Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X3 (E83) Forum
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-25-2010, 09:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 1
slilley is on a distinguished road
2007 X3 Battery Replacement

My wife's 2007 X3 battery was only reporting 12.0 or 11.9 volts, instead of the 12.5 to 12.6 volts that I'm used to seeing, so I figured I'd do a preventative replacement before the cold weather hits. Normally I expect to get 5-6 years out of the original battery, but I didn't want to take a chance with my wife's car. Plus, my '04 330i was still on it's stock battery, so I figured I'd replace both batteries.

The first battery I tried was a Autozone Duralast 49-DL, which I've used on other BMWs. Two problems with that battery in my X3: (1) it was slightly too large, so the tie-down bolt wouldn't reach without me doing some grinding, and (2) the vent (located at the center of the battery) was compressed by the tie-down bracket. So that went back to Autozone.

Next up was the Walmart Everstart Maxx-94R Battery. I had read that this was an identical match to my 2004 330i stock battery, and it was. $82 after core refund.

In the X3, the Everstart Maxx-94R is about 1.5 inches shorter than the OEM X3 battery, and perhaps 1/8" lower. The CCA numbers were close enough for me, and the vent location was identical to the stock BMW battery. I used some strips of rubber I had lying around to make the fit snug under the battery tie-down bracket, filling in the 1/8" gap.

So while it's not an exact match to the OEM battery, the Everstart Maxx-94 was good enough for me. Note that there are two versions of this battery out there: an older white version (P/N 94R or 94RN), and a newer black version. I'd always opt for the newer battery, so be sure to compare date-codes if you have a choice.

Regards,
Steve
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 10-26-2010, 05:33 AM
JimCameron's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Selby Bay, Md.
Posts: 1
JimCameron is on a distinguished road
Good info Steve. I'm a new x3 owner, but I've been riding BMW bikes for 30+ years, It's nice to have a workable alternative non OEM part identified. Kindly post any follow up to the install.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



I


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2013 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.