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      01-26-2021, 07:49 PM   #23
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True, but a 12 year old BMW needs a coding tool, just makes sense. Saves time and money.
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      01-27-2021, 05:07 PM   #24
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I'm pretty sure I'm still on my original battery so that's at least 11 years, 7 mos old now.

As much as I complain about all the needless automation in my BMW, it is pretty astounding that they can get 12 years out of a battery. It would just be nice if you could re-code your battery without any additional expense.
So that's 5 of us with over 10 yrs on original battery
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      01-27-2021, 05:24 PM   #25
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I should put my old Odyssey 680 on the CTEK charger and try to refresh it. Last time I checked it still held a charge and it's around 20 years old now.
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      01-28-2021, 02:39 PM   #26
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Not worth trying to stretch battery life that much guys. How much is your time worth?
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Not worth trying to stretch battery life that much guys. How much is your time worth?
Well my time is free; I'm retired
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      01-28-2021, 08:34 PM   #28
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I'm thinking he meant if you got stranded somewhere. It'd be at least a little bit of a PITA.

It's why I replaced mine after 9+ years. No issues showing at all, but I know it was an outlier for life span and so I did it so I wouldn't get stuck anywhere.

Everyone can do what they want of course.
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Not worth trying to stretch battery life that much guys. How much is your time worth?
Well my time is free; I'm retired
If you're counting your time as worthless while retired then I'm sorry
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      02-09-2021, 11:31 AM   #30
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Mine is approaching 12 years old. No signs of any problems, even when the temperature is in the teens.
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