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Old 04-15-2011, 12:55 AM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 automatic
Here is a clean shot of my M54 engine Bosch 120 OEM alternator, with the airbox removed so it can more easily be seen:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)


And, here, circled, is another view of my VANOS solonoid adjusting unit:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)


Yet another VANOS solenoid adjusting unit on my M54 engine, this one (gunked up) under the apparently leaking valve cover gasket:
- AAA is towing my car in 30 minutes (total electrical failure)
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Last edited by bluebee; 04-15-2011 at 01:23 AM.
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