So I do not have an AGM battery (or VRLA) . . . ie magic eye etc . thank you for the update sir.
Originally Posted by Supercourse
It might vary by market, but I don't believe the E83 in general came with a AGM battery.
It is true that if your vehicle came from the factory with an AGM any replacement should be an AGM (because of the somewhat different charging characteristic).
If your O.E. battery has the 'magic eye', a white translucent case, and a vent, it is not an AGM.
All N. American E83's AFAIK came with a conventional flooded cell battery.
Did the E83 come with an AGM in Australia, even as far back as 2006?
Possibly for climatic reasons?
Oh and yes I should have check spaghetti coder (one of my favorite reference sites). So battery must be std lead acid . . . sigh . . scratch another theory.
X3 3.0d 2006 (MY07)
Last edited by x3oiler; 07-29-2012 at 03:29 AM.
Reason: Careful reading of Post by Supercourse