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Old 11-04-2011, 01:15 PM
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The autozone site says the Duralast Gold/Battery 95R-DLG doesn't fit 545i. Any issues with anyone that's used it?
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:40 PM
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How easy is it to connect the vent hose from this EverStart Maxx 49? Is the vent in the middle of the battery just like the original factory battery?


Originally Posted by StasGS4 View Post
The EverStart Maxx 49 at Walmart has 930 cranking amps / 850 cold cranking amps. That's what I have in my car and it is great. As as far as the the physical size, it is just as tall, just as wide, but slightly shorter (maybe an inch). It was also only like $75.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:07 AM
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Just replaced my battery last week - Interstate MTP-H9. It was a bit more than Duralast, $197 + tax. There was a $18 core charge. This is the exact match in both dimension and rating as the Duralast battery. It came with 2 drain holes on both sides of the battery and a plastic plug to seal off one hole depending on drain tube location. Since it was the same rating as the BMW battery, I just needed to reset IBS via INPA. I have no active steering option, so no active steering error.

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Old 11-07-2011, 07:20 PM
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I just got the OEM battery from my BMW parts counter for $205.

My original was the 110AH but the it has been superseded by the AGM battery. AGM batteries are supposed to be better at short distance driving styles which we know is a problem with the BMWs (thats what I read on the internet anyway).

I can reset the IBS with INPA and use NCSExpert to recode for the new battery type.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by AchtungE60 View Post
We've discussed this so many times. The EverMaxx 94R that walmart carries is going to run you $70 or so and is a better battery than original OEM. Come on, it's Johnson Controls, made in same factory plant and has 3 yr replacement warranty. Riding on them for a decade so I have to stand by them especially since no problems.
Just to add a little more information for members this side of the Atlantic ,Johnson Controls market Varta batteries in both sealed lead acid and AGM versions ,e.g. Varta Silver dynamic,Short Code I1 ,110Ahr ,920CCA and Varta Start-Stop (AGM),Short Code H15 ,105Ahr ,950CCA.Dimensions are the same as my OEM battery.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:08 AM
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Awesome thread!!!

I just replaced my battery yesterday and the info neoe60 posted was spot on Maybe a moderator can make this thread "sticky".

As for the previous post about the terminals being reversed - this is the norm for European cars, although I didn't know until now it applied to U.S. spec models. When I lived in Germany I had fits trying to get a replacement battery for a Dodge Neon I used to drive. Everywhere I went the batteries had the terminals reversed and I didn't have time to fabricate a longer cable to make it work. I ended up overpaying a Chrysler dealership for an "imported" battery.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:19 AM
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Changed my battery yesterday to this one (95R-DLG) and it was an exact fit. Thanks for the tip and research! Vent was in the correct location (I had to plug the opposite vent using the plug provided that was attached to the orange piece).
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:45 AM
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If I get the same OEM battery from dealer and replace it my own does it stiil need to be 'registered' or programmed?
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Margal View Post
If I get the same OEM battery from dealer and replace it my own does it stiil need to be 'registered' or programmed?
Yes, the battery still needs to be registered.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:22 PM
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I think the key to finding an exact replacement is to search for batteries that are listed as 95R/H9. I was also able to find a suitable replacement battery by searching for parts for a 2001 740i.

I found a replacement at AdvancedAuto for $170. If you use Promo Code "BATX" in the shopping cart then you get a 25% discount, making the total for the battery $138. The battery has a 36 month replacement/84 month pro-rated warranty. This is not a bad deal, and I will most like likely be picking up one tomorrow.

Bosch makes a replacement as well, but as it is Sunday night I'll have to wait to get a price tomorrow morning. Bosch part # S5573B.

I also found one at Batteries Plus for $199, part # SLI95RH9.
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