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Old 01-19-2013, 09:44 PM   #147
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Location: daphne, al
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My Ride: 2004 330ci zhp coupe
Really helpful thread! Thanks much to all who contributed. I just finished mine. I have an 04 ZHP coupe with 6mt and after getting my courage up reading thru this, pulled the airbox, cabin filter assy, and water hoses to find a clear look at both starter bolts. Still a tough reach but with a 3/8" swivel head ratchet for the starter bolts and a few others for the electrical connections, it was loose. I snaked it out under the intake, past the throttle body and over the alternator. Never went under the car. Took a few (5!) hours but the new one is in and the car is back in service Could probably do this in two hours if i had to now. Thanks again averybody!
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