E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 75 votes, 4.95 average. Display Modes
Old 10-24-2016, 06:11 PM   #561
DEADF15H
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Boca Raton, FL or Salisbury, NC
Posts: 1,266
My Ride: DD is a 2001 325i
Approx cost of the rebuilt Valeo? I had to spring for one at 5 PM on a Saturday at the dealer when my alt blew. Had no idea NAPA carried a rebuilt version

Last edited by DEADF15H; 10-24-2016 at 06:13 PM.
DEADF15H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 08:09 PM   #562
johnnyv06
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Kansas City, KS
Posts: 207
My Ride: 2005 325xi
I'm saving this thread for later. I'm sure I'll need a new battery in the coming months.
__________________
BMW CCA Member - Kansas City Chapter
johnnyv06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 08:57 PM   #563
Yetti37
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Vienna, VA
Posts: 37
My Ride: 2003 330Ci
I just replaced my battery over the weekend with an EverstartMaxx H8 battery from Walmart. It fits great, has a 5 year warranty and was $123 (I saw comparable batteries and Advance Auto and Autozone going for $180+). It has two vent holes and comes with a plug for one hole and an adapter to connect the other hole to the vent tube in the car. If any of you buy this battery make sure you have a zip tie as well. I had to use one to make sure the vent adapter that came with the battery stays inside of the vent tube since they were not a perfect fit.
Yetti37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2016, 05:01 AM   #564
e46_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 26
My Ride: 325i
I'm still running my original battery from build date January 2005.
Car cranks fine, but haven't bothered checking the voltage. I've been reconditioning it twice every year and usually charging the battery to full every week using a CTEK MUS 4.3 charger
Not sure if should go buy a new battery or keep this one for "research" purposes and see how long it will last
e46_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2016, 12:03 PM   #565
edmondhk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 68
My Ride: E46 325ci
Sorry digging up old thread.
Anyone heard of Panasonic caos wd battery?
How is it compare to VARTA Silver?
edmondhk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2016, 12:03 PM   #566
edmondhk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 68
My Ride: E46 325ci
Sorry digging up old thread.
Anyone heard of Panasonic caos wd battery?
How is it compare to VARTA Silver?
edmondhk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2016, 05:46 AM   #567
george graves
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: West coast
Posts: 5
My Ride: e30 m30 335is
Any news on a go-to battery. I was shocked to see a bosch battery at close to $300. Autozone for a Duralast is $206(use to be like $80 a few years ago). And Walmart has a Maxx for $150.

Am I missing any deals? I don't mind paying money for a good battery, but after buying "preimium" batteries and having them fail often, I'm really sick of this battery stuff. I've never had a battery last more then 5 years. (no sound system, no heavy usage)

Anyone know of a good deal out there?
george graves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 08:37 PM   #568
chikoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 187
My Ride: 05 330Ci ZHP Cabrio
Just got a Bosch S5572B put in my 2005 330ci convertible. What is confusing is that the sticker on the battery reads 790CCA and 970CA whereas the online like pelican parts and Bosch hows it as 730CCA. Confused.....

https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/au...?partId=S5572B
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 09:11 PM   #569
das_autobahn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: asheville
Posts: 473
My Ride: 2004 330ci coupe
*Official Battery Thread*

Quote:
Originally Posted by chikoo View Post
Just got a Bosch S5572B put in my 2005 330ci convertible. What is confusing is that the sticker on the battery reads 790CCA and 970CA whereas the online like pelican parts and Bosch hows it as 730CCA. Confused.....



https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/au...?partId=S5572B

cold cranking amps vs cranking amps.

cca is measured at freezing 32f

ca is measured at 0f thus the amp difference

the batteries could possibly be different?

Last edited by das_autobahn; 12-04-2016 at 09:12 PM.
das_autobahn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 10:54 PM   #570
chikoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 187
My Ride: 05 330Ci ZHP Cabrio
Quote:
Originally Posted by das_autobahn View Post
cold cranking amps vs cranking amps.

cca is measured at freezing 32f

ca is measured at 0f thus the amp difference

the batteries could possibly be different?
You tell me. Unless Bosch has "premium private" stock for worldpac - where my battery came from.
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 10:57 PM   #571
chikoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 187
My Ride: 05 330Ci ZHP Cabrio
Here is my battery sticker

chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 02:42 PM   #572
Mad_Scientist
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 270
My Ride: '04 325Ci
New battery - info

Just wanted to list everyone know that right now sams club has the Duracell platinum 49h8 for 140 bucks. Picked one up yesterday. This is about the best battery you can buy in my opinion. (made by east penn 850cca) batteries plus sells the same battery for 200. .. The paets stores batteries are a little more expensive to, but are made by Johnson.
Mad_Scientist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 10:36 PM   #573
BMW-North
// Quandt AG (Retired) //
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: GTA or Myrtle Beach
Posts: 2,357
My Ride: AMv8,e46x3,e90,e83
I'd change the title of your thread to Huge Discount for Best Battery on NOW or something similar if you want to catch folks eye
__________________


BMW-North E46 Electric Fan Guide

Download a clean working copy of BMW Standard Tools with Special Tests for e46 :
Single NRG file: Complete BMW Standard Tools Suite You will also need ISO Workshop (free edition - linked) to create the install directory (image) or disk. NRG file: 347,183 Kb
BMW-North is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
49-dl, advanced, agm, auto, autozone, battery, duralast, h7, h8, official, pepboys, thread, walmart

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use