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      08-04-2016, 10:42 PM   #67
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I totally agree with you. But because they have the magic wording in their warranties and policies, that's when they can say one is better than the other. It sucks because I wish more common sense was used. The materials for the batteries still come from the same place on the planet...
Yes, but it would take them about 2 minutes to test the battery and rule that out.
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      08-05-2016, 01:58 PM   #68
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Just bought, installed and coded this battery last week. We'll see how it holds up, but for $150 Total and a 3 year replacement warranty I don't care too much.
2.5 years later and still going strong. I think I've got my money's worth already.
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      08-05-2016, 05:23 PM   #69
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Yes, but it would take them about 2 minutes to test the battery and rule that out.
Totally, but thanks to their legal team they don't have to.
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      09-01-2016, 04:52 PM   #70
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can anyone confirm this is an 80ah or 90ah battery? i read through the thread and both have been indicated. just installed this battery today and my carly adapter is arriving tomorrow so i can code/reset it.
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According to Q&A on:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/16782659
it is 80 AH
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      09-01-2016, 09:17 PM   #72
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According to Q&A on:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/16782659
it is 80 AH
thanks for pointing me in that direction, that did it.

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Good morning. That battery is rated at 76 amp hours.
by EverstartExpert8/2/2016
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Good morning. Walmart rates that battery at 76 amp hours.
by EverstartExpert3/27/2014
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      09-19-2016, 01:36 PM   #73
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my Walmart battery (self-installed, properly programmed by an Indy) lasted right at 1 year. Had a factory battery installed in April to replace it. Traded the E90 335i in on a F30 340i last week, but I wanted to post an update of my experience.
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      10-12-2016, 08:29 AM   #74
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Pep boys will sell you a Bosch battery with warranty which is no big deal , BUT, when they replace it they restart the warranty period as if brand new. My neighbor goes through one every other year because of the heat but gets a new one free because of this quirk in their system.
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      12-20-2016, 03:12 PM   #75
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After my OEM battery died on my 09 M3 in April 2012 I bought an Interstate battery MTP-93. I did not register it.
Every once in a while I would loose time on the clock, digital speed reading on IP would go away, and rear defroster worked about 50% of the time.
Did these things have something to do with not registering? Maybe
The battery just died.
The battery was lead acid and lasted 4 years 8 months and I am in South Texas so very hot summers. Lasted longer than OEM.
I bought the Maxx Everstart H8 this time and I plan on registering it.
Will I have those couple things that were happening continue and will this battery last longer? Who knows.
Interstate doesnt sell that exact battery anymore so I cant do an apples to apples comparison by registering and not registering so I saved some money buying the walmart battery.
Plus the walmart battery can be bought 24/7 in almost every city in US. Plus walmart warranty is way better than Interstate
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      01-02-2017, 01:37 PM   #76
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Update: All is well, Happy New Year!
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If no codes are being thrown use Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner (concentrate). It solves rpm fluctuating upon cold start-up. Also, for most BMW problems start off by scanning your car with the Peake Research Tool. It contains the actual BMW codes. If you want to register a newly installed battery for free (just buy a $10 cable) and google/download BMWLogger
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      09-07-2017, 06:37 PM   #77
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reserve capacity is 140
so according to the formula:

140/2 + 16= 86 ah

and 86 is closer to 90ah.
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      09-08-2017, 12:41 AM   #78
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Installed one without registering it, was dead after 9 month. Got a second one under warranty, registered, still running strong after 4 1/2 years.
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      09-10-2017, 04:29 AM   #79
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Hello all. Great thread and Im pleased to see all the updates with great results on battery. I bought a used 2006 330xi and the airbag/seat belt light was on. So after some research I assumed previous owner bought a new batt and never registered it. I bought a carly adapter and registered it myself.

Bad idea! Yeah the lights are now off but car seems to idol rough (at times) and I know its only at 11.4 when car is not running. I want a new battery and think ive found the one with this thread but I have a question.

What did you register the battery ah as? 90ah or 80ah?
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Hi everybody.

Please let me share my experience here with my case and this Wally Everstart Battery Maxx H8 ($119 w/ 3y warranty + 2y Prorated). I just replaced the battery on my 2011 E90 328i with the same battery as the OP.

I got the car from the local BMW stealership about 3 months ago with very low mileage (about 33K), the previous owner didn't use the car at all I guess and I became the second owner. I spoke to their main mechanic before purchasing and he told me everything was great on it, however, I noticed the start being a bit sluggish.

Previous symptoms were sluggish cold starts and some times slow until one morning it didn't start at all, pushed the start button and the dashboard lights would flicker and clicking noises can be heard. Measured the terminals and got around 8V.

Did some reading and troubleshooting thanks to this amazing forum, I found that the battery was a white BMW battery 720CCA 90AH that was probably there since the car was built.

After replacing the battery, the car started right away, maybe a bit slow but that may be just me being a little paranoid, I also noticed all the lights being brighter.

I still need to register the battery and probably change the AH, I'm waiting for my KDCAN cable to see what battery profile is loaded and then register it. As of now, this baby starts and runs like a dream with this battery.

I'm also planning to do an electric parasitic test just to make sure everything is ok and check the ground cables in the engine bay.

I want to thank everybody in this amazing forum for you inputs and sharing your experiences.

Cheers!
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