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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2021, 02:56 PM
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Dirt or oil can get under the brushes and cause a...

Dirt or oil can get under the brushes and cause a temporary fault condition. It can self-clean and come back to life. However when the brushes wear, the loss of spring pressure makes it more likely.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2021, 12:39 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
12.7 might be on the very low side of "within...

12.7 might be on the very low side of "within spec" but I've never tested a car that low. I would be replacing a VR that output 12.7. Normal is almost a volt higher.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2021, 01:24 AM
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Posted By andrewwynn
What you are looking for is a dip in voltage when...

What you are looking for is a dip in voltage when you start coasting to a stop light etc.

I've had 3-4 e53 Alternator fails and every time I could see the voltage dip to say 12.5 right after I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2021, 08:51 AM
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Posted By andrewwynn
Three symptoms describe failing Alternator or...

Three symptoms describe failing Alternator or voltage regulator.

A better battery acts as a voltage stabilizer which is why you will see improvement from a new battery.

A voltage meter with a...
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