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Old 08-31-2011, 02:21 PM
JimLev JimLev is offline
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Originally Posted by Calicoastin View Post
Well...the battery light came on while on my way home from work yesterday. I already ordered the alternator (Watercooled), should arrive tomorrow. I already sourced a diy (http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/355405 ).

I think I got this down but wanted to know if anyone thats done this task before has any tips.

So..Any tips? I appreciate any help/insight..Thanks.
I did it a few years back. In the above link I would take off the negative cable. If you take off the positive cable there is a good chance you could hit the chassis and weld your 10mm wrench to the cable and chassis which will make the battery explode.

I did it from the bottom side and didn't remove the fan or shroud. I also didn't have a tranny oil cooler in the way either, 6 speed has more room down low.
The alternator comes with the o-ring so you really don't need RTV.
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