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Old 02-20-2007, 12:52 PM
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So, I stepped up and got the 49-DL over the weekend... Installation was relatively easy, just had to remove a small white block that held the previous (slightly smaller) battery in place, and trim the vent hose as other have indicated. The only other issue I had was that the clamp that presses down on the battery seemed still allow a little movement even when fully tightened. To alleviate this, I used the Positive post cover that came with the new battery (the old BMW battery cover fit on the new battery, so I used it over the clamp) and placed it under the foot of the clamp... this additional 5mm or so of material was all I needed to get a tight fit. Car cranked right up, no problems. Thanks to the OP for the info!

BTW, I paid $59 plus a $10 core charge... Have to roll by there with one of my other old batteries and get my $10 back!
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