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Old 05-30-2006, 09:35 AM   #6
egruber
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Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: New Jersey
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My Ride: 2001 325 CiC
Battery Info Update

Please note that the Duralast 49DL will NOT fit in an e46 convertible. Unlike the sedan, the battery tray will not accomodate a battery longer than the BMW OEM battery. The Duralast 94R fits perfectly, but at about $120 is much more expensive than the 49DL. I guess they figure BMW owners can spend more money.

Also, some people thought that the convertible had a special battery type due to the extra vibrations that convertibles endure. I can tell you that the OEM battery is the same part number for convertible and sedan. The extra shock absorption is done via the tray.
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