This is able to cope with short journeys due to its higher generator voltage and higher current capacity at slower speeds. New vehicle models now mostly have alternators with internal regulators. You have to fit one of the same amperage and brand or the connectors won't fit. I'm not sure if every 330d has a mechanical fan since I don't own one, but if it does you'll probably have to remove it in which case you'll need this wrench and spanner: Just have a look underneath the plastic cover if you have the fan first. I used a 22 mm impact socket I had on hand but other sizes may work.
Note: Website is offline at the moment, But they are contactable at the following number. It has an output of 150 amps, making it more than capable of handling most of a vehicle's electrical requirements typical passenger cars and light trucks use alternators that only produce around 50-70 amps. They do not include a pulley but do include a new wave washer and 24 mm pulley retaining nut. Good luck Malcolm Wind back the sunroof to expose the front edge of the panel,unscrew it, and remove the panel. Set it aside somewhere safe. In case you do not have an ammeter, get an estimated load by inspecting the accessory fuses.
There is the pulley that drives the rotor off the engine's movement. You will see an image of the belts and pulleys that shows how it should look. I was looking to upgrade to a 220 amp or 300 but i wasnt sure because i do not see much information on this for a bmw. Simply loosen the hose clamp and then pull the duct clear. Given the cost of the pulley, it makes no sense to buy special tools such as a bearing splitter to remove the pulley. Once the previous step is completed, there are 3 more star screws holding the regulator in the positions indicated. I have changed the starter twice on a 1994 318ic car and my advice is to cut the car in half so you can get to the upper mounting bolt on the starter.
Thanks a lot for your help! You do not need to fully remove alternater, You can leave it hanging on the power wires if you don't wrench them too much. Good luck I thought I have put all the necessary information. The M3 is a V6 where the 318 is only a 1. The bolt go through the transaxle and thread into the starter. The tab on the back of the pulley hub must be in line with the notch in the generator bracket. So this evening I set out to remove the Alternator on my E90 320i Manual. Normally I'll try to buy the least expensive parts I can find provided I know the parts are of equal qualty.
Another image illustrating the plug and alternator completely loose: Alternator out - now to remove the voltage regulator: There's 2 parts to this: first, using a flat screwdriver I removed the 'nut covers' and unscrewed the star screw with a star screwdriver obviously The regulator out. So i called up Boss Motors in parow for those of you in the Northern subs you would know them as a second hand bmw parts supplier , Quote R 3 800 fitted new second hand alternator!!! If the replacement part you obtained lacks these parts, be careful removing the retaining nuts. First of all, where do I start to remove the belt? He does private work like he did mine but is a full time mechanic for one of the dealerships. Will reassemble tomorrow evening and hopefully all is well. If necessary after the results of the system continue with the corrective action or take no action at all. If you remove the alternater first so you can take the starter out thru this gap. This gives it unrivaled dependability.
Tilting the alternator down to expose the rear of the unit reveals a rubber boot. The alternator pulley retaining nut is 24mm and must be loosened with a relatively thin wall socket to prevent interference with the inner diameter of the pulley. Haven't used a drop of oil of 700km of driving yet and no smoking at all Some updated pics of the engine bay after a clean: Oh I have to also mention!!! If you look at the fan on the alternator, you should be able to figure out which way it is supposed to spin. I suspect my fuel filter was not replaced properly, or they never replaced the O rings. One of the most accurate ways to know the load is by using an ammeter. I've looked here and on the internet and indeed there're lots of resources and videos on how to achieve that, but not specifically for that engine. If either of these conditions are not met, damage to the rectifier diodes may result.
Remedy: If this condition is experienced however, the engine meets all the requirements for idle and idle control valve current outline in S. Reach up over the motor housing as you remove it to squeeze and remove the solenoid connector clip. The exact voltage is subject to temperature conditions and the state of the battery, but if the voltage with the engine running is not higher than the voltage with the engine off, the alternator is not charging the battery. It functions as a producer of amperage when the electrical windings rotate. The wiring is protected by a rubber boot that mates with the plastic housing on the rear of the alternator.
If the vehicle has been affected then install a larger capacity 70 Ah system battery and a new battery holder. Ã buried in the bowels of hell. Therefore, removing the top bolt also removes the idler pulley. And as long as it is you have nothing to worry about! In fact, it's a good first project. As you remove the pulley, take note that a small nub on the rear of the pulley keys with a notch on the alternator to prevent the pulley base from rotating. All in all - the car is now a dream to drive.
Remedy: Install the drive belt idler pulley on all affected vehicles by: -Removing the drive belt tensioner pulley cap. I especially appreciate your gentleman who over the phone ensured me that the part was indeed in stock and would be shipped immediately. If the voltage is considerably lower, i. One way spins the alternator backwards. Broken and defective parts are then replaced with brand new ones.