Just started this week. Very noticeable at idle. I took the belt off and checked the idler pulley which only has 30k on it and it's fine. I spin the alt by hand and yup... making noise. Sounds like a bearing is going bad. 123k on it. looks original. I just got done doing the oil pan and all this work and now like 2 months later the alternator bearings go. This is my work car and now I don't feel confident driving it out of town. What are my options here... Napa?
DD: 2003 530i 5spd manual sport package. Conti DWS's, Llumar ATR, White LED lighting. TLC on-going.
Garage queen: '07 335i Sedan, base pkg, 6spd Manual, Procede 3 V5 w/NLS, staggered 18" 313's w/Conti DWS's, OS Giken TCD LSD, VAC Street Diff Cover, Akebono Euro Pads, CDV Removed, Black BMW Grilles, Interior & Exterior white LED lighting, LUX Angel Eyes, Debadged, Llumar ATR Tint.
Last edited by FLE39; 08-27-2013 at 08:58 PM.