Battery advice please

simonbud100

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I guess I will not be the only one in this weather, but just gone to start the Z to find the battery as flat as the proverbial witches watsits.

Can anyone recormend a good quality battery / supplier please? I've had a look online and there seems to be quite some varience in price.

There is an Ebay shop selling Bosch batteries at £63 (inc delivery) which seems like a very good deal unless anyone can advise differently.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-3-0-E3 ... 27c0ad182e

Thanks

Simon
 

zedwheels

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Hi Simon.
I have the same problem with my new one! I have ordered mine though with the
mechanic that change my break fluid today and he is fitting it tommorrow PM.
dont know how urgent you need the info as i dont know which battery he is
fitting but its one he recommends. cost £85.
 

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Try Costco they stock the bosche range at good prices and never quibble about refunds.
 

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zedwheels said:
cost £85.
I wish they were that cheap here - just paid about £165 for one :(
 
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Just make sure you get a heavy duty with the highest cold cranking amps ratio (CCA), I always used to fit a Lucas Heavy Duty when i bought a new car, But from what i understand Bosch are the new Lucas

The S6001 has CCA of 760A £124

The S3008 has CCA of 640A £79

Some cheap batteries are less than 500A so be careful, these will turn the engine once in this weather and die.

I would as a matter of course though get your alternator checked, make sure it is putting the right charge back to the battery 14v i think, you can check with a multi meter
 

simonbud100

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Thanks everyone, I think I will go for a Bosch S3008, looks like a decent spec battery at a good price.
 
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SEE QUOTE FROM DC on .NET below, may save some dollars and is a good price for a heavy duty

"Recently bought this:

BOSCH S5 12V, capacity 77Ah, cold test current 780A 5 years warranty.

http://www.carbatteriesonline.co.uk/

at Sutton Auto Factors (Car Batteries On Line)

£72.50 inc delivery seems like a good price if anyone is looking for one.

Free delivery, even to the Scottish Highlands.

Dave. "
 

simonbud100

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^^ Definately seems like the one to go for. I will get it ordered sharpish!

Thanks again Guys.
 

simonbud100

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Battery arrived today. I still can't believe how good a deal it was :D

Same one in Halfrauds is about £130!!! So a big thumbs up for SAF :-bd
 
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I bet when fitted, it turned the car right over........................onto its roof!! :D
 
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