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by Stevei3
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Milestones
Replies: 22
Views: 11635

Re: i3 Milestones

Hi Bo, I have no real advice or battery tips. Keep in mind that the battery is never actually charged to its real maximum capacity though. This ‘ceiling’ is controlled by the Battery Management System (BMS). This *should* protect the battery from premature wear. I simply always plug our car in our 2...
by Stevei3
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Milestones
Replies: 22
Views: 11635

Re: i3 Milestones, 100k !

Hi guys, (blowing dust from thread… ;) ) it's been a while since I posted. Only 24 hours in a day you know… So, a quick update: 100.000 miles covered! 4.5 years running. The battery is ok but not as good as new. 85% health I would say. I’m still not sure if this is because of wear or related to the ...
by Stevei3
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Possible to retrofit heated seats?
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Re: Possible to retrofit heated seats?

Keep in mind that in some markets (like here in the Netherlands) the optional pre-heat system of the high voltage battery is tied to the seat heating ('Pre-heat package 4T9'). It might be a good idea to decide if you want/need it and check out if the prospective car has it.
by Stevei3
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Removing Rex to use as back up generator for solar system
Replies: 9
Views: 6847

Re: Removing Rex to use as back up generator for solar system

Hi guys,

the REx has no starter motor. It is started from the HV battery using the generator as motor, like Jim said.

Regards, Steven
by Stevei3
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Milestones
Replies: 22
Views: 11635

Re: i3 Milestones

Hi guys, not much to report but three years since 'i' was born, last week. 68000 miles and counting. Gas usage decreasing steadily. Best effort so far, last summer: mid may to mid december without refueling, 9250 miles. And not by cheating driving short distances only ! :) In winter, fuel economy 's...
by Stevei3
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: charging port door grinding sound when opened
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: charging port door grinding sound when opened

Hi,

yes. We had the grinding issue exactly as you described. Had it replaced under warranty about a month ago. The part took it's sweet time to appear from backorder.

Regards, Steven
by Stevei3
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Rear wiper
Replies: 7
Views: 3431

Re: Rear wiper

Hi guys, this is much like in our previous 3-series, where the automatic wipers, switched on with the stalk (aka. the hardware switch, if you like), did not come on after a restart, even when the stalk position indicated ‘automatic’. BMW told us that this is intended behaviour. They said it is to pr...
by Stevei3
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Install Thule roof rack tracks
Replies: 29
Views: 19632

Re: Install Thule roof rack tracks

Anyone in Europe with a sunroof? What does the roof look like? Can you see the fiber pattern in the roof? Hi Jim, europe calling ;) . The roof of our car, with sunroof, was made out of CFRP, like yours. They switched to an aluminium roofpanel icw. the sunroof a while ago (a year ? - some other mino...
by Stevei3
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW revamps "i" electric car division to focus on self-drivi
Replies: 27
Views: 9086

Re: BMW revamps "i" electric car division to focus on self-d

I believe there are many BEVs or at least electric-hybrids with real range planned by Audi. I think last I heard they said one new electric car every year starting with 2018 Q8. Hi Epirali, yes, Volkswagen/Audi is a contender, but a relatively weak one. I'm not looking at their tainted image here, ...
by Stevei3
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW revamps "i" electric car division to focus on self-drivi
Replies: 27
Views: 9086

Re: BMW revamps "i" electric car division to focus on self-d

Up the creek. No paddle.
It's starting to look like our next car, in about three years, won't be a BMW after all.
This, amongst other signals, really doesn't bode well for our EU car industry.

Regards, Steven

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