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Forum: European Delivery 07-14-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By mgthompson
My salesman said that they sometimes go missing...

My salesman said that they sometimes go missing during cleanup at the local dealer.
Forum: European Delivery 06-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By mgthompson
The US version of the i3 is equipped with an SAE...

The US version of the i3 is equipped with an SAE J1772 charging connector. The European charging stations are equipped with a Mennekes connector. To charge a US version of an i3 from a European fast...
Forum: European Delivery 06-06-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By mgthompson
I had breakfast in Varese today, and then drove...

I had breakfast in Varese today, and then drove E35->E25->A5 back into Germany. The drive through Switzerland was spectacular, and worthy of several stops for pictures. There was a lot of road...
Forum: European Delivery 05-16-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By mgthompson
The NAV will tell you what version of data it is...

The NAV will tell you what version of data it is using. Hopefully it isn't still the 2009 beta that they used for several years.
Forum: European Delivery 04-30-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By mgthompson
I have to go to Ispra on Lake Maggiore for...

I have to go to Ispra on Lake Maggiore for business in a few weeks. It is difficult work, but someone has to do it. ;-)
Forum: European Delivery 04-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By mgthompson
Usually, with a non-refundable fare, you can...

Usually, with a non-refundable fare, you can cancel the trip and get a credit for future travel. If your relationship survives this trip you can use the travel credit for the next trip.
Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,921
Posted By mgthompson
Nice interior color choice!

Nice interior color choice!
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By mgthompson
The Porsche museum is really for dedicated car...

The Porsche museum is really for dedicated car enthusiasts. It is all about the cars and has little about socialology and context. If you are a car geek it is a great museum. The MB museum has a lot...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By mgthompson
I went through the MB museum last Saturday, my...

I went through the MB museum last Saturday, my third time. There are two seperate spiral tracks through the museum and quite a few display rooms on the sides of the spiral tracks. That means that you...
Forum: European Delivery 03-03-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By mgthompson
I think that very few people, other than M...

I think that very few people, other than M owners, change oil before the first scheduled service. I changed the oil myself. The oil and filter cost about $70, so it is inexpensive insurance. I don't...
Forum: European Delivery 02-28-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By mgthompson
One of the best car museums that I have visited...

One of the best car museums that I have visited is just south of Strasbourg in Mulhouse. The Citť de l'Automobile contains the Schlumpf connections of Bugattis. http://citedelautomobile.com/en/home...
Forum: European Delivery 02-28-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By mgthompson
I did the oil & filter on my 128i at 1,200 miles,...

I did the oil & filter on my 128i at 1,200 miles, after I got home. I had a Blackstone oil analysis done too. Lots of silicon, aluminum, iron, copper, etc in the oil. Pretty normal for a new engine....
Forum: European Delivery 02-24-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By mgthompson
I arranged for my local dealer to buy my trade-in...

I arranged for my local dealer to buy my trade-in when my ED car was redelivered. The worst part was going back to driving my 16 year old 325iS for two months after driving my new 128i.
Forum: European Delivery 02-24-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By mgthompson
It is extremely important that you get EVERY...

It is extremely important that you get EVERY scratch and dent documented before you leave. Most of the time there is no one in pick-up area so you have to go back to the rental counter to get someone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By mgthompson
The N51 has slightly lower compression than the...

The N51 has slightly lower compression than the N52, but the N51 has DISA to make up for it. You probably won't notice any difference.
Forum: European Delivery 10-25-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,769
Posted By mgthompson
Mine was in Agricultural Inspection for three...

Mine was in Agricultural Inspection for three weeks. That was out of BMW's control so I can only whine about our government employees.

I was surprised that BMW replaced the "M" dead pedal that had...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-21-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,591
Posted By mgthompson
Connect a battery to the terminals next to the...

Connect a battery to the terminals next to the engine, open trunk.
Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By mgthompson
I am not surprised by the local driverís...

I am not surprised by the local driverís behavior. I was warned by my local colleagues that German cars, especially new ones, often get keyed if they are parked on the street in Alsace towns. So I...
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By mgthompson
A squall just came through Baden-Wurttemberg that...

A squall just came through Baden-Wurttemberg that blew the hotel windows closed and it is raining like a monsoon. The storm is headed east now. It has been raining in B-W all week, and the forcast is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By mgthompson
It could have been liquid freon in the A/C system...

It could have been liquid freon in the A/C system boiling because the compressor was not turning because you shut the engine off. You could try turning the A/C off, letting the engine run for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-30-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By mgthompson
I believe that the cut about a foot off the end...

I believe that the cut about a foot off the end of the cable, and crimp on a new piece of cable. The new cable has a connector on the end with a mechanical fastener where it attaches to the fuse box....
Forum: European Delivery 08-30-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By mgthompson
They replaced the M-Sport dead pedal in my 128i...

They replaced the M-Sport dead pedal in my 128i because it had a microscopic scratch in it. I didn't mention this during drop off.
Forum: Classic Bimmers 08-11-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,608
Posted By mgthompson
It is somewhat difficult to tell what year it is....

It is somewhat difficult to tell what year it is. If it was a Euro version then iwilladapt is correct: 71-75. If it was an American version then 71-72 because the bumpers are close to the body and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-06-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By mgthompson
We also did our ED with Jack @ BMW of Warwick. He...

We also did our ED with Jack @ BMW of Warwick. He has done a lot of EDs and is very enthusiastic and supportive. JMcdevitt@penskeautomotive.com
Forum: European Delivery 08-06-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By mgthompson
This is really important. Our tires were really...

This is really important. Our tires were really slippery for the first two hundred miles. The delivery person at the Welt also stressed that we should do a few tire heat/cool cycles before going over...
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