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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sat, Oct-05-2019, 06:41:39 PM   #1
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Default Battery Hold Down

So, I was missing 4 in the pic and bought it; however, when I unscrew 16, it cannot install through 4 and is too short. So, how to hold down the battery?

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Default Re: Battery Hold Down

#4 is not the hold down. #8 is. You bought the wrong part.
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#8 is the hold down, and #16 goes through it. I believe you need 61218353010, which is the entire assembly (8, 16, 17).
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I find the long bolt a pain to thread into place. Could your issue be that you are just having trouble starting it? If you remove the battery to make room and so you can see, you will be able to figure out whether it will work.

Is the parts diagram for a 6 cylinder E36? It does not look like my E36M3 battery compartment in the trunk. Could it be for a 4 cylinder with battery in engine compartment?
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Default Re: Battery Hold Down

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#4 is not the hold down. #8 is. You bought the wrong part.
Well, I bought a part I didn't need. My Interstate battery doesn't have a lower side rail to anchor down.

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#8 is the hold down, and #16 goes through it. I believe you need 61218353010, which is the entire assembly (8, 16, 17).
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I find the long bolt a pain to thread into place. Could your issue be that you are just having trouble starting it? If you remove the battery to make room and so you can see, you will be able to figure out whether it will work.

Is the parts diagram for a 6 cylinder E36? It does not look like my E36M3 battery compartment in the trunk. Could it be for a 4 cylinder with battery in engine compartment?
That's what showing for my 95M3. So, as stated above, I got mine; my battery doesn't have the anchor rail to hold down...just a flat side.
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Old Sun, Oct-06-2019, 11:05:08 AM   #6
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Default Re: Battery Hold Downy

This is the correct diagram.



And when you order #6 you get the complete holddown.(Bolt, washer, clamp,
rubber washer that prevents clamp from sliding off the bolt)

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Old Sun, Oct-06-2019, 12:27:27 PM   #7
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Just about to look into this for my car.


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My Interstate battery doesn't have a lower side rail
It is probably not the correct battery. There is a recess for the side rail at the wheel arch end and there is the bolt and clamp at the other end. I would want a functioning tie down. On my car, I run a smaller H5 battery. It has the rails but is shorter so the bolt and clamp don’t fit. I could have welded or perhaps rivet nutted a new hole but instead used a universal tie down (which required 2 new holes).
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My two E36 cabrio’s have an original battery, but all aftermarkets that were previously in there and the aftermarket one in my 530i, all have the ‘ridge’ at the bottom where the oem clamp hold it down.
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I think Interstate MTP-91 fits and is popular. I buy whatever is cheapest since there are 2 or 3 battery companies that make all the brands.
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