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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So my serpentine belt came off due to my alternator pulley coming off. The pulley seems fine, but I cannot find the nut to tighten it. Tried looked online and calling multiple auto shops. Most said a 16mm 1.5 fine thread nut would do the job. Either the nut is too small, or the shaft of the...
  2. Classic Bimmers
    I am looking for advice on changing the alternator on my 78 530i. It seems I will need to remove or loosen two additional parts in order to change the belt. Any advice on tools or methods to do this as easily and efficiently as possible?
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I dunno::This 2001 picked up in Munich in Oct 2000 is the best automobile I have ever owned. I have 101,000 miles on the spedo. Recently the car indicated overheat again so my non-BMW honest mech replaced the radiator and the water pump. the car still rides beautifully and no rattles after...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I was removing the air horn from the air filter assembly on my 2002 530i. With the air filter assembly out I noticed an air duct going into a shroud in the back of the alternator. How clever, I thought. This should keep the alternator cooler and thus it should last longer. Except... Someone had...
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