View Full Version : best place to buy a alternator for a '02 540i/6??

06-18-2008, 08:04 AM
i believe its a water cooled model.
dealer wants 1500
and someone i know found a rebuilt for 400 with trade in...
any places you guys know of?

06-18-2008, 09:31 AM
Did you try a scrap yard? B&D auto..

06-19-2008, 10:14 PM
I would call up bavarian auto recyclers and find a used one that came off a written off low mile car. They have 6 month warranties on their products, so have at it.

06-19-2008, 10:27 PM
theres a guy in sauga who rebuilds them for like 5 or 6 bills, ill see if i can get the #*smoke*

06-20-2008, 12:32 AM
http://cgi.ebay.ca/BMW-Water-Cooled-Alternator-540-740-550-X5-Range-Rover_W0QQitemZ260251563137QQihZ016QQcategoryZ3357 3QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

350$, no core, rebuilt.

keep looking, you can probably get that alt you have rebuilt for about 300$.

bmw uses water cooled alternators? strange.

06-20-2008, 07:51 AM
yeah and if your low on coolant.. first thing to starve is the alternator and it cooks inside (150amp models)

06-21-2008, 08:41 PM
I can get you a OEM bosch rebuild (same as from the dealer) for $650