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Forum: European Delivery 05-21-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By gesoffen
If you stay in Berchtesgaden and skip Salzburg,...

If you stay in Berchtesgaden and skip Salzburg, you likely won't end up in Austria at all. No need to worry about the vignette in that case. However, if you decide to head further east, you'll have...
Forum: European Delivery 05-19-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By gesoffen
You only need the vignette if you plan on using...

You only need the vignette if you plan on using the Autobahn in Austria. With Salzburg essentially on the border between Germany and Austria, you really don't need it at all. However, you'll have to...
Forum: European Delivery 05-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By gesoffen
ATM is the best exchange rate. If you aren't...

ATM is the best exchange rate. If you aren't comfortable arriving without any local currency, you can buy some via your bank or at a currency exchange. Be aware that you are paying a pretty high...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,662
Posted By gesoffen
I just did this on my E46 a couple of weeks ago....

I just did this on my E46 a couple of weeks ago. I did drop the subframe (as Smolck says, pretty straight forward and therefor not worth the risk of the oil pan gasket cut method). However, I did not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By gesoffen
Regarding springs, you may want to replace the...

Regarding springs, you may want to replace the rears as the OEMs are prone to breaking, especially if the car spent any time in areas where they use road salt during the winter. Its not difficult to...
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,134
Posted By gesoffen
From what I recall, its been quite awhile since...

From what I recall, its been quite awhile since this question was asked. While not strictly illegal, the short answer is No, this is not feasibly possible for the following reasons:
- If the car...
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By gesoffen
Depends if your itinerary keeps you in the cities...

Depends if your itinerary keeps you in the cities or takes you out into the country. General rules of thumb:
- Big to medium cities (e.g. Munich to Regensburg sized): hotels and restaurants will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-08-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By gesoffen
The icon, also known as the letter "P", means...

The icon, also known as the letter "P", means that you have a car with the wrong transmission. What you need to do is trade it in for a car with a manual transmission. :bigpimp:

Sorry - couldn't...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By gesoffen
Another suggestion - you can actually check your...

Another suggestion - you can actually check your bags the night before if you're flying Lufthansa. You may have to do a little bit of organizing to get your last minute items in your carry on but it...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By gesoffen
A few possible sources of problems: 1) Is it a...

A few possible sources of problems:
1) Is it a VISA/MC Checkcard or is it a strict ATM debit card? - If its branded with a VISA or MC logo, VISA/MC may be denying transactions
2) Does it a have a 4...
Forum: European Delivery 04-27-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By gesoffen
A quick FYI on Austrian vignettes and...

A quick FYI on Austrian vignettes and recycling/re-using them:
- Not having a vignette properly displayed and using the autobahn in Austria can get you an on the spot fine of up to €240....
Forum: European Delivery 04-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By gesoffen
We've enjoyed Hotel Asam in Munich several times....

We've enjoyed Hotel Asam in Munich several times. They have a underground parking (VERY TIGHT though) and is centrally located with in the ring road about 5-10 minute walk from the Marienplatz (tons...
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By gesoffen
Besides staying with my Opa when he was alive, my...

Besides staying with my Opa when he was alive, my favorite place to stay in Wien is the Pension Aviano - just down the street from the Sacher. No dedicated parking but the city garages are nearby...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By gesoffen
As someone who owns both an E46 wagon (with ZSP)...

As someone who owns both an E46 wagon (with ZSP) and an E91 (with M Sport Pack), both in Manual Trans, I would say you have to be careful comparing apples to oranges. Your ZHP was a performance...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,154
Posted By gesoffen
As Fast Bob indicated, the CCV replacement isn't...

As Fast Bob indicated, the CCV replacement isn't simply replacing the valve itself. Investigate the CCV repair to be sure the valve, plumbing and dipstick were all replaced. By your weather info, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By gesoffen
I don't believe TÜV inspections are required for...

I don't believe TÜV inspections are required for U.S. Military POVs brought from the US to Europe. I would verify this with your ombudsman or similar at your future command. That said, a safety...
Forum: European Delivery 03-04-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By gesoffen
Been there, done that and totally understand why...

Been there, done that and totally understand why you're going that route. When my little ones were smaller, I remember quite the comedy routine with me as the star - luggage piled high on the cart,...
Forum: European Delivery 03-04-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By gesoffen
In addition to those that Olin posted, there is a...

In addition to those that Olin posted, there is a FCB Fanshop in the Munich Airport for last minute mitbringsls.....
Forum: European Delivery 03-02-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By gesoffen
Bayern München tickets are indeed hard to...

Bayern München tickets are indeed hard to get/expensive but it is worth a once in a life time experience.
A couple things to be aware of:
1) At the rate that FCB is going, they may have the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-02-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By gesoffen
+1 on this. Although I'll add that the airlines...

+1 on this. Although I'll add that the airlines have gargantuan plastic bags at the checkin/bag check counters that kid seats easily fit into so you don't need the car seat cover (just another thing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
Posted By gesoffen
Congrats pilgrim - welcome to the MT wagon club!...

Congrats pilgrim - welcome to the MT wagon club! Membership is limited.
I have two: an E46 with nearly 190k miles, and an '12 E91 with M-Sport with 25k miles to replace the E46 (but I can't seem to...
Forum: The Travel Forum 02-18-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By gesoffen
For most rental car companies, you're never...

For most rental car companies, you're never guaranteed a particular make/model of car, rather only a car in that "class". So while Sixt may use a BMW 3er as a representative of the class of car you...
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By gesoffen
While it may seem like a big head-ache to switch...

While it may seem like a big head-ache to switch dealers 2 months out, it may be an even larger headache dealing with further "mistakes" on the part of your current dealer. Switching to another...
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,889
Posted By gesoffen
You have the general idea down - A8 is also E60...

You have the general idea down - A8 is also E60 (integration with EU road network nomenclature/identification). For the purposes of Germany/Austria/Switzerland, all "E" roads are A roads (Autobahns),...
Forum: European Delivery 02-10-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,889
Posted By gesoffen
If your only forays into Austria are to Salzburg...

If your only forays into Austria are to Salzburg and surroundings, you can skip the vignette by taking the A8/E60 to the Piding just prior to the border and then jump off to the B roads. Exit the...
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