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      11-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #111
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OEM battery lasted my car since '08 to this year. It's made specifically for our cars, fits nice and snug in the trunk and it's actually a good deal when you compare it to replacing it with an aftermarket battery for half the price that last less than half as long. I bought and used a Bav Tech cable to code it. Was done in less than a minute.
Where did you buy it from, and how much? Looking for cheapest price
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      11-26-2014, 05:22 PM   #112
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12/08 production and still on original battery... i am starting to get a bit worried on longer trips

Any good options out there for replacement? Any deals that people have received from dealers with coding?
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      11-26-2014, 06:37 PM   #113
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08 Vert 35K miles, I operate the top w/ the car off and yet battery is still going strong.

When I store the car for a month or more I remove the negative side of battery.

I still need to take it for the recall ~ !
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      12-01-2014, 01:23 AM   #114
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78k and still have the original battery. Replacing inz in the next week or so, I keep getting intermittent "Personal Access Convience Group Failure" codes.
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      12-01-2014, 11:43 AM   #115
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07/08 build, 50k and still on the original battery.

No issues so far, knock on wood.

I do put a battery tender on it while in winter storage...
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      12-03-2014, 11:40 AM   #116
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Where did you buy it from, and how much? Looking for cheapest price
You can only buy it from BMW. I have a friend who works there and got me employee pricing. The labor to install it costs more than a Bav Tech cable though, so it was a no brainer for me.
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      12-03-2014, 01:06 PM   #117
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$417 at my dealer, but I'm still milking the original bat.
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      12-14-2014, 04:40 PM   #118
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      01-08-2015, 12:57 PM   #119
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So I go to start the car this morning and I knew something was wrong when the dash took 3 seconds to light up. I started panicking because i knew that it hit -30 last night, -19 when I went to start it. Car took 3 seconds to start before managing to catch and cough into life. It sounded like a diesel for about a minute after starting. I think that after 6 1/2 years it's finally time for a new battery.
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      01-08-2015, 12:59 PM   #120
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So I go to start the car this morning and I knew something was wrong when the dash took 3 seconds to light up. I started panicking because i knew that it hit -30 last night, -19 when I went to start it. Car took 3 seconds to start before managing to catch and cough into life. It sounded like a diesel for about a minute after starting. I think that after 6 1/2 years it's finally time for a new battery.
Damn, that's cold!
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      01-08-2015, 01:14 PM   #121
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Damn, that's cold!
Up at a ski resort in Maine called Sunday River. Its very cold, but at least there's no wind.

It was -20 when I started the car!

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      01-12-2015, 02:52 PM   #122
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If the car started at -20, regardless of what it initially sounded like, I wouldn't change the battery. We used to use dipstick or block heaters at that kind of temperature (so you could get oil to the engine in a reasonable amount of time) and sometimes kept the battery inside the house at night. Even synthetic 0 weight oil gets thick at -20. Even good batteries have trouble generating the cranking amps at that kind of temperature. I might check the CCA for the battery but I wouldn't just replace it. Seems like it did OK.
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      01-24-2015, 11:14 PM   #123
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$417 at my dealer, but I'm still milking the original bat.
Times up. Just got my new bat. 6 1/2 years and 88K. Dash info was getting goofy. Low voltage is what the dealer said.
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      01-24-2015, 11:20 PM   #124
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So I go to start the car this morning and I knew something was wrong when the dash took 3 seconds to light up. I started panicking because i knew that it hit -30 last night, -19 when I went to start it. Car took 3 seconds to start before managing to catch and cough into life. It sounded like a diesel for about a minute after starting. I think that after 6 1/2 years it's finally time for a new battery.
Im gonna follow up on this. Its been a couple weeks and 2K miles.

Seems like JimD was right. It doesnt look like there was any permanent damage after the -30 night. The car doesnt have any issues starting, even after sitting for a week. Looks like im still going on the factory battery!
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      01-27-2015, 05:19 AM   #125
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03/08 30k miles and still on original battery though when left sitting for more than a week the battery seems sort of weaker and needing more time to start.
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      01-27-2015, 07:41 AM   #126
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      01-27-2015, 01:15 PM   #127
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03/08 30k miles and still on original battery though when left sitting for more than a week the battery seems sort of weaker and needing more time to start.
03/08 and you have only 30,000 miles on the clock?

why did you buy the car? to look at it?
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      01-27-2015, 01:36 PM   #128
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03/08 and you have only 30,000 miles on the clock?

why did you buy the car? to look at it?
That's pretty standard for someone buying a vehicle as a weekend car
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      01-27-2015, 04:59 PM   #129
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03/08 and you have only 30,000 miles on the clock?

why did you buy the car? to look at it?
it is a garage queen yes but I use it on weekends and remember I live on a 40 square kilometer island
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That's pretty standard for someone buying a vehicle as a weekend car
^ +1 I average round 3k miles per year since I bought it.
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      01-28-2015, 01:31 PM   #130
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it is a garage queen yes but I use it on weekends and remember I live on a 40 square kilometer island

^ +1 I average round 3k miles per year since I bought it.
Must feel like your driving in circles on such a small island. lol

When I lived in Singapore I did not see much point in owning a car. But, the public transit system in S'pore is quite good.
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      01-28-2015, 02:28 PM   #131
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Must feel like your driving in circles on such a small island. lol

When I lived in Singapore I did not see much point in owning a car. But, the public transit system in S'pore is quite good.
My bad it is 350 square km lol.
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08 56000 miles still going strong in this batt. When I put my lice ecu reader on still have the correct 13.8 v. At the ecm.
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