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Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 833
Posted By mgthompson
Nice interior color choice!

Nice interior color choice!
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
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: 865
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: 660
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: 825
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: 660
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: 1,551
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: 677
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: 624
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: 2,587
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: 2,508
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: 824
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: 549
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: 504
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: 724
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: 443
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: 2,182
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: 429
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: 785
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...
Forum: European Delivery 08-02-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,541
Posted By mgthompson
This explains some of strange experiences with my...

This explains some of strange experiences with my US Bank VISA. Even at the same restaurant, with the same offline POS terminal, it would simetimes ask for the PIN and sometimes ask for the card to...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By mgthompson
We reserved our tour tickets months in advance....

We reserved our tour tickets months in advance. While we had breakfast the owner of the Hotel Mueller picked up our tickets. It was nice for him to do that.
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By mgthompson
We printed a 18"x24" picture of my 128i in front...

We printed a 18"x24" picture of my 128i in front of of Neuschwanstein, dropped the picture and the rear plate off at a framing shop, and had them matted and framed. Looks very nice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-18-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,608
Posted By mgthompson
Not true. If you have 2010 or newer firmware...

Not true. If you have 2010 or newer firmware installed on the CIC Nav you can buy a USB flash drive that contains the updated Nav files from the dealer and do it your self. You need a FSC code that...
Forum: European Delivery 07-16-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By mgthompson
My favorite chocolate store in Germany is REAL....

My favorite chocolate store in Germany is REAL. The local one was originally a Walmart and hasn't changed much since it was bought by REAL. They believe in value, not presentation. I usually bring...
Forum: European Delivery 07-15-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By mgthompson
If you ask a Japanese, if they speak English,...

If you ask a Japanese, if they speak English, inevitably they say "no" and then they turn out to be more fluent in English than you are.
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