2.0 HDi - car battery recommendations

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2.0 HDi - car battery recommendations

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Hi Guys.

Battery start giving up on me (7-8 yrs old) and now it's time to think about replacement. I can't see any specifications on my current one. Is there any recommended capacity and cca (amps) for this sort of diesel engine ?
Usually measure battery's tray and try to fit as biggest possible, but recently I was told that I can cause some damage if replace it with too strong.

Any advise ?
PS: Got a really bad experience with Lion brand, so definitely stay away from it.

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Yuasa batteries come highly recommended. I have bought and fitted one but can't remember where from or which car.


I put a new battery in about 2 1/2 years ago when the starter failed,
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It was £53+VAT, came from ACP through the mechanic I use.
I did want a Varta but they had none, the Bosch one turned out to be identical and made on the same production line.
It has been fine, a contradiction to the usual ACP stories.

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I too generally upgrade batteries on replacement, opting for the one listed for the larger/diesel engine version - but never really paid much attention to brand. However I would now take some persuading away from Varta (which I'd always dismissed as too dear), at least for the C15. When I went look at it, I thought it'd been standing for about a month - & it needed a jump to start it. Factored in the price of a battery when negotiating a price as fully expected to replace it very soon. That was 3 1/2 years ago & the only time I've had to charge it was after a short in the starter drained it on turning the key - AND there have been times it's been left idle, in fact about a year ago it must've been for 6 weeks. There, having sung its praises, it'll probably die over the winter.

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One more vote for Yuasa. Their YBX3000 series more than ample - have a YBX3096 in the XM.

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I've got a Yuasa 5096, I think it had the highest Ah capacity for a 096 sized battery at the time of purchase.

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Many thanks guys. At least now got idea what to look for.

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Would deffo go for the Yuasa YBX5096

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I Bought a Bosch S5 last December, no problems, as expected, made up list price was £169.52, got it for £93.49 from ECP. Car is 2.0 Auto
Amp Hours (Ah): 77Ah
Cold Cranking Amp (CCA): 780cca

Original was a Varta
Amp Hours (Ah): 75Ah
Cold Cranking Amp (CCA): 800a