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Old 12 January 2019, 09:33 PM
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Hi all,

Can anyone suggest a good reliable main battery. I have a Varta one that's about 4 years old now. Doesn't seem to hold charge long, then alarm chirps on start up so I charge it up again with my Ctek charger. On my PSi3 dash mounted ECU reader, it shows the charging voltage of between 13.9 and 14.2 volts etc, so it's getting plenty of juice, just doesn't hold it for more than 4 or 5 days in the colder months.

I'd like to get one online and have it delivered, does anyone run Bosch perhaps?
2007 STi Hawk.
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Old 12 January 2019, 09:53 PM
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Yuasa silver.
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I got a Yuasa off a famous auction site for the Audi, been fine.
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Old 12 January 2019, 10:50 PM
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Found this on Ebay for £78 with free delivery :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Battery-YBX5005-Calcium-Silver-Case-SMF-SOCI-12V-550CCA-65Ah-T1-by-Yuasa/401503147192?epid=248900164&hash=item5d7b73d4b8:g: svwAAOSwfN5a-du0:rk:1f:0

Made in Japan.....I like that.
Size measures up fine, plus this one has an extra 5Ah compared to the Varta one.
Time to give the car a winter treat, thank you very much for the help guys, much appreciated.

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was just about to say
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Old 13 January 2019, 07:44 AM
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Euro car parts £60 with guarantee for impreza if there’s one near you

I just had mine replaced on the golf no quibble at all
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I've always had exide batteries ��
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Old 13 January 2019, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ZANY View Post
Euro car parts £60 with guarantee for impreza if there’s one near you

I just had mine replaced on the golf no quibble at all
Thanks Zany, didn't think of them.
Ordered it from ebay now. I will put a post up as to what the Yuasa one is like.

I'll give the old one to my mate so he can weigh it in lol
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Woohoo! Just realised got 4 numbers last night Lotto....£140
And thank you very much!!
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Happy days

may the new year bring you more prosperity and less fackery
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Originally Posted by ZANY View Post
Euro car parts £60 with guarantee for impreza if there’s one near you

I just had mine replaced on the golf no quibble at all
Thats cheap, they couldnt get close on price for a 110 battery, even with their code applied, they were £28 quid more(with code) and it wasnt a Yuasa, it was a Lion brand iirc.
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye D View Post
Woohoo! Just realised got 4 numbers last night Lotto....£140
And thank you very much!!
how the **** is that fair... years ago the wife got 5 numbers.
ready to quit work we went to cash it in.... £60!!!!
stopped doing it after that
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Thats cheap, they couldnt get close on price for a 110 battery, even with their code applied, they were £28 quid more(with code) and it wasnt a Yuasa, it was a Lion brand iirc.
I paid that for mine year before last it was a Duracell one which is due replacement in few months soon as I put these on


Good immobiliser and will also save the battery without all the messing of taking the terminals off all the time
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how the **** is that fair... years ago the wife got 5 numbers.
ready to quit work we went to cash it in.... £60!!!!
stopped doing it after that
5 numbers £60??
That's terrible, 5 numbers last night was £1,750
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Happy days

may the new year bring you more prosperity and less fackery
Here's hoping!
Plus when I claimed my £140, it turns out that the second line on my two line ticket won me a free lucky dip....double yay lol
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Optima yellow top is what I went to but costs a few quid... hasn’t let me down
the last 2 years
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye D View Post
Hi all,

Can anyone suggest a good reliable main battery. I have a Varta one that's about 4 years old now. Doesn't seem to hold charge long, then alarm chirps on start up so I charge it up again with my Ctek charger. On my PSi3 dash mounted ECU reader, it shows the charging voltage of between 13.9 and 14.2 volts etc, so it's getting plenty of juice, just doesn't hold it for more than 4 or 5 days in the colder months.

I'd like to get one online and have it delivered, does anyone run Bosch perhaps?
2007 STi Hawk.
I have run BOSCH on nearly all my Scoobs and never been let down. Apart from my own fault - leaving stuff switched on like interior lights or the side lights

I get mine from COSTCO and pay around £60 for them with the 5 year warranty.
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Bosch s4 is what I run
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