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#1 mark_vx

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:28 PM

As the topic title. The search on halfords gives the following batteries when searching under my reg:-

 

link1

link2

 

And eurocarparts:-

 

link3

 

I was just a bit concerned because of the tight fit of the battery, I didn't want to get one that was too big.

I was also concerned because a friend of mine works for a ford dealer, and can normally get me quite reasonable

parts, but this time has come back with a quote of around £120 - (with discount), which looking at the links

above seemed quite steep.

 

I have had a quick search on this forum, but couldn't find anything.

 

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:32 PM

Make sure to pick one with a handle on it.

 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:02 PM

I've got link 1

 nice and small 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the replies - never seen one with a handle!



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:54 PM

Handle + 5year warranty
Halfords with trade card was £72 last month for the 5 year Ysuaaaa (what ever Japanese one). Later refunded as I dug out the bank statement for the 5 year Bosch one that died after 4y10m.

They are a bitch to fit, good luck.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:57 PM

Thanks,

 

Actually, I have just noticed looking closer at the picture that 'link1' has a handle also, it's folded down

so I couldn't see it.

 

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:34 PM

Bought the cheap sh%t halfords one in the end. It's lead acid - haven't had one of these for years. When I charge should I remove all the caps - or are they just for topping up and the red pipe for venting? When I fit the battery to the car should I replace the red cap with the red pipe to vent any gases??

 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:33 PM

Be prepared to return it every spring of its 3 year warranty 😀 I just got my 3rd last week

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:54 PM

Be prepared to return it every spring of its 3 year warranty 😀 I just got my 3rd last week

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Look on the bright side - free batteries for life  :P .

 

Changed it today, wasn't quite as bad as I thought as the old battery had a handle on it. However I had to remove a heater hose, I think my car has a fezzasus heater, perhaps that's why? Made a bit of a mess but wasn't too bad. If the new battery had been any bigger I wouldn't  have got it in without removing something else.

 

For anyone reading this thread who is changing their battery here is some info:-

 

To remove:-

 

1. Disconnect the electrical connection and remove the washer bottle.

2. Disconnect the battery terminals.

3. Remove the washer bottle bracket. Note that this acts as a holder for the battery.

4. Remove the heater hose that runs under the windscreen wiper motor from the heater end (You may or may not need to do this)

    keep a cloth handy as there is some leakage of water.

5. Remove the black plastic cover that covers the fusebox and windscreen wiper motor.

6. Pull back the wires from the battery terminals and rest them on the edge of the radiator.

7. Remove the battery.

 

To replace:-

1. Insert the new battery

2. reconnect the battery terminals.

3. replace the washer bottle bracket, make sure to push it tight onto the battery as you tighten the bolts.

4. Replace the heater hose

5. Replace black plastic cover to fuse box

6. Replace and reconnect the washer bottle.

7. Top up the water expansion tank to replace the water lost when you removed the heater hose (if you did that step.

 

I did manage to cut my finger and bleed profusely, even though my old and new batteries had handles on, so maybe those rubber gloves all mechanics use now would be a good idea.

 

Thanks to all who posted.

 

Cheers

 

Mark



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:14 PM

And eurocarparts:-

 

link3

 

 

Just paid £34 for this one via Car Parts 4 Less:

https://www.carparts...70631&1&cc5_993






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