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    Hey guys, got a question.

    I dont think my battery is up to scratch sounds as if its struggling when starting, I changed the glow plugs its slightly better bit I think the battery is on its way, its a 2008 54k 1.9 16v which dusent sound much but I was doing deliverys a couple of years ago so stop start so I that may have something to do with it, when I turn the wheel the lights dimm slightly and when I rev the engine up slightly the interior light pluses I dont think its the alternator in my experience.

    So im thinking about getting a Bosch battery but am a bit puzzled by the figures would a 70ah which is whats in it with 760 cold start amps be best or a 80 ah with 740 csa be better. I dont know what the cold atart amps is just now cant see it on the battery.

    If that doesnt fix it I will change the brushes on the motor.
    The battery is still glowing green but im taking that with a pinch of salt.

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    look at the battery on it should be stamped battery type thats all you need it will be correct amps and have the correct shapes for the clamps ect

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    Just took some meter reading was getting 12.71 coldish then between 10.66 and 11.60 when starting, and when its running the first reading I took was 14.96 then a couple of mins later 15.20. Duz sound ok but any advice would be good guys.
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    Yeah ino what battery it is but I was looking to mabe get a slighty heavyer dutiy battery, could the alternator cope with 80ah instead of 70ah. Has anyone done this??

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    depends on alternator mine is 100 amp but u need to remember that you need that extra bit

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    Yeah a think mines is, was wanting to do alot of electric retro so might invest in one at some point. I would rather have it more so tjat its not struggling all the time

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    Nip in to your local VX dealer and ask him what the best price you can get one for, you might be surprised. I paid less than £60 for a 70amp from my local dealer. Your car will be fine with a bigger battery, think the 3lt diesel has an 85amp one.
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    The Bosch 80ah one was about 60 and the 70ah 760 was about a hunner

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    Thats a good price, Halfrauds want £120 for a bosch last time I looked.
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2306756827...=p5197.c0.m619

    thats the 80ah 740 crank current

    the s6 which is 70ah but has 760 crank current

    but its a bit pricey lol

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-V...item35c23b1f0f

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