318i alternator dead - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 10:10 PM
Neutral Member
 
darksigno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Townsville, Australia
Posts: 97
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
darksigno is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to darksigno
(Thread Starter)
318i alternator dead

hey guys i need help again, my alternator is on its way out(i think), my stereo now comes up with dc error(direct current i think) and sometimes my lights will just dim down while driving and my battery is fine ive checked that, so im going to change the alternator, now can i just get any alternator to suit a 3 series? or does it have to be a specific 318i alternator? cause i think i need to get one thats more powerful than the original one i got as i do have a massive alpine sound system in the car
darksigno is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 12:30 AM
n00b
 
jjguzman_85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: inYourMom, TX
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jjguzman_85 is on a distinguished road
Sounds like your right....alternator may be on its way out. But if your sound system is drawing excessive amps, then your alternator may just not be putting out enough. I don't know what kind of autoparts stores you have in your area, but where I live they can usually check out your charging system free. This way you can pinpoint the exact problem. As for changing out your alternator for a higher output, I would just recommend that you make sure it will fit with your engine brackets. Good luck! =D

Its the cats pajamas!
jjguzman_85 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: 1984 318i And '85 Non-run Parts 318i mdaitc 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 07-26-2009 01:52 PM
dead battery and dead key.. cant get in trunk to jump car richmond3h 3-Series (E36) 4 03-29-2009 09:35 PM
alternator bmw_tibbzy 3-Series (E36) 8 02-20-2009 05:34 AM
a/c dead! please help MiguelACA 3-Series (E36) 10 09-12-2006 12:45 AM
alternator? bigred318 3-Series (E36) 3 07-17-2004 09:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome