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Battery Upgrade

Post by alexc » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:15 pm

Afternoon all,

Newbie to the forum here (not a newbie to a Caddy).

I've had mine since 2013, it's a 2.0 TDI Highline 140 and the battery is on its way out. Looking to upgrade to something much heavier duty as I'm running two blackvue cameras plus heated seats etc so it does use some juice.

A couple of questions:

1) What's the biggest capacity battery I can fit?

The recommended units for this vehicle go upto 77Ah but I was looking at more like an 85Ah. However, an 85Ah battery will be bigger in terms of length.

2) Can I fit a larger sized battery in place, currently have a soft cover over the existing one?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by Doc » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:20 pm

Hi Alex,
I have a 096 battery in my Caddy and it fits the tray but not the soft cover.
I have fitted the ridgid battery box found on the earlier Caddys and golfs.
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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by alexc » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:55 pm

Thanks Doc, can you send me a link the one you have just so I can see the other specs on it?

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by Doc » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:53 pm

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-b ... &&cc5_1004" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I didn't pay next or near that price for it but that'll give you an idea.
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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by shanky887614 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:06 pm

this is the one ive got http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-b ... 0&cc5_1004" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

i didnt pay that, use code weekend30 to get 30% off

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by alexc » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:28 am

Thanks for the links, the 30% off Euro Crap Parts code isn't worth using in this case anyway as you can find that Bosch battery available elsewhere for £90.00 delivered.

Not had a car battery from Duracell before, any feedback on these?

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by Doc » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:26 am

Yep, ECP are expensive for the battery but it was the only place I could think of for an online link.
Try your local motor factors, they'll likely be a bit less than the delivered price you got.
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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by alexc » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:44 am

Nice one, thanks, will do!

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Re: RE: Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by shanky887614 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:09 am

alexc wrote:Thanks for the links, the 30% off Euro Crap Parts code isn't worth using in this case anyway as you can find that Bosch battery available elsewhere for £90.00 delivered.

Not had a car battery from Duracell before, any feedback on these?
seems good so far, not had any issues and ii leave it standing for at least a week at a time.


they come with a 5 year guarantee as well, id look at yuasa black i think it was if im buying online with how good there guarantee is

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Re: RE: Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by shanky887614 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:10 am

alexc wrote:Thanks for the links, the 30% off Euro Crap Parts code isn't worth using in this case anyway as you can find that Bosch battery available elsewhere for £90.00 delivered.

Not had a car battery from Duracell before, any feedback on these?
im happy with my duracel one, i paid £70 i think for it.

anyway have a look at this one

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/bulbs- ... attery-096" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by SimonR » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:41 pm

If you really want something that will start the arc Royal.... I'm running one of these...

https://www.tayna.co.uk/ODYSSEY-PC1220- ... P8653.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But check dimension etc for your fit as my battery isn't in the standard location.


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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by Brian the Sn@il » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:35 pm

I'm a big fan of split charge systems, two batteries, one for cranking the other for leisure.
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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by shanky887614 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:15 pm

simon i dont see the point in having a battery like that its still only 70ah, it will only produce 70amps for an hour or 1 amp for 70hours.

unless it has a built in cap or similar (mine is 700cca and 70ah)

cheaper to get two decent batteries using a split charge relay with a bypass incase you need to jump start it

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by SimonR » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:40 pm

shanky887614 wrote:simon i dont see the point in having a battery like that its still only 70ah, it will only produce 70amps for an hour or 1 amp for 70hours.

unless it has a built in cap or similar (mine is 700cca and 70ah)

cheaper to get two decent batteries using a split charge relay with a bypass incase you need to jump start it

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by shanky887614 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:54 pm

you could always fit another one in the foot well if you want a big battery.

two 70ah batteries will be the equivalent of a 140ah battery.

im going to have an aux heater installed and eventually ill put another battery in, probably a leisure battery

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