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Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« on: January 04, 2017, 05:38:34 PM »
So whoever owned my car before has a tiny 50 amp battery in it. Not up to scratch at all.

Can anyone recommend the correct size battery for the AXX please, I have searched but its turning up mixed results.

Will this suit?
http://www.halfords.ie/motoring/bulbs-blades-batteries/car-batteries/yuasa-12v-silver-car-battery-hsb096-5-yr-guarantee

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 06:24:40 PM »
Think the correct size is a 096 battery (278x175x190) for the GTI. The Varta Silver line (E44) 77Ah battery is a popular replacement for the GTI and has more cranking power than stock, not that badly priced too for a top tier battery.

I personally have a Hankook UMF57800 (78Ah) in mine as it's a bit cheaper than the Varta and generally works fine in my GTI with all the added gizmos so far.

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
It'll certainly be better than what you've got.  :happy2:

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 06:41:02 PM »
You should be abke to get the excellent and highly recommended (on here) Varta for much less than that one from Halfrauds!

Search here

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,109475.0.html

Loads of info already posted....


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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 10:01:41 AM »
You can get the higher power Varta as Honda OEM for £55 delivered from a main dealer here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141851085043

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 10:34:13 AM »
You can get the higher power Varta as Honda OEM for £55 delivered from a main dealer here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141851085043

Great deal! Thanks...

this is slightly cheaper than mine was collected from Tewkesbury batteries, and cheaper than Tanya mail order was when I got mine!


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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 10:50:12 AM »
Another vote for the Varta E44. It was the best spec'd battery when I got it last year.

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 06:55:06 PM »
Go for the Varta but avoid Tanya, they let me down last year when I needed one next day


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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 07:07:52 PM »
I bought that Halfords one in your original posting. It's been perfect. But I wish I'd asked on here first as it looks like the Varta is just as good, if not better, for half the price!!!

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 08:18:14 PM »
VARTA  :happy2:
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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »
the correct size is a 027 had to replace my battery last week went on the system at work put my reg in and it said 027 was correct battery for the vehicle

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 09:02:27 PM »
I got a good deal online for my Bosch (s5 I think), has served me well and still going strong after leaving my car standing for a year, just needed a jump start.

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 09:18:02 PM »
I got the Bosch one & cant fault it 1.5 yrs later, but the price on the Varta on eBay is really good.

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 07:01:54 PM »
You can go as low as 60Ah 280DIN/480A (if you want to save 1.5Kg) from the bigger ones mentioned above

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Re: Battery replacement recommendations - AXX engine
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 07:30:24 AM »
the correct size is a 027 had to replace my battery last week went on the system at work put my reg in and it said 027 was correct battery for the vehicle
No. The system is wrong and that battery is too small. Give it a year or two and you will struggle with the cold starting - been there, done that. The correct sized battery is '096'
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