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      05-08-2016, 11:28 PM   #155
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08 93k, original battery but it will need replacing soon.
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      06-26-2016, 07:42 PM   #156
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Checking in at 116k. No issues yet. Again, I use a tender if parked more than say 3 days in the garage. But it's gone for a stretch of about 6 days with no tender and having not been driven. I haven't even seen a battery icon flash on the dash. The original battery must be made of pure unobtainium. Quite remarkable.
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      08-01-2016, 07:05 PM   #157
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Update to say I just put a new battery in this weekend. My car went two weeks parked without a tender (I was out of town on business and couldn't put it on the tender). When I returned it started hesitantly but the clock was reset and it flashed the "car on lift" icon. Kudos to it "saving" enough to start.

It ran pretty normally day-to-day after that with only slightly longer cranks in the morning. I read out the charge history with ISTA and everyday I was hovering near 35% even after a 25 mile commute home.

I figured 8 years was a good run and didn't need to push it too much further. I replaced with another BMW 90ah battery for $160. The closest, but not exact match, I found aftermarket was only about $15 cheaper. Note that the $160 didn't include registration which I did myself. Here's hoping for another 8 year run.
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      08-14-2016, 03:42 PM   #158
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My 2008 is still on it's original battery, I hit it with a ctek every quarter or so, I dont trickle charge it
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      08-15-2016, 01:34 AM   #159
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I'm a 09/2009 and still on the original but my P3 gauge shows 11-12 amps after a night of sitting. Never had an issues starting though, so I'm wondering how much comfort access pulls from the battery constantly.
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      08-15-2016, 11:31 AM   #160
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litebulb: if you are seeing 11-12 VOLTS (not amps) after a night of sitting, you need a new battery very soon.
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      08-15-2016, 11:52 AM   #161
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My '08 had the original battery, 77k miles. That can be chalked up to living its life in a heated garage, the temp swings were moderate - which batteries appreciate.

But the '08 was totalled by an uninsured driver a few weeks ago and its replacement, a '13 135i, seems to have had its battery replaced once prior to 27k miles.

Anyone wanting to bid on a fixable, salvage title, '08 135i . . . ; -)

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      08-16-2016, 12:36 AM   #162
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Thanks, funny it's been like that for the last 2 years...

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litebulb: if you are seeing 11-12 VOLTS (not amps) after a night of sitting, you need a new battery very soon.
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      08-16-2016, 01:18 AM   #163
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08 with 76k miles on original battery.

When my commute was 5 mins my clock and OBC would sometimes reset due to short drives. Now I have the ideal 30-40min highway commute and that hasn't happened in more than a year
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      08-21-2016, 10:08 PM   #164
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This OEM battery thread is long in the tooth, as is my (build 09/08) 128i battery. Working perfectly, only 48k now. Amazing in a way, some 7.5 yrs later.
Decided to part ways with a perfectly good '09 OEM White battery yesterday. Took leisurely about a 1/2 hours to r&r.

Replaced with JCI H8 900 ah. Original was 2 wks short of 8 yrs. Like puttin' down a perfectly good canine...just didn't know when it would go lame.

It didn't owe me anything at that age.
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      08-23-2016, 12:12 AM   #165
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june 08 w/ 57k. I barely my car nowadays. Its on a ctek tender pretty much year around. No problems yet.
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      09-03-2016, 05:17 PM   #166
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2008 with original battery!! Sometimes it cranks a tiny bit slower than usual, but nothing really big. Really surprised how well it's doing
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      09-08-2016, 10:56 PM   #167
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2009 with original battery and 74000 on the odo. No battery issues but I get an occasional electrical squeal from a motorized accessory. That's usually my indication that I'm pushing my luck. This is my weekend car so I might start using a battery tender to see if I notice a difference.
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      12-06-2016, 04:40 PM   #168
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I'm running stock battery still. My car has just over 80k miles
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      04-04-2017, 09:53 PM   #169
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May 08 delivery, never garaged, battery is starting to falter. Will be replacing soon. Can't complain about 9 years of battery life.
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      04-06-2017, 08:49 PM   #170
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09/09, I decided to preventatively replaced my factory issued battery last month as I would get a low battery warning just idling with the radio on for 10 mins or if I didn't drive my car for a day.
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      05-22-2017, 05:43 PM   #171
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Encouraging info. 2010 on the original battery. It's on a BMW smart charger 1/2 the year in heated storage and my understanding is that those chargers have a desulphating/regenerative effect on batteries. I guess we'll see.
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      06-09-2017, 10:07 AM   #172
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After having to jump it a few times recently and it having to live on a tender on weekends, I finally replaced the original battery in my 2011 128i. My Carly adapter should be here tomorrow to register it.
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      06-11-2017, 12:48 AM   #173
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2008 with original battery!! Sometimes it cranks a tiny bit slower than usual, but nothing really big. Really surprised how well it's doing
Update........................

I still have my original battery. Zero issues.
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      06-28-2017, 07:19 PM   #174
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      06-30-2017, 09:03 PM   #175
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About to install a new battery. Got a few slow cranks multiple times in a row and 1 time it REALLY struggled to start. If I sit in my car with the engine off and music playing for even a minute the battery light comes on. Don't feel like worrying about it so I bought Carly and about to buy another battery.

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      07-02-2017, 07:44 PM   #176
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My 07/09 just started fine after sitting for two weeks. I will check the voltage when the weather gets colder.
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