Battery Recomendations - BMW Forum -
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Ľ Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum) is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2008, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
scott66's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 21
scott66 is on a distinguished road
Question Battery Recomendations

Does anyone recommend a specific type of battery for a E39 528i '99?
Should I buy the OEM battery?
Does anyone use the Odyssey PC1200MJT Battery?

Also, is there anything i have to be worried when replacing a battery myself, trouble shooting, ect.. I've got the owners manual instructions, which explains it pretty easily
scott66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-27-2008, 08:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
LOS's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: L.A Calif.
Car: 97 540IA, 95 840CI
Posts: 863
LOS is an unknown quantity at this point
Scott, do a search under "battery". There is lots of info on this subject.
I replaced mine with non-brand type over a year ago, no problem so far. I do recommend to check your connections three to six months after you replace the battery. Look for any leaks as well. On mine I noticed a loose cable after three months... I paid $60 bucks for it. The dealer wanted $300 for theirs...
Another member named Eric had a problem a leaky battery from a Sear's store!

LOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 06:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
Neutral Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 56
GSXRYDER is on a distinguished road

I used an Exide group #49 since I hear that the dealers use these from time to time and from what I understand they last longer than the stock one. Cost was right at $100.

Others swear By the autozone OPTIMA battery, I did not investigate but my friend told me they run upwards of $185.

I like the exide though and it hasn't failed me yet...been 2 weeks :-)
GSXRYDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 05:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
dresslered's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Felton, CA
Car: 1983 528e
Posts: 5
dresslered is an unknown quantity at this point
Thumbs up Optima

I would have to swear by the OPTIMA batteries as well. I have had one in my 5er for many years (even completely draining it dead once due to leaving the parking lights on for many days) and I run two in a Dodge Ram 3500 diesel that draws 180-amps at startup. Every once in awhile, Summit Racing has a sale on them.
1983 Black BMW 528e
284,000 original miles

</div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE </td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>When it wears out, then I'll get a new one</td></tr></table><div class='signature'>

Last edited by dresslered; 03-18-2008 at 05:06 PM.
dresslered is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Definition of "Irony" (new battery for the 540) Eric S. 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 2 10-23-2005 09:18 PM
weird things happen when battery not fully secured... WarNox 3-Series (E36) 2 09-14-2005 03:12 AM
318i-Not charging Hypnogaja 3-Series (E21, E30) 15 10-27-2004 03:18 PM
Help - Battery Light Is On (again) Pegasus 3-Series (E36) 6 10-01-2004 11:14 AM
battery & Blue Lights pk_usf 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 10-20-2003 02:09 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.