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#1 2019-12-27 19:52:27

Zippypilot
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From: Sussex
Registered: 2019-06-25
Posts: 62

Typical Battery Failure over Xmas - New battery advice needed

Hi all, Merry Christmas to you.

Ok, took the van to Littlehampton to see the folks for Xmas, not started it for 3 days and this morning, the battery was flat. The only drain on it is the flashing little red light on the dash for the immobiliser.

Jumped it with my fathers mobile battery jump pack thing, fired up instantly, so happy with that.

Ummm now, looking at Halfords for batteries seem rather expensive and shite reviews too of their own. Anyone know what is the original spec (or better) for a 2002 2.0Hdi van and where to get one?

(PS I have a new alternator and kicks out a punch so thats charging no problem, also the battery looks like it was from a torch rather than a van!)

Zip

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#2 2019-12-27 20:07:08

Happy camper
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Registered: 2019-09-19
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Re: Typical Battery Failure over Xmas - New battery advice needed

I think the original one was an 096 70ah 650cca so anything that spec or above is OK depending on the output from your alternator

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#3 2019-12-27 20:40:47

Zippypilot
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From: Sussex
Registered: 2019-06-25
Posts: 62

Re: Typical Battery Failure over Xmas - New battery advice needed

Happy camper wrote:

I think the original one was an 096 70ah 650cca so anything that spec or above is OK depending on the output from your alternator

Thanks Happy Camper

The one on mine is rated far lower. I will have a look around now for the spec you gave. Much appreciated

Zip

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#4 2019-12-27 22:56:54

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,486

Re: Typical Battery Failure over Xmas - New battery advice needed

My convoy is only 75 standard what i always thought is rubbish. I would measure what could go in and go as high as possible. Higher the CCA for sure. I ended up putting a Yuasa silver in the convoy what is 90ah and 840cca. It will sit out in the cold for three four weeks with no use and fire up at the first turn of the key. Previour owner also put a Yuasa black in my dispatch and that also has great firing power. If i remember ill get the speck in the morning. If you have or know someone who has a halfords trade card get them to order one on click and collect at your local shop. Could save 20%. Online is fine till you need to send it back under warranty.

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#5 2019-12-27 23:12:24

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,486

Re: Typical Battery Failure over Xmas - New battery advice needed

I went dow just now big_smile Im surprised its only 75ah and 650cca but this thing fires up my 1.9d fantastic.

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#6 2019-12-28 06:00:22

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 795

Re: Typical Battery Failure over Xmas - New battery advice needed

I had the battery do much the same as you.....
Cold weather arrives , Not enough get up and go.......
I went on to Carpart4less web page and discovered like you that my van had two options of Battery and was fitted with the smaller of the two IIRC an 012 ? .......
(To be fair I've had van 5 yrs now and {That's what was fitted} as it always started never thought about it)

The other option was the 096/100...........
Which as Luck would have it my 24yr old diesel Golf was fitted with an 096..........
So as it's off the rd for the winter (and possibly longer) I liberated it from there in mean time (Swapped them over)............

An 096 Battery can be had on eB** delivered from about £43 onwards.............
I since decided to order one of these...........
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/096-type-Gen … 1438.l2649

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