What size battery on Alpina??

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What size battery on Alpina??

Post by MefiEcosse » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Had a couple of issues with flat battery and thought I might need to replace as wasn't sure of its age after buying car last year! I've just gone through the paperwork and found a receipt for Bosch S4 from April 17, is that right? I'm sure I read somewhere it should be S5.
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Post by srhutch » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:08 am

S4 and S5 have nothing to do with battery size. It is do do with warranty mainly, being 4 and 5 year respectively
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 am

I replaced mine several years ago with a Bosch S5 but any decent battery will do as long as it meets or exceeds the CCA rating of the original (I think that was 90A) - battery dimensions are only other thing to be concerned about to ensure that it will fit in the well and that the clamp will tighten down enough to hold it in place
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Post by Number5 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:04 am

I think I've put an 82A in mine and had no issues at all, although it is on trickle charge most of the time. As Perry says, the dimensions are more important.
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Post by MefiEcosse » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:52 pm

Thanks guys

The one that's on is S4 Type 110 80AH -
I'm going to give battery a good charge over the weekend and see how it goes, probably lack of use this year hasn't helped! :)
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:18 pm

I've checked my original one - I like to keep a couple of old batteries in the garage for running 12v stuff

Original battery from the Alpina was rated at 80Ah / 640A CCA - the other old one I have is 90Ah / 720A CCA
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Post by srhutch » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:46 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:18 pm
I've checked my original one - I like to keep a couple of old batteries in the garage for running 12v stuff

Original battery from the Alpina was rated at 80Ah / 640A CCA - the other old one I have is 90Ah / 720A CCA
Does your Alpina eat batteries and much as it like to drink oil then?
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Post by PerryGunn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:22 am

srhutch wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:46 pm
PerryGunn wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:18 pm
I've checked my original one - I like to keep a couple of old batteries in the garage for running 12v stuff

Original battery from the Alpina was rated at 80Ah / 640A CCA - the other old one I have is 90Ah / 720A CCA
Does your Alpina eat batteries and much as it like to drink oil then?
Nope, the 90Ah one was from my E39 5-series :P
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Post by Yorkie Z » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:35 am

srhutch wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:46 pm
PerryGunn wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:18 pm
I've checked my original one - I like to keep a couple of old batteries in the garage for running 12v stuff

Original battery from the Alpina was rated at 80Ah / 640A CCA - the other old one I have is 90Ah / 720A CCA
Does your Alpina eat batteries and much as it like to drink oil then?
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Post by Number5 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:54 am

srhutch wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Does your Alpina eat batteries and much as it like to drink oil then?
Its Ok Steve, by the time we've taxed it and bought our annual battery and oil, it still adds up to less than taxing an ///M :D
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Post by MefiEcosse » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:42 pm

It's looking like the battery is faulty, won't even register on my charger! :(
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Post by PerryGunn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:53 pm

MefiEcosse wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:42 pm
It's looking like the battery is faulty, won't even register on my charger! :(
It should still be under warranty and, as you have the receipt, it should be easy enough to get it replaced
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Post by MefiEcosse » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:01 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:53 pm
MefiEcosse wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:42 pm
It's looking like the battery is faulty, won't even register on my charger! :(
It should still be under warranty and, as you have the receipt, it should be easy enough to get it replaced
Returned battery to local ECP and voltage reading was only 2.6.
They need to do a test charge so waiting on a phone call. :oops:
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