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Old 03-04-2019, 10:58 PM
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Question Battery for E53 2005 4.4i

Hi all, I am looking at getting the Varta H3 100AH 830A Lead Acid for my X5 E53 2005 4.4i petrol. I dont think I need a AGM version which is a lot more expensive. Are these the ones BMW use? Also, I think Zi can replace my battery myself. Is this a good choice?

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I have the same installed .
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Battery for E53 2005 4.4i

Easy to install, I recommend spending the extra for the AGM but get it at a discount. I paid $170 at Sam's club, a $70 discount from batteries+.

If you only drive on roads, and don't abuse your battery with short trips that won't recharge more than consumed starting the car and live in a warmer climate you can make a strong case for liquid electrolyte
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Easy to install, I recommend spending the extra for the AGM but get it at a discount. I paid $170 at Sam's club, a $70 discount from batteries+.

If you only drive on roads, and don't abuse your battery with short trips that won't recharge more than consumed starting the car and live in a warmer climate you can make a strong case for liquid electrolyte
Unfortunately TJ (the OP) is in Australia...so he doesn't have the same sources as us here in the States.

My only tip is...if the battery is installed below the cargo floor...DON'T FORGET TO VENT THE BATTERY. Hopefully you still have the gray tube and the little black elbow in the existing battery to hook up your replacement battery to.

You can see the gray vent tube and the little black connecting elbow on the left side of the battery in the pic below of my replacement battery and the original BMW battery:





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Very important tip!


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Thanks guys! I have my eye on the Varta. I live in Brisbane with a warm climate. The cost brand new is $407 AUD. A brand new battery genuine BMW at their shop here is approx. $460 AUD.
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Do you guys have the equivalent of Sam's club or Costco down there? I saved $70 USD on my battery ($170 vs $240 got the mid grade AGM) and just two days ago bought a $140 battery for $102.


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Unfortunately, cosco here has stopped selling car batteries here and we dont have Sam’s. I wonder what the cost of shipping would be and if allowed. Might check that out.
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PM me an address I'll see if it's possible.
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I'm betting a 22kg battery will be prohibitively expensive to ship....

TJ, there are some good deals to be found over there, like this DIN88LMF for AUD$239... (in W.A. mind you...)

https://www.batteriesplus.com.au/sho...a-car-battery/
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