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Old 09-17-2012, 08:41 PM
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i got 180amp h2o cooled generator for sale...asking 200 its oem bmw bosh....needs rebuilt

also got 150amp h20 cooled generator for sale....asking 450 its oem bmw bosh....excellent working condition

all it takes to get it out is about 8x 10mm bolts and generator is out,you should have done it your self and save some $$$

btw you didn't have any warning of generator going out??? no warning lights on dash or clunking noise???
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.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:57 PM
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lol i could do it myself if i had time. im good with that stuff but i had to go out of town for work ill make more money working then trying to fix it myself. so i left it to my mechanic
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lol i could do it myself if i had time. im good with that stuff but i had to go out of town for work ill make more money working then trying to fix it myself. so i left it to my mechanic
Glad you got it fixed bro.

Just another reason why I got rid of my 760. E65/E66......Um...mmmmm....A lot of uncertainties.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:56 AM
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Its getting fixed bro)) well i knew what i was getting myself into b4 i bought it. Am absolutely in love with the car . I dont think mb has less problems bro. Its sad to see u go. But im happy for you. will stay in touch))
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:58 AM
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lol i could do it myself if i had time. im good with that stuff but i had to go out of town for work ill make more money working then trying to fix it myself. so i left it to my mechanic
i do all my shxx on my cars....don't trust nobody...you take it in to mechanic/shop with one problem and car comes out the shop with 6 other problems...lol
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:15 AM
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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.

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/07/45/83
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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Glad you got it sorted!!
Thx bro.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:12 AM
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i do all my shxx on my cars....don't trust nobody...you take it in to mechanic/shop with one problem and car comes out the shop with 6 other problems...lol
Lol man i hear you, but sometimes there is no time for it. Ppl have different things going on. And with this car u really need to find yourself trusted mechanic. Most of us have one. And u gotta trust ppl sometimes))
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:56 AM
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im kind of guy that gives benefit of doubt to everyone but learned the hard way too many times....so im just cautious my friend....

but with 7 series i rather do all the work my self...only things i don't touch is a/c systems,since i don't have vacuum machine...

anyways let us know how she is running after you get her fixed..
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:25 PM
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Good news cccp glad it's nothing major. Hope you get it back in no time. E65/66 seem to have regular problems. The 760 is a different animal though. With all these German cars some seem to be problem free and others have constant problems. Guess it depends on the mood the Germans were the day of assembly. Mercedes cars seem to drive completely different from their amg siblings. I personally don't love the rise of a regular s550. Whereas any amg model is amazing and well sorted.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:39 PM
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Thx man. I agree. Well my car was ok for a while. Alternator usually goes at this milage so i was expecting it. Lol. Just disnt like the way it happened
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I did not read thru all 5 pages but I am certainly sorry to hear this happened to you my friend.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:27 PM
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Thx man. I agree. Well my car was ok for a while. Alternator usually goes at this milage so i was expecting it. Lol. Just disnt like the way it happened
So what year and how many miles is it?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:29 PM
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:40 PM
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So new alternator is in BUT the car does not start. Something electrical. My tech said that it shows that the car is stuck in 3rd. Maybe thats why it doesnt start any idea on how to put it back to neutral using inpa maybe or does anybody have an advice of what module is facked or maybe somebody had that problem. I appreciate all the info.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:30 PM
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So new alternator is in BUT the car does not start. Something electrical. My tech said that it shows that the car is stuck in 3rd. Maybe thats why it doesnt start any idea on how to put it back to neutral using inpa maybe or does anybody have an advice of what module is facked or maybe somebody had that problem. I appreciate all the info.
So it's not showing "P" on the dash??
So what is it showing then? Blinking gears?
Well first try emergency cable release. It's located near diagnostic port. Remove your metal key and open that small plastic cover, then pull the red handle, it will put your tranny into neutral gear manually. Then it should start. Also read tranny errors.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:32 PM
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So it's not showing "P" on the dash??
So what is it showing then? Blinking gears?
Well first try emergency cable release. It's located near diagnostic port. Remove your metal key and open that small plastic cover, then pull the red handle, it will put your tranny into neutral gear manually. Then it should start. Also read tranny errors.
Thats the first thing i did. Emergency gear release doesnt tell computer that the car is in neutral there is no errors on the transmission they check that as well
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Try resetting the transmission thru INPA
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Thats the first thing i did. Emergency gear release doesnt tell computer that the car is in neutral there is no errors on the transmission they check that as well
So what is it showing on the dash?? How do you know it's stuck in 3rd?
Inpa must show if its stuck in 3rd.
Theoretically it might stuck bc of sudden engine stop. Well if nothing helps remove the pan and move that shifter manually. Weird neutral release should have helped, it
Moves the shifter no matter what.
It's not showing "N" on the dash??
If it was stuck in 3rd you
Would get tranny errors for sure, so find out what's going on there.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:23 AM
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So what is it showing on the dash?? How do you know it's stuck in 3rd?
Inpa must show if its stuck in 3rd.
Theoretically it might stuck bc of sudden engine stop. Well if nothing helps remove the pan and move that shifter manually. Weird neutral release should have helped, it
Moves the shifter no matter what.
It's not showing "N" on the dash??
If it was stuck in 3rd you
Would get tranny errors for sure, so find out what's going on there.
I will talk to my mechanic tmrw im out of town for work. Will find out
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:45 AM
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damn bro its 2+ weeks now and 7 is still out of commision???

hopefully you will get everything sorted out and get her back on the road

good luck
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:49 AM
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