Thanks for the information. Replaced my alternator on my 2007 M6. Notes were spot on, including that darn accumulator; had it not been for that, I would have been done in three hours. Thanks again for taking the time to document the swap. Definitely recommend puling from underneath. I did not take the fan, or shroud off. Had plenty of room. Have a big screwdriver handy to help pry the alternator loose. Thanks again, saved me $1500.