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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Nov-03-2018, 03:07:08 AM   #1
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Default Deka ETX Batteries

I'm curious to hear from the people running (or ran) a Deka ETX battery and how they perform; particularly for daily drivers in colder climates.

I'm looking to change my battery and had my eye on one of the two below:






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Default Re: Deka ETX Batteries

I got a bit over a year out of an ETX30L in NH. Through one winter but by Kate the following fall it would not start the car. How about an old Miata or Mini battery? I am back to stock weight batteries. I need my cars to be reliable in winter. If I could afford a fancy anti gravity or similar lithium battery I might try one. It can be -10F here.
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Default Re: Deka ETX Batteries

The Miata batteries seem to be similar in weight to the Deka so will have to look into that more; curious to hear if anyone me is running one.

A mini battery is my alternative route but was hoping to go with the Deka to save some more weight as long as they're still reliable. Thought about going a lithium battery but would rather allocate that amount money to other parts of the car.

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I got a bit over a year out of an ETX30L in NH. Through one winter but by Kate the following fall it would not start the car. How about an old Miata or Mini battery? I am back to stock weight batteries. I need my cars to be reliable in winter. If I could afford a fancy anti gravity or similar lithium battery I might try one. It can be -10F here.
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Default Re: Deka ETX Batteries

Old Miata battery is stronger than Deka30; older Mini stronger still. You have to decide. Will car be in heated garage, never left out in freezing for more than a few hours? If so Deka 30 will last longer than mine did. Mine had no luxuries. Is saving 20 lbs worth the shorter life and worry for a winter driven car!
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