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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:14 AM
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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
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:18 AM
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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.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:01 AM
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Thanks. Was gonna head over to autozone but its snowing heavily here. May wait for tomorrow
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:21 PM
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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.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:37 AM
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Been checking online. Anybody use the battery from walmart? I believe its an h6?
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:51 PM
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Been checking online. Anybody use the battery from walmart? I believe its an h6?
I used an H6 from Autozone for mine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:22 AM
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Thanks for all the imput. Got the h6. No problems. Starts right up. Happy new year to all.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:33 PM
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Was this a DIY switchout? How hard can it be? I'm due for one now, too. Mine is stock original from 2003!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:30 PM
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Total time about 20 minutes. Good luck.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:42 AM
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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.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:13 PM
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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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Old 01-08-2013, 05:53 PM
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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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