BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-13-2013, 11:11 PM   #23
Tom K.
Major General
 
Tom K.'s Avatar
 
Drives: '07 328iT, '13 Boxster
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

Posts: 5,357
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by awns729 View Post
Yep, looked i tup too. you're right - i completely made that up. i guess i remembered wrong.
One would hope that batteries have improved enough to make it true. But, unfortunately, electrical demands seemed to have grown exponentially.

And if your memory is anything like mine...

Tom
Tom K. is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-14-2013, 01:53 AM   #24
Nkryptd1
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2008 Monaco Blue 135i
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Denver Colorado

Posts: 36
iTrader: (0)

I'm still on the original battery, just hit 50k mi.
Nkryptd1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #25
rustystang
New Member
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: OK

Posts: 9
iTrader: (0)

Another '08 here with original battery. Haven't had any issues to date.
rustystang is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #26
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 15,076
iTrader: (1)

IF it makes you guys feel any better... I was at my BMW Zentrum today... I was curious about the battery price so I asked! lol Its even more money over here. Total cost is 480 euros with install and coding for an AGM battery. Just the battery is close to 300 euros!

Seems that its quite common for these batteries to fail. My guys at the dealer said the new car's "stop start" system really take a toll on battery life.
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #27
cotton90
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: Old and Rusty
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hudson Valley

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrokenVert View Post
I'm sitting at 82k on a june 08 car. The battery is definitely aging. It doesnt have issues starting the car - the motor catches as quickly as it did 4 years ago. But the battery has issues motivating my top now. It struggles with it, when the car was new the top went up and down on battery as quickly as it did on the motor.

So ive effectively lost that functionality, but its nothing major. I still expect the battery to start the car for another couple of years.
I was warned by the sales person when I bought my car to not operate the top with the car turned off unless necessary in order to preserve the battery. Just one person's opinion, but I thought it was interesting nevertheless. I think I've done it maybe once.
cotton90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2013, 03:23 AM   #28
qcodec
A driver
 
Drives: This isn't a 964
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OK -> CA

Posts: 48
iTrader: (0)

01/08 23k, my car is still strong and healthy. No battery issue at all.
qcodec is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #29
FIRST1
Captain
 
Drives: '08 135i Titanium Silver
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: LI

Posts: 663
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIRST1 View Post
Had my battery tested today, they said it's fine but needs to be charged more... I drive it every day though so I'm not sure how that can be.

I've noticed that it takes a split second longer to start the car up now though
I take this post back. With the cold weather in NY, I let my car sit for 3 days, and it almost didn't start.

Where do I go to get a new battery!?!?
__________________
FIRST1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-14-2013, 09:55 AM   #30
dsm 135i
Private
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Des Moines, IA

Posts: 70
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Has anyone replaced the battery in their 135i with anything other than the one at the dealer? I understanding the coding issue, but I would like to see what options are out there.
dsm 135i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #31
BrokenVert
Resident Kerbalnaut
 
BrokenVert's Avatar
 
Drives: Topless Electric Boogaloo
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fahrvergnügen

Posts: 9,736
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIRST1 View Post
I take this post back. With the cold weather in NY, I let my car sit for 3 days, and it almost didn't start.

Where do I go to get a new battery!?!?
In Syracuse my car sits for 4 days to a week at a time and it starts fine.
__________________
BrokenVert is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-14-2013, 12:06 PM   #32
bluecarbon
Private First Class
 
bluecarbon's Avatar
 
Drives: montego 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Columbus, OH

Posts: 150
iTrader: (1)

I'm at 81K now battery issues, I however had no idea if I switched out my battery I had to get it recoded. Learned something new today
__________________
rr catless dps, cp-e midpipe/exhaust, macht schnell drop-in, stett chargepipe with dv's, rr occ, ER Black FMIC, m3 Control arms and sway,
bluecarbon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #33
Val135i
New Member
 
Drives: '08 135i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mcallen, Tx

Posts: 22
iTrader: (0)

About to hit 60k and still running strong as ever
__________________
2008 135i / BMS JB4 93 E85 / RACELAND DP / AFE DCI / MUFFLER DELETE / 335is 19" reps / CF OEM HOOD.DIFFUSER.TRUNK
Val135i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #34
Satalite
Colonel
 
Satalite's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

Posts: 2,871
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
Yah... looking at AGM batteries from Interstate is still like 275$! Dealer charges a tad more -.- + labor + coding.

I have an 09' with 28k on the clock and no known issues. Plan to get at least another year or so out of it before I replace.
__________________
Satalite is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #35
achtungE30
I can has my 135i!
 
achtungE30's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 135, '08 X3, '87 e30s52
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ

Posts: 3,057
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 135is  [4.75]
2010 Cooper S  [5.00]
1991 318is  [5.00]
Send a message via AIM to achtungE30
07/08 build, 16k and when the car isn't being driven...on a float charger. Plan on replacing the battery sometime this year though. My 01/08 build X3 was on factory battery and I just replaced it so I am not left stranded someplace!
__________________
Best,
Frank
My 2008 135i Euro Delivery Thread: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219422
May 2011 Self-Photoshoot Part 1: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=529573
JB4 G4 | AA DP | BMW PE | BMW SSK | KW V2 | Work
achtungE30 is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #36
crystaweizen
Second Lieutenant
 
crystaweizen's Avatar
 
Drives: Alpine White '08 135i
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Washington

Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lexington View Post
July 08 delivery. No battery problems yet, but now I know where to go for coding when needed. Thanks Jim.
Sounding like a noob here but coding for what? Radio? And I'll test mine here soon with a battery tester from work to test CCA.
crystaweizen is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 11:17 PM   #37
Satalite
Colonel
 
Satalite's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

Posts: 2,871
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by crystaweizen View Post
Sounding like a noob here but coding for what? Radio? And I'll test mine here soon with a battery tester from work to test CCA.
Apparently if the battery isn't the same specs (T for T) then you have to recode your bmw to properly handle the new battery as they are individually mapped for the electronics.
__________________
Satalite is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 11:22 PM   #38
crystaweizen
Second Lieutenant
 
crystaweizen's Avatar
 
Drives: Alpine White '08 135i
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Washington

Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satalite View Post
Apparently if the battery isn't the same specs (T for T) then you have to recode your bmw to properly handle the new battery as they are individually mapped for the electronics.
Damn Germans overly complicating everything
crystaweizen is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 03:34 AM   #39
denfion
Private First Class
 
Drives: BMW 135i
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Perth

Posts: 121
iTrader: (0)

mine is 12/08. battery is dying. first sign is when I unlock the door angel eyes were off, and start the engine, require to reset the date and time. then warning appears on idrive saying battery discharge. finally I purchaed ctek and charge it every night. so far the battery is working, at least I don't get the warning again, but I know that I can't listen to music when the car is off and definitely can't turn on the timer for cooling the car. if I have to replace the battery, I will definitely put in with higher CCA!!
__________________
BMW 08 135i with Sat Nav, comfort access, Modmy3 LED interior kit, Modmy3 6000K HID, Golf Tee Mod, plasti dipped matt black wheels, JB+, BMS DCI .
denfion is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #40
instalher
Private First Class
 
Drives: 08 128i convert
Join Date: May 2011
Location: okotoks ab

Posts: 158
iTrader: (1)

111000km on my 08 still good!
instalher is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #41
Lexington
First Lieutenant
 
Lexington's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 135i Blue Water
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Carolina

Posts: 370
iTrader: (0)

From the opposite end 16,000 miles on original still OK.
__________________
Lexington is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #42
glhs379
Private
 
Drives: 2013 335i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NE Pa.

Posts: 96
iTrader: (1)

08 43k. Original battery.
glhs379 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #43
MIAblu1
Private First Class
 
Drives: 08 Monaco Blue 135i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Florida

Posts: 176
iTrader: (0)

same batt 48k miles
MIAblu1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-29-2013, 01:52 AM   #44
dazza_
New Member
 
Drives: 2008 LeMans Blue 135i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne

Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)

I've got battery issues but haven't been bothered to replace yet.

Car starts fine all electrics work without issue but every now and then the clock is reset and it says "Increased battery discharge" when I go to start.

Pretty sure this would be battery related? 2008, 80,000km's.
dazza_ is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST