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Post by roofer84 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:12 pm

Been to my lock up today to start the Zed, battery was that flat it would not even light the interior light so looking to replace it. Has anybody got any recommendations and the exact model number to confirm fitment. Mine is a BMW battery so its probably been on there from new. Zed is a 04 2.5. Thanks in advance.

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Post by RustyZ4 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:30 pm

If you go on euro car parts site, put in your reg, they will come up with recommended batteries
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Post by roofer84 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:41 pm

RustyZ4 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:30 pm
If you go on euro car parts site, put in your reg, they will come up with recommended batteries

Thanks ill have a look at that now.

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Post by MalNCH » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:01 pm

I bought the Varta Silver Dynamic E44, it's the same dimensions as the original BMW one I took off. Bosh & Varta are made in the same factory, usually, like for like the Varta is considerably cheaper.
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Post by ErrErrminator » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:12 pm

I gather you can fit a few different size batteries by using an adapter which sits in the battery well. I just replaced a smaller size (027) Bosch S3-005, with a larger size (096) Bosch S3-008.I think most battery places will point you to 096 batteries for your car and then you have a few options from different brands.

I bought from Tanya, as recommended on here by a few, and the service was excellent. Good price and next day delivery.

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Post by roofer84 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:27 pm

Thats my mind made up I am ordering a Varta Silver Dynamic E44 with it being the same dimensions as the original. Thanks for your help.

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Post by MalNCH » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:55 pm

roofer84 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Thats my mind made up I am ordering a Varta Silver Dynamic E44 with it being the same dimensions as the original. Thanks for your help.
77Ah, 780A, 5 year guarantee on Tanya website, you'll struggle to find a better battery for the price.
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