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Guess what Pad_Lad *ahem*.. Patser got

  • 10-03-2018 11:49am
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  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Ha ha, I see what you did there ! :D

    Excellent, well wear ! More details , spec, year ? where did you get it ?

    What do you think of it ?

    I don't have a sun roof ! :(

    Welcome to the i3 Club !


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,867 ✭✭✭Patser


    Will be a 141 when reged

    Pure BEV, none of your hybrid nonsense Mad_Lad (joke), although the hint is your car's name that it still uses dino juice.

    Suite interior

    14000 miles

    Bought from UK, (ó just found what I wanted and dealt with garage over phone) and collected by NVD - they had a February special if €250, thanks again Boards.ie

    Would've had it last week except for snow.

    It's orange with a sunroof!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 587 ✭✭✭peaceboi


    What price for this 2014 model?
    Great colour ðŸ‘ðŸ‘


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Ah Rex is a necessary evil at this point in time for me but hopefully not for the next round.

    It's almost new 14 K miles, sweet.

    That's pretty cool that you didn't even have to go pick it up, not sure I would risk it but well done !

    You'll have loads of fun in it, great fun on back roads.


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Just remember if planning a long trip which involves a fast charge to have the battery warm, it will heat to 10 Deg C only but that and driving should have it warm enough so fast charging doesn't slow down much.

    In order to heat the battery it must be plugged in and a depart time set at least 4 hrs in advance with preheat
    activated.

    Very handy in cold weather.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,404 ✭✭✭peposhi


    Excellent! Well wear!

    Mad_Lad vs Pad_Lad the race is on hahaha


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,867 ✭✭✭Patser


    Ah Rex is a necessary evil at this point in time for me but hopefully not for the next round.

    It's almost new 14 K miles, sweet.

    That's pretty cool that you didn't even have to go pick it up, not sure I would risk it but well done !

    You'll have loads of fun in it, great fun on back roads.

    Wife has the sensible family car if we go on longer trips, this is my fun car with still practicality.

    One of my 1st cars was a Peugeot 205 soft top, which I loved. It was unreliable, leaky and I loved it to bits. It had a name (CJ) and it had a huge 'Herbie' factor to it.

    Changed to a Z4, cool, technically brilliant car but soulless.

    Then a Saab 9-3 Aero, comfortable, cool, faultless, soulless

    Then a Ds5, ultra cool, wrapped in gadgets, comfortable, zero fun.


    But already this has put the smile back on my face, small, fun, fast. Mad colour, mad looks. Feck cool, feck practicality, feck compromise. I'm smiling.




    And as for the race mentioned above BEV 0—100kmh 7.2, REX 7.7...

    So adding together all those .5 seconds and I reckon I'll be up by about 7 seconds on Mad-Lad by New Year's. So when they start the countdown from 10, when they get to 7 Mad_Lad will have to realise I'm already in 2019...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,958 ✭✭✭✭Shefwedfan


    Best of luck....

    Finally, the Irish Electric Car Community is looking past a boring Leaf and getting some beautiful cars

    Love the colour.....


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Lets do a long range test then to see who wins haha. ;)

    Great fun, the handling is good and the ride is good also, you feel the road but not uncomfortable and the steering is very sharp and direct, and getting into another car can make it feel like a boat.

    i3 has tonnes of grip all FWD electrics can only dream of so in some circumstances the i3 will feel a lot faster compared to a FWD EV of the same power.

    I love the interior too. Lovely place to sit.

    Did you get the larger media screen ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,967 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    Good luck OP


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭billy few mates


    Sweet ride.
    Well wear, very nice colour...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭80sDiesel


    Very nice. Was looking at a review of the i3s yesterday. Wonder if you could put in those i3s wheel arches and get urself the wider tyres. ;)

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.



  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Why would you want wider tyres ? it handles fine and has plenty of grip, and a lot more grip than any FWD EV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,712 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Freude am Fahren :D

    Well wear & enjoy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭80sDiesel


    Why would you want wider tyres ? it handles fine and has plenty of grip, and a lot more grip than any FWD EV.
    BMW must have no idea then with putting them on the i3s. ! Also. To be fair. Looks far better in s trim.

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    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.



  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Lol BMW only put wider tyres on the i3 to make it look more "normal".


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,718 ✭✭✭Matt Simis


    The i3s has flared arches too though right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭80sDiesel


    Matt Simis wrote: »
    The i3s has flared arches too though right?
    Not flared arches per se, but arch extensions.

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,867 ✭✭✭Patser


    Any idea how to change speedo to kmh, preferably only kmh.

    I've gone to settings and changed units to metric, which has changed all my range etc, but speedo remains Mph with small kmh under.

    Called into Joe Duffy as I was passing, they don't really know but are contacting Germany for advice, think they might want to change screen.

    Only Google reference involves changing code, and that's from a Canadian annoyed about a US car. And also I can't code


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    I'll take a look at bimmer code later if I get the chance and see if it can do this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,318 ✭✭✭✭ELM327




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,867 ✭✭✭Patser


    ELM327 wrote: »

    Aye that's the only reference I can find to this, there are no other comments. So since I don't have the connection or experience to go coding, and Duffy dealership seems clueless - any idea who I should contact next.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,318 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    I'm surprised BMW are clueless.
    I'd go back and show them that link to be honest.

    Failing that a good specialist who has the bmw program shoudl be able to code it in for you (or you could look at doing it yourself)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭80sDiesel


    Coder here. Its a simple replace of a variable. The hard part is that you need to get some software/hardware.

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/11/coding-tutorial-bmw-i3-electric-car/

    Asking Joe Duffey to do it would be akin to asking PC World to configure your PC registry. Its the line of work but its also not their line of work.

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.



  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    I had a look in bimmer code and couldn't find it so when I get a bit more time later I'll see if I can do it the harder way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,712 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    80sDiesel wrote: »
    Asking Joe Duffey to do it would be akin to asking PC World to configure your PC registry.

    :D


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    First, did you check the settings below ? I didn't check beforehand so perhaps it might be different after coding. You see where it says "Distance" this is the setting you're after, again, not sure if this was in the menu before coding lol, but anyway it works as you can see in the last image.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,867 ✭✭✭Patser


    Your 2nd image is what I have, mph above small kmh - although my odometer and range are also metric.

    Changing from metric to imperial only changes the odometer and range units, not the speedo.


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    That's because it's coded not to because it was sold in the U.K , so I'd say if you can change that piece of code then it will change the speedo too. It's really easy.

    My 2nd image is what I was able to change it to after changing the piece of code and changing distance to miles, the pic is to demonstrate in reverse, going from Km to Miles, so if you change the code then go back and change to Km your speedo will show Km as the large readout, i.e, the way you want it.

    I just use Bimmercode or if you're anywhere Near Carlow Town over the weekend I can do it for you.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,867 ✭✭✭Patser


    So I've just pretty much convinced my Dad that the compressor in the front boot is actually a defibrillator that is hooked up to the battery pack in the car, as part of a new EU directive in anticipation of wider EV use (the tyre sealant btw is the gel to stop burns).

    But I've also told him there's a serious flaw in that 1 person has to hold the defibrillator in place, and another has to rev the car to deliver the shock.

    Don't think he's 100% convinced yet, but he's also amazed at what modern technology can do.


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