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Offline njr911

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Battery Confusion
« on: October 27, 2020, 04:10:17 PM »
After being stood for a few months my old battery has taken a bit of a kicking and is on its way out. Replacement time so...

The current battery is a Varta E38 from Tayna (before I bought the car). Tayna still suggest this size. Everyone else says the Varta E44 is the right battery. The only difference is height as far as I can see.

Can some one clear up my confusion please. Also anything better for less than the £80 for either of the Varta options.

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Neil

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Re: Battery Confusion
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 05:45:40 PM »
I bought the Varta E44 Silver from Tanya for £81 delivered about a year ago. I have been using the car much less than normal but it has worked each time and not let me down since.


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Re: Battery Confusion
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 07:02:24 PM »
yup, for £81 you can get the E44. fitted one to my car a few weeks ago.
https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/varta/e44/
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Re: Battery Confusion
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 05:09:12 PM »
Thanks! Ordered

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Re: Battery Confusion
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 07:57:50 PM »
Fitted yesterday and all working.

And now an engine warning light come on. FFS

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Re: Battery Confusion
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 04:43:34 PM »
It's the cold crank amperage that you want to look at, can't recall what is it on the E44 but from what I recall it's the largest battery that fits in the standard tray with the greatest CCA.

I bought one 6 years ago, still going strong.