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Old 09-18-2012, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by JML6278 View Post
It's not just the alternator. You don't need to remove the radiator like the TIS says, but it's not as simple as removing some screws. Not a lot of space to work with, and if you forget to draw out or take a picture of the belt routing you are in for a world of hurt. The fact that it's the water cooled model makes it harder as well.
If i had to go by TIS i would not be able to change my alternator bracket gasket...since they were saying you need engine hoist,special tools etc etc

who ever made TIS needs to go back to university or college....all you need to work on bmw vehicles is tools and common sense and forum like bimmerfest....

well if you forget to draw a picture of belt routing,i guess you shouldn't be working on the car,but there is schematics on google just in case you do....

here is my link doing alternator bracket/alternator and some other small stuff...and i didn't follow TIS...this forum is all you need my friend....alternator replacement is really not that hard just need couple of hours and cool head,and since you in there check for any leaks...vacuum lines etc etc
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