Whats the correct battery by tcable



tcable
As the post title says, what is the correct battery for our cars?? and what should I look to pay?? my old one is fried....literally, I tried charging it overnight with a pulse charger and in the morning it was too hot to touch!

Posted 24 Aug 2011, 17:27 #1 

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Duncan
It varies by model. What engine do you have?
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Posted 24 Aug 2011, 19:31 #2 

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Ragman
As per his profile

2.0 CDTi 131Ps

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Posted 24 Aug 2011, 20:09 #3 

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Arctic
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You could do worse than this i fitted this and it is a great battery
http://www.boschbatteries.com/p0/diesel-99/4020.htm

Ordered and delivered in 24 hours

Posted 24 Aug 2011, 21:55 #4 

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Bernard
I got one from here for the 'S' reg.

http://www.carbatteriesonline.co.uk/

I couldn't find a better deal.

Although I notice that they appear to be out of stock of the 3-year warranty battery which was about £15 cheaper than the 4-year.
I don't like signatures, they take up too much screen space.

Posted 25 Aug 2011, 09:15 #5 


tcable
Cripes, i was expecting to pay way more than that, thank you for your help chaps, Bosch it is!!

Posted 25 Aug 2011, 21:53 #6 

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jamesgreen
petrol 1.8 you require an 027 type battery
Diesel 2.0 you require an 096 type battery

dont be tempted to buy the cheap ones from the corner motor factors they are pants.tHE OLD ADDAGE PAY PEANUTS YOU GET MONKEYS.Go to a reputuble brand as you will always get a good gaurentee with the battery.
oh and if its says heavy duty and there are no stated figures amps ah ect leave it alone.Good batterys always state there outputs

Posted 29 Sep 2011, 20:28 #7 

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Dallas
My Yuasa battery has done the same thing, its a 75Ah capacity for the 2.0 litre model.

............I've got a 62Ah on at present and it works a treat, 62 is really for the 1.8's but we will see how it goes (saves me £100 so far). :-D
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Posted 08 Oct 2011, 19:11 #8 

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Bermudan 75
My battery is not holding it's charge, RAC connected a gizmo that read 'replace battery'. Just recently I discovered that my satnav includes a screen that displays the output of the battery. Yesterday afternoon it read 14.1 but last night it was reading 12.1 to 11.4 and the car would not start.

The links given above give the dimensions for the batteries and all have heights that exceed the size of the battery box, so is it necessary for the lid of the battery box to be fitted?

Mike
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Posted 07 Dec 2011, 13:30 #9 

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Mick
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Aslong as there is no chance of battery terminals shorting on bonnet it should not be a problem. However. I recently replaced mine with Bosch Silver S4008/096 74Ah which is the correct size. Cost £85.00 delivered. www.boschbatteries.com

Posted 07 Dec 2011, 13:39 #10 

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Bermudan 75
Mick wrote:Aslong as there is no chance of battery terminals shorting on bonnet it should not be a problem. However. I recently replaced mine with Bosch Silver S4008/096 74Ah which is the correct size. Cost £85.00 delivered. http://www.boschbatteries.com


Thanks Mick, ordered online and should be delivered tomorrow.
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Mike
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Posted 07 Dec 2011, 14:00 #11 

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Mick
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You should be OK, I ordered on a Thursday afternoon and it didn't arrive until the following Tuesday.

Posted 07 Dec 2011, 14:04 #12 

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Bermudan 75
The battery arrived at 10.00am on Friday not exactly 'within the 24 hours' advertised. The firm is actually based at 39 Whalley New Road, Blackburn.

As previously mentioned my satnav displays the output of the battery and reads 13.8 to 14.2, does anyone know what the output should be?

Thanks

Mike
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Posted 11 Dec 2011, 13:19 #13 

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Duncan
It should be up to 14.4 v at the battery terminals with the engine running. At the satnav, you don't know what the volt drops along the wiring are, but the voltages seem fine with engine running.

At idle, with a lot of loads switched on, the voltage will be lower and should pick up when the revs increase. Just after starting it will be lower too as the alternator is working harder to top the battery up.
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Posted 11 Dec 2011, 15:56 #14 

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Bermudan 75
thank you Duncan.
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Posted 11 Dec 2011, 16:23 #15 


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