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Old 09-11-2012, 09:12 AM
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Hi, I own a 2004 X5 E53 diesel, I am from Melbourne Australia and I am not quite sure if CCA ratings differ in different parts of the world due to weather conditions however my battery is rated 720 CCA and I am curious if you had fitted a battery with an identical CCA rating. Is it ok to replace with a higher CCA rating? I spoke to a BMW dealership and he advised if you are replacing with a non genuine battery it must have exact CCA rating to avoid issues.

Thanks in advance,
maba
Higher is fine. Lower might be an issue, especially for a diesel (they're harder to start).

I have replaced this battery since authoring this thread. The best battery on the market for the E53 is the Deka "Exact Fit" EAS9AGM49. It's AGM/valve regulated and something like 1100CCA.
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