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Old 09-24-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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which battery part number
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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i had just bought one from ct tire and died when i parked it .
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:50 PM   #6
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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?)
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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Most batteries come from the same factory. They just slap a different sticker on them and drop them off at different places
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:53 PM   #8
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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?
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latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:55 PM   #9
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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?
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:15 AM   #10
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sure!!! go right ahead and tell me how it all worked out... :-)
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1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:51 AM   #11
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Fixed then seized the bottom end lol. So parked again. I just gotta get off me ass and build a motor
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I just threw an old optima red top from my old evo8 into my E30... she doesn't appear upset by this.
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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.
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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.
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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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2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

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