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Battery brand used on your S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ap, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. ap

    ap Member

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    What brand of battery do you guys use, have you any feedback on what's good or bad?
    Andy
     
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  3. Squirrelofdoom

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    Varta silver - just installed it today. Can't go wrong with Varta
     
  4. PaulRS3

    PaulRS3 Well-Known Member

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    Stick with Bosch.

    I bought a 4yr warranty calcium halfords battery for my previous 8L S3 and had 3 fail and replaced under warranty.
     
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    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Bosch.
     
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    Bosch and Varta are the same anyway.

    You can get a bosch one that says "S3" on it (S4/S5 available too) which is sorta cool :p

    One of my A4's has an Exide battery, the other a halfords one. Both seem fine, but the pervious owner that bought the Halfords one baught the wrong one, as its tiny and just about fit to start a 1200 corsa. Struggles a bit in winter, but its still working fine 2 years later.
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Bosch S5 on mine... 5 year warranty from ECP...

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  8. smurfworth

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    If the battery in currently is a 50ah and the bosch S5 is 63ah would there be a noticable difference? I tend to leave music on all of the time and seem to be running it flat all the time. Would it also benifit if I got a leisure battery such as this to stop me draining the battery so often?: Bosch Leisure Battery Type 677 - 75ah
     

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