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Old 05-20-2019, 10:13 AM
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The garage in Portugal is enclosed but some dust and salt spray seems to get in. However, there is not a crosswind and I don't foresee a cover being able to move. In any case I would always wash it before it goes under the cover. The cover is only meant for longer absences when the car might sit for several weeks.

This morning visited a shop (euro specialist, mostly BMWs in their shop) that responded positively when I explained that I am looking for specific alignment settings. Let's see how they go tomorrow.

Below a picture, now with the 212s strapped on.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:54 AM
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Update: Car arrived in Rotterdam 7/3 but I was in Italy at the time and only got back last Sunday. So, picking it up on 7/15 and install euro hitch the next day. Hopefully install my Euro maps on the Nav at same time. On 7/17 and 7/18, it will be in a diesel specialist shop and the DPF will be removed and cleaned/reinstalled.

On Friday 19, I should be making the trip across Belgium, France and Spain to Portugal. Around 2400km, about 1600 miles.....my son is arriving tomorrow to help with the trip. Since I have to arrive back in Portugal on the 20th this will be a marathon
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2003 4.4i black ext./black int./black headliner
2006 4.8iS Le Mans blue/cream int./black headliner, SOLD sadly...
2009 E70 35d, black ext./black int./black headliner (shipped to Europe)

Hmmmm, love those black headliners!

Other hardware:
2005 Tundra crew cab, son's DD and weekend hauler
2015 Cayenne S (wife's new DD and definitely wroooommmmm)
2016 Tundra 1794 edition crew cab, luxo hauler
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:15 PM
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Update: Car arrived in Rotterdam 7/3 but I was in Italy at the time and only got back last Sunday. So, picking it up on 7/15 and install euro hitch the next day. Hopefully install my Euro maps on the Nav at same time. On 7/17 and 7/18, it will be in a diesel specialist shop and the DPF will be removed and cleaned/reinstalled.

On Friday 19, I should be making the trip across Belgium, France and Spain to Portugal. Around 2400km, about 1600 miles.....my son is arriving tomorrow to help with the trip. Since I have to arrive back in Portugal on the 20th this will be a marathon



Such a humble brag!







Have fun w your son, good times!
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:21 AM
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ARD: Sorry!

Daughter had an art course in Florence and the wife promptly added a Grand Tour. :-) The X5 was late arriving in R'dam and coincided unhappily with this previously planned trip.

We did a five cities tour in a short time. Rome is chaotic but has a lot to offer in terms of art and architecture. The other cities and sights were also captivating. Doing this by car is quite doable but requires a bit of planning. I can be reached by PM if anyone needs some help.

The BMW angle: Sixt had thought to give us a Countryman for the two weeks but offered a BMW 220 Convertible as an alternative, which we took. What I should have noted when I posted, the convertible was great driving up Lake Garda but the heat wave made it less useful on the remainder of the trip.... This model is a typical example of BMW downsizing engines, I felt it was somewhat under-powered for a luxury car and sometimes scooting through traffic (which in Italy you need frequently) was impeded by a lack of grunt.

While on the way to Rome we passed Modena and could not resist the temptation to stop by the Ferrari museum. (Never owned one and no desire either but seeing the museum was fun.)

I promise pics of the X5's trials and tribulations as we try to get the work on it done and drive it long distance.

Added two iconic pics that illustrate some of the stops.
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2003 4.4i black ext./black int./black headliner
2006 4.8iS Le Mans blue/cream int./black headliner, SOLD sadly...
2009 E70 35d, black ext./black int./black headliner (shipped to Europe)

Hmmmm, love those black headliners!

Other hardware:
2005 Tundra crew cab, son's DD and weekend hauler
2015 Cayenne S (wife's new DD and definitely wroooommmmm)
2016 Tundra 1794 edition crew cab, luxo hauler

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Not at all. Love the pics!
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