1993 BMW 316 Eurpean vs. American spec car

Tiny
SKIVCHEESE
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  • 1993 BMW 316
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 95,000 MILES
I own a 1993 European-spec 3-series BMW (316) and need to replace my alternator. I am living just outside Naples, Italy (in the Navy) and would like to buy an alternator and to the work myself. I can buy an alternator from AutoZone. Com and have it shipped here, but I don't know if I will get the right alternator (if I need a special 'European-spec' alternator). Can you tell me if it makes a difference which 3-series alternator I use?
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 12:07 PM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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Check out this site, it is possible to input the car data and find the correct part number: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=BE11&mospid=47424&hg=12&fg=22
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 8:47 AM

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