i3Alan
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Re: Odd Pump Noise

Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:05 pm

bocabimmer wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Well, I'm officially on the list of unfortunate souls too. My repair costs will be a significant portion of my initial cost of purchase, so it's time to move on from this one.
My AC repair quote for my 5 year old 2014 BEV was nearly $23K, while the book value was $16K. What was your repair quote?

bocabimmer
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Re: Odd Pump Noise

Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:00 pm

The compressor is definitely making a noise that suggests replacement is necessary. The quote to replace the compressor and condenser alone was going to be almost four grand. That was enough for me to not have them open everything up and check for metal shavings.

After doing a lot of test driving over the weekend, I’m down to either rolling the dice again a much newer i3 or just getting a Mazda 6.

Lots of other EVs on the market that are just too new and I want them to work out the bugs before I’ll jump into them again.
2018 330i (F30)

2014 i3 BEV - Sold
2007 328i (E92) - Sold
2013 X5 35i (E70) - Sold
2014 i3 BEV - Lease return
2006 325i (E90) - Sold

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