Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Bimmerfest - BMW Forums (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/index.php)
-   E46 (1999 - 2006) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=98)
-   -   Core Exchange Alternator & Water Pump Local (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=672398)

Gaza77 01-25-2013 07:14 PM

Core Exchange Alternator & Water Pump Local
 
I live in Burbank, CA and own a 2001 325i automatic. I recently replaced my alternator and not so recently replaced the water pump. I have the cores for both of these items. Where can I take them to get the money for the core or at least give them to a proper disposal facility. Of course I wouldn't feel right in putting them in the rubbish (garbage) and I think I can get some money out of them.

http://www.yellowpaintpro.com/bmwpic...ernator-01.jpg

http://www.yellowpaintpro.com/bmwpic...ernator-02.jpg

http://www.yellowpaintpro.com/bmwpic...ernator-03.jpg


http://www.yellowpaintpro.com/bmwpic...er-Pump-01.jpg

http://www.yellowpaintpro.com/bmwpic...er-Pump-02.jpg


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
William

GoForthFast 01-26-2013 06:44 AM

Probably one of the auto parts store or a dealer would take them and give them to their suppliers to rebuild.
Doubt you could get money for them.

lgr122 01-26-2013 12:33 PM

What kind stores sell rebuilt alternators and water pumps?
I don't know... but who ever sell rebuilt parts, might be interested in yours as well... should just talk to them.
Probably not going to get much money but maybe some little, and mainly get rid of them and know they went to right place.

That kind alternators are sold with 80-100, second hand, got to be worth something if it can be rebuilt.

GoForthFast 01-26-2013 10:31 PM

Reman alternators are the norm
Pumps we buy new.

Gaza77 01-29-2013 12:39 PM

Thank you all for the insight. I will end up giving them to the proper handlers even if I do not get any money out of it. Doing my part.

Cheers,
William

bluebee 01-29-2013 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaza77 (Post 7346224)
Thank you all for the insight. I will end up giving them to the proper handlers even if I do not get any money out of it. Doing my part.

The way I do my part with my old parts is I autopsy them and write a thread about it so that others benefit.

DISA AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1318580260

POWER STEERING PUMP AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1302789253

EXPANSION TANK AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1291020828

RADIATOR AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1291019425

HEADLIGHT AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1286724253

FSU AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1250803843

ABS CONTROL MODULE AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1272646721

CATALYTIC CONVERTER AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/j.../e38%20014.jpg


WINDOW REGULATOR AUTOPSY:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1350871104

GoForthFast 01-29-2013 09:32 PM

Very nice collection of pics you've created. I learned stuff from them.

And I never knew the type of pump the PS used. Now I see that the shaft probably snaps when fluid gets old and thicker and sticky. Any conclusions we can draw here kiddies?

bluebee 01-30-2013 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoForthFast (Post 7347391)
Very nice collection of pics you've created.

Just to be clear, they weren't all mine - but the point is that, if everyone autopsied their parts before throwing them away, we'd all learn a lot more about our bimmers.

Personally, I've autopsied the cooling system, the power steering filter reservoir, the headlights, and the window regulator. The rest of the pics were from other people's autopsies.

It would be nice to see the OP's autopsy of the alternator, for example.

Gaza77 10-03-2013 12:46 AM

I plan on cleaning the alternator, but I did some extensive testing and found out that the alternator is good. I still have it. At the most I'll take it apart and check the brushes and voltage regulator. I'll take pictures for you all.

Cheers,
William

smolck 10-03-2013 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaza77 (Post 7873833)
I plan on cleaning the alternator, but I did some extensive testing and found out that the alternator is good. I still have it. At the most I'll take it apart and check the brushes and voltage regulator. I'll take pictures for you all.

Cheers,
William

Put it up for sale on the classifieds on E46Fanatics. Some cash poor college kid will need a cheap replacement sooner or later.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms