Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - '01 330ci Alternator Removal
View Single Post
Old 06-24-2005, 10:23 PM
JohnGo JohnGo is offline
Driving Fool
Location: Acworth, GA
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Send a message via MSN to JohnGo
Mein Auto: 2001 330ci & 2001 Z3
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 not priced nearly as cheaply as they are made. $42 retail from dealership, $20 if you have a friend that works at the dealership and can manage the 10% over cost employee pricing discount. I highly recommend the friend pricing.

I am not one to normally complain about pricing, but over 200% markup on a cheap piece of plastic annoyed the crap out of me.

Nice markup there, guys.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
Reply With Quote