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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 08-16-2015, 08:58 AM
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Alternator removal from the bottom ?

Wondering if its possible to r&r the alternator from the bottom , before I jack it up and remove everything to look myself. The car is an Alpina and there's a lot more in the way up top. I found and lost a thread about replacing just the voltage regulator with the alt on the car. Since that's all I need to replace if anyone recognizes that thread and would post a link it would be appreciated!
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:55 PM
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Yep. Removes from the bottom. You will need to get the PS pump out if the way.

Do a search for alternator bracket oil leak and it should point you to the alternator removal process.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:48 PM
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All the online diys I saw say take it out from the top , good to know it can be done from the bottom.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:27 AM
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