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Old 06-24-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question Best battery?

So my battery's officially dead.

What do you guys recommend for a replacement?

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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Does Interstate make a battery for the E36 with proper venting? I was looking for one last year and, apparently, there's no listing in the catalog. I used to have one in my E36, but that was years ago.

Partsouce has a $100 battery. Other than OEM ($200?), it was the only one I could find 4 years ago.

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Old 06-24-2010, 09:55 PM   #5
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buy a deep cycle optima (any optima with a grey bottom case)
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buy a deep cycle optima (any optima with a grey bottom case)
that would be the Optima yellow Top, you can get one from Costco for around $200, had one in my E39 with no problems, even when the car sat for a month, started right up first try

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #7
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+1 on Optima's - I've got red tops in everything I own - Walmart has them for about $200. I won't buy anything else (I've got 4 of these batteries in various cars) They're great for winter cold cranking and they're great if your car sits for a while.

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:27 PM   #8
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OEM and i've lived in Ab for the past 2 years ( including two -40 winters) never plugged my care in; partly because it had no block heaters, but the battery never failed me during those 2 winters

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