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Old 09-14-2005, 03:56 AM   #1
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I think my battery done for. What should I replace it with?

or what is a good brand Battery for a bmw E36?
I'm going to the local Sears here for a $12 diagnosis and I think I may have to get Diehard... cause that is discounted if the diagnosis tells me I need a new battery...
help...
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:22 AM   #2
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go to a local autozone, they test batteries for free. don't pay 12 dollars to have it tested.
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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You should replace it with another battery.
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:31 PM   #4
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Del,

Are u in NY or in your new town?
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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damn and i thought a toaster would work!!
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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I just got my battery replaced, I think the guy gave me an interstate one or something. I think it was something crazy like $100, but he probably charged to put it in which is gay... Even though he drilled some hole that was supposed to be there.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:03 PM   #7
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get the most powerfull battery you can fit in there. Cause if u plan on putting in stereo upgrades like subs and stuff itll pay off big. the more power the more accesories u cna have or longer u can have em on
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:27 PM   #8
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so batteries have power rated other than volatge ratings?
I'll look into to it...it seems that brand is not much of an object...
I was thinking that one brand may be the best...
I'm in Tallahassee Zeaq...and Sears is the only place I've found so far. After classes I'll probably drive around. Target at the Mall also sells batteries.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:52 PM   #9
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I made the mistake of replacing mine with an OEM battery from the stealership.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:51 PM   #10
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I made the mistake of replacing mine with an OEM battery from the stealership.
Why?Mine is the OEM battery..
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:36 PM   #11
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I replaced with OEM too.
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:50 PM   #12
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Optima batteries are the best batteries on the market right now.. a very good way to shed some weight too - theyre much lighter than stock.

theyll set you back 100-140 though.
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Optima batteries....so hot right now.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:52 PM   #14
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Make sure the vent tube is properly reconnected & routed when you get the battery replaced.
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Optima batteries....so hot right now.
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