Battery struggled this morning

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Stevemaxi
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Battery struggled this morning

Post by Stevemaxi » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:40 am

Hi I just wondered what battery you recommend for a 2014 2.0tdi 140?
It only just started this morning.
Cheers.

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Re: Battery struggled this morning

Post by Bionicman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:16 am

A Bosch S5008 or Varta E44 battery would be my choice. Expect to pay between £80.00 - £95.00. Try battery megastore website.

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Re: Battery struggled this morning

Post by Stevemaxi » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:01 am

Cheers thanks I never like the vague options places like eurocarparts give you?

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Re: Battery struggled this morning

Post by Adamgav5000 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:19 am

I just put a Yausa in mine from Halfords. 770A, £94 using a trade card and a 5 year guarentee. Massive improvement over the 400A Skoda Yeti battery the previous owner had put in it. Lasted me a year though before I got tired of having to jump it after the doors had been open for 20min while working on it!

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Re: Battery struggled this morning

Post by LS Spark » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:19 pm



I am looking at these....worth the price premium??
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Re: Battery struggled this morning

Post by LS Spark » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:54 pm

And did you need a battery box to fit it?


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Re: Battery struggled this morning

Post by Adamgav5000 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 pm

So far so good! Starts with ease even in the minus temps. It dropped straight into the standard battery tray. Just unbolt the 13mm base clamp on the left, remove the old battery and fit the new one.

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Re: Battery struggled this morning

Post by LS Spark » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:52 pm

Did it Image
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What a difference it makes.

If in doubt.....dooooo it!!!


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