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      03-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #23
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On a side note, not having driven the car for 4+ months, did you notice any flat spots on the tires?
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      03-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #24
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Amazon also sells a BMW branded charger, but what I have read it's made by the same company as the Battery Tender?

http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Genuine-82...attery+charger
This is the one I've had hooked up to my 135 all winter and it's perfect.
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      03-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #25
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On a side note, not having driven the car for 4+ months, did you notice any flat spots on the tires?
Not really, the car drove as good as it did when I put her into Hibernation. Every time I drive my 1M after letter her sit for awhile it's like the first drive again. However I have to relearn all the iDrive stuff again.

Overall I think taking a break from a car is a good thing. It helps to keep the 2 year itch for buying a new car away. Not that I will ever sell my 1M but I have been known to have this itch in the past.
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      03-27-2013, 07:37 AM   #26
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I Need to get on this myself, since we have been deployed for 6 months and i think i didn't disconnect or attach a "battery tender" to her X5

just ordered a shumacher sp3 automatic battery extender / maintainer off amazon for $40. couldn't find a bnib ctek us3000
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      03-27-2013, 08:58 AM   #27
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I Need to get on this myself, since we have been deployed for 6 months and i think i didn't disconnect or attach a "battery tender" to her X5

just ordered a shumacher sp3 automatic battery extender / maintainer off amazon for $40. couldn't find a bnib ctek us3000

Here you go...

http://www.amazon.com/Multi-12-Volt-...ds=ctek+us3000
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      03-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #28
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That's the ticket!

I have the 7002: http://www.amazon.com/CTEK-Multi-700...dp/B000FRLO9Y/

But, realistically, the 3300 is more than sufficient.
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      02-04-2014, 09:05 PM   #29
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This is the one I've had hooked up to my 135 all winter and it's perfect.
Good luck with that vendor on Amazon, I just received my nice BMW mens wallet instead of my BMW battery charger...

beware of AutoGoodParts

Ordering CTEK now....

Vendor won't accept refund; as good faith Amazon refunded my money and requested I return wallet with prepaid shipping label.

PLUS Amazon will credit next day delivery once I order another charger. Just not sure which CTEK to get.

I was really hoping to get my 135i on the charger tonight.. she is dragging...

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      02-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #30
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my 1M was also dragging and had difficulties accepting my Cobb flash last week so bought the battery tender also...

info any of you interested, you can plug it in and touch the clamps together and no spark as there is a microprocessor that prevent power until it detects at least a 3 volt return voltage and I'm pretty sure I read it has a 3 second delay once connected to prevent sparks...
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