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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Oct-28-2008, 10:47:36 PM   #11
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i did look up autozone's alternator last night. they offer a refurb unit as well. i figure for about the same price + tax, id rather get the new oem valeo alternator. also, these guys offer a 1yr warranty. hopefully i will never have to call them on it.

Honestly, the only new alternators I've heard of comes on new cars or those racing units. Everything else has been remanufactured... but I could be wrong.
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Honestly, the only new alternators I've heard of comes on new cars or those racing units. Everything else has been remanufactured... but I could be wrong.
Nope. Doug, your absolutely correct. Even under warranty BMW NA gives the dealerships remanufactured alternators. The difference between aftermarket and getting it straight from the dealer is how they stay behind their work/product. For guys with superchargers I wouldn't recommend getting anything but oem just because the cost of labor is a lot more (approximately 4 hours more).
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according to tischer. they sell both new and refurb alternators. part # 12317831436

http://www.mileoneparts.com/partloca...&siteid=214336
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according to tischer. they sell both new and refurb alternators. part # 12317831436

http://www.mileoneparts.com/partloca...&siteid=214336
Interesting. Under warranty I've always replaced faulty units with remanufactured ones. Doing a search with the part number you gave also shows the bottom alternators to be rem'f but with the same price. If anything I guess I'd just go with the new one.
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So here's the important question. Will it get here by Friday?
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So here's the important question. Will it get here by Friday?
ordered it this morning. guy says it will ship out today from LA area. i asked about paying extra for 2nd day shipping. he says, shipping from LA takes 2 days tops.. even gnd shipping. so he says...

its gonna rain saturday, so this will be a good mod to work on. also, tina says my belts arrived today.
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I've often considered pre-purchasing some of the typical wear items and just storing them, so when something like an alternator or H2O pump craps out, I'm not dead in the water for 3-5 business days.
I've considered some of the following;
Belts, hoses, water pump, alternator, and a spare tire w/ jack...
Or why not another M3 to drive or canibalize as neccessary?

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ordered it this morning. guy says it will ship out today from LA area. i asked about paying extra for 2nd day shipping. he says, shipping from LA takes 2 days tops.. even gnd shipping. so he says...

its gonna rain saturday, so this will be a good mod to work on. also, tina says my belts arrived today.
I guess the oil change on the Pcar will be pushed back even more. I think Taewon got his rubber tubing also.
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I guess the oil change on the Pcar will be pushed back even more. I think Taewon got his rubber tubing also.
he got all his rubber hoses
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he got all his rubber hoses


That means 2euro gets his car back.
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