to the car. .. Please do a thorough inspection of the inner sidewall of the tire that was rubbing — that could have created a full circumference "easy open" weak spot that could result in a catastrophic blow out, if it's gone on for long enough. I hope your dealersh...

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