cheers guys...I'll have a search this evening when I come to fit the
new battery. Never owned a beemer before...in fact my last car before
this (daily driver anyway) was a 1973 beetle. I was kind of expecting
technology to have moved on a bit in 20ish years....but no...VW got it
right by the looks of it...;-)
On 7 Feb 2007 07:42:18 -0800, email@example.com waffled on
Ah, if you had a beetle you'll have already looked under the back seat
And if you'd had a landrover you'd have looked under the front seat.
But I still think in the boot hidden under the carpet is the best hidy
place to confuse people.
Hehe, that's what I say to my brother (who has the 316).
Actually I say "Ooooh, it's just like a real engine, only smaller"
Pity I can't say they now, he's just got a '95 M3 (with no heating,
see other post!)
I believe that 4-cylinder BMWs have them in the engine compartment,
and all 6/V8/V12 models have them in the trunk. Since almost all US
BMW's are in the latter group, it's not surprising that most US posters
have never seen them up front.
Actually, *MY* '91 E34/525i has the battery in the engine compartment.
Of course, it's on the right side of a LHD car... might not be possible
on a RHD car due to placement of brake/clutch masters.
OK...it was on under the back seat beside the driver. Easy job, took
about ten mins to replace. Started it up for the first time in 3
months...ran rough as a badgers arse for a few mins and kep cutting
out. But the idle smoothed out eventually.
Also had the battery warning light on and ABS and break circuit
warning lights on while idling. I narrowed this down to a seized up
alternator which I freed up with a large spanner, now it's running
like a beauty. Amazing cars! Three months of sitting outside over a
winter, and it more or less starts up and runs fine within
On Feb 8, 9:12 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hmmm, my 1990 GM/Vauxhall/Opel crap-box started up first turn of the
key and run's just as well as it ever has after sitting for 4 months
outside over the winter so I wouldn't exactly call your experience
amazing, but then I wouldn't call the winter we've had a real winter
anyway, except or today.
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