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Mercedes starter battery wrong information

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by barnaclebill15, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. barnaclebill15

    barnaclebill15 Senior Member

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    Mar 24, 2015
    newcastle upon tyne
    Your Mercedes:
    Needed a new starter battery so phoned MB grangemouth first for a price, very helpful and good price but when I checked the size it was too long, they said the part numbers had changed. Tried my local MB more expensive and also wrong size, tried Halfords, input reg number got a choice of batteries all wrong physical size, my battery box will take 278mm long and these all over 300mm.
    My fitted battery is not an MB original so no part number on it just Amps and AH.
    Searched on line using reg number and tried Europarts also wrong size and expensive.
    In the end looked for a good brand with the best Ah that would fit and found a Varta at good price and next day free delivery.
    So just take care if you need a new battery in this colder weather to check the physical size of your battery box.
  2. Westheath

    Westheath Senior Member

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    Nov 6, 2015
    South London
    Your Mercedes:
    Empty garage, awaiting new toy :)

    An 096 battery.

    278L x 190H x 175W

    Comes in all forms of current constructions.

    I don't see how there was any confusion at Mercedes !!
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  3. harrye500

    harrye500 Senior Member

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Your Mercedes:
    2010 E500 V8 M273 'Normally Aspirated'
    Same issue in mine when I replaced it. Wanted a high amp battery for the hefty engine, but settled on the highest amp I could get that would fit (think its a Varta) as the recommended longer size was too big. Interestingly, I've just checked the usual suppliers and it still recommends the wrong size! So the learning to us owners is to measure up pre-buy :) haha and all that!

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