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Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By akthorp
I assume that's mineral gray?

I assume that's mineral gray?
Forum: European Delivery 10-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By akthorp
Preliminary ED planning

I'm planning my 2nd ED in the early June 2015. Right now planning on 435 GC but that might be subject to change. I'm also planning on picking up at the performance center. The itinerary will be...
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By akthorp
How does one order an "individual" color? I'm...

How does one order an "individual" color? I'm aware of it and I remember when I took the BMW tour they said they would match any color you wanted. But how do you do it? How expensive is it?
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By akthorp
Good question. I'm planning on doing ED for one...

Good question. I'm planning on doing ED for one next spring and hadn't really thought about it. I think the regular 4's don't come out of allocation anymore so I assumed the GC wouldn't. But I could...
Forum: European Delivery 07-12-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By akthorp
I had a different experience that is probably...

I had a different experience that is probably unique.

On ED I damaged the underside of the front bumper when I ran over a curb pulling too far into a parking space. I ended up having to duct tape...
Forum: European Delivery 06-18-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,235
Posted By akthorp
Just curious, are the 4 series now getting the...

Just curious, are the 4 series now getting the "typical" ED price of $500-1000 above European invoice?
Forum: European Delivery 06-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By akthorp
Pack light. Bring less than you think you need....

Pack light. Bring less than you think you need. We have gotten into the habit of washing clothes at least once on a trip. Sometimes twice.
Forum: European Delivery 06-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By akthorp
If you're in Raleigh did you buy it at Leith? ...

If you're in Raleigh did you buy it at Leith? I've been there a number of times but I've never gotten the impression that any of them know anything about ED.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By akthorp
I've got about 140,000.

I've got about 140,000.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By akthorp
Starter screech

I have a 2002 540/6 speed. For the past several months I have noticed an intermittent "screech" when I start the car. It doesn't happen every time and when it does happen it still starts normally.
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-01-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By akthorp
What now? Clutch issues

I'm proud of myself for fixing my recent vacuum leak but now a new problem.

Today for the first time I depressed the clutch pedal and it wouldn't come back up. It must not have been completely...
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,305
Posted By akthorp
How is everyone going to fit in a Z4? Never...

How is everyone going to fit in a Z4?

Never mind. I just reread your post and missed the last line.
Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By akthorp
I never knew that. Where does this apply?...

I never knew that. Where does this apply? Throughout the EU?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-25-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By akthorp
After I did the work it idled a little rough and...

After I did the work it idled a little rough and would drop down to 400 rpms but never stalled. I turned it off and on and let it run and it was better, never going below 500 rpm. I turned it off and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By akthorp
That sounds familiar. Thanks.

That sounds familiar. Thanks.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By akthorp
Why did I do this?

As I was troubleshooting an idle issue on my 1990 325i I was reminded of a slight modification I did a few years ago but I can't remember why.

On the front of the throttle body there is a housing...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-24-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By akthorp
Posting an update in case someone searches this...

Posting an update in case someone searches this in the future.

I replaced my intake bellows along with hoses that go from ICV to throttle body and valve cover to the throttle body.

When I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By akthorp
Thanks for the replies. I started it this...

Thanks for the replies.

I started it this morning and it actually does OK until the engine gets warm. Then it sputters and dies at idle. Does that tell me anything?

The intake boot appears to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By akthorp
Idle issues

My 1990 325i has all of a sudden developed issues at idle. Noticed it for the first time yesterday but worse today. It starts OK but whenever I get to a stop and put it in neutral it stalls. It then...
Forum: European Delivery 02-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By akthorp
We spent s few days in Murren when I did ED. Nice...

We spent s few days in Murren when I did ED. Nice little town with great views from the Schilthorn. Nice hikes if you are into that. The only problem was you have to leave your car down in the valley...
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,922
Posted By akthorp
I also got a ticket in Switzerland. It took...

I also got a ticket in Switzerland. It took longer than usual to reach me because I had moved. By the time I got the notice the fine had doubled. I ended up talking to someone and after explaining my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By akthorp
M sport and cinnamon interior

According to the website and the ordering guide you can't get cinnamon interior with M sport.
Reading another thread it sounds like you can get it.

So can you or can't you?
Forum: European Delivery 10-12-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By akthorp
The only thing I have ever noticed is you might...

The only thing I have ever noticed is you might be less likely to get a loaner if you didn't buy the car there.
Forum: European Delivery 10-12-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,722
Posted By akthorp
To the OP, where did you buy your car? I've...

To the OP, where did you buy your car? I've talked to Leith but I'm not impressed that any of them know much about ED.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-06-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By akthorp
I haven't driven it but two articles I read about...

I haven't driven it but two articles I read about the 4 say the steering is markedly better in the the 4 than the 3. For electronic steering, the 4 was felt to better than a 911 and only surpassed by...
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