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Battery advice please

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by simonbud100, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. simonbud100

    simonbud100 Regular Member

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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
     
  2. 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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    I wish they were that cheap here - just paid about £165 for one :(
     
  5. zedonist

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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
     
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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.
     
  7. zedonist

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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. "
     
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    Thanks zedonist, I should have posted on here as well.
    Dave.
     
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    ^^ Definately seems like the one to go for. I will get it ordered sharpish!

    Thanks again Guys.
     
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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
     
  11. zedonist

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    I bet when fitted, it turned the car right over........................onto its roof!! :D
     

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