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I purchased a 270 cdi CLK on Friday - my first merc.

Took it for a 3 hour journey that evening then earlier today (Sunday) I tried to start it to drive back home and it wouldnt start. RAC man jumped it and it started, and he did a load of tests on the battery and said it wasnt holding the charge and needed replacing.

I will probably go to my (trusted) indy to get it replaced, but does anyone have any recommendations for what make to replace it with? I dont want to stick any old rubbish in there....

Any advice appreciated!

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Bad luck on getting a duff cell

Good makes are Bosch,Varta,Exide, Banner and Lucas do not get a house brand like halfords

It is said that the MB commercial outlets are the cheapest in some cases
 

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Mb batteries at the moment are well priced, see if you can get your hands on a trade billhead and you should be able to pick up a bargain...
 
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Thanks for advice. I might ring the dealer I got it from and see if he wants to contribute to the cost...

There are a few things that I'm trying to figure out at the moment actually - I'll ask them slowly over time, but one is about the lights. I have the Xenon lights and there isnt a level adjuster so I assume they are the self-levelling ones. However, the lights seemed pretty low to me - on dipped beam the main light thrown out stopped very short (10 foot from car maybe). Is there a way to check that the levelling is working properly?
 

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Have them checked on an MOT test set,,I also fell that mine are too low,,yes they are auto leveling
 

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Bad luck on getting a duff cell

Good makes are Bosch,Varta,Exide, Banner and Lucas do not get a house brand like halfords

It is said that the MB commercial outlets are the cheapest in some cases

Halfords also sell Bosch batteries which work out a bit cheaper than from the MB dealerships.
I recently bought a 100Ah Bosch Silver battery from Halfords for £119. MB wanted £140 + £43 for fitting.
 

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Halfords also sell Bosch batteries which work out a bit cheaper than from the MB dealerships.
I recently bought a 100Ah Bosch Silver battery from Halfords for £119. MB wanted £140 + £43 for fitting.

That is nice to know and thank you. Other cheap battery places are Costco and Macro
 

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Halfords also sell Bosch batteries which work out a bit cheaper than from the MB dealerships.
I recently bought a 100Ah Bosch Silver battery from Halfords for £119. MB wanted £140 + £43 for fitting.


I bought a Bosch Silver 100Ah from Costco for the 250TD earlier in the year. I think it was about £75
An 85Ah for the Kompressor was £56 from memory
 

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I dread mine going. Read all the problems on when you disconnect, all the error codes and faults that happen.

I wish there was a sticky how to on this.

Any volunteers ?

There is one in the DIY by Cole
 
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The local garage I used changed the battery no problems. Replaced with a Varta, 3 year warranty for £97 + vat. Seemed very reasonable. No wierd error codes afterwards.

Thanks for the help.
 

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One of the small12v alarm batteries is fine for the back up and sleeping
 


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