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Sandman717 12-29-2012 07:14 AM

Z4 battery
 
Happy holidays. Getting ready to start the new year off with a battery problem. Guess its time to buy a new one. Any help on which one to buy would be greatly appreciated. 2004 z4 2.5

chickdr 12-29-2012 11:18 AM

Just check your model and try the local auto parts store. O'Reilly had a good deal on mine which saved me some bucks. I would say to stay away from the dealer unless yours has smokin' deals running.

Sandman717 12-29-2012 12:01 PM

Thanks. Was gonna head over to autozone but its snowing heavily here. May wait for tomorrow

bten 12-29-2012 05:21 PM

measure your battery before going to Autozone. Several different sizes are used in the Z4. I had to go back and get a different one because the first one was not wide enough.

They had two different size batteries listed.

Sandman717 12-30-2012 10:37 AM

Been checking online. Anybody use the battery from walmart? I believe its an h6?

bten 12-30-2012 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandman717 (Post 7279251)
Been checking online. Anybody use the battery from walmart? I believe its an h6?

I used an H6 from Autozone for mine.

Sandman717 12-31-2012 09:22 AM

Thanks for all the imput. Got the h6. No problems. Starts right up. Happy new year to all.

TAL2GK 01-04-2013 04:33 PM

Was this a DIY switchout? How hard can it be? I'm due for one now, too. Mine is stock original from 2003!

Sandman717 01-04-2013 06:30 PM

Total time about 20 minutes. Good luck.

dominoaz 01-05-2013 11:42 AM

Yes, WalMart
 
DuraMAXX H6 from WalMart. Perfect fit, low price ($100), highly rated by Consumer Reports. I believe it is number 16 in the battery rack at WalMart, but don't recall for sure.
In addition, you will have an unforgetable experience just people watching.

chickdr 01-08-2013 03:13 PM

I can't believe there would be any significant difference no matter where you get the battery. Just make sure it is the correct size and has a comparable/better CCA rating.

bten 01-08-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chickdr (Post 7299006)
i can't believe there would be any significant difference no matter where you get the battery. Just make sure it is the correct size and has a comparable/better cca rating.

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