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Author Subject: Battery advice ?

Seasoned Pro

Location: Number Wang

Registered: 18 May 2006

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Post #1
I used Bosch S5 005 63Ah Type 27 ... but the recent ones have not been so good.

Has battery technology moved on? Any advice or suggestions most welcome.

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Posted 9th Aug 2018 at 12:29


Location: Urmond (The Netherlands)

Registered: 19 Sep 2013

Posts: 463

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Post #2
I have BOSCH batteries. Like them. Was using Varta first, but my local shop does not sell these anymore. That's why I switched to BOSCH. We have them in all our cars (306 GTI, 306 XSi (with RFS engine), 206 1.6 16v, 306 convertible).


My car park:
'96 Sigma Blue XSi6
'98 Diablo Red GTi6
'99 Onyx Black S16

All RFS powered!

Plus various other Peugeots
Posted 9th Aug 2018 at 12:37


Location: Cologne

Registered: 09 Nov 2015

Posts: 389

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Post #3
Bosch and Varta batteries most probably are the same anyway and should be a good pick. Both belong to Johnson Controls. I have a Varta AGM in mine because of my audio setup. It's pretty good but you would need to tune your alternator for a higher output voltage for a AGM battery or it will never get full in colder weather. Better use any usual starter battery of good quality. Test the CCA (current) before the warranty expires and take it back to the dealer for a replacement if it doesn't meet the expected values.
Posted 10th Aug 2018 at 12:58

Seasoned Pro

Location: Skelmersdale

Registered: 07 Apr 2004

Posts: 2,769

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Post #4
I've used Bosch Silver for years


S Reg Diablo standardsSpec SORNED
R Reg Nile standard spec written off then repaired
X Reg Astor in need of TLC
R Reg Nile to restore
Set of Lions to fit.
Posted 14th Aug 2018 at 00:57

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