1. 13 Mar 2019 at 3:04 PM #1
    Robert1

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    i need a new battery for my 97 E36 M3.
    I haven’t bought a battery for a car in about 10 years, can anyone recommend a good replacement and also a good place to purchase them from
    Thanks
     
  2. 13 Mar 2019 at 3:09 PM #2
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    Find someone with say a Halfords trade card and by a Bosch S5 or Yuasa for 70 quid.
    Apart from that try ECP/GSF etc, nothing special needed for the e36.
     
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    With one note, a vert requires a shock-proof battery.
     
  4. 15 Mar 2019 at 8:25 AM #4
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    Are you running a stronger battery on your SMG mate? How many AH?
     
  5. 15 Mar 2019 at 1:28 PM #5
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    I have an S4 on my smg vert. I’m not sure the anti shock thing is required with new batteries but as always I am happy to be wrong !
     
  6. 15 Mar 2019 at 2:10 PM #6
    MParallel

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    Don't even know what the stock amp is. But it's an original battery bought in 2012, the one listed for my car, so it must be stock. There is no need for a stronger one anyways.

    Me neither, but I guess the old style acid batteries still work the same. The original battery I bought, is the shock proof version.
     
  7. 15 Mar 2019 at 2:29 PM #7
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    The Bosch battery I had was crap!. If you fit one and you get starting issues after a few weeks of it sitting, dont rule out the battery being crap.
     
  8. 15 Mar 2019 at 3:52 PM #8
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    What is the difference of shock-proof battery against regular battery?
     
  9. 15 Mar 2019 at 4:39 PM #9
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    That one is shock proof and the other isn't.

    The battery in the vert doesn't sit still on the chassis, but in a shock-absorbed 'floating' tray (no acid spill on the chassis as a bonus). It works as a tuned mass damper.

    There is a big sticker on the bottom of the tray saying "shock proof battery only". But in my 328i I have used different types and never had any problem. So how much in matters in real life, I think it's marginal at best.

    In the E36 the tray can only move up and down, in the E46's it's on 3 dampers for x, y and z axis movement.
     

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