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    OEM Varta Battery Sealed or Wet

    Need to charge the OEM Varta battery in my 2005 2.0 TDI.

    Does anyone know if this is a sealed or wet battery?

    Only code I can see on top is VAO, and according to the Varta website that doesn't exist. No indication as to what the type is either.. black dynamic, blue dynamic etc. Its a 72Ah wilth part number 1JO 915 105 AF.

    Don't see any valves on top but there is what could be a cover on top. Don't want to try and force it off if it's not meant to come off!
    A3 Sport 2.0 TDI 140 Sportback DSG - Silver Metalic - Beige Vienna Leather - Aluminium Roof Rails - Light & Rain Sensors - Phatnoise

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    It's a wet lead-acid battery that does not require topping up and consequently cannot be opened.

    It is not like the sealed lead-acid battery that is used for golf carts, mobility scooters etc.

    Bang it on charge using a normal car battery charger and if it will not hold the charge then it needs to be replaced.

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    Thanks Fossie.

    It's gone from driving across the county twice a day to just sitting in the driveway.

    Hopefully it just needs a top-up.
    A3 Sport 2.0 TDI 140 Sportback DSG - Silver Metalic - Beige Vienna Leather - Aluminium Roof Rails - Light & Rain Sensors - Phatnoise

 

 

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