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    Battery replacement found

    I found a Z8 exact-fit replacement battery at our local BatteriesPlus store. It's the RayOVac Maximum Group 49, model number SLI49H8. $134.99. They are at www.batteriesplus.com. 100% exact fit, including the vent tube. 850 cold crank amps, 2 year free replacement warranty, 65 month prorated replacement. Here in Seattle, I shopped at their Northgate Way store - Brett Cooper is the manager and he's super helpful.
     
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    Interesting, and an attractive price. I figure my 2001 is about due. She's on a tender for the winter and seems plenty strong still. But, comments from others leave me feeling less and less secure.

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    Tick-Tock, J. your number is up VERY soon.

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    No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
    01 Battery Fa. Douglas (Warranty only) 90AH 720A 1 61218381762 $144.50
    01 Battery from Exide (Warranty Only) 90AH 720A 1 61216946334 $188.00
    01 Battery from Exide (Warranty Only) 90AH 720A 1 61217586962 $210.00


    Above are the batteries available from BMW Service Centers, the estimated retail prices and BMW part numbers. With BMW, you do not know which one you will get however and these prices do not reflect any BMWCCA member discounts.
    Best Regards,

    Jeff
    61995 Silver /// Rot - Original Owner
    Z8 Club of Germany e.V. #102

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    Norcal, my 2001 is still going strong on the original battery. Methinks the tender helps longevity more we may have suspected.

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    You are likely right, but many who use tenders still don't get that long out of a battery. I still say you are on borrowed time! How often do you drive her, and how many miles on her? Climate?

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    I'm in michigan so she gets use from May to November. I log between 2000-2500 per yr.

    i think she's close to 30000 miles.

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    With batteries it almost seems like random luck when it comes to some lasting 5 years and some longer. I know the tenders do a good job of helping extend the life of a battery. That said, I agree with Ian (Norcal) that its likely borrowed time at this point. The question to ask is how comfortable you are with the chance your car will not start. If you do a lot of A-A driving (pleasure cruise, go straight home) then maybe this is not an issue. But if you drive to many places and you don't want to get stuck somewhere, I'd advise considering a battery replacement soon.