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bimmer30 09-24-2011 02:41 PM

car battery for e30
 
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmer30 (Post 1525349)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red_Rocket (Post 1525415)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red_Rocket (Post 1525415)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceeker (Post 1525425)
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

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Originally Posted by Red_Rocket (Post 1525428)
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.


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