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Old 02-15-2017, 12:22 PM   #601
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For those reading, note that the H8 is a lot cheaper, fits perfect, and has a higher CCA.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Everstart...49-EP/49988398
That's not an AGM.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:01 PM   #602
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That's not an AGM.
Correct. But that's not required for an E46.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:35 PM   #603
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Just Put A bosch 49-D battery in my car. Came out of a Mercedes-Benz. Just had to remove the stopper tab in the battery tray and all is good again.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:39 PM   #604
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Correct. But that's not required for an E46.
Understood but neither is the 900CCAs its like comparing apples and oranges or Mazdas to BMWs.

The price you linked for the lead-acid is average at best for an economy battery. Considering one can get an Interstate, Exide, or Bosch LA for just a few dollars more when shopping wisely.

To each their own though. I will concede that the Walmart battery will work just fine. I'm actually still on my initial replacement that I got from there almost 7 years ago now. However, that was back when Exide was the supplier for the EverStart Maxx line. I probably will go with something else next go around which is probably pretty close at hand.
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:31 PM   #605
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I'd be concerned about hydrogen collecting in your trunk, remember the Hindenburg.
great..where would the vent hole be?
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Should the voltage still read 12.4v when key is in position 2 after sitting overnight?
Actually I take this back. I just checked it. It's 12.6V exactly with the car off, 14.2V when the car is on. That being said, I have driven the car today.

I measured 12.4V at the fuse box when i was doing another project.
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Old 02-19-2017, 04:32 PM   #607
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great..where would the vent hole be?
On the right side of the battery near the positive terminal

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Actually I take this back. I just checked it. It's 12.6V exactly with the car off, 14.2V when the car is on. That being said, I have driven the car today.

I measured 12.4V at the fuse box when i was doing another project.
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I recently was doing an inspection of my 05 325i during an oil change and noticed my battery has a production sticker of 10/2009.

I checked the voltage both running and off. Registered 14.1V and 12.5V accordingly. Never have had any issues starting.

My question is, what is the longest life you have gotten out of your battery? I currently have a Duralast 94R.
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