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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By akthorp
Car dies after starting

I drove my 2002 540 to the store and it was fine. I came out 10 minutes later and it would start but when I put it in gear and accelerated it sputtered and barely got me out of my parking spot. I...
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By akthorp
Yes. There is a large parking garage right when...

Yes. There is a large parking garage right when you get to town. Not only does Varenna have train service, the ferries also go there so you can easily get to Bellagio or towns on the other side of...
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By akthorp
On my recent ED we drove to Varenna on Lake Como...

On my recent ED we drove to Varenna on Lake Como via Verona. It is a very easy drive although we stopped in Bolzano and Verona and didn't go straight through.

To avoid driving into Milan you can...
Forum: European Delivery 10-16-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,701
Posted By akthorp
I can't speak to west coast delivery times but...

I can't speak to west coast delivery times but dropping in Nice will hurt you. I dropped there on 6/16 and wasn't loaded onto a ship in Bremerhaven until 7/9. Obviously it can vary but cars dropped...
Forum: European Delivery 10-11-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By akthorp
Mine were not removed at Brunswick. I...

Mine were not removed at Brunswick.

I brought the triangle with me. When I got the car back it was a little difficult to figure out just how to get it back in but I finally did and there it sits...
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By akthorp
An Austrian vignette I think is about 8 for 10...

An Austrian vignette I think is about 8 for 10 days. In Switzerland the shortest vignette is a year and it is much more expensive. Don't get caught without a vignette. I don't know the fine but I'm...
Forum: European Delivery 09-27-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By akthorp
We just did that drive a few months ago. We...

We just did that drive a few months ago. We stayed in Varenna which is a ferry ride to Bellagio. We have driven the Grossglockner in the past. I considered Stelvio but we just ended up taking an...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 09-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By akthorp
I was there 3 weeks ago and it was normal. ...

I was there 3 weeks ago and it was normal.

Are the driving activities the same in the rain?
Forum: European Delivery 09-17-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By akthorp
I'd be surprised if your front plate isn't in the...

I'd be surprised if your front plate isn't in the trunk when you pick up. My bumper was replaced and they saved the license plate for me.
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,669
Posted By akthorp
I don't want to burst your bubble but that sounds...

I don't want to burst your bubble but that sounds like what I was initially told. My car arrived at Brunswick 7/22. After several calls I was told a "work order was done" but it was not clear to me...
Forum: European Delivery 09-13-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,669
Posted By akthorp
Mine needed a new bumper. It was 30 days from...

Mine needed a new bumper. It was 30 days from when it arrived in Brunswick to when it cleared the VPC. Maybe Jersey is faster. Maybe not. But it came out looking good as new.
Forum: European Delivery 09-11-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By akthorp
Why is it not a 440? Did only the 3 series get...

Why is it not a 440? Did only the 3 series get the new engine?

Great looking car, by the way. Almost identical to mine except for interior color.
Forum: European Delivery 09-11-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,399
Posted By akthorp
That's the reply I got last month when I scraped...

That's the reply I got last month when I scraped my front bumper. I was told normal wear and tear wasn't covered. To be honest my scrape wasn't normal wear and tear and it was fixed. I also had a...
Forum: European Delivery 09-06-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By akthorp
Finally, my odyssey comes to an end. 80 days...

Finally, my odyssey comes to an end. 80 days after drop off in Nice I took redelivery at the Performance Center on 9/4. I won't give a detailed account of the day because it is just like everyone...
Forum: European Delivery 09-06-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By akthorp
I don't know about your problem but I do know ED...

I don't know about your problem but I do know ED cars can go to Brunswick. Mine just did.
Forum: European Delivery 09-05-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,224
Posted By akthorp
I thought M's didn't get the ED discount.

I thought M's didn't get the ED discount.
Forum: European Delivery 08-30-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By akthorp
I totally follow your theory. But it might direct...

I totally follow your theory. But it might direct me to the nexus of the universe.
Forum: European Delivery 08-29-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By akthorp
Has anyone done this?

Just curious, but what happens if you plug in the Eupean Nav in the USB port when you are back in the States?

I have plugged it into a computer and couldn't open anything.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 08-23-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,296
Posted By akthorp
I notice in the first picture of your car there...

I notice in the first picture of your car there is no front license plate holder. By the time you drive it out of the building it is on. Do they always apply it just like that

I hope they don't...
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By akthorp
How did you learn that? When you take redelivery...

How did you learn that? When you take redelivery are all damages/repairs disclosed? I ask because some cars are damaged in transit and I'm curious as to whether they divulge that.
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By akthorp
I posted it when it happened but here is a...

I posted it when it happened but here is a picture of it again for those that don't want to wade through the whole thread.

Given all the discussion about what they do or do not fix, this is...
Forum: European Delivery 08-21-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By akthorp
We stayed at Albergo Milano in Varenna on Lake...

We stayed at Albergo Milano in Varenna on Lake Como. We loved it. Great views of the lake and easy access to the ferry to go to Bellagio or the other side of the lake.
Forum: European Delivery 08-21-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By akthorp
I'm resurrecting this thread just to update for...

I'm resurrecting this thread just to update for future reference.

Finally, light at the end of the tunnel. My car has been repaired and I have been offered PCD on 9/4/15. I'm surprised I am...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-20-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By akthorp
Do you think this could be the problem? Is it...

Do you think this could be the problem? Is it something you can get to and change out?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-20-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By akthorp
I wouldn't think so. FWIW, I put in a new...

I wouldn't think so. FWIW, I put in a new battery because mine died. The odometer issue was the same before and after.

I question whether it is a matter of a sending unit. I think there is...
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