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After 8 1/2 months of ownership and 25K miles on my 02 e65 @ 140xxx my alternator finally crapped the bed :thumbdwn:
Got a new 180 amp on its way, doing it this weekend. Never heard an alternator sound like a knocking engine (bearings seizing) :yikes: scared the hell out of me i thought she was going to blow up on me :rofl:
just wanted to share my pain but I guess i expect that with this mileage.
also thought i'd share with anybody who's e65/6 w/ watercooled and was wondering about the alternator whether they had a 150 or a 180 according to realoem:
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incase you dont even like to contact dealers :thumbup:
sorry about what happened...got my 7 series couple weeks ago 02 e65 and had to change the water cooled alternator as the previous owner""crook"" put the wrong one inside...so i had to buy new 180amp alt from dealer,also did the alternator bracket oil gasket....mine has 120k miles....
if you have 180amp then the clip connector will not fit 150amp one since 150amp alt has different connector..btw i got 150amp one for sale
good luck with repairs:thumbup:
thanks and thats what i was trying to avoid myself , id hate to do all that to realise its the wrong one :yikes: and thanks, i should be okay with the TIS instructions, first time on this car though so im sure I'll learn abit
Yep, been there 6000 miles ago. Sounds like the valves are going to go thru the heads.
while im in there i might as well check out alot of stuff and see what i find :thumbup:its not that complicated...good thing is you have done 25k miles on your flagship..me i brought mine home,next day getting ready to wax it,clean it and i found a oil leak on the driver side..so it was alternator bracket gasket...common thing on e65..so after taking everythin off i found out that those idiots(previous owners) put in a 150amp alternator instead of 180 amp....so i was really pxxxx
but now car drives like a dream....after you'll change the alternator,hopefully you don't have to change the alternator bracket gasket...you'lll be good for a long time....
but good luck and keep us posted:thumbup:
here is my link doing the same job...
Yeah the sound is embarrassing, then the christmas light show on my dash shortly after wasnt comforting either
while im in there i might as well check out alot of stuff and see what i find :thumbup: