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Old 07-05-2015, 06:24 PM
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New 2008 328xi owner, need help identifying battery type

Hi Everyone,

I just purchased a 2008 BMW 328xi with around 58500 miles. I would like to use my Noco Genius G7200 battery charger to check the battery. I need to tell the battery charger whether it is a regular battery or an AGM battery.

I wasn't able to visually identify whether the battery is a regular or AGM battery.

The battery's part number is: 61 21 2 353 810. Please see attached picture of my battery in the trunk.

Does anyone know what type of battery this part number is?
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:21 PM
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The white batterys are lead/acid

The white battery's are lead/acid
Usually a group 49/h8
The jump/charge points are under the hood.
Read the manual.

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Old 07-05-2015, 08:52 PM
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Thanks, ctuna.

I read the manual and found the jump/charge points under the hood.

The reason I ask is because the previous owner said he replaced the battery once, so I just wanted some clarification on whether it is regular or AGM. I don't want to damage the battery by using the wrong mode on my battery charger.

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OEM BMW branded batteries that are white are non-AGM. Black are AGM.

This color designation is not true for aftermarket battery types. If the previous owner replaced the battery with something other than OEM, the color won't tell you anything.

Look at the specs on the battery it self. It should state whether or not the battery is a wet or dry cell.
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OEM BMW branded batteries that are white are non-AGM. Black are AGM.

This color designation is not true for aftermarket battery types. If the previous owner replaced the battery with something other than OEM, the color won't tell you anything.

Look at the specs on the battery it self. It should state whether or not the battery is a wet or dry cell.
Thanks, fdriller9.

I haven't removed the red positive terminal on the battery to see beneath the terminal, but doing research on the part number I assume it is an OEM BMW battery part number. I'll visually inspect the whole battery in detail this weekend.

Thanks guys for your help!
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