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wibbaboo
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Joined: 18 Nov 2014
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Location: Bristol

2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:25 pm    Post subject: Battery Replacement - Help Reply with quote

Hi All,

Although I've been using a trickle charger - I went to take out my 996.2 today to find a completely dead battery - On reconnecting the trickle charger and pushing the connection hard into the cig lighter it started to charge and I got at least a glimmer of power to the console.

I've left on charge and started a web search for batteries.

Europarts have a 50% sale on - but I'm confused as to the exact battery to buy!!
Can someone point me at a recommended make and model please

Ta

Greg
 
  
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pugw$sh
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one I bought for my 1999 996 C2

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/lion-100-car-battery-70ah-3-year-guarantee-444771001

Coming in at £50 with discount code PAYDAY50

I've had no problems with it for over 2 ½ years.
 
  
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Number21
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people seem to rate the Bosch S5. My car (996.2) had one put in in 2016 and it died a few months ago.

I managed to resuscitate it but eventually gave up and just got a Halfords battery in a hurry. It's been fine. I can now leave the car a week without worrying about not even being able to pop the frunk (don't have a garage, trickle charging isn't possible).
 
  
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cvega
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard around the grapevine that bosch batteries have gone down in quality - not sure what are those rumours based on.
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maldren
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cvega wrote:
I've heard around the grapevine that bosch batteries have gone down in quality - not sure what are those rumours based on.


Internet rumours!!!!
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911-C2
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been very happy with the below, car was left a couple of weeks and fired up no problem. Definitely an improvement on the old battery.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/bosch/s5010/
 
  
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Panda996
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Joined: 19 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also used Tanya to order. It’s a good next day delivery service.
I chose the Varta Silver. As heard it was made in same factory and same standard as the Bosch, but was quite a bit cheaper. It’s been fine for approx 5 years, although like everyone else, it needs constant trickle charge as car has never coped with 2 weeks unattended (even from nearly new... damn tracker I suspect!)
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wibbaboo
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Joined: 18 Nov 2014
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Location: Bristol

2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for your help

https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/exide/eb802/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuNbsBRC-ARIsAAzITudLK2Y4zRzl6qx113jhVqOr_ELUbgFlpgQz70cZd1Gt5usoIplZxMYaAmVkEALw_wcB

Was an exact replacement for what was previously fitted (and that lasted from April 2012) so I went with the same Smile

P.S. No-one told me about the alarm going off when you disconnect the battery - 2 min search on here gave me the answer to put the key in the ignition and turn on without starting the car.
 
  
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