ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   ZPOST > BMW Z4 Roadster and Coupe > General BMW Z4 Forum
  TireRack

SUPPORT ZPOST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #23
seank
enthusiast
17

 
seank's Avatar
 
Drives: e30 m3,e90 wagon,sprinter,z4m
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: sacramento, ca


Posts: 1,521
iTrader: (3)

I have a PC680 in my e30M3. It will work great everyday if used, but does not hold a charge well (maybe 3 days) with out being used. But for the weight, you can't beat it. Its also a gel cell.
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #24
ZStig
Major General
101

 
Drives: VT2-525 M Roadster
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Delray Beach, FL


Posts: 7,228
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rclem05 View Post
Finally got the Braille kit (battery +bracket) installed, after buying the SAE battery posts separately -they were not included in the kit. Weight savings are nearly 30 pounds.

Battery read 12.7v upon arrival. I'll check it in a day or three to see if there's any significant parasitic draw. Ancillary wires in the photo are for an ignition capacitor and a trickle-charger harness. Both appear to be working normally with the new battery. Car starts normally; not worried about especially cold temps here in SoCal.
looks good. on my todo list this year
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #25
blender
Custom User Title
United_States
37

 
blender's Avatar
 
Drives: black
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: n


Posts: 663
iTrader: (0)

Update

FYI, Battery turned over strong after eight days of sitting.
Glad to have the 30 pounds of dead weight out of the back.

I plan on adding this 3"x3" emergency engine starter to my trunk, though - just in case.
link: http://www.autobarn.net/porta-jumper.html

Last edited by blender; 02-01-2012 at 02:38 AM.
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2012, 12:22 AM   #26
blender
Custom User Title
United_States
37

 
blender's Avatar
 
Drives: black
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: n


Posts: 663
iTrader: (0)

Further update

After several months, no issues whatsoever. Car has sat for a week at a time, four or five times now, and starts without issue. Very pleased with the battery swap. Have had no need to trickle-charge it.

RC.
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #27
Incompatible
Major
United_States
14

 
Drives: 07 AW Z4C 3.0Si
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego


Posts: 1,156
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rclem05 View Post
I plan on adding this 3"x3" emergency engine starter to my trunk, though - just in case.
link: http://www.autobarn.net/porta-jumper.html
The description sounds almost to good to be true for the price. Has anyone used one of these?
__________________
If you can't take the time to teach a kid something good, someone will take the time to teach them something bad.
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #28
ZStig
Major General
101

 
Drives: VT2-525 M Roadster
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Delray Beach, FL


Posts: 7,228
iTrader: (3)

I just installed a Deka ETX20L, 15.5lbs. Will report long term effects

http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthre...558729&page=27
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
battery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 AM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST