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i, complete and (n) utter Newbie. Thank you for allowing me to join.

E61 530d 2006 , had it a year and love it.

Why I never got a second hand BMW before astounds me, now that I have one.

Forgive my introduction, as all people who join Forums we welcome the simple help and related experiences, to be shared.

Total respect. I have been fortunate to find you, as I am a "Silver Surfer" of three score years and 7....so bear with me bravehearts.?

I have owned my lovely ' Ultimate Driving Machine ' since last August.

I love it.

Just got first issues with clock reset.  but no battery warnings yet.

I have not ventured into hidden menus, but as a qualified electrical engineer (retired)

I report.

Engine on ..Voltage at terminals = 14.6 V. seems good.

Engine off , key in = 12.1 V.

Engine off , key out = 12.0 V.

No other issues.

Looking at battery cap colour condition indicator...= clear.( as in no colour)

So ordered new battery.

Bosch S3 , 017 90 AH, / 720 CCA as the one in there.

 

As from here I have looked at your postings.

1. Can I replace exactly like for like. r.e. Amp hours and CCA. it is 90AH/720 CCA.

2. Can I bridge the system with another battery whilst changing.

3. If I can bridge, should I still register new Battery.

Thank you all and many respects.

I do not know how I will get replies, so please guide me dear Moderator. I was advised to post here from Newbie section.

Steve.

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Ideally you need to register the new battery to your car.

 

A new battery has very different charge/discharge characteristics from your old one so needs to be charged (by the car) differently.  So the car needs to be told that's new.

 

Owneres however report no issue with the cars having not coded a new battery.

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I replaced the original battery on my car last year,  it was ten years old. 

 

Take special care with the IBS on the negative terminal, don't pull on it, it's fragile and expensive. 

 

 

 

 

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@chipbutty Hi n welcome.

 

> my lovely ' Ultimate Driving Machine '

Yeah and I bet you drive it like you stole it! :twisted:

 

 

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Hi all,

Thank you for making me feel welcome..:)

Darkhorse...you know me so well. I found out how the traction control and ABS works....lol.

But that didn't bother my battery.

 

Clavurion, thanks..

I know not whether previous owner (last year) had registered or not. So Iam starting from scratch...

Bosch battery chosen as direct replace to try to avoid complications.

I do not do any major stop starts so I steered away from introducing new gear ..i.e. An AGM unit.

potential changes that the ECU might question.

Keep it simple =keep it sweet. One hopes.

 

I have just had quotes from local Indie garage of £15.00 to code and register new battery.

I will of course watch him do it...!!!!

Thanks to you all.

Should I close this chat thing... If so ...how do I get there??lol

 

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22 minutes ago, chipbutty said:

Bosch battery chosen as direct replace to try to avoid complications.

I do not do any major stop starts so I steered away from introducing new gear ..i.e. An AGM unit.

 

Well that battery was a direct replacement for the one chosen by previous owner. From the factory it has had 90 Ah AGM or 110 Ah regular battery.

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Thanks to you all for the welcome and help.

 

I feel that I have the wrong battery now....but I will have to go with it.

Yes I think the battery for the car was 110...

If I get 3 years I will wear a happy beaming smile.

No c..joke intended.. sorry.

Cheers.

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I wouldn't worry.

 

Firstly the car may have well been supplied originally with a 90Ah non-AGM battery, my 535d was.

 

These cars eat batteries because there are so many electronic modules and they are on a lot of the time. My car draws over 20A when you unlock it with the fob and it remains drawing that for 16mins until it goes to sleep again. So it's not really the capacity that's the issue it's more the abuse the car gives it!

 

 

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