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Old 04-29-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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E36 Where to get a rebuilt alternator or get it rebuilt in GTA

battery light came on. Tested the battery at partsource, its good. next up is the alternator, where can I get that tested for load?

Also, if it is bad, where can I get it rebuilt/ get a rebuilt one for a decent price in West GTA ?


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I assume if I get the 140 Amps it will work fine as well( I think mine is 80 AMP)
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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when my alt went bad I just looked on kijiji for a used one... cheap and easy... I replaced mine with an 140A (originally an 80A).

I think I paid like $80
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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http://www.oakvillestarteralternator...?ms_dist=GoNat

This guy was really good to deal with. He had a rebuilt 140 amp alternator for a E34 540 on his shelf, ready to go. Not the cheapest but the part was available and no need to wait for a day to get the old alternator rebuilt.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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I got a "rebuilt" alternator from some shop out in Scarborough for $140 and it was dead within 2 weeks. Got my money back, got an OEM Bosch rebuilt one (can't find them new anymore) from germanparts.ca and haven't looked back. Cost about $260 from what I remember for the 140A.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-services-...AdIdZ466103567

These guys are good, they should have one on the shelf ready to go. You should be looking at $100 all in. Bring your old one to avoid the core charge.
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^^ That's a good deal.

It's generally only the regulator that goes on them anyway... but a rebuilt one for that amount is a no-brainer
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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Thank you all.

now how do I convince the rebuilding guys to take my 80A and give me a 140A
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Id definitely look for an oem one. My experience(as many others) seems to be major fail with rebuilt. they rarely seem to last
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #9
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Id definitely look for an oem one. My experience(as many others) seems to be major fail with rebuilt. they rarely seem to last
Are you speaking about rebuilt with OEM casing or some random casing ?

the kijiji ad I called, they said they used OEM bosch casing just rebuild internals.
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Are you speaking about rebuilt with OEM casing or some random casing ?

the kijiji ad I called, they said they used OEM bosch casing just rebuild internals.
Everyone who rebuilds uses original cases. What I'd be worried about are cheap Chinese internals. Believe me I changed alternators 3 times in 3 weeks. Go with a Bosch rebuilt one (rebuilt by Bosch in Germany).
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^^ so you finally picked up a clean e36 eh!
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^^ so you finally picked up a clean e36 eh!
Yessir. Fricken things are getting hard to find so I couldn't resist. I've known this car for years though
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:00 PM   #13
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oh so you grabbed that one. nice!

and yes its the shitty electronics most people rebuld them with
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^^ That's a good deal.

It's generally only the regulator that goes on them anyway... but a rebuilt one for that amount is a no-brainer
He's pretty fair, he seems to change more than just the parts that commonly fail and cleans/paints up the case to make it look new.

I have bought a few alternators from him and never had a problem. Last one I bought was for a E53 X5 M54 and it was $100 and I didn't have my core so he charged me $10 core charge so I'm sure he'll work somehting out if you wanted to give him your 80A as a core.

He charges more for new Valeo 180-220 amp alternators in newer BMWs, it'll be $180 but still a very good deal. My voltage regulator failed on my E70 X5 4.8i and I bought just the part for $80 from him and chagned it my self. BMW wanted $250 and it was on national back order. The orignal alternator new is about $800
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