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Re: Car battery, where? How much?

Ended up buying Banner Power Bull at ALPES BATTERIES - Annemasse. Paid 150 eur in total with fitting and old battery disposal. 90Ah 800A CCA. I highly recommend this shop!
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Re: Car battery, where? How much?

swissbatt24.ch - very reasonable
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Re: Car battery, where? How much?

As we don't use our car much during the week, TCS put us a battery that is stronger than the original one, works good for us.
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Re: Car battery, where? How much?

Ouch. Wish I hadn't seen this post. BMW X3 battery died on the weekend. Cost of the Duracell brand replacement from the nice TCS man CHF 315,00
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Ouch. Wish I hadn't seen this post. BMW X3 battery died on the weekend. Cost of the Duracell brand replacement from the nice TCS man CHF 315,00
Cheap, cost of new battery for Merc CLS 63 Chf 481.-- (under guarantee) and various diagnostic work....Chf 222.--

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Ouch. Wish I hadn't seen this post.
I was going to call my thread "battery charge".. would have been brilliant!

Anyway thanks for the ideas, as need battery solution for a 20 year old car (6 cyl) other than calling TCS each time

Ps on another car note, ever had the bright idea to buy your vignette at the border in euros? I did but accidently enquired on the swiss side so saved nothing on 3 vignettes today.
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Cheap, cost of new battery for Merc CLS 63 Chf 481.-- (under guarantee) and various diagnostic work....Chf 222.--

All paid for by Mercedes
Be grateful it's not a lithium battery to get you deep in 4 figures
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Re: Car battery, where? How much?

I too am in need of a new battery Why does it seem so difficult to find out what battery one needs for any particular model? MSO have quoted me Fr 215 for a 95 Ah Varta Blue Dynamic for my diesel Legacy (the manual says 65 Ah) but with the caveat that "you have to check the physical dimensions of the battery that is in"

ETA are Landi no longer doing batteries? Can't see them online...

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I too am in need of a new battery Why does it seem so difficult to find out what battery one needs for any particular model? MSO have quoted me Fr 215 for a 95 Ah Varta Blue Dynamic for my diesel Legacy (the manual says 65 Ah) but with the caveat that "you have to check the physical dimensions of the battery that is in"

ETA are Landi no longer doing batteries? Can't see them online...
Aside from the electrical characteristics there is a bewildering number of variations on case size and style, as well as post type, size, and orientation.

What markings are on the battery which is currently in the car? Sometimes they are marked to indicate group size and pole orientation. Could you post a photo of the top of the battery and any other labels?
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Re: Car battery, where? How much?

The battery currently in it is a Panasonic 95D26L
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The battery currently in it is a Panasonic 95D26L
According to Federal that Panasonic is:

Connections: Top, Pos:RHS, SAE style post
flat top
LxWxH: 260x173x225mm
65Ah
600 ccA

Going to a larger Ah will make the battery last a bit longer, particularly if you leave the car unused for longer periods.

What you need to do is get the case dimensions of the Varta and check if it will fit your hold down clamp (Check all three dimensions of the Varta in comparison to what is in the car/the Panasonic). If the Varta also has the same pole type in the same position then you're good to go.

I thought Subaru used JIS terminal posts, like Honda?
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Re: Car battery, where? How much?

Thanks for looking that up. The first 2 dimensions are correct, but the existing battery is only 190 mm high, not 225.
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Thanks for looking that up. The first 2 dimensions are correct, but the existing battery is only 190 mm high, not 225.
So if your battery retainer doesn't have 35mm of additional thread (or belt, or an additional plastic catch) then the 225mm one will be too high.

Can you post a pic of how the battery is restrained?
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