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      01-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #20
shendrick
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Drives: 08 e90 M3, 05 e46 zhp, 07 X3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Near Boston MA

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Once I got to the point of losing time on my clock - my battery was just about toast. Exactly 4 years. If you lugged the engine when engaging 1st gear, the fan would cut out to preserve energy. Also got the car-on-a-lift icon. All that wigged me out enough that I went over and got a battery from BMW that I thought I would install myself. However, the 900 CCA batteries that most of our M3s need are big and the hold down bracket doesn't have an extention on it - so good luck trying to get it all back together. (there is not enough room beside the battery and the well it sits in to reach in and seat the hold down screw with your fingers - you need magnetic sockets to address easily). So I just didn't drive the car for a couple days until I could have the dealer deal with the install/registration.
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