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Old 07-16-2005, 11:48 AM
JohnGo JohnGo is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 330ci & 2001 Z3
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 the regulator, but said at 85k, the alternator would have to be replaced sometime in the not-too-distant-future anyway), it is running like a top.

On a sidenote, I asked my mechanic about the Autozone battery and he said he actually recommended the same battery for people until 4 cars showed up back in his shop less than a week after replacing the factory battery with the Autozone battery. He hated to do it, but recommend the factory battery. More expensive, yes. Works, yes. Sometimes it is just easier to eat the pain... lol
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