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New battery

Started by insanitybeard, December 11, 2015, 07:07:41 PM

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A few weeks back the battery packed up on the (missuses) Touran, it was the original factory fit battery (now nigh on 10 years old) and had been sluggish on startup for some time. I figured it was on it's way out, you'd turn the key and there would be a pause before the engine lurched into life (the dying battery obviously couldn't crank the engine fast enough to get a smooth start so it lurched into life which wasn't ideal). Anyway, it finally gave up the ghost and wouldn't crank, typically on a Friday which would make it harder to sort a replacement over the weekend for Monday's school run.

The O.E battery was made by Varta and carried the VW ref of 1J0 915 105 AD:


I am happy to give Tayna batteries a solid recommendation for replacement batteries based off of their price and service, they sell Varta batteries and being the original battery was made by Varta I was more than happy to fit another one of theirs. Handily Tayna had a cross reference for the VW reference to the equivalent replacement Varta battery which had the correct dimensions, output and terminal layout, and for Ã,£65 including Saturday AM delivery I was pretty impressed, it turned up by 9.30 AM on the Saturday and by lunchtime the car was back on the road with a much more positive start!

Link to the specific replacement battery I purchased here (it was a Silver dynamic spec battery as well which as I understand it is Varta's top spec replacement).
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Thanks for the tip, I need a new one for my TT, Do they give the forum a discount at all?

Nothing official set up with them, you're welcome to ring 'em up and try your luck though! Having said that I thought their prices seemed pretty good anyway, and their service was good- I couldn't grumble at their charge for Saturday AM delivery, and it could all be arranged online!
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10 years is a good innings for a battery,and at that price is a cracking deal.

The one I took of my gal was a 4 year old halfrauds one and it was shot,replaced with a Bosch one wish I knew about that company as it cost about Ã,£100 if memory serves correctly.