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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 05:03 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
If you can show me a picture of the VR with the...

If you can show me a picture of the VR with the cap off I can show you how to swap polarity. I couldn't find any photos I took when I did it.

The power is supplied by buss bars they would need to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 11:54 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
The slip ring mod will be a world's first for...

The slip ring mod will be a world's first for sure and definitely mcgyver esque.

Spelled out: the spinning part of the alternator has a simple north-south magnetic field that spins around through...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By andrewwynn
You can use a bit of silicone to hold the cap...

You can use a bit of silicone to hold the cap back on if you break the retaining tab to do a retrofit.

I noticed that only one slip ring gets significant wear so I'm thinking of pulling wife's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2019, 09:36 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
That would be helpful. Let me check my photos I...

That would be helpful. Let me check my photos I think I figured it out when rebuilt my alternator.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-22-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By andrewwynn
I think that's actually exactly the answer. Those...

I think that's actually exactly the answer. Those "protector's" are actually designed to hold the brushes compressed when the cap is not removed but when it's lifted 6mm. Practice with the old one:...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 05:36 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
With the cap off (by pushing the bushes deep...

With the cap off (by pushing the bushes deep enough to clear the holes) you will have access to the brushes to push them back in to get the cap back on.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 04:50 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190621/1946484f...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190621/1946484f3a5eb032fd2f46f9d2432ad8.jpg

The puzzle shape implies the cylinder cap pulls off the center. That would make it stupid simple to address the brush...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 04:30 PM
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Views: 2,082
Posted By andrewwynn
Yep exactly my suggestion.

Yep exactly my suggestion.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 02:18 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
I replaced my brushes. I may have pulled in the...

I replaced my brushes. I may have pulled in the braided wire before soldering them in. I forget


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By andrewwynn
You do have to push the brushes in while...

You do have to push the brushes in while assembling and there is very little space. The answer is practice and experience. I usually find some very thin tool like a dental pick to assist with that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By andrewwynn
That's not bad at all. Vr replace is appropriate....

That's not bad at all. Vr replace is appropriate. Clean the slip rings dont use rough sandpaper. There is an appropriate burnishing tool but it's hard to find so very high grit sandpaper like 1200...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By andrewwynn
Many have done that repair. I'd search YouTube...

Many have done that repair. I'd search YouTube for a video. You are correct one bank is harder than the rest. I'm suspecting you could remove the inside air filter box for working room but not sure. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By andrewwynn
On the M54 it's a very tight squeeze to get out...

On the M54 it's a very tight squeeze to get out but not bad just take your time and have the swear jar close. You'll be able to buy a size pack with it.

I took my disa off for more elbow room...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-19-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By andrewwynn
Oil was what killed mine. Not really the...

Oil was what killed mine. Not really the regulator though, the slip rings get coated and the brushes can't get full current to the field windings at low rpm.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-19-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By andrewwynn
Exact symptoms of worn brush/ slip ring on the...

Exact symptoms of worn brush/ slip ring on the alternator. I used the valeo kit for $20 to refurbish mine. If you have Bosch you can prob replace the regulator vs entire alternator but first check...
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