The problems with intercontinental forums. Our BM's don't have half the sensors yours seem to have for weird stuff like poor fuel cap seals etc.
BTW what is so special about it? An alternator is an alternator. I bet someone has found out which other bit fits and is soldering it in for his mates and saving everyone a fortune. I was told that out here the 'cooling' is actually auto trans fluid that heats up the gearbox from cold quicker. Maybe yours run engine coolant?
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Last edited by BMWFatherFigure; 12-20-2012 at 09:22 AM.