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swalker 11-13-2012 12:29 AM

Oil Leak and Alternator Help!
 
Hey have a question car won't I have a 03 745i had the car for about 7 months and when i first brought it had an oil leak found out it was the valve cover gaskets, vacuum pump and alternator seal bracket haven't had a chance to fix it. Today I looked at my alternator found oil all around it. Was wondering if oil gets in alternator and frys it and battery is charged full will car still start. I have a water cooled alternator. PLEASE HELP:yikes:

swalker 11-13-2012 12:37 AM

oil Leak and Alternator
 
Hey have a question car won't I have a 03 745i had the car for about 7 months and when i first brought it had an oil leak found out it was the valve cover gaskets, vacuum pump and alternator seal bracket haven't had a chance to fix it. Today I looked at my alternator found oil all around it. Was wondering if oil gets in alternator and frys it and battery is charged full will car still start. I have a water cooled alternator. PLEASE HELP:yikes:

***CCCP*** 11-13-2012 02:32 AM

If alternator spins freely then the car will start it wont charge the battery tho and will run on its power for a bit then it will die. Dont mess with it. Its a 7,not civic. Water cooled alternators just stop spinning when go bad with no warning. Well maybe you will hear noice coming from it and thats it

***CCCP*** 11-13-2012 02:34 AM

Dude how many threads did u create with same problem?

swalker 11-13-2012 03:14 AM

Thanks man sorry for all the threads. How can I losen the belt and if it's the alternator where can I get one for a descent price? Auto zone wanted $499.00 with 2 yrs warranty and dealer wants $675.00. One more question did you get that burnt smell when yours went out?

First_745Li 11-13-2012 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ***CCCP*** (Post 7191684)
Its a 7,not civic.

Amen to that! :thumbup:

Khabar 11-13-2012 10:05 AM

even if it stars that i doubt it will die it a few seconds and plus u will get every possible light on due under voltage.

B Numetal 11-13-2012 10:15 AM

Alternator
 
Try here, if you are Sate side; http://alternatorpros.com/

bayerisheteknik 11-14-2012 09:58 AM

what you got a 150amp or 180amps?? i got a 150amp in tip top shape for 400...its oem bmw bosh

swalker 11-14-2012 09:30 PM

Thanks but I need a 180 amp.


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