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Old 06-18-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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best place to buy a alternator for a '02 540i/6??

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?
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:27 PM   #4
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theres a guy in sauga who rebuilds them for like 5 or 6 bills, ill see if i can get the #
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:32 AM   #5
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350$, no core, rebuilt.

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

bmw uses water cooled alternators? strange.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:51 AM   #6
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yeah and if your low on coolant.. first thing to starve is the alternator and it cooks inside (150amp models)
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:41 PM   #7
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I can get you a OEM bosch rebuild (same as from the dealer) for $650


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