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Forum: European Delivery 06-30-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Dave 20T
UPDATE: The St. Martin/Sint Maarten loophole is...

UPDATE: The St. Martin/Sint Maarten loophole is on hold as of today, June 30. The St. Martin (French) side of the island threatened to close the border with the Sint Maarten (Dutch) side if US planes...
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Dave 20T
I don't think US citizens are banned. US citizen...

I don't think US citizens are banned. US citizen already in Europe are allowed. I think it's US citizens living in the US traveling to the EU and not among the permitted categories, which include...
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Dave 20T
I didn't want to encourage bad behavior. ...

I didn't want to encourage bad behavior.

Sint Maarten is opening up to American tourists starting July 1. There is a requirement to have a PCR test for Covid-19 within 72 hours before arrival.
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Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Dave 20T
I'm not planned to travel to Europe this year nor...

I'm not planned to travel to Europe this year nor am I in the market for a car, US or European delivery. However, I did find out about a potential loophole to get into Europe but am not sure if it...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-28-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,105
Views: 196,639
Posted By Dave 20T
Some of these last 10 posts confirm my...

Some of these last 10 posts confirm my suspicions. There is a learning curve for car design like I originally mentioned somewhat. The 3 being better designed than the earlier S.

I didn't find out...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-28-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,105
Views: 196,639
Posted By Dave 20T
I see good and bad. Good is that there were no...

I see good and bad. Good is that there were no major problems. Bad is that there were 5 problems. My F30 had no (zero) problems the first 90 days, which is JD Powers' time period and none in the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-27-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,105
Views: 196,639
Posted By Dave 20T
Maybe, but maybe not. I am wary of Tesla for...

Maybe, but maybe not.

I am wary of Tesla for a few reasons.

1. The company has no history of building cars. There is no vault of institutional knowledge. Similarly, when an established company...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Dave 20T
So you bled the brake lines ignoring the scan...

So you bled the brake lines ignoring the scan tool? Seems like it would work.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-26-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,105
Views: 196,639
Posted By Dave 20T
The June 25, 2020 issue of the Wall Street...

The June 25, 2020 issue of the Wall Street Journal had an article about Tesla having the most problems of any car manufacturer. It said that Tesla previously wouldn't cooperate with car registration...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Dave 20T
Before, those flights used to be preferentially...

Before, those flights used to be preferentially shown on the primitive computer screens used by travel agents. Travel agents were busy and didn't want to go to subsequent pages with the connecting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,310
Posted By Dave 20T
Sorry, I cannot give you James Bond 007's mobile...

Sorry, I cannot give you James Bond 007's mobile number.

I cannot confirm nor deny that my BMW has a rocket assist boost behind the hinged rear license plate. :rofl:
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-25-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Dave 20T
If I had that white Cobalt, I'd try to...

If I had that white Cobalt, I'd try to distinguish it from a rental car. That's not hard. Just put a dealer license plate frame on it.

License plate frames are somewhat regional but being more...
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By Dave 20T
I fear that the last US spec European Delivery...

I fear that the last US spec European Delivery cars have already taken place, the last one in March. There are at least two scheduled. A Bimmerfester is scheduled for July 7 and sometime in early...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Dave 20T
I see that Tire Rack's website allows you to...

I see that Tire Rack's website allows you to select wheels and tires. When you do so, you can check to see what fits your car. With a 2017 430i, there are drop down boxes to select 430i Coupe and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-18-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Dave 20T
Bavarian Auto, which I believe used to be a...

Bavarian Auto, which I believe used to be a sponsor and is now no longer operating, used to sell rubber mats for maybe $68. It was made by Petex, a German company that has a factory in Eastern...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-16-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Dave 20T
What country is this? I've heard that people...

What country is this?

I've heard that people in Libya have traveled to Italy to buy car parts but I don't know if that currently happens.

I do not know the source of BMW parts when companies...
Forum: European Delivery 06-13-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave 20T
This next set of memories is mostly text, not...

This next set of memories is mostly text, not pictures. Tip of the hat to SL335IC.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-10-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Dave 20T
Some compact spare tires sold by companies are...

Some compact spare tires sold by companies are actually for different BMW's. Sometimes, the center bore is not the same so a centering ring is required and, likely, provided. I don't like the idea of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-03-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By Dave 20T
Early versions of the F36 had a rubbery tray over...

Early versions of the F36 had a rubbery tray over the front cup holders. This was decontented. Later, it was replaced (I think) with a door.

The 2013 F30 has this rubbery tray (Part#:...
Forum: European Delivery 06-03-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Dave 20T
With this information, the way to get from the US...

With this information, the way to get from the US to Germany is not through Switzerland

https://ch.usembassy.gov/covid-19-info/
Permitted from 15 June
Border crossings to and from Germany,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Dave 20T
BMW specifies that brake fluid should be changed...

BMW specifies that brake fluid should be changed 3 years from the date of manufacture, which is on the label in the driver's door jamb. After that, it's every 3 years. One should have the brake fluid...
Forum: European Delivery 06-01-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dave 20T
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?a...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=377831&d=1369156986

eazy, who posted immediately above, posted many pictures in his link. Here's one of them. This one I recognize as...
Forum: European Delivery 05-31-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dave 20T
Greeting to fellow Bimmerfest readers as well as...

Greeting to fellow Bimmerfest readers as well as the men and women of the Welt, BMW AG, BMW of North America, and Jim at BMW of Salem (Oregon). Hello again to my European Delivery colleagues who are...
Forum: European Delivery 05-31-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Dave 20T
Number of BMW European Deliveries: 1 Number of...

Number of BMW European Deliveries: 1
Number of all European Deliveries: 2
Number of cities and towns visited (single trip): 1 (Munich plus suburbs of Garching, Oberschlei▀heim, and Riem)
Number of...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 05-30-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Dave 20T
After years of looking for free air for tires, I...

After years of looking for free air for tires, I finally had to pay for air. Since the air pump at the gas station was on a timer, it was a race to fill all 4 tires and the spare. The way to do it...
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