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Old 08-25-2004, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can not find a replacement BMW battery anywhere on the net. Anyone have any suggestions or should I just pick up one from a local store?
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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By a gel cell. I'm droppin in an Optima Yellow top some time in the next week. Had one in my Porsche and it was great. I could run my stereo (multiple amps, subs, components, etc.) for couple of hours and it still started fine. With 850 CCA and an alternator with 140amps rechraging it, it was a great system.

If I may hijack the thread for a minute, anyone know where to get a good alternator upgrade? Maybe 120-140amp?
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Contact www.bimmerparts.com The owner is a very good guy... and he has a lot of parts that his web site does not present... talk to him.. he should have what your looking for..

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Old 08-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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PM Scarface. I recall him having access to 200A alts.
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I found a replacement battery at INTERSTATE for $60.95 plus tax. I picked it up locally.

It had the drain/overflow tube just like the factory battery and fit like a glove.

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Old 08-26-2004, 02:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Auto Zone (Johnson controls supplies them) or Advance auto parts (Interste supplies them). I use an Advance in my 1988 750 and it works great, no need to spend mega bucks for a BMW signature battery.
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Old 08-26-2004, 02:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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just get a battery that the terminals are on top!
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Batteries are not just batteries. When mine dies (currently a Diehard) A yellow top Optima is going in.
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don't buy a normal battery. the factory won weighs 50 pounds and its on the rear
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