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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-23-2015, 05:15 PM
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alternator gasket...issue with motor mount

Doing the alternator gasket and having trouble getting the bottom rear bolt out of the block holding the motor mount on. Can get E12 socket on bolt with knuckle then extensions, but when I begin to torque on it the knuckle and socket start to roll off the bolt. Stopped because I don't want to torque too hard and strip the star head of the bolt. Any suggestions?
Definitely going to replace star bolts with hex head when I put back together.
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I reached thru the front with a box wrench (left hand) while using a long pry bar (right hand). Use the other end of the bar to hold the wrench in place to break the bolt free. Then I used the ratchet with socket to finish removing.
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Thanks A B... didn't look to see if I could reach it from the front....will give it a try
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Doing the alternator gasket and having trouble getting the bottom rear bolt out of the block holding the motor mount on. Can get E12 socket on bolt with knuckle then extensions, but when I begin to torque on it the knuckle and socket start to roll off the bolt. Stopped because I don't want to torque too hard and strip the star head of the bolt. Any suggestions?
Definitely going to replace star bolts with hex head when I put back together.
Does the alternator has a gasket? What part number is it? Is this preventive maintenance?
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