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Old 11-08-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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e30's with battery in the front

Hey guys,

Do only e30 verts have the battery in the front? Any idea if it's suppose to be strapped in or bolted down..

i also need a new battery for next year... any preferred brands or specific specs i need?

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Old 11-08-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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Old 318's with M10 had in the front too...also euro 320's from what i remember...
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Old 318's with M10 had in the front too...also euro 320's from what i remember...
and the 323's
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:57 PM   #5
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and the 323's
Most likely the 316 too...lol
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:34 PM   #6
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Most likely the 316 too...lol
yep mine is in the front bolted down. cant remember how though, as she's sitting at bimmersport right now
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:07 AM   #7
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I got a NAPA one from the NAPA store....its decent and from what i remember most other auto stores done have one gigantic enough for us...
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:17 AM   #8
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so for the guys that have a battery in the front.. does it just sit in the train.. or is it bolted down somehow?
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:22 PM   #9
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Should be bolted down.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:39 PM   #10
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E30 Tourings (not ix's) have battery in the front.

I don't recall the name of the battery I'm running in my Touring, but, it's defiitely bolted down, not strapped.

I'm running an Optima red top in my 318is (in the trunk) with no issues, so I don't know if the optima would fit up front under the hood

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Old 11-09-2009, 03:02 PM   #11
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can someone take a pic of how their battery is bolted down.. mine just kinda sits in the tray..
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:07 PM   #12
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There is a site called realoem.com. It has exploded veiw diagrams for just about every BMW. Check out this site and you should be able to figure
out how it should go in. It should also give you the parts numbers of the peices your missing.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:17 PM   #13
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My battery is in the front in my vert too... I checked realeom.com, and bought the mounting parts from the dealer. I can't figure out how to keep it down though, so I just left it. You wouldn't think these things would pass a safety with our batteries loose, would you? And yet...
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:49 AM   #14
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My battery is in the front in my vert too... I checked realeom.com, and bought the mounting parts from the dealer. I can't figure out how to keep it down though, so I just left it. You wouldn't think these things would pass a safety with our batteries loose, would you? And yet...
hmmm.. so strap it down with ductape and bungee cords? lol

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...84&hg=61&fg=30

what parts did you buy? part 13?

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:03 AM   #15
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part #8 clamps down over the lower "lip" of the battery holding it very firmly in place...at least it does in my car...I don't use the strap
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