I have a 2006 BMW x5 with 4.4 engine. I went to the dealer and they told me I needed an alternator and an alternator bracket seal. I wanted to know , when u change the alternator will the seal be chan

Asked by Mar 22, 2015 at 07:35 PM about the 2006 BMW X5

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpmfMs0VXpw ...for what it's worth. Amateur at best. poor camera stability and accent is barely understandable but has a bit of information. But yes, seems it may need to be changed. A $5 part. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=601273

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MISC/BODY-The_Infamous_Alternator_Bracket_Oil_Leak_on_the_E65_BMW_7-Series/BODY-The_Infamous_Alternator_Bracket_Oil_Leak_on_the_E65_BMW_7-Series.htm

I put that separate to link easy. But if you are interested, it begins: "Alright, I know what you are thinking! Who designs an engine with a hole in it that does nothing, seal the hole with a $5 gasket that leaks, and requires removing several engine components, along with the engine mount, and 8 to ten hours of labor to replace? If you purchased a 2004- 2009 BMW with an eight cylinder engine....."

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Wow! I just read that article in it's entirety and find it unbelievable. Metaphorically speaking. I have no knowledge to dispute it, the guy that would really know is Tom. He is our resident bimmer guy. Yo, Tom? I would be very interested in your take

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