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Hey all,

The voltage regulator in my e30 316 ('87) is toast, only providing 12V. I was going to get it replaced but an auto electrician told me that I might as well replace the whole (65 amp) alternator, as refitting this part can cause complications. As the alternator is 422 eur and the regulator is 123 euro from a dealer I'd prefer to just do the regulator.

Has anyone refurbished an alternator themselves before? Anyone know where I could get a better deal?

Kev
 

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Thanks Steo, VERY helpful! They'll sell me one without the core for 215!

Any good guides on how to rebuild it with my existing core?
 

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get over to e30owners.com, you'll get a good second hand one there or the lads will tell you where to get one re conditioned chaper than that.....
 

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Thanks Jordan. I'll pop over there to ask them but I'd prefer to get a new one. I buy all my parts (within reason) new for the car. Expensive habit, I know!
 

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when they say without the they must mean without exchanging the old unit it should be ready to fit on when you buy it, or as the other fellow said try e30owners for a second hand one
 

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Hey Kev,

Sorry, didn't see your message there. I got a replacement but it didn't fix the problem. Toasted the engine in going to get it too so and now need to get the head skimmed! From bad to much worse!

Kev
 
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