A couple of BMW i3s recently visiting the workshop
First i3 was dropped off to us as the car would not charge displaying a fault when charging, with only 1 mile remaining they were glad to make it to us.
Upon investigation we found the faults stored showed no air conditioning gas pressure along with high voltage charging faults. The importance of the air con system working on electric and hybrid vehicles as it not only cools the cabin, it is also plumbed in to cool the high voltage battery packs. So without the air con working, the vehicle will not charge to prevent possible overheating of the battery.
With no air con gas present in the system. We carried out a nitrogen gas test to locate the leak from the condenser at the front. With the condenser replaced and air con system re-gassed with the newer 1234yf gas, all faults were cleared. The vehicle then left to charge overnight to full correctly. Road tested and returned to the customer
Second i3 was much more straight forward. Full service as this version had the range extender (or an engine if you don’t like stupid bmw terminology).
Engine oil, pollen filter, air filter and spark plugs replaced, with a brake fluid change.
Service history updated on the BMW Database then uploaded on to the iDrive, same as the dealerships! Job done
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