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advise needed deciding which grade of Bosch battery.

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by pancholi, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. pancholi

    pancholi Senior Member

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    hi, need to replace battery for R129 sl500 1996.
    currently have a dead Bosch S3 013 which is a 12v 90Ah
    Bosch make an S3, S4, S5 version each one in theory better then the 'lesser' version.
    there is not much of a cost difference between them.
    would i be better of getting a S5 013? will it fit in?

    would there be any benefit getting a larger battery ie 90Ah+ ?
    cheers raj
     
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  2. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    The S3 is 90Ah 3 year warranty
    The S4 is 95Ah 4 year warranty
    The S5 is 100Ah 5 year warranty.

    They are all the same size (019 form factor) so choose the one that best fits your budget and needs.....
     
  3. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Senior Member

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    They are very good batteries, good CCA.
    Think you may be best with the S4 or S5, it's a big lump to turn over and lots of electrics in the car.

    Look at carbatteries online, they have pretty good prices and deliver, or eBay suppliers.
     
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    pancholi Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info. Ordered the S5 .
     
  5. davemercedes

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    I know this is an old post but I was searching around because it looks as though I'm in line for a new one (flat at 7pm last night - first time ever) and those prices do look quite reasonable although my wallet is screaming at me!.
    - Thanks for the info!
     
  6. KennyN

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    I got mine (Yuasa) from Halfords , with my Trade Card it was cheaper than anywhere i could find online plus i picked it up so no waiting around for the delivery van , there is also the added bonus that it it goes wrong i can take it back directly rather than posting it off to the original supplier if they are still trading.

    Kenny
     
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    davemercedes Senior Member

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    Yes, thanks, Kenny. I've got a Halfords Trade Card as well, and I forgot about them so haven't looked at their prices yet. Do you know if they'll give me the discount if I get them to fit it? From other posting I was a bit taken aback at how cheap Tayna batteries are - and they're cheaper still on EBay. But I need to check up exactly which size/number I need first. I do have a natural hatred for parting with money but a good battery can make a terrific difference. In fairness, my car is 2007 and it's the original battery and until yesterday it always started first time, every time - I think I've fallen victim to too many short journeys of late.
     
  8. KennyN

    KennyN Senior Member

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    Stick your reg number into the Halfords website and it will show you what batteries are available for your car.

    I was £100 , with discount, for the Yusaa battery for the CLS and fitted it in 20 mins.

    Kenny
     
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    davemercedes Senior Member

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    Many thanks, Kenny
     
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    I bought a 019 / 105 ah with a 3 year warranty, for £63.

    From my fave on-line battery seller, delivered in 24 hours.
     
  11. Flyinspanner

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    Look at GSF and enter code 'Nov55' for a 55% discount.

    Also look at Eurocarparts and google any discount codes.
    Got a Bosch 019 for £129 a few weeks ago with a 30% code.
     

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