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Alternator and Battery for 1990 BMW 320i

I have a European edition 1990 BMW 320i convertible with 136,000 original kms on it. I need to know what alternator is for the vehicle (AMP etc. - like can I use the same as in the 325i?) also need to know the correct battery size. prev owner put a small battery in it, 12v and I do not think it is sufficient due to the lack of electrical power. Can someone please help me? I have been trying to find the information on the web, but cannot locate and BMW will not give me the information... say I have to bring it in and pay $137 an hour!

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  • pjt01pjtall Dec 30, 2008

    Thank you for your help!! I am in Canada so much the same as the U.S. in terms of available parts etc.

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Battery CCA is 440 just call auto zone or any parts store give them year make and model and they will give you the right one.

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Sir, I could help you but the information I provide is free, If you want factory service manuals and procedures for a full year go to alldatadiy.com, and buy a subscription for 20.00 dollars, I use them all the time, well worth the price and will definitely be worth you while if you can follow instructions, I have been doing this for 30 years and this is a great value, if you want o understand and maintain your car according to factory service manuals and etc. I hope you check out my advice, it will pay for itself on your first repair.. Hope I have helped you. Good luck and God bless

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    These guys have both offered you great advice. think you should give someone a fixya, jmo?

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