The Ultimate Battery Thread

Yan_man

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should try eurocar parts - 50 quid for the exide which seems to have the highest rating out from what is displayed. http://www.eurocarpa...44771566/p/home
  • Amp Hours (Ah): 45
  • Cold Cracking Amp (CCA): 390CCA
  • Length: 237mm
  • Width: 127mm
  • Height: 227mm
discount code = battery15


Just bought one and fitted today for £66.30 delivered to my door with the discount code (battery15). Always had a problem with my old battery in the cold weather plus my old one only lasted for about 4 years. Very helpful thread this.
Cheers guys.
 

civic17_99

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Just ordered myself the exide battery from eurocarparts using battery20 for a 20% discount. Final price was 66 including delivery. Not bad considering it looks to be considerably better than the original battery.
 

Dazmartin

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Sorry to be a pain guys, need a battery as I am having to charge mine every night. The one in is tiny, it doesn't fill the tray. Can anyone confirm the Varta Blue Car Battery B31 please ?
Its a lot of money this time of year if it doesn't fit.

http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/product/B31/

Happy Christmas ! Wishing everyone :xcheers: a good new year
 

FireDance

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Anybody know if there is a discount code for batteries at Eurocarparts at the minute?

Cheers
 

Tim J

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There are only two type 156 Battery's at Eurocarparts, I'm currently looking at the Bosch one for £58 or so, discount code tweet5 for 5% off

HTH

Cheers
 

wocka

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Are ep3 batterys the same? I could do with one like today so halfords is my best option, i put in a friends ep3 reg and it came up with 2 halfords branded ones

HB053 and HB057. Spec on both are the same so guessing the difference is the terminals


Dimensions (LxDxH): 238x129x227mm
Guarantee: 3 Years
Type: Lead Acid
Detailed Specs

AH Value: 45
Bench Charge: 4.5 Amps
Startup Power: 330 Amps
 

FireDance

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Finally got my new battery yesterday. I got bored of calling AA out :xlol:


EP3 battery is slightly different so will not fit a DC5
 

C2AXG

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Does a higher CCA eliminate the starter motor squeeling from cold then? It's rather annoying!!
 

civic17_99

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C2AXG said:
Does a higher CCA eliminate the starter motor squeeling from cold then? It's rather annoying!!
It doesn't stop the squealing when cold but it definitely helps in the cold weather.
 

TyperItr

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Just going to add to this thread is anybody is looking for a Dry Cell Battery. My Odyssey battery lasted a year only. Which was a waste of £120. If you want a drycell battery go for a PowerVAmp Battery. It has lasted longer than my Odyssey and is 1/3 the price. Also get a Ctek battery charger to keep it topped up.
 

Phelpo711

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eBay at the moment have a Yuasa 400cca type 053 battery with all perfect fitment dimensions for £45 delivered!

Just got one. Bargain in my eyes! My honda one from japan is tiny and is useless so this will be a welcome addition!
 

jrscho

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So think I'm due a new battery as my car keeps needing a jump start after afew days! And today it sounded like it was struggling to start after the car was off for under half an hour..

Did some searching on here and a lot recommended Halfords one, 054 I think the code ended in however it's not on there website. My current battery is a Bosch battery, and it's been great! Had my car over 4 years now and haven't had any problems at all bar one time, didn't drive my car for 2 weeks so the battery was flat. Jump start it and was fine again for a good year or so.

Is everyone still using the oem battery you can get off cox/Hendy? Just wondering everyone who has an oem one, how long has it lasted? Ideally want something abit better, scotlands not the hottest if places either so more cold starts. But for currently £60 it's decent I guess! But can't seem to find any info on it about the power etc.

My current one is 40Ah, 330CCA and cheapest price I can find is £65, some sites selling for £95. So would be good to know what oem is like compared!

Edit: Has anyone also tried Yuasa YBX3000 or YBX5053? They're apparently recommended on Yuasa website for dc5. Seem good with 48Ah/430cca
 

Johngreen537

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I've got the Yuasa YBX5053. No problems whatsoever with starting after a couole of weeks unused.

Did go flat when I left the interior light on though :)

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jrscho

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Johngreen537 said:
I've got the Yuasa YBX5053. No problems whatsoever with starting after a couole of weeks unused.

Did go flat when I left the interior light on though :)

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Ah cheers John! Ended up getting the same Battery I had as it was in stock on the day plus decent price. Had to order asap as my battery wouldn't even hold a charge anymore so died as soon as my car was off! will definetely try that battery next though providing I have a dc5 still when my battery next goes lol
 

Rom

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Another Yuasa 5053 here. I'd have liked the higher spec one, but couldn't deal with a silver battery

I use a mxs 5.0 charger on it too. As rarely used at the moment.

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big-pete

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Johngreen537 said:
I've got the Yuasa YBX5053. No problems whatsoever with starting after a couole of weeks unused.

Did go flat when I left the interior light on though :)

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just, for those with trade at TPS- its 45squid plus the vat ;) which is a reasonable saving haha.
i dont need a battery at the moment but its one of those things you dont want to need, and the battery in mine is a bit doggy.
also thanks to OP for making the thread.
 
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