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Thread: Can someone talk me through the alternator replace

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    Default Can someone talk me through the alternator replace

    Any gotchas? Anything you got to take off first? Wish I'd known about the vibration damper before I started on my waterpump. Trying to avoid a repeat.

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    Default do you have a bentley or no????

    if you don't i can get you some scans, if you do, you'll have to wait for somebody with a m60....

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    Default yes I have one

    didn't see it. I'll have to look again. The Bentley is pretty spotty on the M60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim
    didn't see it. I'll have to look again. The Bentley is pretty spotty on the M60.
    Hi Tim,

    I have never done an alternator on a 540, but I have crawled under a few. Should be pretty straight forward, 4 bolts or so, a belt, a plug or two, and slide it out. I say go for it...I pulled a PS pump and system out of my wife's E36 without any manuals. Looking back on it I shouldn't have done it but I was pissed and wanted to conquer the problem. Was actually really great for learning a few things about the steering system. I did way more work than necessary but I had the time. Also, don't forget to disconnect the battery before working. Common sense but it is always a good reminder.

    Best,
    Rory


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    Default bentley looks

    like it covers all the m60 bases, pages 121-4 to 121-6, but here's a etk that pretty much reiterates it....









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    Default Many thanks Ryan

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Tim

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