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Old 07-30-2011, 03:05 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BmW1819 View Post
first thing first is the alternator charging???? cause i no some cars when first started all lights are on till u rev to like 1000 rpms, than lights stay out. So check to see if it's charging put it on the battery terminals when the car is running
Tested my first alt -bad
Tested the alt on the car which was rebuilt - good when no acc are on but goes into the red once the lights are on. Suspect either the voltage reg isn't working properly and the belt is worn. My buddy suspects it's the belt as the lights go out when the revs are up.

I'll be changing the belt once the sun drops a bit..damn hot

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
KEEPER 88 5sp Vert 2016
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