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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-16-2005, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Interesting chain of events...

After taking the car in to the shop, it turns out the battery WAS bad, and it killed the regulator on the alternator. So after replacing the battery and the alternator (he offered to replace just...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-29-2005, 06:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,745
Posted By JohnGo
First of all, it wasn't a generalization. It was...

First of all, it wasn't a generalization. It was experience. Second, You are arrogant, conceited, AND a jerk. Just like the :asshole:s at our local dealership. Maybe you could get a job there. ...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-27-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,745
Posted By JohnGo
Funny. I don't recall seeing me asking this dude...

Funny. I don't recall seeing me asking this dude for help or saying anything about the thread being alive. But being able to see past your inflated ego and arrogance must be damned near impossible,...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-27-2005, 07:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,745
Posted By JohnGo
Gotta love arrogance. Without it, we wouldn't...

Gotta love arrogance. Without it, we wouldn't have... well... uhm... oh yeah! Jerks.

Love ya, sweetheart. Mean it. Take another Zanex. Have a drink.

:drink:
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-26-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,745
Posted By JohnGo
Here is another hint: Not all of us like getting...

Here is another hint: Not all of us like getting raped by dealers and over-priced independent mechanics!

Which dealership do you work for? :)
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-26-2005, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Still cursing the Germans!

Took the battery in, and it is fine. No dead cells. Holding charge under load outside the car. However, place it back in and run the A/C, it is sucked dry like an unknown extra on Buffy. ...
Forum: General BMW 06-25-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By JohnGo
I had the exact same thing happen to me. Luckily...

I had the exact same thing happen to me. Luckily I was up the hill from the gas station and coasted into the pump. My guage read almost a quarter of a tank and 75 miles on the computer. I don't...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-25-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Thumbs up Houston, the Eagle has landed... sort of.

Ok. Good news...

After replacing the broken power steering pump pulley, the alternator went back in fairly easily.

The bottom bolt is a royal PITA (Pain In The Arse) unless you make sure to do...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-24-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Just a quick FYI to those intending to tackle...

Just a quick FYI to those intending to tackle this themselves. DO NOT apply any pressure whatsoever to the pulleys. They are plastic, and they are brittle. And if you have to replace one, they are...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-22-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Thanks, bro! I will be working on it again...

Thanks, bro!

I will be working on it again tomorrow and will take it to a parts store and have them test the battery.

j
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
So far as I know. I bought it about a year and a...

So far as I know. I bought it about a year and a half ago used.

Also, would that cause a 9v reading when it was just charged and reading reading 12v outside the car?
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Now what?

I got the the alternator back from the place rebuilding it only to learn there were no problems with it. They told me the output was right at 14v. The battery is holding a full charge. Anyone have...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-16-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Ok... Here is what I figured out on getting the alternator out..

It took 4 hours and breaking my arm in 4 places, but we figured it out. :rofl:

First off, disconnect the battery, negative (black) cable first.

There are dust caps on the pulleys. They are...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-16-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By JohnGo
Exclamation '01 330ci Alternator Removal

Hey all,

I have to replace my alternator and have gotten to it easy enough (removing the air filter box and detaching the ATF oil reservoir) and it appears that only one bolt holds the alternator...
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