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bimmer30
09-24-2011, 02:41 PM
where do i find one and what brand part number do you have in your trunk ? ct tire doesn't carry one.

Ceeker
09-24-2011, 02:51 PM
you can get one from Napa - carry Interstate. Or break your wallet and buy one from the dealer...lol You don't need a BMW specific battery from crappy tire. You can get one with the same cranking amps as long as the pos and neg face the same way.

bimmer30
09-24-2011, 03:24 PM
which battery part number

bimmer30
09-24-2011, 03:25 PM
i had just bought one from ct tire and died when i parked it .

karmatose
09-24-2011, 03:32 PM
61217567181

MaxBell
09-24-2011, 08:50 PM
i had just bought one from ct tire and died when i parked it .

Ya, **** everything about those Motomaster POS. I had a Nascar thing that went on me at the most inopportune times.

TIME TO UPGRADE.

Interstate? AC Delco? (cheap?)

Red_Rocket
09-24-2011, 09:39 PM
Most batteries come from the same factory. They just slap a different sticker on them and drop them off at different places

Ceeker
09-24-2011, 09:53 PM
Most batteries come from the same factory. They just slap a different sticker on them and drop them off at different places

absolutely right! So pick your sticker!!! lol

What have you been up too???? is our e30 still parked?

MaxBell
09-24-2011, 10:55 PM
Most batteries come from the same factory. They just slap a different sticker on them and drop them off at different places

Really. Is anyone a step up? Can I just build a battery out of C cells?

Ceeker
09-24-2011, 11:15 PM
sure!!! go right ahead and tell me how it all worked out... :-)

Red_Rocket
09-24-2011, 11:51 PM
Fixed then seized the bottom end lol. So parked again. I just gotta get off me ass and build a motor

theblue
09-25-2011, 12:52 AM
I just threw an old optima red top from my old evo8 into my E30... she doesn't appear upset by this.

MaxBell
09-25-2011, 01:06 AM
sure!!! go right ahead and tell me how it all worked out... :-)

Ya I'll take a raincheck on being the guinea pig for this hairbrained E30 scheme.

I'm heading over to Costco tomorrow, their Kirkland Signature stuff is usually just rebranded premium stuff. Plus it's like 1/2 the price. They've gotten great reviews.

everlast
09-25-2011, 09:06 AM
Total Battery, right near costco, Max. They sell the direct fit long battery with the nubs at the bottom for the hold-down system and the vent tube in the right place, etc. It's about $100, same manufacturer as Interstate.

Ceeker
09-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Fixed then seized the bottom end lol. So parked again. I just gotta get off me ass and build a motor

dump some oil down the pistons and wait for a day then do it again and again.
then manuely crank over the block with a torque bar and 22mm socket.

You might get it to unseize. as I have seen this done before...not with a M20 mind you but another domestic motor.

Denny
09-25-2011, 12:59 PM
where do i find one and what brand part number do you have in your trunk ? ct tire doesn't carry one.


Do Like I did. Best bang for the buck....take the measurements width, lengh and height go to CT give them the measurements and pole's position and bingo...Big ass battery for 5$ more then the regular one.

Mine Is a direct fit with 850CC lots and lots of juice ( from a toyota previa van) fits perfect *th-up* its in my blog somewhere...

MaxBell
09-26-2011, 12:45 AM
Total Battery, right near costco, Max. They sell the direct fit long battery with the nubs at the bottom for the hold-down system and the vent tube in the right place, etc. It's about $100, same manufacturer as Interstate.

I'm actually just going to get over to Costco and get a Group 49 battery. (635csi I think?)

The Kirkland Signature stuff is the best, plus their 57$. Got super reviews everywhere I looked.

DR.ZED
09-26-2011, 08:01 AM
If the battery is in the trunk does it need to be vented ?

bimmer30
09-26-2011, 08:05 AM
61217567181 isn't that a motomaster battery?

karmatose
09-26-2011, 08:23 AM
Exide.

nonlocal
09-26-2011, 03:19 PM
If the battery is in the trunk does it need to be vented ?

Yes. If you don't have the tubing buy some from home hardware and some connectors and fab it up. Push it out the vent hole under the battery tray. If you don't do this you will get the narsty rust under the bumper / passenger side taillight so many e30s have.

bimmer30
09-26-2011, 04:23 PM
i finally found a battery for $110 total brand new its a magna core purchased from Discount Auto Parts in Markham its the same as motomaster eliminator with the green thingy. just thought you guys should know.

E30M42cab
09-26-2011, 05:53 PM
Do you need any help with what washer fluid to use while we're at it?

nonlocal
09-27-2011, 12:01 AM
Trick question! The windshield washer tank takes ATF on e30s.

everlast
09-27-2011, 12:11 AM
Trick question! The windshield washer tank takes ATF on e30s.

BAHAHAHAAH good juan

E30M42cab
09-27-2011, 09:33 AM
Trick question! The windshield washer tank takes ATF on e30s.

ahhhh, you have been paying attention!! Great Job!!!

Now lets see if we can get a three pager on what tire pressure we should be running.

Ooooh, I got a PM from bimmer30. It's a love letter! Really mushy stuff.

cormier
09-27-2011, 11:09 AM
Ooooh, I got a PM from bimmer30. It's a love letter! Really mushy stuff.

Sounds fun I'm gettin jealous here

E30M42cab
09-27-2011, 06:15 PM
Sounds fun I'm gettin jealous here

Don't worry, I still like you better!*love*

411
09-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Don't worry, I still like you better!*love*

All you have to do is visit my page......your the only friend I got:(